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coastal+christmas+2019+1

coastal christmas

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year and I am so excited to FINALLY be decking my halls!!! The older I get, the more I crave simplicity in all aspects of my life and while I love to go all out with my Christmas decor, I like to take a much more natural…

thankful

thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from my little turkeys to yours!  I’d like to say a big THANK YOU from the very bottom of my heart to everyone who reads this little blog of mine and who follows me over on Instagram! It’s been so much fun getting to know so many of you through your comments, emails and…

thanksgiving-table

my thanksgiving table

Despite the fact that I’ve been chomping at the bit to get my Christmas decor out from storage since pretty much the day after Halloween, I can’t wait to have everyone together for Thanksgiving!  Any time we can get family and friends around our table is pretty much my favorite thing in the whole wide…

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$20 grocery store centerpiece

When it comes to floral arranging, I am so far from knowing what I’m doing, it’s actually quite comical.  My attempts at creating a floral centerpiece usually look more like my three year old arranged it, despite my best efforts, so I tend to stick with white hydrangeas en masse in beautiful, woven vases for…

thx+must+haves+2019+3

holiday entertaining must-haves

Ready or not, the holiday season is officially upon us and I couldn’t be more excited!!  Entertaining is one of my favorite things to do and it’s so much more special and meaningful during the holidays.  If you guys have been following along here for a while, you know I post about entertaining basics a…

thyme+topiary+1

“zinc” pots + new topiary

I have quite the love/hate relationship with topiary; I’m completely obsessed with their shape and texture and how much interest they bring to a space but loathe that they are close to impossible to find near me, as well as the fact that they die ridiculously fast whenever I do.  I’ve searched for some realistic…

sl+sale+10

friends + family sale at serena and lily!

We’re home sweet home from another epic trip to Newport for my cousin’s wedding and I’m always so inspired by the laid back, casual New England style whenever I’m there, especially as I’m currently readying our home to usher in the change of seasons!  Luckily for me, Serena and Lily is having a 20% off…

fall+design+finds+2019+

fall-inspired design finds

We’re inching closer and closer to it feeling a little more like fall around here and, I know I’m in the minority to still be complaining about summer coming to a close, but I have to admit, I’m not disappointed to get a little break on the temps!  I’ve never been one to decorate my…

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another sag harbor stunner

If any of you have been around here for the last few years you know I have quite the affinity for sea captain’s cottages. Even though I’m just now getting back on the blogging band wagon, some things never change; this gorgeous Sag Harbor stunner stopped me in my scrolling tracks the other day on…

mpix+gal+1

tips for hanging a gallery wall

I LOVE a good gallery wall.  Back when I was designing and decorating full-time, pre-kids, there wasn’t a single house or project I worked on that didn’t end up with one!  I’m all about filling your home with treasured items that have personal meaning and what could possibly have more meaning than a wall ful…

sum+19+must+haves+3

summer entertaining favorites

Hello, HELLLLLOOOOOOOO!!!  Long time, no blog, eh?  All I can say is that time flies when you’re running around after/with littles and I wouldn’t change a minute of it, but oh, how I have missed blogging!  I’ve got a ton of ideas to write about here and I thought I’d start with some of my…

fete+home+1

update your every day dinnerware for spring with fete home!

Spring has officially sprung and I couldn’t be more excited!  Of all the wonderful things I love about the season, entertaining is one of my favorites.  Setting a beautiful table for friends and family to enjoy a meal and some yummy cocktails while the kiddos play is my grown up idea of a wild and…