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My title may seem like an oxymoron to you, since Long Island is viewed as a rich area, but there are many families who can not keep up with the pace of day-to-day living expenses here on Long Island.  They are just making ends meet paycheck to paycheck.  We have many soup kitchens and food pantr...
12/19/2007
Photo courtesy of Pottery BarnTo help keep your decorating simple yet seasonal, Kathy Passarette of Long Island, New York based Creative Home Expressions, a interior decorating, home staging and redesign firm, offers these tips:     Clear glass vases from Pottery Barn (starting at $24) or apothec...
11/30/2007
 Courtesy of Sherwin Williams - I thought I would share this article with you: Patterns can be a refreshing and daring way to bring style and verve to living spaces, adding character, drama, depth and energy. However, as any designer knows, there's a fine line between a pleasing mix and a look th...
11/29/2007
Photo courtesy of Steve & Mary SkjoldChristmas house tours begin this weekend on Long Island.  From Nassau to Suffolk Counties there is something nearby for everyone.  Many of these homes are historical.  I love house tours in general, but they seem even more special at the holidays.East Hampton ...
11/29/2007
Photo courtesy of Antique CostumesThis week has kicked off a vast array of holiday activities here on Long Island.  I am listing just a small portion of the goings-on.The infamous Dickens Festival starts, Friday, November 30, 2007, in Port Jefferson.  Walk the local streets of this charming villa...
11/29/2007
   The Hamptons Holiday Showhouse is presented by my friends at East End Interiors (located in St. James, New York), and Kerrigan Country Realty.  One day only; Saturday, December 8, 2007, from 2:00 pm. To 8:00 p.m. at 5 Pine Tree Lane, Westhampton, New York.  You can get further information from...
11/20/2007
Moving can be a stressful and emotional time, especially if you are down-sizing from a home where you have raised a family.  The memories alone crowd the house, never mind the actual "stuff".  I came across the following tips that might be helpful for homeowners going through this type of move.Fo...
11/17/2007
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I just finished looking through my issue of Creative Ideas from Lowes (free magazine btw) and saw this crafty project that would probably be cute for clients:Here are the instructions they give, but you could paint them, fill them with goodies and put your company information on the outside.  Can...
11/08/2007
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These pillar candles are from Restoration Hardware and run on batteries.  I think of them as safe candles.  Great for putting in among greenery for the holidays or even on a table without having to worry about pets or little ones knocking into them.   I think these are a good option for, not just...
11/06/2007
Mount Sinai, New York, was officially established in 1664, having been known as Old Mans.  The name was changed to Mount Sinai in 1840.  Over 5,500 years ago, Mount Sinai was home to a large Native American population.  They sold the land that is Mount Sinai for goods including coats, stockings, ...
10/29/2007
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