"After working a summer job going into my junior year in high school, I saved up enough money to buy a gold Gucci watch that I had been lusting over. It was the first designer piece I had paid for all on my own." http://www.thecoveteur.com/erica-chan-coffman/
"We just recently moved into our newly renovated house, which took eight months to complete. We’re in the process of furnishing it now, which I must say, is so much fun." http://www.thecoveteur.com/erica-chan-coffman/
Creative skeleton. For a high school art lesson, have students take chalk outside and find something ordinary and turn it into something extraordinary then take a photo of it and print it out. Could even overlay the image with text and turn it into a poster.