A New Year; Embracing the Little Things in Life

"A Toast to the OLD YOU:  If you feel inspired to use the New Year to help you reset or change habits: Great....And yet: The OLD YOU has survived every terrible day, every had thing, every awful circumstance, and every heartbreak you've ever felt.  The old you is a FIGHTER and that's worth CELEBRATING!" Emily McDowell…

Holiday Table

I love, love, love creating beautiful vignettes.  From the entry room table to the dining room table, no place is safe from my design aspirations!  This is especially true during the holidays. Inspiration: When looking for inspiration for a vignette or centerpiece, I consider several things: Location Season Available Materials and Accessories   Location: We…

Christmas Movie Party

"Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!" — George Bailey (James Stewart) It's a Wonderful Life, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Elf and A Christmas Story are just a few of the most iconic Christmas Movies.  Some of my best memories of the holidays revolve around spending time…

Key Elements to Outdoor Entertaining

One of my favorite authors, Malcolm Gladwell, talks about how his parents created a home environment where their kids and friends would actually want to out. This way, his parents really got to know their friends and what they were up to. Basically creating their own little hub. This is something that my husband and…