Monday, July 2

happy independence

Getting ready for the celebration on the fourth.  I was brainstorming decorating ideas and found this old post by a field journal. Love it and the simple details. My sister and her hubby are putting on a clam boil with sweet corn and farm fresh sliced tomatoes. My little one is going to be cruising in the parade with her cousins. It should be a great day. Planning on having lots of cool treats to keep everyone hydrated. Wishing you and yours a wonderful celebration..xo 

Wednesday, June 27

Summer is here!

Summer is finally here and it makes me so happy! We are expecting some record breaking hot days ahead. I think I will be beach bound with my baby because where else should you be when it is 99? Saw these images and it reminded me of lazy, sleepy summer days. images via pinterest

Wednesday, May 30

Noosa yoghurt

I am in love with this yogurt called Noosa.  My friend, Lisa, got me hooked on it and I curse her every time I eat it. Because I can eat an entire container (which has two servings). My favorite flavors are honey, raspberry, mango and strawberry rhubarb. It is so delicious and made with the simplest of ingredients. Here is a link to find it at your local grocer. noosa yoghurt

Friday, May 18

a nook

I love nooks and secret little hideaways. I saw this picture and became inspired to create a sweet and magical space for my daughter. We have a great closet that has a slanted roofline and is nice and deep. It has been a storage closet for us for years but after seeing this picture I have decided to transform the space. I just cleared out the area and I am getting ready to paint. I will post a few before and after pics as soon as I finish. Hope this inspired you to find a cozy quiet spot and claim it. ox
image via pinterest.

Tuesday, May 8

cheese crate centerpieces

I happen to stumble upon these sweet images of cheese crates being used as centerpieces. I just love the concept. I always see these at flea markets and end up using them for storing my beads and trinkets. I think I will do a little repurposing and visit the local nursery for some flowers and do some planting. xo
images via style me pretty

Friday, May 4


One of my favorite flowers is lily of the valley. I just love their sweet fragrance and delicate tea cup shape. After my Grandpa Joe died my mom gathered a few of these from his garden and I planted them under a favorite tree in my yard. Now, every Spring when they bloom I am reminded of him. I find it quite magical that they are blooming on his Birthday. xo

Thursday, May 3

Roasted Beet Salad

It is such a beautiful day here. Feels a bit like summer, but I don't want to get to hopeful. Decided to make a little roasted beet salad for dinner with bleu cheese and arugula. One of my favorite summertime salads. It always reminds me of NYC with Sue and Leslie when we ate at the Nose and I first tasted roasted beets. xo  lisa someday I will get you to love this!

Wednesday, May 2

adult friendship bracelets

Was playing around with an adult friendship bracelet (because we are never too old for friendship bracelets) and created these.  They have a chevron pattern with a little sparkly rhinestones attached. I love them all layered together, just in time for summer! xo

Wednesday, April 25

Making the most at the Makerie

Gathered a few pictures of this past weekend at the Makerie. What an amazing experience! So much inspiration,  hilarious times, and delicious food. Everything they did made you feel loved and welcome. My head is now spinning with ideas and I am trying to filter them all. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to share an experience like that with wonderful, colorful and talented women. xoxo

Tuesday, April 24

Fabulous food photography and styling with Aran Goyoaga

This past weekend I had the incredible opportunity to take a food styling and photography class with Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille at the Makerie. It was amazing. Watching her work was like seeing an artist paint a picture. She is a slave for light and the details.  Every movement is thought over. Where would the spoon be, would there be a glass of milk, what color should the linens be, etc. She does it all- cooks, styles, art direction and photographs. It was a lovely experience. I had to share one of my favorite pictures I took. More to come! xo

Wednesday, April 18

The Makerie

Well...I'm off to Boulder, Colorado. Heading west to celebrate a dear friends birthday and attend a creative retreat called the Makerie. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I cannot wait to be inspired, meet new friends and experience the workshops. I cannot imagine what the weekend will be like. Everything that comes from them is filled with love and happiness. I even love the playlist of tunes they created for us. Already sending out those contagious happy vibes! I will be posting pics once I get back! To find out more about Ali and the amazing folks at the Makerie just click here. 
all images from 

Monday, April 16

Color me inspired

Love these amazing colorful images. Feeling inspired and creative. Time to get making a few little things ! xo