November 17, 2020

There is nothing I get more excited about arriving in the mail than a beautiful new design or coffee table book; they are the ultimate decorative accessory because they add so much color and interest and really tell a lot about the people who own them! I also love to give them to friends or…

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November 16, 2020

Every year, I promise myself that I’m going to get all my Christmas shopping done by 1 December and every year, I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off, shopping for gifts well into the month, lol! This year, with every single retail and online store gently warning us about shipping delays…

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christmas table setting

December 26, 2019

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying these marvelously lazy days in between then and New Year’s lounging in pj’s, in blissful unawareness of what day or date it is (with a cocktail somewhere in there, as well!)  That’s exactly how we are spending ours and, after a ridiculously chaotic Christmas…

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diy: painted christmas balls

December 17, 2019

My idea of the perfect craft project is one that takes less than ten minutes and doesn’t make much of a mess.  These painted Christmas balls check all those boxes and then some!  I’ve wanted to try these for years but never got around to it for one reason or another; this year, while searching…

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blogger christmas home tour: most lovely things

December 12, 2019

I’m so excited to share the home of my dear friend, Annie, from the blog Most Lovely Things today!  Annie’s blog was one of the very first I started reading more than a decade ago and I actually got to meet her last year when we stopped into the Serena and Lily in Westport, Connecticut, on our…

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gift guide: for the guy who has everything

December 6, 2019

If you’re looking for some ideas for those special guys in your life, today is your day!  I am especially excited about this gift guide because I always have the hardest time coming up with ideas for my hubby, whether it’s something special or stocking stuffers but this year I think I’ve hit the jackpot…

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gifts for the hostess/foodie/entertainer

December 3, 2019

The most wonderful time of the year is in full swing and so is party season!  The dinners, get togethers, cocktail hours and parties have started with a vengeance, so I thought it would be fun to put together a roundup of gift ideas for the hostess or friend/family member who loves to entertain (and…

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coastal christmas

November 29, 2019

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…

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November 28, 2019

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…

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my thanksgiving table

November 27, 2019

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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