Wednesday, November 16, 2022


 Ask a teen boy what they want for Christmas and you may not get much of an answer. I managed to pull some ideas out of my teen boys and scour the internet for ideas that any teen would love to receive. I love finding gifts that might wow them or gifts they'll find useful even if they didn't think they needed it, 

I hope that these Gift Guides help you this holiday season! You can find more gift ideas here


Thursday, November 3, 2022


It's officially that time of year and I can't believe it! The holiday season is upon us and I'm kicking off my Gift Guides with the little ones mostly because they're so fun to shop for. I spend way too much time picking the perfect gifts out but I truly enjoy doing it and love finding unique gifts that little ones would love to receive. This age is all about their little imagination and you will see a lot of dress up and imaginary play. I hope you find these guides helpful as you shop for the little ones in your life. 

You can find all my gift guides on the LTK app and the Gift Guides tab I saved on stories in Instagram. I've also added specific gifting categories on my Amazon storefront as well. 




Wednesday, October 26, 2022


Halloween is here! A favorite holiday we love to decorate for over at our house. From spooky decor for the home to treats for the treaters.  With the help of Birch Lane, our Halloween decor took our porch and party treats up a notch. 

Our porch is ready to go with a mix of pumpkins, lanterns, a skeleton door mat and a fall wreath that we can carry through Thanksgiving. Layering in lanterns with pumpkins is a great way to add another element  of lighting along with the glow of your pumpkins. I love these lanterns because they can be used year round on your front porch. I added a Halloween element with this skeleton door mat. I love that it adds a subtle Halloween moment. 

Birch Lane has a great selection of front porch decor and this wreath is beautiful! It's very full in person and the fall color will carry us from Halloween to Thanksgiving! Add a simple ribbon bow to it to transition it for the next holiday. 


Step on inside to some treats for the kids or a caramel apple bar for your Halloween party. This is the first time I attempted making my own caramel apples and let's just say, it won't be our last. It was a lot easier then I expected and the kids devoured them when they came home from school. I used this cast iron pot to make the caramel sauce, which worked really well. The recipe I used to make these caramel apples is at the bottom of this post. 

I created an apple bar set up using these great kitchen items from the Birch Lane Halloween Shop. With a variety of kitchen items to choose from, I started with these unique carved pumpkins with the cutest wood stems and removable lids. These are a substantial size so they can hold a lot of apples or set them up side by side for a more decorative look on your counter. 

With the leftover caramel sauce, I added it to this black staub pumpkin coquette which is a mini version of the dutch oven. It created the perfect vessel for the extra caramel sauce to be served as a dip and helped keep it warmer longer. Add a little sprinkle of butterscotch pieces to the top of this dip! I sliced up extra apples and placed them in this beautiful pottery bowl from Farmhouse Pottery. I have had my eye on this pottery line for awhile and it did not disappoint. It's a beautiful addition to your kitchen for baking and entertaining. 

Long narrow cutting boards work great when setting up food. I consider the a necessity in a kitchen. I used this long black one and layered this adorable little wooden apple bowl which fit the theme of our apple bar just right. I added little bowls of toppings for the caramel apples. 

A tiered serving tray worked great to hold the extra apples. Tiered serving trays are an entertaining essential. It adds height to your set up and provides an extra serving area for your treats. 

Caramel apples can be sticky so having some napkins on hand can help with those messy hands. I will be ordering more of these napkins because they are so soft and the little stitch detail on them is so pretty. 

I had so much fun putting this caramel apple bar together that I wanted to gift one of you items to create your own caramel apple bar. Head on over to my Instagram page to see how to enter! 

Caramel Apple Recipe 

You can shop all of our Halloween picks here: 

*This post was sponsored by Birch Lane but all opinions and ideas are my own*

Monday, September 26, 2022


*This post is sponsored by Joss & Main but all opinions and content are my own

A couple months ago while enjoying lunch at the Burlington Mall in Massachusetts, I noticed a sign  “Joss & Main Coming Soon!” You can imagine my excitement when I saw this. I love being able to see items in real life to get a feel of how comfortable things are, the scale of items and seeing even more in person that I wouldn’t normally notice online. If you’re not local the good news is, they will be rolling out even more stores in 2023! You can shop in the store and have all the items shipped directly to your doorstep and remember if you're not local you can always shop Joss & Main for fast and free shipping!

