Hello! It’s been a while my friends… I don’t have time for as much (if at all) mini home projects like I used to. With a nine hour work day and an additional three hours of daily commute, there is literally no time in my life for…anything! Work is demanding and it’s exhaustion as I’ve … More Diy: Antique French Chairs
Butterblume is one cool concept. It’s a restaurant, cafe and floral boutique all under one open space. While in Montreal, my husband and I visited this place for brunch. We sat at the bar and had a clear view of the chefs prepping magic. The ingredients are fresh and simple yet what’s on your plate … More BUTTERBLUME
We are taking the kids Easter egg hunting this Saturday and they are so excited. This will be the third year in a row that we’ll be attending our neighborhood’s annual egg hunt. We’re establishing our own little family traditions and rituals with each holiday. The best gift about being a parent is living life through the eyes of … More DIY Paper-Napkin Decoupage (Spring Blossom) Easter Eggs
Once again, I picked up some Monrovia plants to beautify our space. This time, they are sitting very pretty on my buffet table! I really wanted to enjoy these plants indoors prior to giving them a life sentence of being outdoors. Our dining room is so bright that I thought it wouldn’t hurt to have … More My Bloom-tiful Buffet Table
I am so in love with all of the Spring blossoms happening outside. Each year, I look forward to the one or two precious weeks in early Spring when a bunch of branch blossoms are in full display. Unfortunately, they fade as fast as they bloom. I wish there were a way to preserve their … More DIY: Sugared Flowers
We had a good idea of what kind of dining table end chairs we wanted and we couldn’t find them anywhere- at least for the right price. Sorry, I wasn’t going to splurge $800 on one chair. That’s nonsense. The criteria were that they had to be big, comfy, unique and wing-back. We finally found a … More DIY: Painted Wing-Back Chairs
It’s starting to look a lot like…Spring! I love going into the stores and seeing all sorts of plants, herbs and bulbs sitting pretty on the shelves. I couldn’t help but grabbed a few pots of tulips to add to our front doorstep planters. Before potting the tulips, I placed them into our kitchen sink … More Planting Tulips
As far as I’m concerned, Spring is already here! Today, the weather is in the 70’s- that’s quite remarkable for this time of the year in Boston. I’m ready for everything to become alive, cheery and vibrant again. I’m always looking forward to the daffodils the most because they signify the first of Spring existence … More DIY: A Whimsical Spring Tablescape
Isn’t just painful that you spend so much money on fresh flowers and they barely last for a week? I don’t care where you get your blooms; we all face the same problem. Once they begin to wilt, the water starts to smell like mildew so the next logical step is to toss them out, … More Half-Wilted
Ever since I discovered how to make body sugar scrub, I’ve been fairly obsessed. No more splurging on fancy scrubs when I can make them myself. And I’ll tell you, I’ve made some fabulously fancy scrubs. I mean, my body DESERVES them! Not only that, it’s super economical and I love me some savings. Sometimes, … More DIY Cherry Blossom Sugar Scrub
Today is such a special day. Spring is finally here! YIPPIE. I would do a happy dance and take Zoey out to the park if it were not for the snowstorm that just hit us on Tuesday! What I absolutely LOVE and miss the most about spring are all the gorgeous blooms in our garden … More A Special Day!
Hello! How was everyone’s Valentines? We didn’t spend the night having a romantic dinner or anything of that sort. Just going out anywhere with Ms. Zoey is a challenge let alone having a nice quiet dinner at a fancy restaurant! Completely, out of the question. Although we didn’t wine and dine, my husband did come … More No Roses Here
Today has been such an exhausting day! I am ready to retire for the evening. Wished that I can just lay in bed, watch some juicy gossip tv, maybe drink a glass of plum wine, stuff my face w/ checker fries, then indulge in some tiramisu, and fall asleep before 8pm! Not specifically in that … More Candles & Flowers
My place is inundated w/ magazines that are just waiting for my undivided attention. I have to say, those mags got some patience! I swear I will get to them b/c honestly, I can get ideas and STUFF from them. Plus, what’s better for decompressing than flipping through the pages of uber stylish + gossip … More Playing Catch up
While in the midst of one of my very focused decluttering sessions, I ALMOST threw out this empty hand soap glass container that no longer played an important role in the home. That was until it screamed my name and said “Use me as a vase, lady!” Ah- brilliant idea! And now I think it’s … More Upcycling Glass Containers
Hope everyone had a GREAT weekend! Mine was quite busy!! I am currently working on a project which I’m super excited to share SOON! I was product shooting and everything was made prettier w/ this whimsical + romantic arrangement that I made w/ the hydrangeas from our garden. Isn’t quite LOVELY?! I can’t think of … More A Romantic Arrangement
So it’s Friday and I’m sure you’re ecstatic! I remember that I used to have horrible Monday morning blues and when Friday comes, it was such a wonderful feeling. Here are some peonies from our garden to help get you through the rest of your day (aren’t the last few hrs of work just dragggggging?!) … More Peonies & Friday.
After living out of our suitcases for over a week, we are finally home! It feels so good to be back and living normal again. And what better welcome home gift than coming home to a bunch of peonies in bloom? I went through an orchid phase, then hydrangeas, and now peonies. I’m still OBSESSED … More Home Sweet Home
As some of you may already know, I just celebrated my first Mother’s Day! Wow. I am a mother. CRAZY! The day was perfect. Started off having a great lunch w/ family. Afterwards, while daddy and Zoey went gardening, I spent some quality time w/ my sis in law. When I got home, Daddy and … More The PERFECT Bouquet.
We went a little tulip crazy last week! Hey, gotta get ’em before they’re gone! Not sure what these flowers are called but we also grabbed one pot of this. Have a GREAT day! ‘Til next post, Kellie.