Happy New Year!

December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!  Say GOODBYE to 2010, and HELLO to 2011.  What a year it has been.  I have SO MANY things to be thankful for and I am truly blessed with amazing people in my life.  I'm looking forward to what's to come in 2011....I have lots of new ideas & projects planned to share with you...so PLEASE Stay Tuned.  I'm signing off for the next few days, as we are hosting family for the weekend.  Enjoy the New Year with your loved ones! Thanks to Your Digital Space for this whimsical, pir-tay pic  … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation Update: Decisions have been made!

December 30, 2010

A little update on my (minor) kitchen reno...I found some interesting ideas while making a pit stop @ Home Depot AND Lowe's yesterday.  After lots of thought, I've made some decisions!  I LOVE the idea of painting my kitchen cabinets black as I posted the other day, but am relunctant because the current countertop is a dark greenish laminate (it sounds worse than it is) and I don't want to invest a huge amount into it (since ONE DAY, I hope to do a BIG reno)!!  Since I am on a TIGHT BUDGET and don't want to invest too much money for a short fix, I have tried to thoroughly think … [Read more...]

These are a few of my Favorite Things

December 30, 2010

I have to admit, I'm a fan of Oprah, and love to watch her {Favorite Things} show that airs every December ~ This year was her last and she had two full days of her {Favorite Things}.  I'm sure you've heard of the show, and most likely have seen it as well.  It's where she shares with the audience (and the world) all the things she loves and uses.  It got me thinking...'What are my favorite things that I REALLY enjoy and would find difficult to live without'?  {My Top 10}Sad to say, but my Iphone is probably the number one thing I couldn't live without.  Believe … [Read more...]

A Little Transformation for a Big Soiree: Ring in the New Year in Style

December 29, 2010

The New Year is just upon us, so let's celebrate!  You still have plenty of time (I know, the big day is only 2 days away) to invite some friends, get a party dress, and bedeck your home with some stylish decor to ring in the New Year!  {Welcome 2011}Have extra garland that wasn't used for Christmas? Create a stylish 2011 banner with some wire and ribbon{INVITE}Having a last minute soiree? There are LOTS of online invitations on the WWW that can easily be sent to guests within minutes.  Check out these invites from Evite.{Attire}Dust off your favorite{Black PAR-TAY … [Read more...]

Escaped to the Outdoors

December 29, 2010

What a DAY!  A bit of cabin fever was setting in and I needed to escape.  I spent part of the day at a local NY State Park with the kids and enjoyed the beautiful snow that we were blessed with yesterday!  Being outdoors was exhilarating, and reminded me of a post that I wrote awhile back about Nature Inspired Interiors.  I'll definitely hunker down tomorrow and bring you some more fabulous interior inspirations! {Our Escape to the Outdoors} … [Read more...]

Wintry White Wonderland: Inspiration for a Wondrous Decor

December 27, 2010

With the BIG BLIZZARD of 2010 (ya, right...we only got 4"), I've been dreaming of WHITE (and black with the possible new project of revamping my oak cabinets ~ see today's earlier post on I'm BACK & thinking BLACK) and thought it would be fun to inspire you with a little Wintry White for your Wondrous interior decor.  I LOVE white...it's so fresh, calm, and clean.  On the other side, it's majorly difficult to keep clean.  Anything and Everything shows (especially with 2 young kids)!  But you can always {DREAM}It's quite funny that {ME} of all people is talking … [Read more...]

I’m BACK & thinking BLACK!

December 27, 2010

I hope you truly enjoyed your Christmas and had some enjoyable time with your family and friends! A little time-off for me was great...I feel revived and ready to start my projects for 2011 (even though we still have a week to go in 2010)!  Since the one year anniversary of living in our home is coming up in February, I feel like I need to get movin' & groovin' on some of the projects that have been brewing in my head for the last 300+ days. Major projects on my mind are: the master bath, kids bath, and possibly the kitchen ....Can you say WOW!! (O, and the basement) ...am I … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas and THANK YOU!

December 24, 2010

I have so many accomplishments to be thankful for this year ~ two biggies: a new home and my new business! As both are still in the beginning stages of development, it has been an exciting, but (at times) anxiety-prone process. I'm definitely the type of person that lives on instant gratification (so not good!), and the growth of something is always difficult to deal with and take day-by-day. BUT .... over the past week while reflecting on the year, I truly have tried to focus on my many achievements versus the things that are on my lengthy (and forever growing) to-do-list.  My home has … [Read more...]

Let’s Wrap it Up: Unique & Creative Ways to Wrap Your Presents

December 23, 2010

Let's wrap up the Christmas season with some unique and creative wrapping ideas.  Christmas is just 2 days away and hopefully your shopping is DONE almost done  and you are enjoying the last days of the Holiday season!   Now it's time to{WRAP} Be creative.  And have fun! via Real Simple Place the bottle along one side of the fabric so that the bottle's top meets the top of the fabric. Fold the excess material at the bottom over the bottle, forming a pocket of sorts. Then roll the dish towel evenly and secure at the neck … [Read more...]

2011 Color of the Year: Honeysuckle

December 22, 2010

I love how Heidi Klum puts it best on Project Runway....One day you're in, the next day you're out!                                 Turquoise                                         Honeysuckle With the New Year just upon … [Read more...]