Sunday Exclusive: It’s a …

February 2, 2014


Happy Sunday Y'all! The 4 of us have some exciting news to share...  But before that, I want to tell you how it all went down. {you didn't think I'd tell ya that easy did ya?} For the past few weeks leading up to my 20 week ultrasound appointment (which was the end of last week), we were pretty much decided we weren't going to find out the gender of baby 3.  Since we're already blessed with a boy + girl and have little planning to do, the gender didn't really matter.  Plus, so many parents of 3 said it was the ultimate surprise to wait till delivery day.   Yup, we were on track to … [Read more...]

We’re Expanding

January 13, 2014


Happy Monday my fabulous friends! So today I'm sharing some interesting news... a little secret actually... From the post title you might have guessed what it is. These two are going to be... + I'm expanding and so is our family. Yup, I am pregnant with baby #3 and our little bun in the oven is due in June. We attempted to take some cute selfies over the weekend - well it didn't go so well.  15 minutes later + 80 pics = nothing came out.  They were either too dark or too fuzzy.  This one is probably the only that looked decent and of course, my face wasn't … [Read more...]

Happenings on the Homestead: Unplugging + Reflecting + Rambling

August 26, 2013

The beautiful Lake George, NY

I'm forewarning you...  this is a rambling post about nothing.  about everything. It's 6am Monday morning and it's my first time sitting at a computer in 9 days. For Real. You may have noticed my lack of posts over the past few weeks.  It took me a while to get back into the groove after Haven, and once settled I was repacking for our family Summer vacation.  For the past week I unplugged (well for about 98% of the time) from everything.  I took some 'me' time to relax and enjoy the last days of Summer before the craziness and busy days of school and work begin again.  The week was … [Read more...]

Scouting, Shopping, Styling, Shooting

June 27, 2013

Scouting, Shopping, Styling, Shooting for 3 Room Makeovers with Saratoga Mama and SAS Interiors

Summer's here and even though I've been trying (trying is the key word) to slow down, I'm still busy working on some projects at my house and for clients.   One in particular is something I just took on and it's going to be a fast-track, crazy, wam bam, start-and-finish-in-a-small-amount-of-time project.   It's also slightly outside of the box of what I typically do (which I love and am always up for new challenges). So here are the details... There is a local magazine in my area called Saratoga Mama Magazine (affiliated with and since it's debut earlier this year, I … [Read more...]

Happenings on the Homestead: Spring

May 28, 2013

Happenings on the Homestead: Spring -

It's Tuesday morning, the long Memorial Day weekend is over, and I'm reflecting on all the things we've been up to on the homestead lately.  I realized it's been a long time since my last Happenings on the Homestead.  I like HotH because it gives a little inside peak into what's been happening and what the family has been up to - on the homestead, of course. We've had some fun over the past few weekends (if you're an instagram fan, you probably already know), but... ... we've also been hard-at-work. Since we've come out of winter hibernation, we've been nonstop working on the … [Read more...]

Amazing Moments

April 15, 2013

BHG Photoshoot Sneak Peak

Moments happen every day.  Many are great, but when an amazing moment occurs, you have to just sit back and reflect (at least for a moment). The past few weeks have been a whirlwind.  I've felt every emotion possible - excitement, happiness, nervousness... all wrapped into one. I'm still pinching myself at the thought that my home, my work, will be in a magazine (actually 4 magazines).  It feels amazing that my time and creativity have been recognized by others.  It's a validating feeling like, "I did it"!  Simply put, the entire week was just surreal.   So here is the honest part … [Read more...]

This is BIG!

March 13, 2013


I can not contain my excitement anymore and am bursting at the bubble to share 2 BIG announcements... First, I'm psyched to tell you that Joss and Main has asked me back for a third run at hosting an exclusive Curator Collection.  My first time hosting was last Summer and it was a blast, then in December I collaborated with 9 other past Curators for a Holiday Collection, and starting this Sunday (3/17) at 9pm will be my latest and best Collection to date. The Collection that I put together for Joss and Main last Summer was based more on my personal style, Classic Eclectic design. For … [Read more...]

Happenings on the Homestead: 2 Big Projects Comin’ Up

September 20, 2012


It's been a while since the last happenings on the homestead, and even though I share alot of personal DIY projects from around my home, I don't often share with you what's happening and what's ahead.  So let's recap a bit... June was filled with my big staircase makeover, July was bustling with tons of painting projects, and August was crazy with finishing the bookcase and the mouldings.  With open arms, I cheerfully welcomed September because it was finally time to get back into a routine of working, blogging, and DIYing!  For me, September is like a new year  - same for you? Let's take a … [Read more...]

Happenings on the Homestead: Where is She?

May 2, 2012


Maybe some of you have asked yourself that very question over the past few weeks - Where is She?  With fewer posts, less DIY projects, limited social media interaction, and lots of guest posts, it may have crossed your mind that something happened to me.  Thankfully I can say nothing happened and all is well on the homefront, but the last month has been downright Chaotic (yes, with a capital C).  I literally don't know what happened to April - it skipped by within a second.  Have you ever had that? Instead of bogging down a good post, I thought I owed you or at least wanted to share with … [Read more...]

Happenings on the Homestead: Weekend Updates

April 1, 2012


I hope you're having an enjoyable weekend.  It's usually quiet on the blog-front once the weekends are here because the Mister and I are often busy tackling home improvement projects or making new DIY creations.  Thankfully we've been blessed with beautiful weather the last few weekends and have had the opportunity to get a jump start on projects that we didn't plan on doing till at least the end of April or May.  This weekend though, put a snag in our plans due to the gloomy, rainy weather and slightly cold temps, but we've still been busy... I took some time yesterday to make this wreath … [Read more...]