Monday, October 24, 2016


I can feel fall... Can you? I know the leaves change so little here in Southern California, but we do have our fall moments. The air gets crisp... Some trees start to loose their leaves... The sky gets grey... And the grass starts to turn. I have spotted a few redish orange leaves as well. Definitely car stopping moments... My kids say, really mom? Why are you stopping? I try to explain, but they don't truly understand or maybe I should really say, they just don't care?!?! That's ok... Because when we do go back east to Boston they understand and appreciate the seasons more. And like clockwork they're on the hunt for the biggest red leaf they can find! Hey, I'll take that! 

What changes are you noticing around your home? 


Sunday, October 23, 2016

happy sunday...


Thursday, October 13, 2016




8 ounces cream cheese
  • caramel sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • toffee bits
  • sliced apples, pears, pretzels for serving

  • instructions: 
  1. Place cream cheese on a serving dish. Pour as much caramel sauce as you want evenly over cream cheese. Sprinkle with a generous helping of toffee bits.
  2. Serve with sliced apples, pears, or pretzels.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

pure joy

Do you ever feel that your little ones look at this type of organization and just laugh at you... And silently say to themselves, haha Sucker,  this closet is going down! I do envy homes with organization like this. I try and try...  And succeed most of the time, but then a week goes by and voila all the towels are mashed up and balled together. I stay calming, and clean the closets out again. Then pray hard that it stays this way for one more week. I swear keeping an organized home is a pure gift... I would have the best organized home E V E R if I just sold my kids {wink}! Hmmm that's not a bad idea.. I can threaten them and let then know they're goners if they mess it up again.  Once again they would just laugh at me and walk away! Hey, a mother can sure dream... Yes this picture is pure joy to me! 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

happy sunday...

Saturday, October 8, 2016


I was browsing pinterest this morning and happened to stumble upon this beautiful drapery hardware... Stunning! Of course I can't stop thinking about its pure elegance and simplicity. Truly obsessed! Now I want to install it in a clients home asap! What do you think?   

Sunday, September 25, 2016

happy sunday...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

simple and classic

I love the simplicity of this bathroom. It looks so clean and classic! Just adding in a small antique hutch for a linen closet and a Persian rug is absolutely fabulous! You really don't need much in a bathroom. A towel, toothbrush, some hair products... And of course a gorgeous antique hutch and Persian rug {wink}. Happy Saturday every one... Go clean out your bathroom today!  

Monday, September 19, 2016

hurry... hurry... hurry...

S A L E . S A L E . S A L E 

 1.) Blue small drop-leaf side table
31" W x 26" H x 26" D - When opened
13" W x 26" H x 26" D - When down

 2.) Truly "old" antique french leg side table {my great grandmothers}
18" W x 18" D x 28" H great shape..

 3.) Round sweet wicker end table
24" D x 28" H
..cute and sweet in any room..

 4.) White Wicker coffee table
36" W x 20" D 19" H perfect condition..

 5.) Swivel barstool
{$47.00} blue..

 6.) Black chair
..strong and sturdy..

 7.) Work table/Bar/Outside buffet
23" D x 55" W x 42" H perfect condition..

 8.) Old pine cabinet
13" D x 23" W 25" H
..old pine..

Hurry... These pieces won't last long! Were dropping prices to clean out our garage space... So it's a win win for everyone! E-mail me if you're interested in anything {}. Hurry!!!!  

Sunday, September 18, 2016

happy sunday...

Friday, September 16, 2016

come here kitty kitty...

the tipsy cat... M E O W


1 1/2 oz. Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
3/4 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
3 Slices of Cucumber
2 Slices of Fresh Lemon
Splash of Club Soda


1. Muddle the cucumber and lemon slices in the bottom of the cocktail shaker with the elderflower liqueur.
2. Add the Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka.
3. Double strain mixture to a martini glass.
4. Add a splash of club soda.
5. Garnish with a cucumber and lemon slice.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

r & c magazine

I don't even know how I forgot to tell you all... Yikes so sorry! I was in a magazine. Yes a magazine... Maybe not National, but a good old fabulous local publication! It was  fun to see my clients Family Room in bright lights... lol. Thank you Ranch and Coast Magazine for making my head bigger! Just kidding {wink}! I had a blast working with this family. Re-designing their family room was amazing! This was definitely a house I could move into! One day... Check out my clients before and after {here}!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

window shopping

Don't you just l o v e to look at kitchens... Weird I know, but omg they all look so dreamy and inviting! Yes, I could definitely cook in all of them! My mother is gearing up for a kitchen, laundry room, master bedroom  and pantry remodel {beyond excited for her}. I wonder if she's going to call me for design help... HaHa!    

Sunday, September 11, 2016

happy sunday...

Saturday, September 10, 2016

portion control

 Flower Shaped S'more Pie Pops

  • 2 Frozen Deep Dish 9" Pie Crusts, defrosted
  • 1 Hershey's Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 6" Lolly Pop Sticks
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Remove the defrosted pie crusts from the pie plate and roll flat.
  3. Using a flower shaped cookie cutter, cut out as many shapes from each pie crust as you can. Set aside half of the pieces.
  4. Arrange half of the shapes on a parchment lined baking sheet, being sure to offset them to leave room for the lolly pop sticks.
  5. Brush the beaten egg onto each of the shapes to cover completely.
  6. Gently press the lolly pop stick into each of the shapes, pressing down and embedding it slightly.
  7. Add a square of chocolate, and some mini marshmallows.
  8. Take the pieces of cut out pie dough that had been set aside, and place them on top of the chocolate and marshmallows. Pinch the dough with your fingers to stretch it out if it's not large enough to cover the chocolate and marshmallows.
  9. Gently press down the edges of each shape, then use a fork to completely seal the edges.
  10. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.

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