My White Phase – In the Kitchen

White Kitchen display

  Picasso had his blue phase. I'm having a white phase - white kitchen filled with white kitchen accessories that are functional too (that scalloped bowl just served last night's pasta). I just realized it's been three years since I posted a tour of my kitchen.  Things have changed (including my photography skills) but the bones stay … [Read more...]


bHome – Worth a Million Words!

bHome app

  I know what you're thinking. What do I need with another app? You're probably already on Facebook, Pinterest, maybe even Instagram and you follow your favorite blogs. bHome    INSPIRE    CREATE    CONNECT  So why do we need this amazing new app called bHome? Well, I've been using it for a few months now and I … [Read more...]


My Favorite Command Hook Organization Ideas

Favorite Ways to Get Organized

I've been on a mission to get organized. Filling bags of unwanted stuff and hauling them to the thrift store or the dump. Difficult for a self professed hoarder like myself (my basement and garage are the stuff of horror films). Like the saying goes, big things come in small packages which is definitely true of Command™ Brand products. … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Migura House

Eclectic Home Tour

It's Saturday which means it's time for another Eclectic Home Tour ... be sure to browse through the 100+ (and growing) homes that are sure to inspire. Brace yourself for this triple threat home that is not only stunning, it's got an equally amazing guest house and if that's not enough, there is a pool house I wish I could move right into … [Read more...]


10 Minute Decorating – DIY Art Anyone Can Make (and a Fun Way to Organize Jewelry)

DIY Abstract Art Tutorial

First I want to thank everyone who left a kind comment about the loss of my father.  It means the world to me.  I haven't been doing much for the last week so it's time to get back in the saddle ...   I'm going down the shore. Translation for anyone not from the New Jersey area: I am traveling to the beach.   Since I … [Read more...]


A Life Well Lived – A Tribute to My Dad

A touching obituary for a father

On Tuesday, after a five year battle with cancer, my dad passed away. He was one of the best people I know so I wanted his obituary to reflect how he lived - with a touch of Kelly humor thrown in because there's nothing my dad like more than a good laugh (and a stiff martini). Jose “Joe” Perez Lerena  April 22, 1929 – February 10, … [Read more...]


Guest Room Refresh – One Duvet, Three Different Looks

How to Accessorize Basic White Bedding

The bedroom. It's where the magic happens.   The magic of getting tons of different looks by learning how to style white bedding of course. I love everything about this runched, white duvet cover from Crane and Canopy. Not only is it perfect for my guest bedroom since duvets are a cinch to wash, but white also makes it a neutral … [Read more...]


How to Waterproof Almost Anything (& 10 Giveaways)!

How to Waterproof Almost Anything!

  Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world - Marilyn Monroe Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I figure this video I made is worth at least a million words ... My daughter got a new pair of Uggs for Christmas but refused to wear them in the rain and snow so she … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Hi Sugarplum

Eclectic Home Tour of Hi Sugarplum

Can you believe this is my 119th Eclectic Home Tour.  From farmhouse, to cottage to mid century modern and everything in between, these homes showcase real people and how they live. Cassie of Hi Sugarplum blog is a loving girl after my own heart as you can see when you step onto the front porch. A pale blue sofa sets the stage for an … [Read more...]


Confession Time – My BackYard is Ugly (and the Plan to Make it Gorgeous)!

Gorgeous Garden Plan

I have a confession to make. When I share photos of my back yard including my eclectic patio, my mop bucket planters, and my dresser planter, I'm hiding a deep, dark, shameful secret. Out of view and thanks to some strategically arranged camera angles, lies this horror. Mind you, these pics were taken right before spring last year so … [Read more...]