Well, I'm back at writing. It's been awhile.  My IG has been current and I am posting there daily. Check it out if you can. Things are slowing down here. My daughter was married a few months ago and the planning and all that encompasses was so exciting and fun. I will post about all the details in weeks to come. My second oldest graduated from college last spring and was on a mission to find a job. He has settled into an interesting position with a consulting firm that does project management for homes and businesses in the jersey shore-tri state area. I will post about some of the beautiful rooms and properties. Finally, my youngest, is a senior in High School and we have been on a roller coaster ride of applications, college visits, football visits, and acceptances.
Warmer weather is finally here. Lots of projects for entertaining and fun outdoors.  All coming up here soon. So EXCITED to be able to be here at my blog again.
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Such inspiration can be found in this bedroom by Twentytwofiftyinteriors
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Local Designer, Betsy Berner

Friday, June 3, 2016

This outdoor space is what Caught my eye. So cozy, just love all the details. The kitchen is beautiful, check out all the rooms I posted. Betsy Berner is the designer, from Red Bank. Love that she is local.




It's My Party

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

With summer here lots of get togethers will be going on! I stumbled upon this inspiring party n event planner, Mary Guliani. She has worked with some big stars in entertainment. Her newest book, The cocktail Party, is chock full of great ideas. She adds a chic yet quirky element to entertaining. It's all about having fun, for the guest and host/hostess. Take a look at some pictures of Mary's parties. She has partnered with Mario Batalio on a few projects too. I just love her ideas. Enjoy!






New Brides to be vs Us old housewives Part 1

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I just love dishes and pretty glasses and serving pieces, not sure why but I just do. When I was a bride to be 26 years ago, ugh....so long ago, we all registered China and formal glassware and silverware. Times have changed and according to my daughter, who is a bride to be, most DO NOT choose to register for these items anymore. Many say they will never use it. I still use my Lenox formal set whenever I feel like celebrating a meal.
Kate Spade has some wonderful alternatives to the old China choices. I was recently at a bridal shower and she opened many beautiful colored boxes of Kate Spade place settings. She was so excited. The brand offers many options for different styles, some very graphic and others more traditional. There are beautiful glassware choices and silverware as well. One is rose gold, so pretty. 

The cake serving set is a great idea for a gift. You can have it monogrammed or have the wedding 
date engraved on the handles. Here are a few samples to view.










Decorator Crush

Friday, April 29, 2016

I came across this jaw dropping laundry room and had to find out more about the designer, Kriste Michelini. She is based out of the west coast, San Francisco area.  She started it in the software industry but found her way to interior design. Lucky for us. Enjoy a sampling of her work right here. She has been recognized by Tradional Home among other industry leaders.







Spring has Sprung..sort of...

Friday, March 25, 2016

I love all seasons, when the first signs of Spring start to pop, I get alittle giddy knowing the warm weather is coming soon. We had snow in NJ last week but I'm hopeful that Spring is here. We celebrate Easter so I wanted to share some of what's been around my house for the holiday.
 Moss bunny from Target with a cute ribbon. Napkin rings from Pier One, thank you Alexis
 Stock of paper plates is always a good idea, just in case




 Put something you treasure on a little pedestal, and it becomes important to the eye.



My Favorite Things...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

When I find items I love there is nothing better than sharing them with all of you. ENJOY!


Nordstrom is my Hero. Marc by Marc Jacobs is a designer with a flair for what us casual everyday girls need to look put together without breaking the bank. This purse is the perfect size for my 5 foot frame but has plenty of room inside. Love the shape of the sunnies and great price. Nordstrom.com


This hair product has been a godsend a pump in a half is all you need to get just the right bounce in your curl. Smells awesome too.

Another Nordstrom find. Double strand casual necklace. Goes with everything. 24.99


Love these Martha Stewart sheets. This set has champagne bottles and makes the perfect gift or just for your own bed. Great price point.


Bobbi Brown has a great selection of make up. This is a blush.

 Stays on all day. So easy to apply n choose a color that's right for your skin color.



Numi

My favorite is the green tea. There are many to choose from. All organic. I found a few boxes in TJMaxx, score