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Included on this page are some additional sites with information and tools for enriching your life and making a house your home. Enjoy!

Beautifully Designed E-cards

Jacquie Lawson e-cards

Click below for Jacquie's Card of the Month.

Jacquie Lawson e-cardsI fully appreciate the tactile feel of fine paper. I enjoy the thrill of receiving "real" mail. And I hope the true art of letter-writing is never lost. However, nothing beats the convenience of a beautifully designed e-card, the delight of good animation, or the instant gratification of clicking "send now" on the very day a forgotten birthday is remembered! (Check back often for new cards.)

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The Home & Garden Television Web Site

HGTV brandClick on the HGTV logo below for tons of information, photos, tools, and tips about home improvement, design, real estate, and gardening. Also, details from episodes seen on television can be found here and viewers can post their own design solutions.

Martha Stewart

marta stewart logoSome love her, some hate her. But I defy anyone to deny she offers excellent information on all things home and garden for those who value gracious entertaining and elegant, functional home design. Her Web site is full of tips, tables, templates, and recipes of all kinds.

Make a Favicon for Your Web Site

Favicon maker- Create a favicon from any imageClick on the link at right for tools and info to give your site a signature look in tabs and favorites folders. (I got better results by removing the slash in the code before “favicon” and adding a closing tag.)

LoyolaPress logoWhere I work!

Loyola Press is a publisher of books, curriculum programs, and online services, "continuing the Jesuit tradition of service through the printed word" since 1912. This is where I have been lucky enough to work since 2000, being offered great projects and excellent learning opportunities in the Design and Production Department. Check out the site!

Random Acts of Guerrilla Gardening!?

Green spaces springing up overnight in formerly neglected public spaces—what a great concept! Featured here in CRAFT's blog, also check out, based in London, providing inspiration, tips, and a community forum. Their motto is "Let's fight the filth with forks and flowers." Visit the Guerrilla Gardening YouTube channel, to watch a great little interview featuring a guerrilla gardening 93-year-old grandmother. Inspirational!