As I was browsing their Fall 2022 catalog a couple weeks ago which you can view here, I dog eared the Lilo chair because it’s so unique with its beautiful curved arms and woven finish. I knew with the dark walls in our family room that it would be a beautiful addition to our space, especially for the Fall. This is one of those pieces that you would want to see in person. Some may say it doesn’t look that comfortable but for a chunky woven chair, it is. There is a little give with the curved style of the chair and the seat is nice and wide. 

I added these leather storage bins that are the perfect addition to store throw blankets which will be needed as the cooler days approach. They come in a set of two and the larger size would be great for storing firewood next to a fireplace. The smaller one is shown above with the throw blankets. 

I have a slight obsession with fun organic looking vases and planters and these beautiful nubby cement ones come in a set of 2! 

And lastly for our little fall update to our family room, I added a new statement mirror. This room doesn’t get a lot of light so adding a mirror to a space can help reflect the light that does come in the room. This mirror not only looks beautiful but the quality is amazing. I will definitely be adding this to my sourcing list for clients. 

If you’re in the area, stop in and check out their beautiful store in Burlington, Ma. If you’re not local, don’t worry. You can shop all these beautiful pieces online at Joss & Main

If you're not local, don't worry. I rounded up some of my favorite pieces I saw at the Grand Opening that are available to order online. So many beautiful pieces for your home from unique chairs to beautiful bedding and dinnerware for the upcoming holidays. 

Joss & Main Store Opening Picks


Thursday, June 23, 2022


Patio season is upon us and I don't know about you but it's my favorite time to host impromptu get togethers, summer BBQ's, pizza parties with friends and spend all the time we can outside. The backyard is an extension of your home and a change of scenery can make things feel special.  When entertaining outdoors, I like to make it just as great as if we were entertaining inside. With the help of Allmodern, I've put together everything you need to entertain outdoors. Beautiful melamine dinnerware that is lightweight and shatter resistant.  Serving pieces for all those charcuterie boards and all the beautiful glassware for those never ending summer cocktails. 

Allmodern makes it easy to shop online and what I love the most is that everything arrives so quickly. If you're local to the Boston area you can now shop their FIRST retail store in person at The Market. They make it easy to stop in and grab all the entertaining needs in person. I had the opportunity to see the store in person and connect with new and old friends and it was such a great experience. The store is incredible beautiful and they make your shopping experience simple!

These melamine plates and serving ware caught my eye immediately because they look like real pottery but they're shatter resistant.  Great for entertaining outdoors! The large serving bowl is great for salads, watermelon slices, bags of chips or s'mores ingredients. It comes in 2 color options and additional serving pieces to coordinate. The neutral hues can coordinate with all your outdoor table setting ideas. I paired it with these stone salad servers and coordinating flatware settings in matte gold. I'm all for fun themed paper goods but there's something about real linens that take the outdoor entertaining to another level. I added these beautiful linen napkins that come in a variety of colors.I selected the cream color. 

To add a little elegance, I added this beautiful stemware for wine and water. A beautiful glass ice bucket that can be used year round to keep your wine and champagne chilled. A crystal vase to hold fresh cut flowers to finish off the look. 

There is always a charcuterie board involved every-time I host and this marble cutting board is a great size for outdoor use. I especially like the leather detail on it. Add one of these bowls to the board for olives or peppered jelly and don't forget the knife set. 

As far as outdoor entertaining, Allmodern has everything you need to bring style, fun and functionality to all your open-air events. If you are local you can shop the AllModern store IRL at Market Street in Lynnfiled, Ma! 

*This post was sponsored by AllModern but all selections are by yours truly 

Monday, May 2, 2022


Where would we be without all of the amazing, strong and inspiring Mom's in our lives? Let's celebrate those Mom's and mother figures in our lives with a gift of appreciation. A day off to relax and do nothing, breakfast in bed, a massage or a gift that she really wants this year. If you're stumped on what to get her, I put together a Mother's Day Gift Guide to help make her day special. 

What would be your ideal Mother's Day or the perfect Mother's Day gift? Leave a comment below. 

I regret mentioning I need a new handheld vacuum. Note to husbands: No buying Mom's vacuums on Mother's Day unless that's what she really really wants! Get her something she wouldn't normally buy for herself or get her this candle and send her to the spa for the day! 


