So I am re-committing (yet again) to the blog!    I do have a good excuse.  I have been at 'work camp' as my friend likes to call it.  Me and my Hoe.  My little cottage in Michigan is a...

Tried my hand at a DIY spring wreath for the cottage this weekend. I am sometimes (ok, lots of times) weary of fake flowers, but pumped up on pinterest inspiration, encouragement from Mom, and armed with a grapevine wreath from...

March was blur this year ~ so catching my breath and excited to finally share!  Perhaps the biggest deal for me was being invited to host a table at the Martha Stewart Wedding Party in Chicago founded by The Wedding...

Currently doing something new and exciting for me as I help redecorate a living room for a client from afar. I can barely wait to see it come together and wait each day for photos as furniture arrives!I have found...

As engagement season is in full swing I realized we are always favoring the girls - sorry, gold foil and pretty pink stripes are really hard to step away from.   But after more than a few requests giving the boys...

Around the holidays, gift wrap, labels and ribbons bring me so much JOY.  I wish I could work in a department store for a month.  I always think I am overbuying. Until I unroll my fancy gift wrap to find...

We've gone gold!  I have been dying to work up some gold foil designs for months and months.   Gold foil is a way of stamping metallic sparkly goodness onto paper so it really looks like gold leafing.  Figured I would...

It has been a full two weeks and I would be remiss if I did not introduce the newest member of our family, Toby - a dachshund that might give me a run for my money, but has already stolen...

Had such a nice fall break at the little green cottage last week.  Was reminded how much I love the porch.  When I bought it the porch was one of the spots I couldn't wait to decorate.  It seemed like...

Don't normally blog about food & travel here, although I do love both.   I leave that to my fabulous friend Kate over at ToLoveandLucy.  Was excited to be asked to guest blog today sharing about my trip to Costa Rica! ...