Hi there friends! Do I have a treat for you! I have teamed up with 10 other amazing bloggers today to bring you a ton of creative ways to style your fall table. A big thank you to my good friend Alicia from A Burst of Beautiful for putting together such a feast for the eyes! Since last week I brought you tips on creating a magazine worthy casual fall centerpiece , today I thought I would set up my outdoor table for fall. I was on the fence about what to do for this post being I no longer have a formal dining room but then I remembered the outdoor table, bingo! My goal for this table was to only use what I had. I wanted to test myself to see if I could actually do and guess what, it … [Read More...]
Hi there friends!! I am beyond excited to share some super BIG news!! The deserving homeowner makeover I did with BHG & Rebuilding Together , the issue is finally out! It's in the Better Homes & Gardens October issue and the article is called Home, Sweet Home. Up until now I haven't been able to share too much with you, just the basics about the collaboration. So you can imagine how ecstatic I am to finally spill the beans!!! This deserving homeowner makeover is something I had been wanting to do for while so when a pitching opportunity with BHG presented itself, I knew it was the right platform in which to share my idea. Blogging has been a wonderful career for me, full of … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! I am thrilled to bring you another segment of the Seasons of Home Holiday Series. Today we are sharing our Fall Family Rooms & in my case my den. This series is where 16 (amazing) bloggers + a guest blogger (also amazing) share design related holiday posts throughout the season, meant to inspire you as you head into the holidays. They run the gamete from decorating tips, recipes, DIY, tablescapes and so much more!!! A big thank you to our host and my friend, Kristin from Ella Claire. My goal this season was to make this space feel fun, casual, cheerful & fall like without going crazy with your typical fall touches like pumpkins & pinecones. I think part … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! The crisp smell of fall is in the air & I couldn't be more excited! There is something welcoming about it after the busy summer months, isn't there? Seasons of Home is back today with another amazing segment and it's all about fall tablescapes!!! A big thank you to Kristen from Ella Claire for hosting this incredible series!!! When I was asked to be a part of this segment initially I thought I would sit this one out, since I no longer have a dining room. But...I still have an eat in nook and realized not everyone has a formal dining room so I would create something that was casual, pretty & cheerful and lend some tips for creating a simple fall … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! I hope you all had a great week! Happy almost fall! My boys went back on Wednesday and I hit the ground running with all the projects I had been planning and trying to dive into while they where home. Towards the end of summer I honestly feel like I can't make any good design decisions or any creative ones at all for that matter. I have tried for the last few years and towards the end of summer I just give up. I let it be a reminder that I can't be & do everything and my boys are only little once. So I decide to focus on the time I have with them, design can wait:). I have been contemplating some family room (living room) changes. Lately I am digging a refined take … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! Welcome to Taste of the Season hosted by my friend Kristin from Ella Claire! It will be a 5 part series over the holiday season, which will include incredible recipes from over 20 of your favorite bloggers each time. Today it's all about APPLES! I never thought I would be saying this at the end of August but it feels like fall. Usually the last week of summer on Long Island is hotter than heck but yesterday I found myself reaching for a long, cozy sweater and leggings, what?! Speaking of fall, I have the perfect recipe, not only is it easy but it's delicious too. It's a Gluten Free Apple Crisp that everyone will love! As most of you know I went GF a few months ago, you … [Read More...]
I am soaking up the last few weeks of summer before my boys go back, I hope you are having a great summer as well! I recently made a decision regarding my health that I wanted to share with you. I never, ever thought I would be one to do this but I thought it was worth a try. I decided to go gluten free!!! It's been almost 2 months now and I feel so much better! First let me say, I am not a doctor, nor do I have any medical experience what so ever. If you are feeling similar symptoms you should consult your doctor. After my last post I was feeling better for a while, I was making good eating choices, making sure I stayed hydrated and it worked. I felt like I was working … [Read More...]
It was a twenty-four hour sojourn to Martine’s quintessential New England home with one of my best girlfriends, Connie, who introduced us. There we were, three fine women sitting alongside the Quaimbog Cove in Stonington, Connecticut, fully present, laughing often, and chit-chatting about life over good wine in each other’s much desired good company. My favorite part: listening to Connie perform Beyoncé spoken word poetry. A worldly interior designer, not only is Martine’s home a thoughtful and cozy respite from the real world, she innately knows how to spoil her houseguests. A smattering of vino verde here; a cheese & pâté plate with lightly dressed heirloom tomatoes there; … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! Today is the day, I am finally sharing my new outdoor privacy screen!! It’s a nice blend of modern & rustic and it gives us a little more privacy from the road. We live on a corner lot across from the bay on a very small piece of property. So any additional coverage that makes it feel like a retreat away from the rest of the world is exactly what we need.
Happy Monday friends!! I am so excited to share this fun, easy & super stylish summer project with you today! Our collection of driftwood has grown each year, as “hunting for treasure” is a favorite summer pastime. No matter how old my boys get they still like the adventure, you honestly never know what you will find washed up ashore. We have found some pretty awesome pieces lately and it got me thinking, what else could we make with them? I love dimensional & sculptural objects, they add a flavor to open shelving & vignettes that no other accessory can. As I began to see some of the driftwood we found together as art, we all agreed these would make beautiful wood sculptures. Plus it’s a great way to hold onto those summer memories for all to appreciate for years to come.
It’s been one hot, gorgeous summer and the homegrown harvests have been nothing short of raaadicchio. See what I did there? I know, total pork (pun dork).
A free spirit and entrepreneur at heart, my 11-year old neighbor, Lily, has been working odd jobs for family-friends in exchange for fresh grown produce. When she showed up at my door a couple weeks ago with a head of radicchio, I knew exactly how to incorporate this beautifully bitter leafy green into a dish made for this hot-as-all-hell summer: chilled avocado mint soup with roasted radicchio. Queue drooling.
Hi there friends! I have a fantastic before & after to share with you today! Living close to the water my backyard furniture can get worn very quickly. This year I decided it was time to give my outdoor dining table a refresh. With the help of my friends at Sherwin-Williams I was able to find the perfect color & products for this makeover.