kid-friendly coffee tables

October 16, 2018

If Lydia had her way, there would be coffee tables strategically placed all over our house so that she could re-enact scenes from The Greatest Showman on top of them at a moment’s whim.  Needless to say, this is exactly one of the reasons why we don’t currently have one in our living room.  Both…

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hamptons handpoured + a giveaway!

August 23, 2018

I can’t remember the last time I went an entire day at home without lighting a candle.  I keep one on my mantle where it’s out of my littles’ reach and when I’m done running errands for the day, lighting it is the first thing I do before anything else.  I’m always on the hunt…

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deb achak: ebb and flow

July 27, 2018

If you’ve been following here for any length of time, you know that I have a weakness for/mild obsession with oversize photographic prints of the sea, so it was only fitting that I would fall head over heels in love with Seattle-based photographer Deb Achak’s Ebb and Flow series.  And since we are about to head back…

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woven drinkware – where to find

July 23, 2018

One of the questions I get asked the most whenever we have people over is where I found my woven drinkware.  Of all the things in my entertaining arsenal, these are definitely one of my favorites because they’re as pretty as they are versatile!  I serve cocktails and even wine in the summer in the…

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blue + white + natural for summer

July 16, 2018

I can’t think of a more quintessential color combination that so perfectly represents summer than blue and white, so I thought I’d start the week off with a little roundup of some beautiful blue and white decorative accessories that are on my radar right now!  And, of course, you know I had to add a little natural…

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my house at christmas

December 22, 2017

As I write this, there are only four more sleeps until Christmas, so I thought I’d take a break from all the wrapping and toy assembling (there is SO much to put together!) to post a few snaps from around our house this year at Christmas!  I like to keep my Christmas decorations like the…

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fall pretties for the home and table

October 25, 2016

This weekend we finally saw a little relief from 90 degree temps and, I must say, it was so nice to be able to play outside without the bugs eating us alive and then snuggle under cozy throw blankets and watch movies as a family.  Time to officially say goodbye to summer as we close…

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newport this fall

August 26, 2016

(From our first trip to the Waves in Newport, RI, 2006) Our first trip as a family of four is right around the corner, as my cousin is getting married in Newport, Rhode Island, at the end of September and we are all in it!  Rhode Island is one of my favorite states to visit,…

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fab (blue + white) finds $50 or less

August 19, 2016

Our guest suite reno/addition is in full swing upstairs, which means that the rest of my house is completely upended to accommodate all the construction going on.  Since I’m heavy into nesting mode right now and can’t really do anything about it, I’ve resorted to what any other 38 week pregnant woman would do when…

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5 ways to style vaulted walls

March 26, 2015

The last two e-designs I’ve worked on have, coincidentally, included requests for help with rooms with vaulted ceilings by clients who were at a loss as to how to style their soaring walls.  This is a design dilemma I can certainly relate to as my own living room, kitchen and breakfast nook are all open…

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