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What's with the name?

The short answer: A 'Lintel' is a horizontal header beam supported by two vertical posts on either end.  It supports openings such as a window or door. A 'Lally' is a concrete filled column that supports long spans of beams. The long answer: I've been toying with the idea of starting a design business & even went back to school for interior design, but the day the third random person knocked on my door asking me, "Who 'picked the colors for this house?", I felt that the time is NOW...let's dive in & do this!
So, what started as a hobby grew into a business, which meant we needed a name, and fast!  We tried the typical 'list of favorite words'.  We spent hours on the thesaurus trying to find different ways to say, 'inspiring, creative, inviting, interior design, etc'.  All the obvious names had all ready been taken.   We couldn't just settle for something predicatable.  Sure, Barbara’s last name would be perfect 'Holmes, …

Livin' the Dream

Well, hello there!  Welcome to my 'Lintels & Lallies' blog!
I suppose the title to this blog should be 'The Journey to the Dream', because I don't think anyone should ever really aim to live THE dream, because then what is there left to achieve?! :)
So what's the dream?  Why, I'm so glad you asked! (giggle)
Before I get started here, let me just say that I'm likely the world’s biggest dreamer.  I honestly think it is possible to win the lottery on the same day the prize patrol knocks on my door, followed by being 'discovered'!  Some dreams we have control of, and some we do not.  Today I'm talking more about the dreams I CAN control.  I have many, but right now I'm talking about my dream of owning my own business.
I believe this 'bug' is in my blood.  It started three generations ago.
Here is the point where the monitor should fog over and you'd hear vintage music.....

My great-grandparents opened a stained-glass business when…