Cape Cod Escape & My Trip to the ER

Cape Cod Vacation

It started with a bang and ended with a thud. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen some of my pics from our family trip to Cape Cod which was amazing (it was also painful but more on that later). Beautiful beaches, charming towns, bustling main streets, cedar shake cottages and hydrangeas everywhere you turn. Lots of swimming, … [Read more...]


Eclectic Garden Tour – Daisy Mae Belle

Enchanted garden tour

  Melissa of Daisy Mae Belle has a backyard made for enchanted parties under a canopy of lights. The perfect place to warm up on a chilly summer night - with s'mores of course. An old play house got a facelift and now does duty as the world's cutest craft shed. The sign says it all.   How cute is this little DIY tent … [Read more...]


My Summer Kitchen and a 70′s Flashback

Summer kitchen

  Are you a little bit country or a little bit rock and roll? I'm having flashbacks to my childhood filled with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Devil Dogs eaten out of my Donny and Marie lunchbox with matching thermos. Donny was a little bit rock and roll and I was helpless to resist his purple socks? These definitely … [Read more...]


How to Paint Fabric & DIY Nautical Dishtowels


  Have you ever stumbled across something that can solve all of the world's problems? Well I have. Ok - maybe I exaggerate a tad but this is definitely life changing. Drumroll please ... fabric medium. I know what you're thinking, "Kelly, have you been living under a rock" or "Kelly, you really need to get out … [Read more...]


Eclectic Garden Tour – Organized Clutter

Whimsical garden tour Organized Clutter

Carlene of Organized Clutter is the queen bee of junk gardens. She's never met a rusty old whatcha-ma-call-it, discarded thing-a-ma-jig or broken down what's it that she couldn't breathe new life into.   Follow these footsteps into the garden. An old sink becomes the perfect potting bench. We've all seen bike planters but … [Read more...]


Shutterfly By Design Townhouse Decorating Ideas, My BFF Martha & What a View!

Shutterfly by Design Townhouse Tour

Where else but in NYC can you go to an amazing design event, have your pic snapped with Martha Stewart and have cocktails overlooking the most amazing view all in the same night? Little did I know what was in store for me as I hopped on a train and headed into New York for a high style home design party hosted by Shutterfly. Yes, Shutterfly … [Read more...]


World Market Grand Opening and a Giveaway!

World Market Giveaway

  It's the most wonderful time of the year ... no, it's not Christmas but it does feel like it because Cost Plus World Market is finally coming to New Jersey! I heart World Market and their unique, affordable selection for home and garden.  I wouldn't miss the grand opening action and I can't wait to show you what treasures I find.  Join … [Read more...]


Eclectic Garden Tour – Our Fairfield Home and Garden

A trio of ladder birdhouses

  It's summer and that means hanging out outside so let's make this summer the summer of gorgeous garden tours!   Who better to start with than Barb of Our Fairfield Home and Garden who I officially dub the Garden Fairy Godmother. Barb's neighbor was tossing 32 shutters so she challenged herself to use all of the shutters in … [Read more...]


Best of the Red, White & Blue and Happy 4th!

Love this DIY window flag!

  The bands are marching, the grill is smoking, the lemonade is iced and the fireworks are popping. It's time for a little red, white and blue ...   Cristina from Remodelelando la Casa knocked her DIY flags windows out of the park. Becky from Beyond the Picket Fence made the coolest book page flag. Those blurry blobs in … [Read more...]


How to Clean Vintage Luggage

How to clean vintage luggage

  Oh the places you'll go ... but if you're stuck at home, you can at least have a suitcase that's been around the world (or the block at least). Vintage suitcases have so much character - the aged leather, the monograms, the travel stickers. They harken back to the days when people dressed for a flight ... you'd never see a … [Read more...]