Senin, 06 Juli 2015

Thanksgiving in CT

A few of you asked for photos of Thanksgiving at my mum's in CT. Ask and you shall receive! Dixie's house is a 1770 Colonial so the holiday table was set with traditional style. The centerpiece was truly "green" made of assorted fresh vegetables.

The place cards I made by spray painting miniature pumpkins gold

My favorite shot of the holiday weekend is of Auggie my Jack Russell with my sister's French Bulldog Eliot.

Love Letters Good Enough to Eat

While flipping through the current issue of Martha Stewart Living I came across this adorable idea of meringue love letters. All you need is a piping bag. Perfect dessert for your valentine - even your kids. RECIPE

Photo: Martha Stewart Living

Sabtu, 04 Juli 2015

Because I Love It

Classic. Rustic. Charming.

Photo: Tiny White Daisies

Mad For Plaid

This weekend I am headed to the mountains of Vermont (Woodstock to be exact) which has me thinking of roaring fires, chilly mountain air and cozy wool plaid. Perhaps it is my Scottish roots, but I am really mad for plaid when it comes to entertaining, party attire and interiors! 

Photos: Pinterest

Jumat, 03 Juli 2015

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

In my family everyone of all ages gets a stocking. We open them in front of a roaring fire at my mum's beautiful Connecticut home Christmas morning. All of my shopping is done, but here are some items I might buy next year!

LAFCO makes the most exquisite to-die-for candles and now they make soap. For the winter months how about Marseilles Fig or Rosemary Eucalyptus?

For the wine enthusiast a CORKCICLE is a must. Pop it in the freezer and then in to a bottle of white wine to keep it cold. Genius. They come in classic cork or fun festive colors. 

I am sure most of you already own a set of BANAGRAMS. If you don't you need to pick one up. Stat. Perfect to play over the holidays or pack for your weekend at the ski house. 

Who doesn't need some sparkle during the holidays? I love this polish from ESSIE.

At Christmas Dinner we always have holiday poppers. I love these stylish ones that include bubbles, makeup and a cocktail ring. So festive! Order them HERE.  

For the dog lover (my Jack Russell is addicted) include a new tennis ball (or two...)

One of my best friends turned me on to NEUTROGENA BODY OIL and now I would never use any other moisturizer.

A great read - BLOOD BONES AND BUTTER is a favorite of mine and is now being made in to a movie staring GP.

Or a subscription to a magazine. A few I like to give

Happy holidays!

Photos: Top This Top That, Tiny White Daisies, Lafco, Corkcicle, Greenhead, Amazon, Zappos, 
Neutrogena, T&C,, Elle Decor, Traditional Home and Coastal Living 

Brrrr...It's Cold Outside

Happy 2013 fab readers! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with family and friends. Winter has arrived in Boston and it was 8 degrees when I got up this morning. Brrr! Today I would much rather stay inside in front of the fire.

The perfect cocktail for freezing weather? A Hot Toddy will take off the chill when you come home from the office or off the slopes. RECIPE

It's 5:00 somewhere right?! 

Photos: Tiny White Daisies

Rabu, 01 Juli 2015

Happy Halloween - Ghoulish Treats

Happy Halloween my fab readers! Looking for some ghoulish treats? Here are some sweet and simple ideas. All the recipes are HERE.

Happy Trick or Treat!

Photos: Better Homes and Gardens