Hi there friends! It's beginning to feel like winter here on Long Island with below freezing temps and that means evenings spent indoors playing games and watching movies fireside has once again arrived. I love the change of seasons and the idea of hibernating indoors when it gets really cold. But if you are like me, you also like being comfortable, there is nothing worse than being cold in your home. Am I right?! I just discovered a new, warm & cozy must have for your home during the holidays and winter season. If you have a wood burning fireplace then you will love this product. It's called Java Log from Pine Mountain, it's a fire log made from recycled coffee grounds and I can't tell … [Read More...]
Hi friends! The holiday shopping continues with a cozy + classic gift guide for her! Yesterday I shared gift ideas for him that were sporty + classic, after John's style and today these looks emulate my style. Everything was thoughtfully chosen and I would be happy with any item from this list. Hopefully John is reading this, haha! (This post contains affiliate links) Happy shopping! Have a happy day! … [Read More...]
Hi friends! Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas with me last week about finding a charity, I value your insight so much! I have a confession to make about the holidays, I am a last minute shopper. I tend to compartmentalize my various duties during this very busy time of year and this tends to work for me. There are some fantastic deals to be had this close to Christmas, especially online. So this week as I start my quest for the perfect gifts, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my online favorites with you. John was my muse for this season's holiday gift guide, his style is a mix of sporty and classic... Just click the pictures below... (This post contains … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! Today's post is a personal one. Growing up I had very kind and generous parents. They both would give you the shirt off their backs and many times they did so with family, friends and people in our community. It's that kind of generosity I am trying to show my boys. From the smallest of gestures, to the big ones too. There are so many moments where we can make someone's day feel a little brighter. These moments, big and small I hope will serve to inspire them to be givers in their own lives one day. As long as I can remember my mom would give donations to the Covenant House, a place that gave hope, food and shelter to homeless youth in NYC. Christmas time was … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! Today I am sharing my farmhouse style front porch all decked out for the holidays. I have partnered with Balsam Hill to bring you a woodland inspired outdoor space that feels playful, rustic and festive! This year I went with blues, soft pinks and blacks on the interior of my home so I brought those same hues outside & added a little pop. Since my front door is navy I thought red would be a nice contrast. From there I brought in cozy textures like wool and faux fur, tartan plaid, buffalo check and fun holiday accessories that felt rustic. Lets start with the door, I added asymmetrical Stratford Spruce Garland around the frame. I anchored it with … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! I am so excited to be joining this incredible Christmas Tablescape Tour, hosted by my good friend Alicia from A Burst of Beautiful. This tour includes 10 beautiful dining spaces, packed full of our favorite holiday table ideas and inspiration. Whether you have a designated dining room or a small eat in nook, this post has something for everyone. In years past I have gone all out with my Christmas dining table but this year is the first year without an actual dining room (I made it a den) so I thought I would show you how I created an easy Woodland Inspired Terrarium Tablescape that is simple, yet festive. You can catch the video tutorial HERE, it's from a Rachael Ray … [Read More...]
Hi there friends!! Last week was a little crazy trying to get the house ready for the holidays so I didn't get a chance to follow up with my holiday segment on the Rachael Ray Show. Did you happen to catch it? No worries if not, I will have it posted at the end of this post. Where to begin... It all started as I headed up to the soccer field one afternoon in October. I received an email from one of their producers asking if we could speak later that night. Of course I said "YES!" We spoke about a possible segment but then that segment fell through. They said they might be in touch for a holiday segment but I know how these things work so I didn't get my hopes up. A little … [Read More...]
Hi there friends!! Welcome to Jennifer Rizzo's Annual Holiday Housewalk!! Today is Day 4 and it is packed FULL of creative Christmas decorating ideas! If you are coming from the Lily Pad Cottage then you already know how stunning her new lake home is. Are you ready to begin today's tours?! Grab a cup of something warm and get cozy, you are in for such a treat! Welcome to my holiday house tour! The last few years I have moved my style towards a sleeker, more modern type of rustic, hence the Scandinavian vibe. I also like to mix rustic with sophisticated elements so I thought it might be fun to create a Sophisticated Scandinavian holiday house tour this year. Lets begin in the family … [Read More...]
Hi there friends!! Christmas decorating is in full swing over here and I have lots of fun and easy ideas to share. Currently I am working on my family room and tree, which I decided to go with a Norwegian vibe highlighting blues, organic elements, light wood tones and tons of texture. Every year I try to create a tree that reflects my colors and theme while keeping it family friendly.
Hi there friends! I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! Today is another Seasons of Home Holiday installment!!! Thank you to Kristen from Ella Claire for putting this incredible holiday bedroom tour together. I decided to take my bedroom in a preppy & playful direction this season. I used indigos, blush tones, creams, wool and organic greens to create a festive vibe that felt rustic and fun.
Hi there friends! I am beyond excited to be sharing my first Christmas decorating post of the season!!! This collaboration is with Home Goods (yay!!!) and 18 incredible bloggers, as a part of the Seasons of Home Holiday Décor Series hosted by Ella Claire. Today we are sharing our family rooms, the heart of our homes. My color palette of choice for this year is a little unconventional but none the less, I LOVE it!
Hi there friends! As promised I am sharing the easy tutorial on how I created a marbleized effect on the coffee mugs I just showcased in my Hot Cocoa Bar. I was on the hunt for green mugs and couldn’t find any, so I thought I would try something fun & different. I am also sharing my Rachael Ray episode date, which is right around the corner, eek!!!