Expertise at Home

            By Maida Korte “I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean...

Creating Family Fun during the Holidays

            By Maida Korte “Play is the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers When I was a little girl we...

The Simple Joy of Entertaining

The Holidays are fraught with a hectic pace - slow things down - here are three helpful tips for joyous family dinners.

We Want Stuff

My early days of earning money to buy the necessities of life taught me more than dollars and cents.

The Porch

I have always lived with a certain level of anxiety being an intense person by nature. I suppose that is why I fell in love with an old house. We came to smooth and soothe each other. I miss you old girl.

Closed In – Opening Up

I have had many kitchens in my life and my examination of this unique space has never been as pointed as it is now. We are working in our kitchens, teaching in our kitchens, caring for loved ones in our kitchens and upon occasion even cooking in our kitchens. My musings have led me to a few essential elements as we together ponder getting more out of the spaces we inhabit.