Coping with Change

Coping with Change

Coping with Change BY CARLA RIEDEL Well, isn’t this just somethin’? If I had known how much time I’d be spending at home, I would have devised a rational “To Do” list or taken up alchemy or written the next great American novel. Instead, I’ve spent all my time fussing...
Miraculous Miracle Bag

Miraculous Miracle Bag

Miraculous Miracle Bag BY CARLA RIEDEL If you’re like me, you read every travel tip you run across on the world wide web. I’m a sucker for any side bar article titled ‘Travel Tips Only Travelers Know’ or ‘Pack Like A Paratrooper’. Surely, I’m only one click away from...
High / Low Esthetic

High / Low Esthetic

High / Low Esthetic BY CARLA RIEDEL There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned tight budget to get your creative juices flowing. The fun of dreaming is dreaming big, no matter what our resources. But we should always (always!) make the most of what we already have....
Kitchen Goals

Kitchen Goals

Kitchen Goals BY CARLA RIEDEL When you think about it, we ask a lot of a new kitchen.   Three of the most important expectations are 1) it must increase the value of our house, 2) it must provide better storage, make the household more organized, guide us to preparing...
Achieving Closet Nirvana Pt. III

Achieving Closet Nirvana Pt. III

ACHIEVING CLOSET NIRVANA PT. III BY CARLA RIEDEL The older I get the more I appreciate the great big important things in life – good health, great friends, a wonderful job, the opportunity to travel. I’ve especially enjoyed watching my children grow into happy,...
Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline BY CARLA RIEDEL I have a friend, we’ll call her Caroline, because that’s her name. She is a true wonder – humble and kind, considerate and wise, passionately compassionate. She has always treated me as though I were my own true best self…despite the...