June 28, 2016

My "Nest" On wheels

RV'ing for beginners [what you need to know]

As a young child I can vividly recall climbing in and out of RV’s at various mall shows around the area. This was great “family fun” in the 1980’s when my parents weren’t sure what else to do with my siblings and I. We would climb all around, beg my parents to buy one, and fight over who was getting top bunk. Although my parents never opted to purchase an RV, that nostalgic feeling was alive and well inside of me when my own children (then ages 5 and 8) asked about buying a camper.

June 4, 2016

Summer '16 ~ Outdoor Inspiration

ideas to make you swoon


The summer months are magical in any part of the world. Yet in some areas (like Upstate New York where I live) it is a very short magical experience. God's gift of a few short months of warm weather, lots of sunshine, and gardens in bloom.  I always look for simple yet impactful ideas for projects that I can take on that will make this quarter of my year functional and fun, but won't break the bank.

April 10, 2016

Brick & Mortar

the warmth and tradition of brick in modern day homes

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When you think flooring and backsplash you might not list brick as your first material of choice. However, brick is popping up more and more in today's contemporary homes and I'm loving it!

March 27, 2016

French Country Sitting Room

a cozy neutral space that's sure to soothe

Sometimes you just need one little spark to ignite your imagination - - - and that's just what happened with this sitting room space that I designed. I saw a gorgeous settee on Wayfair and I thought "Hmm...where could I put that? What could I pair it with?" That led to a full fledged online shopping adventure and new (FREE) vision board for my readers.

February 21, 2016

Nautical Kids Bath Makeover

Bringing cape cod inspiration to our urban farm home

Every summer my husband and I pack up the car and head to the Cape (Wellfleet to be precise). We've been going since we met and now our children get to enjoy the tradition that we started many years ago. The feeling of vacationing in the Cape is one of tranquility, reflection and good eats. We focus SO MUCH on the fresh seafood and summer cocktails. It's truly something I look forward to all year long. So I thought, why not bring the look and feel of the Cape right into our home? Who cares if we live in upstate NY in a farm-style home, let's do it! Plus - my kiddos loved the idea of feeling like they were at the beach :)

February 14, 2016

Bed Linens fit for a king (literally)

not all bedding is created equal 

Like most human beings, I look forward to a good night's rest after a long day. Over the years I have purchased several sheet sets with never giving much thought to my selection other than thread count. I was always told that the higher the number, the better the bedding - right?  WRONG!  There is a lot more that goes into the perfect bed sheet besides thread count.