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Decking the halls

“A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul.” — Phillip Moffitt

It’s always an honor to have your home featured in the “Homestyle” section of The Detroit News. Here’s a link to the article that runs this weekend, featuring our 1927 Tudor-revival home decorated for Christmas. Design writer Jeanine Matlow did a wonderful job telling our story. To see additional photos that didn’t appear in the article click here. From our house to yours, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! — CL

–Photo courtesy of The Detroit News

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.


  • Bridgette

    Oh. My. Goodness.

    Wow, for a minute there I was speechless. I mean I knew you were a big deal, a published author and all. BUT YOU ARE A REALLY BIG DEAL!
    Your home is magical, and yet so warm and cozy… friendly. The white bedroom is the perfect touch.
    I can’t wait to see the F.L.W. home:)
    Merry Merry, I’m so glad to know you!

  • deb

    It’s all so enchanting , Cindy.

    I hope your Christmas has been beyond magical and that you are feeling as much joy and peace and love as you share.

  • Elizabeth Harper

    What a lovely home! I can see you in it so clearly now and the story about when you met your husband is precious. I love how you have such a long history together and still have so much obvious joy in your relationship as seen in the photo of you hugging his neck.

    Warm wishes for a Happy New Year.

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