There Will Be Dinner

As our boys have gotten older, they’re 16, 17 and 20, I’ve noticed the most tangible act of love and care I can provide is through cooking meals and feeding them. Not only that, but all the women I admire, prioritize meals and feeding people. Notice I didn’t say all the women I admire are […]

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3 Hardworking Pieces For Every Home

If you’re like me, you love pretty things and you also crave a simple and functional home. If you love the idea of having more style with less stuff, then welcome to the club–you’re a Cozy Minimalist! In an ideal world everything in my home has to both work hard in some way and look […]

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Two Tips To A Tidy Home

I want a pretty, meaningful home that serves our family really well, a home that I look forward to coming home to, a home that doesn’t feel like a looming to do list as soon as I walk in the door. I’m guessing that’s the kind of home you want too. Here’s the thing. It’s […]

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Neutral Textured Stocking Roundup

After 22 years of hanging stockings in my own house, I’m finally happy with our stocking situation. For some reason, the first 15 years of being the Chief Stocking Hanger, I thought that whatever random stockings I stumbled upon the first year we got married and had babies were the only stockings I was ever […]

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Backyard Makeover :: Still in Process

We started tearing up our old backyard in March 2017, we did it DIY style with the help of friends who are professionals — a landscaper, a builder and lucky us–an amazing pool designer. It’s not quite done yet, but I’ve never been one to hide the process until we had a big perfect reveal. […]

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How to Have A Simple Christmasy Home Like A Normal Person Who Loves Beauty

It was December 1st, 2009 and like every December 1st before, I pulled out my red and green bins. Stacks of them. I spent the day unpacking all of my trusty Christmas decor and setting it around the house completely remaking our home so it would feel festive. But once everything was on display, instead […]

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