Your Home Matters … Because Anniversaries Matter: 5 Ideas for Celebrating Your Anniversary

By Barbara Rainey | June 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

Happy anniversary to those of you who had summer weddings! I hope you will mark the day of remembrance with a creative, meaningful gift and/or dinner to say, “You are still the most important person in my life!” Creative ideas to follow but first… Do you love mysteries like I do? Books with twists and […]

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Why Your Home Matters … Even If It Doesn’t Look Like You Want

By Barbara Rainey | May 12, 2016 | 7 Comments

Do you know there are children who live on the streets? Not kids whose mom or dad is temporarily homeless and they are too by default. Not the ones who live in your local shelters as tragic as that is. No, it’s children who have lived all their lives in gutters, in sewer pipes, or […]

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Why Your Home Matters … Even Though It’s Far From Perfect

By Barbara Rainey | May 5, 2016 | 13 Comments

Do you wish your home were more peaceful? I sure did when all six of my kids were at home. Even when only two were left, it still wasn’t peaceful the way I wanted it to be. You see I wanted everyone to get along and like each other. What I really wanted, truth be […]

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Thanksgiving Home Tour: Prepping for the Feast

By Barbara Rainey | November 3, 2015 | 9 Comments

Happy November! I’m eagerly anticipating the arrival of my kids for Thanksgiving, so I’m beginning now:  planning what I can prepare ahead of time. As much as I love my kitchen, my goal is always to avoid being imprisoned in it when my kids are here. The hub of activity when everyone arrives. I’m so grateful […]

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Home Tour

By Barbara Rainey | May 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

Hi, friends. Last month I was in Minneapolis to meet a team of people, now new friends, who will be helping me publish a new book. I told them I loved seeing their personal spaces, where they work and live so much of their days, all individual expressions of their personalities and interests. Now when we […]

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