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Today my husband and I attended the parent orientation at St. John's University in Queens, New York.  My son has been there since Monday morning for a three day freshman orientation; sleeping over in the dorm, meeting new people, learning the rules and what he can expect of college life. While wa...
07/22/2008
I received an e-mail Friday evening letting me know that a website I joined a few months ago was going to have me as one of their "Featured Designers" for the week of July 20th, with my condo model living room.  I am one of 5 or 6 on the home page.  You can visit it at AvaLiving.com.  Ava Living ...
07/20/2008
You know when Summer starts on Long Island because you start to hear the helicopters overhead on Friday evenings as they come from Manhattan and head to the Hamptons.  Then it starts again on Sunday as they all head back to Manhattan.  The stragglers will wait and go Monday morning, when you can ...
07/06/2008
 Photo courtesy of Ballard DesignsIt is important to include layers of height to your outdoor room.  Except for the patio umbrella, everything tends to be the same height, giving a "flat" feel to the décor.  Don't be afraid to use unconventional items to achieve this.  I have an inexpensive metal...
04/23/2008
photos courtesy of Restoration HardwareNo matter the size of your yard, deck or patio you can extend your indoor living outdoors.  Even if you live in the Northeast, you can make good use of the six months of good weather we get to make the most of your outdoor living spaces.  Paying more attenti...
04/21/2008
On April 13, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., Theatre Three in Port Jefferson will be hosting the first annual Kids ‘N Comedy Showcase.  Young comedians, ages 13 to 17, will be performing their stand-up routines to help benefit Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.  These young comedians regularly perform in ...
04/09/2008
 I came across this article this morning from The Kansas City Star that says Home Stager fees paid directly by the Homeowner are tax deductible.  To summarize, it is considered "advertising fees" and falls under allowable selling expenses.  However, while the stager's services are deductible, exp...
04/02/2008
One of the easiest things to do, without spending any money, is to look around your rooms and clean up any clutter.  This includes too many knick-knacks on display, too many family pictures, too much of anything.  Remember, less is more.  Your accessories will make a bigger impact when they can b...
03/16/2008
PLEASE NOTE;  I do not have any affiliation with this program.  I am just sharing community information.    Dress for Success, a non-profit organization run by Brookhaven Town's Department of Women's Services is partnering with Dress Barn to encourage residents to donate new or gently used clothi...
03/12/2008
No, it's not the baseball team, whose website you can find here.  Baseball fans may know that Bud Harrelson helped found the team.  These Long Island Ducks are based in Central Islip, New York. It is also not the infamous Big Duck built in 1931 by duck farmer Martin Maurer to be used as a shop to...
03/10/2008
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