Be My Valentine – Conversation Heart Cake

Valentine Conversation Heart Cake

Roses are red, cake stands are green, I heart cake, and this is a cinch to make.   If you're like me and the entire extent of your cake decorating repertoire starts and stops with applying frosting, don't despair. Who needs fancy roses and swirls when you can buy a box of cake mix, a can of frosting and a big bag of … [Read more...]


Love You to the Moon and Back – Free Printable

Free Printable - Love you to the Moon and Back

My girls are 16 now and just got their driver's permits. Which makes me officially old! But of course, I'll always think of them as my babies (and think of myself as a big haired 18 year old). And when they were babies and toddlers and little girls I always told them ... I love you to the moon and back. So this Valentine's Day I'm … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – 1900’s French Tudor

French Tudor Home Tour

What do you get when you cross a 1900's French Tudor, a bachelor and Summer Thornton Design? A bachelor pad ... any woman would love.   Tour this home then stay awhile to check out more of my Eclectic Home Tours. Industrial shelves look like they came right out of a French bakery. Not sure what I love more, the Le … [Read more...]


My Hot Date with World Market and Favorite Finds

Tufted white headboard with fun pillowcases

World Market and I have been carrying on a love affair for awhile now. We started dating when I lived in Ohio over ten years ago. Then we had a tearful breakup when I moved back to NJ. We happily reunited when World Market opened in NJ - then NY - and now PA! I grew up in PA so when I heard they were opening a store in Montgomeryville, … [Read more...]


10 Minute Decorating in the Kitchen

Beautiful kitchen decorating ideas

Most people stock up on bread and milk before a blizzard. I stock up on fresh flowers since I knew I'd be trapped under two feet of snow. Priorities people! I wonder how many hours of our lives have been spent in front of the kitchen sink? As I wait patiently for the snow to melt, I can dream of spring while I'm getting dish pan … [Read more...]


Walk Around Town – Blizzard Edition

Winter curb appeal

Blizzard Jonas came, saw and tried to conquer leaving two feet of snow behind. I spent the day in my sock monkey pj's sitting by a roaring fire and drinking lots and lots of hot chocolate and tea watching my hubby snow blow. But a girl can only spend so much time trapped indoors before she goes stir crazy and has a hot chocolate sugar rush so … [Read more...]


My Four Poster Bed – the Elephant in the Room!

Four Poster Bed - the before bedroom!

My hubby and I tied the knot 20 years ago (on a Friday the 13th - a very lucky day)! We put all of our wedding money towards new bedroom furniture from Ethan Allen. No more sleeping on his full size bed with ugly boyhood headboard!   One thing I'm happy about is I had the sense 20 years ago not to buy a matching set of bedroom … [Read more...]


Rock My World Market – Grand Opening!

World Market

I grew up in Bucks County, PA and my family still lives there. So when I heard that Cost Plus World Market was opening in Montgomeryville PA, I jumped for joy.   World Market finds fill my house including ... this industrial metal cabinet in my dining room, this open shelving unit in my living room, these green cake stands … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Nesting with Grace

Eclectic Home Tour of Nesting with Grace

"I am a firm believer that your surroundings affect your mood and state of happiness." Brooke from Nesting with Grace recently moved from UT to CT and she's been surrounding herself with a happy home. Tour her cozy cape cod then stay awhile to visit all of my Eclectic Home Tours - there's definitely something for everyone! She went … [Read more...]


Furniture Reshuffling – Looking at Things in a New Light

Console table styling

I've had the January doldrums. Every since I removed that last speck of glitter from the overabundance of Christmas, I've been in a decorating rut. My house has never been more bare. It was actually refreshing to live like a minimalist for awhile. I'm rethinking how I want to live. Do I want tons of clutter weighing me down or do … [Read more...]


Under $20 Christmas Decor