Design · Holiday Trim and Decorating · Table Fashion · Thanksgiving Table Setting

Bric-a-Brac Inspired ​Fall Table

Yesterday, I opened my calendar to schedule an event.  “Holy Cow!”  I thought.  “Thanksgiving is in just two weeks!” How did THAT happen? I picked the last of my tomatoes from my garden only two weeks ago.  A quarter-full bowl of Halloween candy still sits next to the front door.  I feel like I should be… Continue reading Bric-a-Brac Inspired ​Fall Table

Brand New Look · Design · Inspiration · Staging

LivingLovelier | LookingLovelier

LivingLovelier has a brand new look! You know I cannot resist redecorating: Not even my website is safe.   Please visit the newly fashioned LIVINGLOVELIER.COM. You will see that: Having a beautifully appointed home is NOT a luxury reserved for the wealthy. A professionally designed home does not have to be expensive. It is attainable… Continue reading LivingLovelier | LookingLovelier


Penny Wise: A Bathroom Shower “Curtain” Which Makes Cents

Almost a year ago, I wrote about the transformation of a “vanilla ice cream,” new construction bathroom to a fun, loud and dramatic one. As much as I loved the almost finished product, something was missing.  I could not figure out what the H-E-double-hockey-sticks to do to hide the shower stall. Since we do not… Continue reading Penny Wise: A Bathroom Shower “Curtain” Which Makes Cents


Midas Touch; Taking Blah to Ta-Dah!

    Do you ever look at a piece of furniture and think. “It is the perfect size and shape, but something is just not right!” Me too! Let me share a tip on how to take that furniture from Blah to Ta-Dah! My client has a beautifully appointed home with French Country influence.  When… Continue reading Midas Touch; Taking Blah to Ta-Dah!

Cooking · Cooking: Kitchen Tips · Design

What’s in Your Pantry?

One year ago, almost to the day, we moved. Packing for the move took me MONTHS.  I am not exaggerating; I kid you not. You see, when My Michael and I married, we converged two fully appointed homes. We. Had. A. Lot. Of. Cr…, Ah-hem! I mean, STUFF! In the final hours of packing up… Continue reading What’s in Your Pantry?

Antiques · Design

Beautiful Bottles and Other Inspirations

  I love to poke around  antique shops for inspiration. This past weekend, I wandered into a little old house transformed into a quaint shop. There were some anticipated treasures such as old shutters and pewter plates.   I fell in love with an old grocery register from the early 1900’s.LOOK! I admired this vase… Continue reading Beautiful Bottles and Other Inspirations

Floral Design · Plants and Flowers

Sharing a Secret

Hi, Everybody! On Tuesday, I hosted a dinner party for some gal friends.   My guests delighted me with stunning Dutch flowers.  We had a lovely time and many laughs.  I will remember the evening each time I admire my posies, which I will enjoy for the next week. You read that right. My flowers… Continue reading Sharing a Secret


Five superBOWLS for the Patriots; Five superDISHES for you.

From One Roasted Chicken Recipe- Hi, Everybody! My family LOVES roasted chicken. It is such comfort food. Every week, I make a pan of bone-in roasted chicken breasts. I put them in a storage container in the fridge and they are my go-to. Here are five fresh and delicious things you can make from my […]