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Valerie featured in [email protected] magazine
05-06-2013

Valerie's home and interior design was recently featured in the [email protected] magazine.  To read the article, CLICK HERE.

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Times Union Blogs
01-02-2012
Come join me on my two blogs on the Times Union's website...copy and paste this link for my Boomergirl series: http://blog.timesunion.com/valerie/ and for my Home Deocr blog, which is also featured in [email protected] magazine: http://blog.timesunion.com/homedecor/   Read More



Bookmarks Reading Series
03-19-2011
Bookmarks Readings at the Arts CenterMarch 19, 2011 at 11:50 am by Valerie DeLaCruz As a variation on my songwriting, I decided to take a Memoir Writing class at the Arts Center  in Troy, NY.  I took several sessions of this over a period of about 4 years and it was a fabulous experience, strengthening my writing in all forms.  Led    Read More



LEED AP!
06-25-2009
Phew!  I did it!  I passed the LEED exam Monday June 22 and can now add that credential to my box of tricks!  It was so greuling; 3 other designer friends and I had a study group for about 10 weeks prior, and I dragged that reference manual around with me everywhere.  I wore out three highlighters!!!  But I passed with flyi   Read More



Cranwell
06-18-2009
What a fabulous weekend!  I went to Cranwell Resort in the beautiful Berkshires with my posse, the Breakfast Club girls (read about them on the Girlfriends Quilt page of my site).  These are most of the girls mentioned in my song, My Girlfriends Quilt.  The weather cooperated, it was a leisurely weekend with no appointments (except f   Read More



Gedny Farm
04-19-2009
Joe and I are going away on a nice overnight trip to one of our favorite places on earth, The Old Inn on the Green and Gedney Farm in New Marborough, MA.  It was a rough week as my mother-in-law, Mary DeLaCruz, passed away very suddenly.  It strikes me how the whole process is actually quite short, and now we are expected to "get on    Read More



WATERCOLOR VACATION
04-04-2009
Well I am finally back and let me tell you I have never been so glad to be home, even if it is cloudy and grey!  I had a fabulous two weeks in Florida, the first several days working on site on my Homewood Suites project in Port St. Lucie (gorgeous weather...what a treat that this is my JOB!).  Then I flew from Palm Beach to Pensacol   Read More



CHRISTMAS ALBUM
12-12-2008
I’ve been in Nashville all week recording my first Christmas album with my long time producer, Mark Oliverius.  His gift for arranging and his understanding of my style once again has delighted me.  I think this is the best music we’ve ever made together, and I can’t wait to hear the fabulous mix master Nathan Smith&rsqu   Read More