Cooking · Cooking: Kitchen Tips · Design

What’s in Your Pantry?

One year ago, almost to the day, we moved. Packing for the move took me MONTHS.  I am not exaggerating; I kid you not. You see, when My Michael and I married, we converged two fully appointed homes. We. Had. A. Lot. Of. Cr…, Ah-hem! I mean, STUFF! In the final hours of packing up… Continue reading What’s in Your Pantry?

Antiques · Design

Beautiful Bottles and Other Inspirations

  I love to poke around  antique shops for inspiration. This past weekend, I wandered into a little old house transformed into a quaint shop. There were some anticipated treasures such as old shutters and pewter plates.   I fell in love with an old grocery register from the early 1900’s.LOOK! I admired this vase… Continue reading Beautiful Bottles and Other Inspirations

Floral Design · Plants and Flowers

Sharing a Secret

Hi, Everybody! On Tuesday, I hosted a dinner party for some gal friends.   My guests delighted me with stunning Dutch flowers.  We had a lovely time and many laughs.  I will remember the evening each time I admire my posies, which I will enjoy for the next week. You read that right. My flowers… Continue reading Sharing a Secret


Five superBOWLS for the Patriots; Five superDISHES for you.

From One Roasted Chicken Recipe- Hi, Everybody! My family LOVES roasted chicken. It is such comfort food. Every week, I make a pan of bone-in roasted chicken breasts. I put them in a storage container in the fridge and they are my go-to. Here are five fresh and delicious things you can make from my […]

Cooking · Design · Floral Design · Plants and Flowers · Table Fashion

My JamBALAYA: Tuscan Bowls, White Linen, Antique Silver meet the Bayou

  I know. This is a pretty crazy title, but let me explain. My design style is to mix things up, to be unpredictable and to mix the old with the new.  Here I am bringing this style to my dinner table.  Wait for it. Last night, My Michael had a hankering for some Cajun food.… Continue reading My JamBALAYA: Tuscan Bowls, White Linen, Antique Silver meet the Bayou

Abode · Design

Creating Charisma in a Charlestown Condo: Study!

I am sharing the transformation of the study, in this final post in my series “Creating Charisma in a Charlestown Condo.”  This has been fun! Often times, we are inspired by one item: A piece of artwork, a hobby, one notable piece of furniture, an antique.  We build our room around the theme. This is exactly what… Continue reading Creating Charisma in a Charlestown Condo: Study!


Lovelier Interior Decor

Our homes are “our places.” We wish for them to provide comfort, contentment, belonging and relaxation. Homes which reflect our styles are lovely. They make us feel good. When we walk into our favorite room, we feel peaceful. Homes also need to be functional and practical. Let’s blend the two. It is possible! I wish… Continue reading Lovelier Interior Decor