Finally . . .

Decorating is a personal choice. I don't have to love your home, I don't live there. You do. My job here is just to encourage you to look at your surroundings differently. Consider the possibilities. Don't fear change. You can always put it all back the way it was if you don't like it. This is decorating, not rocket science.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go dig out my Frisbee thingies. I have a sneaking suspicion the buffet in the front room would look great by the back door . . . Hmmm, maybe I'm more like my mother than I thought.

Susan Ellingburg is a natural-born Texan who sings at every opportunity, reads as much as possible, and cherishes every day she gets to spend with friends.  She's a serious foodie and not-so-serious gardener who is determined not to let being single stand in the way of living an amazing life.  Read Susan's blog at

**This column first published on August 12, 2010.