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May 4, 2019

Ohhh hello May! Happy Cinco De Mayo! In San Diego this holiday is heavily celebrated.  Tacos, guacomole, polomas & margaritas.  The day is a bright light of fun in a month us locals dubbed “May Gray”.    Now from my shivering perch in New England I can balk at that dramatic term for 60 degree “cold” and overcast. Rain […]

Apr 9, 2019

If you already know, you know.  If you have yet to be introduced to Eclectic Goods, you. are. welcome. This week’s Rad Resource is an online store run by an amazing woman, Denise (and she’s a twin momma!) out of Southern California. Denise combines her skills as an interior designer + coastal Cali girl + bohemian […]

Apr 4, 2019

Nothing is perfect in this house.  The house has been lived in, tweaked and added on to for 130 years. But that’s the charm of it for me.  Little narrow passages, hidden staircases, mysterious doors and cubbies.  Victorian woodworking, glass doorknobs and iron pulls. Simple little moments around every corner where all the layers both […]

Apr 2, 2019

RAD RESOURCE: Art To Frames I have some wonderful vendors I’ve found along the way that I would like to start sharing with you in a regular blog series I am calling Rad Resource. First up… ART TO FRAMES Problem: You’ve found a great print, but the size is irregular.  You look and look but […]

Feb 1, 2019

My mom was a Martha. I grew up walking downstairs on the smallest of holidays to see a kitchen table sprinkled with crafts, homemade treats, and a little bit of mom magic.   I am quite sure my husband thought I was crazy our first year as parents when my deeply engrained holiday spirit was […]

Jan 30, 2019

Let me start with this caveat; this is my first ever recipe post.  Now that I think about it, that’s crazy.  I love food.  My husband and I border on being declared “foodies”.  Entire vacations are planned around the best-of hit list of foods in whatever city we are in.  I love eating.  Cooking, hmmmm, […]

Nov 28, 2018

When the last dish has been washed after Thanksgiving dinner, we run to the tree lot.  A stubborn crew, my family.  We have chosen the path of fresh tree and garlands.  If you’ve ever tried this, you know not to buy your fresh Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.  Inevitably it will be crispy and […]

Nov 24, 2018

Take a trip down memory lane with me?  Back in our warm San Diego life we could only dream of a snowy holiday. I joined up with some of my favorite vendor friends to create our White Christmas inspired dinner party, bringing the snowy vibe to us.  Come drop by my old home in California […]

Nov 8, 2018

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!!!  For so many reasons today is like Christmas.  I cannot wait to pour a cup of coffee and spend my morning combing through renovated rooms created by the featured & guest participant designers over the past six weeks of the One Room Challenge.  And for us here in the […]

Nov 1, 2018

What is harder than the One Room Challenge timeline itself? Waiting to share!!!  Last year’s ORC taught me the value of professional photography. In order to get the photos edited in time we had to bust out a one week-early completion date.  I am thrilled to report that this baby is DONE! New quartzite counters installed. […]