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...]


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...]


Do You Doodle? Doodling Ideas for Everyone

Doodles - a fun art activity for everyone

Do you doodle? I've always been a doodler. I mindlessly doodle whenever there is a paper and pen in front of me. Flowers, curly cues, animals ... my doodles don't discriminate. There's just something about creating a fun little work of art - even if it's on a napkin! Bonus - it may be better than a bubble bath for relaxing and letting … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Lemon Tree Farmhouse

Eclectic Farmhouse Tour

"Designing by trend can be visually appealing but designing by personality creates a space that comforts all senses" - Sophia Reay - Lemon Tree Interiors. Sophia created a farmhouse that definitely comforts my senses. Take the tour then spin back around and check out all of my Eclectic Home Tours. Two of my favorite things ... … [Read more...]


Like Father Like Daughter – Dad’s Pipe Collection

Meerschaum pipe collection

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Not only did I inherit my dad's looks and his latin rhythm but it seems he also passed down the collecting bug. From duck decoys and art (he loved to hunt) to beer steins (he loved a good cocktail) to $2 bills (he gave stacks of them to my girls) to pipes galore, my dad loved a good collection. My … [Read more...]


Under $20 Christmas Decor