Holiday Wreath

I love the holidays; the parties, the lights, the decorations, the incredible spirit of giving, and of course – gifts! Years ago, I took a quick quiz to find out what my Love Language was (see the book here.) While the quiz revealed that my primary love language is acts of service, gifts came in […]

Simple Costumes

I remember the day I first heard about Savers.  They had just moved into an old space that used to be a grocery store and I knew absolutely nothing about Savers, although a quick google search revealed it was a thrift store.  A few weeks later, I saw a picture posted on Facebook of a […]

Pom – Poms

I fell in love with DIY tulle pom-poms a few years ago when my brother got married, and when you apply a similar (but so much simpler!) concept to yarn – well, you get a pretty darn fantastic yarn pom-pom!  I’m going to get wild and crazy (eye roll) and try some multi-color pom-poms this year. […]

The Grateful Table

One of my favorite memories from visiting Turkey was an incredible dinner we had late one night in Goreme, bohemian style, after exploring the local museum.  It embodied every part of Turkey that I loved – the casual pace, the simplicity, the art in the variety of mismatched décor.  We sat on the patio, in […]

Living Rooms

I’m almost ashamed at how long it’s taking me to decorate my new home.  I have yet to hang a single piece of artwork on the walls, but don’t worry – my sons have been sure to leave their marks (and sometimes holes) on these bare walls; we have to make it our own somehow, […]

Little White Dress

Here I am in Rome, in the cutest apartment just meters from St. Peters Basilica, wondering what people in Rome wear in the heat of summer.  Colors, apparently.  Darling leather 1″ heeled sandals.  Silks and linens.  Whites.  It’s increasingly obvious who is Italian and who is a tourist.  I hate looking like a tourist, but […]

Pastel // 5 Ways

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, PEOPLE® and Real Simple®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SpringintoMeTime http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV“ I have loved glossy magazines for as long as I can remember.  As a young girl (a budding teenager, desperate for things like boobs and real […]

Polished Pieces

It’s Love Time!  Single, dating, new relationships, old relationships, marriage, whatever your status is, it’s time to celebrate love.  If you’re lucky (and it’s what you were hoping for) then you will end up with a little paper box in varying shapes and colors, filled with sparkly gemstones that have been polished to “Where my sunglasses […]

Red Roses

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’ve been planning valentine’s cards, and class parties and a date night (and I’m exhausted!)  I’m re-using these red, pink, and white pom-poms I made last here, and this year if I find the time I may experiment with using multiple colors for each pom-pom; I know, things get wild […]