e-design: Easy Kitchen Update

Texas Ranch House update

Sally and Robert want to update their kitchen dining area of their Dallas ranch home. Their styles have evolved since they last remodeled their home ten years ago: he likes sleek modern and she prefers a softer contemporary look. The challenge is coming up with a design they can agree on! Since they’ve recently lived through an extensive remodel of their master bedroom and guest bathroom, they aren’t up for any more “construction” or spending a fortune. They’ve also welcomed an adorable and very active puppy into their home, so any changes need to be minimally disruptive as well as pet-friendly. The airy kitchen opens to the dining and living rooms, overlooking the backyard pool through a vista of windows.

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Be a Peaceful Warrior

Peaceful Warrior
Peaceful Warrior Pose (Shanti Virabhadrasana): facing life’s challenges with strength, balance, and an open heart.

I woke up today feeling a heavy sadness in the wake of the horrific shootings¬†murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the Dallas police officers who were shot while on duty protecting peaceful protesters. If you haven’t watched the shocking video that Mr.Castile’s girlfriend recorded on her phone while sitting in the car next to his wounded body (her four-year-old daughter in the back seat), you need to. The unfair treatment of black people by police is real, unacceptable, and must be stopped. All of the victims, black and white, have families who need them, love them, and will miss them. ¬†All of their lives mattered.

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Feel happier this summer!

How to feel happier this summer

 

It’s official… summer is here and boy is it HOT! Having kids at home, loads of sweaty clothes to wash, and working when you’d rather be at the beach can leave you feeling grumpy.

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