Find Your Signature Look: Design the Home You Love

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever wondered what your signature look is for your home and home office? Have your friends and colleagues ever commented about that look being “so you”, but you weren’t even sure what that “look” is? Maybe you’ve never thought about it or took the time to define [...]

By |2021-06-02T16:24:56+00:00June 1st, 2021|Concepts, Decorating, Design, Home Decorating, Interior design, Lighting|Comments Off on Find Your Signature Look: Design the Home You Love

Do You Like Saving Money? Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re like most of us today, we’re all looking for ways to save money, and yet you know your bathroom is in desperate need of updating and remodeling. That’s why I want to share with you a few of my top ways to save money on your renovation [...]

By |2021-02-22T12:56:56+00:00February 8th, 2021|Bathroom Remodel, Concepts, Construction, Interior design, Interiors, Renovation, Space Planning|Comments Off on Do You Like Saving Money? Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation

Empty Nester? What’s Next?

You just dropped off your youngest child at college and moved him into his dorm.  The ride home seems longer.  It’s quiet and tearful. You walk through the front door of your home where there are no more lacrosse sticks or gym bags to trip over.  There are no dirty socks on the family room [...]

New towns and new friends

Rita Good morning, and welcome to day 23 of my 30 day journey to the South of France and today I'm here with a new friend Patricia Brooks.  We're in this beautiful town that she chose to move to just a little over a couple of months ago, right?   Patricia I’ve been in France [...]

Discovering the Life I Love

Good afternoon. I just arrived in Marseille a few hours ago and I'm settling in to my tiny little hotel room on the fourth floor overlooking a beautiful tree line street.  A little jet lagged, but so excited to be here and to share my new adventure with you. Little did I know when I [...]

Welcome to my 30 day journey, working three playing four remotely in the south of France.

What is it about packing? Does anyone else have the same problem that I do? I started last week, five edits later, one carry on for 30 days in multiple locations in the south of France. But did I really need three yellow tops and three blue dresses?  As I was packing, I heard myself [...]

By |2020-12-16T17:33:15+00:00July 2nd, 2019|A Peak into Your Good Life, Baby Boomers, bucket list, community, Concepts, downsizing, empty nest, freedom, lifestyle, minimalism, motivation, personal growth, retirement, simplicity, simplify your life, Start Your Good Life, Starting the Good Life, time, travel|Comments Off on Welcome to my 30 day journey, working three playing four remotely in the south of France.

Countdown to My Digitial Nomad Journey to France – Day 1

Six more days, until I leave for the south of France for 30 days. In January of this year, I had this dream to go on an adventure that I'd never been on before. I decided to live for one month as a digital nomad somewhere in the world. So I picked France, not too [...]

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