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ONEHOPE Wine Tasting

good friends | good food | good wine

Any excuse for a party is a good excuse right? My thoughts exactly. Even better is when you get to host a party where you can involve charity and wine. Interested yet? This was the case at my most recent home gathering where I had the good fortune of inviting friends and loved ones over to sip on some delicious wine and donate proceeds to my charity of choice: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Patio Decor - Summer '18

fresh and affordable looks for outdoor living 

Summer is almost here and that means lots of time for outdoor living and lounging. These warm days are like precious gold in the great northeast. Most of 2018 to date has been spent in wind and rain, snow and sleet and lots of cloud cover. You can feel the energy in the air when the sun shines - - people are out and about and the neighborhood just feels a little lighter. 

Kitchen Window Treatments

Color Lux by Comfortex 

Window treatments. It always sounded like a term that my parents and their friends talked about. The thought of investing in them seemed too formal and expensive for my taste (or so I thought). I always limited my options to whatever I could find in stock at Target or Lowes - and that my friends was about all the knowledge I had when it came to window treatments.

Master Bedroom Retreat

a vision board to inspire

We moved into our current home in August of 2013. It was our third move in three years and while it was exciting, we were exhausted! When we moved in we selected mostly neutral tones except for our master bedroom. When it came time for the master we selected 'Special Gray' by Sherwin Williams. We love the color so much and know that it's inspired both friends and followers to try bold, fun color!

DIY Buffalo Plaid Wallpaper Backsplash

visual interest for only $29 

About a year or so ago we took on the project of a much-needed mudroom makeover. Our mudroom/laundry room gets more action than most of the house and is our smallest space. NOTE TO SELF: If I ever build again this will be a much larger part of the home!

It's Pretty Much Black & White

muted inspiration this holiday season

The traditional 'red and green' colors of Christmas were all I knew as a child. Bright colored lights and bold decor was the holiday standard in not only my home, but mostly every home I visited. As I grew older I was drawn to the simplicity of the season. Wreaths on a front door, twigs in a basket, galvanized pots with small frasier fir trees and nothing else. In a season of hustle and bustle, the black and white palette of Christmas is not only beautiful, it's comforting. 

Holiday Home Tour ~ 2017

` Tidings of Comfort and Joy `

Well friends, I guess I can officially wish all of you a very 'Happy Holiday' season! It's always crazy to me how quickly it sneaks up and yet - here it is. Ready or not, it's that time of year again. A time that quite frankly can be overly stressful, commercial, materialistic and rushed. As I grow older I truly try and focus on spending time with family and finding the spirit and magic that the season brings. The past few days have been spent decorating, making hot cocoa, blasting Pandora Classical Christmas, and not combing my hair or putting on makeup. Yup - truths!
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