With a long list of recipes that I describe as being simply luxurious, there are endless combinations that I regularly go back through for my own uses each time I sit down to organize a menu. KEY THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: *Everything on the menu can be made ahead of time (except the risotto and … More A Small Summer Dinner Party Menu
Some of you, like myself, may have made a resolution that pertains to work – mine was specifically to create a more organized and productive workspace. With that said, I became quite excited about the decor and organizational aspects of this goal; however, prior to plowing ahead, I wanted to create a checklist to ensure … More Why Not Create A Productive Office?
Laundry rooms and mud rooms, while not the gathering place of a home, are frequently visited and in high demand when it comes to keeping the rest of the home clean and its residents looking put together. In an effort to create a work space that is more welcoming and calming as we set about … More Create A Simply Luxurious Laundry Room
Real estate appraisers and brokers have agreed time and time again that a remodeled full bathroom will reap approximately 60-70% of the initial investment. The only other major remodel that consistently has these results is a kitchen. With that in mind, why not turn your average every day bathroom into a spa-like retreat. Whether you … More Create A Spa At Home
Some of the best items in my home at this very moment were discovered at yard sales (a dining table, kitchenette table, unique vases as well as a buffet table). Understandably, my budget is very thankful for the relief, and I felt the thrill of finding a bargain and enjoying the hunt. After all, you … More Why Not Have a Yard Sale?
Since the recession, McMansions quickly began to be less desirable to potential homeowners. In fact, as a result of the housing crisis, the average square footage of primary residences dropped to 2300 square feet, and while it has slowly crept back up about 100 square feet in the past year, many people are finding the … More Why Not Live in a Smaller Home?
With help from House Beautiful’s November issue, I’ve gathered together the best tips for an evening that will be full of laughter, ease and success. The Perfect Number A memorable dinner party is one that allows your guests to be relaxed and involved in engaging conversation, and a bit of surprise topic or event isn’t … More Why Not Have A Dinner Party?
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ― Julia Child One of my favorite pastimes is finding time to step into the kitchen and attempt a new recipe that I have discovered in a magazine, watched on Food Network or torn from my Sunday … More Why Not Learn How to Cook?
Upon turning our home into our sanctuary, it can sometimes seem that the only solution is hiring a contractor or moving to a different location. But the truth is, every place you most likely will move into will need your own personal touch to create precisely the ideal space. The good news is, much can … More Why Not Make Simple Home Touch-Ups?
Just as our sartorial choices reveal our personality, so too can our sanctuaries that we slip home to each night to find rest and rejuvenation before stepping out into the world the next day to do it all over again. Our homes can become a canvas of our passions, our experiences, our dreams and our … More Why Not Shop Consignment Decor