Donny Osmond is a celebrity who wants to help you with home improvement this September when he rolls out his new housewares collection with his wife Debbie. Osmond wants to help his fans "create an atmosphere of love and peace" so they can refuel at home like he does, according to Julie Lasky of the New York Times, who published her interview of the 70s pop culture sensation online on Sept. 19.
Osmond knows a lot about needing to be able to refuel at home, since he did a lot of touring on the road as a popular teen icon back in the '70s, and he and his sister Marie Osmond still do a fair amount of traveling now, at least for the trips to Vegas, where they perform.
But if Donny didn't know about refueling at home before, he certainly does now, since he confessed to "breaking my butt" during the exclusive interview.
Maybe the butt incident is what prompted him and his wife to create 1,000 home items for his fans to purchase, which include furniture, lights, rugs, bedding, dinnerwear, bath accessories, and even home improvement tools. And it will all be available for purchase starting in January, but fans get a looksee this month, on Sept. 24, when it is all unveiled for the first time.
But it is Mary Palmer Dargan who can help home improvement DIY'ers now when it comes to learning how to tweak the exterior of their homes for refueling purposes, since she is a licensed landscape architect and expert. Her home landscape project designs warranted being included as a regular on HGTV's Ground Breakers.
Those interested in getting started with a remodeling project this Fall for outdoor entertaining or family activities are in luck, as Palmer's Health & Longevity Garden Design workshop begins in Georgia today at the Atlanta History Center, where she will help her students take their garden to school and leave with a new blueprint for success.
It isn't too late to sign up for the three-day event by calling Dargan at 404-231-3889. Just be sure she knows the Atlanta Landscape Design Examiner referred you. And don't forget to check out Donnie Osmond's housewares collection next week, when it is unveiled for the first time. You will be able to see some of the items here if you subscribe to this column by clicking on the "Subscribe" link above.