Best of Fall – Decorating Ideas and Inspiration

fall decor, natural fall decor,

I know what you're thinking. "Kelly, you need to sit back and enjoy the flip flop wearing, margarita sipping season and stop thinking about fall in August." It's been a sweltering 100 degrees here in NJ and I'm hot, sweaty and tired and just want to jump in a pile of crunchy leaves while sipping spiked apple cider. I've got fall on my mind … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Driven by Decor

plate wall, gray dining room

I think Kris of Driven by Decor and I are long lost plate wall, Boston Terrier loving sisters. Kris lives in a 60 year old Connecticut Cape Cod and describes her style as: "I'm a lover of neutrals and use them to decorate in a timeless style with a collected-over-time feel." See more Eclectic Home Tours I don't know which I love more … [Read more...]


How to Make Money in Facebook Buy & Sell Groups!

Facebook Groups, selling on facebook,

Warning: BUYING AND SELLING ON FACEBOOK IS ADDICTIVE! I recently joined one of the popular Facebook Buy and Sell Groups that are popping up all over the place and have been loving it! It's an easy way to sell unwanted stuff to people that live nearby. In one week, I listed a pair of pillows, two terracotta strawberry pots, a floor lamp and … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Far Above Rubies

overdyed rug, pink rug, dining room, boho dining room

Anita of Far Above Rubies lives in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina on land that's been in her family for generations. This is the latest addition in my Eclectic Home Tour series where I feature the most amazing homes in every style from farmhouse to mid-century modern and everything in between. Now let's get back to the tour and a … [Read more...]


Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

stone house, cottage, curb appeal

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my backyard through the years (cue the Kenny Rogers music). I teamed up with a few other bloggers who also shared their outdoor spaces.   Here are some of my favorites including the photo above - the most charming stone cottage and gardens of Facci Designs that looks like it's straight out of a … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Handcrafted Movement

tiny house, handcrafted home,

Matt of Handcrafted Movement in Washington state took his expertise from working in his families residential development company to catapult himself into the tiny house movement. "I'm striving towards creating what I call "fresh excellence" by valuing Artistry & Craftsmanship equally along with fully engaging my head, heart and hands. I pull … [Read more...]


Sunroom Home Office

sunroom, home office, homework area

When my girls are away, their mom will play. Summer is still in full swing here but fall, and another school year, is quickly approaching so I decided to surprise my girls while they are away at camp by sprucing up their work area in our sunroom. Once school begins, clutter from notebooks, pens, pencils, post-its, books and papers galore … [Read more...]


Historic Racoon Island

racoon island, boat house, lake

When the temp reaches 95 and the humidity curls my hair into an unmanageable frizz, it's always good to have friends who invite you to their lake house! Historic Racoon Island on Lake Hopatcong is less than an hour from my house but feels like it's worlds away. My friends bought a 1903 cottage on Racoon Island New Jersey around 15 years ago … [Read more...]


My Backyard Through the Years

dresser planter

My 100 year old home was a neglected mess on the inside and out when we bought it. No grass or plants or patio except for a few overgrown scraggly shrubs - an empty slate. My friend Stephanie of Brooklyn Limestone is featuring my yard today to kick off her "Take it Outside Beautiful Backyard Blogger Series" so I thought it would be fun to … [Read more...]


Sushi – The Pet Therapy Dog!

Pet Therapy Dog

She working that bandana like nobody's business. Yes, not only is Sushi the Boston Terrier the world's cutest puppy but now she's a therapy dog. She spreads joy and happiness wherever she goes. I'm so proud of my girls who trained our dog Sushi and passed a test so they could become a pet therapy team with Creature Comfort Pet … [Read more...]