On the 6th day of Christmas….Castles and Gingerbread houses

Asheville, North Carolina is home of the Biltmore estate, one of the largest historical homes in America and home to 53 decorated Christmas trees this time of year. [caption id="attachment_734" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Decked out for Christmas, the Biltmore is ready"][/caption] My season of decorating culminated with being able to see...Read More

On the 5th day of Christmas….Get the front door ready!

I've decided by this point, that my friends and people around me help me find the spirit of  Christmas.   While I still feel a little out of it, rushing around helping everyone else get ready for Christmas, I am starting to get excited. [caption id="attachment_728" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Front doors...Read More

On the 3rd day of Christmas….we need a tree!

[caption id="attachment_603" align="aligncenter" width="231" caption="Grinch Christmas"]The Grinch of Christmas can't rule this house, only the tree.... [/caption] I've never decorated a house with out a tree.... we are asked to decorate front doors, mantles  and  always we have a tree!    Most people start their first year by getting a tree,...Read More

“Cheryl is Like an Addiction”

I recently received the most fabulous testimonial from a client on Thumbtack.com. Thanks so much John!!   As quoted by John Williams:  The question is not "Why would you use Cheryl Draa?" but rather "Why would you NOT use her!?" Easy to work with and really listens to what you're...Read More

Bathroom Renovations

"The throne room", the "restroom", a"powder room", the "Privy" or the "washroom", "Lavatory", and "Comfort station",  are all names to describe the same room....the bathroom.   Most of us spend more time in there than we care to admit.   It is usually one of the last rooms decorated. [caption...Read More

Seasonal Thoughts

[caption id="attachment_62" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="The front door is the first thing your guests see....."][/caption] One of the many things I do for people is decorate their homes for Christmas.  My "elves" and I start the process often before Thanksgiving rolls around, and we finish up around the second week of...Read More