Friday, February 18, 2022


 Winters in New England can be harsh on our skin. With the dry air inside our homes and the freezing cold air outside, our skin is just begging for some moisture. Bring on all the serums and masks! Over the years I have tried so many skincare products because I'm somewhat of a product junkie. I'm a sucker for "erases fine lines" when in reality the only thing erasing fine lines is Botox and Filler. But that doesn't mean you need to run out and inject yourself. There are a lot of great products out there that have worked well for me over the years. As someone who worshipped the sun and tanning beds in her  younger years, I am now paying the price. Especially since I have pale, thin Irish and Swedish skin. If you take any advice from this post, don't worship the sun and use good skincare products. 

Everyone's skin is different so I would always consult with your dermatologist or an aesthetician to get a good skincare routine for yourself. These are the products that work well for my skin. I have normal skin and I am trying to treat sun spots, fine lines and texture. I try to get a hydrafacial every couple months. If you have not had a hydrafacial they are amazing. I don't know if I will ever have a regular facial again. They're great to do before an event to as they leave your skin glowing! 

Along with regular hydrafacials, here is my current winter skincare routine and other items that I like to use for masking. 

These are all the products I consistently use on a regular basis along with masks and other favorites listed at the bottom of this post. 

ZO Daily Power Defense-The Daily Power Defense is a powerful antioxidant serum designed to improve the signs of aging like lines, wrinkles, and dull skin

ZO Retinol-apidly improves the appearance of uneven skin tone for a brighter, clearer and smoother complexion. When I first started using this, I panicked because my skin got really dry and was flaking off and then I asked an aestetician and she said this is normal. It only happened the first week I used it and then my skin shed the layer it needed to shed and has been great ever since. This is a key product in your skincare routine. 

ZO Skin Health PadsRemoves excess surface oil and pore-clogging debris. I use these every other morning. 

Drunk Elephant Baby Skin Mask-a cult favorite but for a reason. It really does make your skin baby soft. I use this once a week. It stings a bit when it first goes on but your skin will be incredibly soft after 

P150 Lotion- another cult favorite. I have used this for years and think this is one of the best products to help fade spots. I only use every other day. 

Beautycounter C Serum - another must have in your skincare routine is a good Vitamin C serum. I love this one from Beautycounter 

Vitamin EAn indispensable nutrient for collagen production, our 100% pure & natural vitamin E oil is designed to visibly improve the look of scars, stretch marks, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots & sun spots for moisturized & youthful skin. 

Eye Cream - this is pricey but it lasts a long time. I love the applicator and it keeps my under eyes moisturized and helps with hooding of the eyes. Hello, 40's! 

Vegamour Gummies - these Biotin gummies help restore hair growth. They also taste really good too. When I was diagnosed with my thyroid disease, my hair had noticeably started falling out and thinning. I've been taking these for 2 months now and am starting to see little baby hairs grow in around my hair line. I'll have to report back in a couple months but I will try anything for hair regrowth. 

Revision Skin care face wash - ok, I have to admit. I was one of those people that thought what face washed you used wasn't really important because you washed it off so quickly and then I tried this face wash and I am now a believer that what face wash you use is important. I don't know if I will ever use anything else ever again. Revision, do not stop making this. I have noticed my skin has had more of a glow to it. I'm not breaking out anymore and the only thing that I changed was this face wash. I bought it in October and the I barely made a dent in the bottle. This will last me a long time! 

Ordinary Buffet- why I love these products? The price and they actually work. This formula combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of aging at once.


Wednesday, February 9, 2022


Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner and since my favorite team isn’t in the Super Bowl, I’m here for the snacks and the Halftime Show! Anyone else with me on that? Have you seen the lineup this year? So pumped!

Since I’m a follow the recipe type of cook, I’ve scoured the internet for some of our favorite game day recipes to share with you, from the best wings to cute desserts for the kiddos.

and I of course didn't forget about the decorations and party planning supplies. You can scroll down to see everything you'll need to host a Super Bowl Party! 

Who will you be cheering for this weekend?

Game Day Snacks

Friday, January 21, 2022


This weeks Friday Finds are a mix of classic staple items for your closet, make up bag and home. Pieces that can carry you from now into the warmer spring season. I personally love the Ilia sunscreen powder for this time of year as I'm not in the sun as much but want to keep my skin protected for days the sun is actually out. Quick and easy to throw on over your makeup! That white vase from the new Studio McGee for Target line is so pretty in person. I recently picked it up at Target and can't wait to fill it with flowers. It's only $25 but looks way more expensive! I spotted this sweater at Evereve the other day and it's such a great closet staple that could be worn for cooler nights in the Spring/Summer! The prettiest off the shoulder top paired with these new Mother jeans would be the perfect date night outfit. 

Hope you enjoyed this weeks Friday Finds and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

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