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Soulful Soles

In the spirit of getting organized — and I know some of you have made a New Year’s resolution to clean and purge various areas of your home — we present, in this issue, a few peeks at truly smart living.

Boughs of Love

"Do you think you’d ever consider cutting down that tree?” a neighbor up the street once asked me, studying my front yard.

She’s the Apple of My Eye

As I was sorting through that pile of stationery and cards this month, the apple-pie correspondence really hit me.

Remembering Jane’s Geraniums

Whenever my husband and I would leave my in-laws’ home after picking up our young sons from some time spent with Grandma and Grandpa, we would always notice them standing in their doorway, watching.

Get Outdoors

Refreshing, fruity, crisp. Those are the top three qualities that Americans are looking for in their summer libations, according to Nielsen research reports.

So Long, Sofa!

June. Ahhh, the month we’ll be at the cottage more!

Sentimental Journey

The best things in life aren’t things, it’s true, but special objects are often tied to the heart — and the best things in life.

Open or Closed?

Before my kitchen renovation, I cooked in what felt like a scullery. No, really, it was small and plain and I always felt closed-in.

The Open Door

In the first weeks of November, Michiganders enjoyed unusually warm weather.

Rhythms of Home

This time of year, when I’m hauling out containers full of Halloween and Thanksgiving adornments, I hear my mother saying, “Ugh, Halloween, all that sugar!”