How to Create a Unique Space for Your Special Moments

August 8, 2017

Whether it be a reading nook for your children’s bedtime story because you had a similar space when you were a child, or patio seating area for your Friday night cocktails with your Dad, who … Continue reading




A Patio Remodel, Just in Time for Summer

June 13, 2017

Summer is here, and my patio remodel is complete! A few months ago, we decided to give our side yard a new look, and we managed to pull it all together, just in time for summer. … Continue reading




4 Tips for Throwing a Surprise Party

June 29, 2016

How do you go about planning a surprise party—especially when the guest of honor is a Sherlock Holmes-level detective who seems to know your every move and what you are planning before you even think it? A … Continue reading




As Simple as B, L, T: Macaroni Salad Recipe

June 24, 2016

Summer is officially here. With outdoor cookouts and parties a plenty this time of year, I’m always looking for delicious and easy dishes. I’m a big fan of classic macaroni and pasta salads, but sometimes … Continue reading




5 Tips for Fabulous Fall Entertaining

October 23, 2015

This week’s guest blogger is Tammy from Pink Peppermint Design. With autumn in full swing, our thoughts are turning to harvest festivals and fall entertaining before it gets too cold. Spice up your calendar this … Continue reading




How to Set and Serve a Hearty Harvest Table

October 14, 2015

Ah, fall. We start wearing warm sweaters, boots and jeans. We spend evenings around the fire outdoors wrapped up in a cozy blanket. It’s important to enjoy the changing seasons, when summer gives way to … Continue reading




Take Guests to Tuscany Without Leaving Home

September 14, 2015

Want to get away? Travel for dinner to an Italian hillside? Sip your favorite wine while dining on antipasto, warm bread and Mediterranean delights? Sounds perfect doesn’t it? Better yet, you don’t have to travel far to … Continue reading




How to Say Goodbye to Summer in Style

August 17, 2015

Now that the summer heat is starting to die down, we’ll be spending a Sunday evening on our patio to celebrate the last days of the season. There’s nothing more comforting than  gathering friends and … Continue reading




How to Host a Relaxing Evening Outdoors

July 21, 2015

Once temperatures heat up, the only time to be outside is in the early morning or in the evening. Enjoying a relaxing night with family and friends doesn’t have to be elaborate, and there are … Continue reading




4 Fun Ways to Beat the Heat

July 11, 2015

Hot summer days are now upon us, but before you start feeling overwhelmed by the intensity of the passing hours, I’m going to share some ideas on how to refresh and entertain everyone in your … Continue reading