That’s right! Thanksgiving is only A WEEK AWAY! Are you ready? I spent the better part of the day making my game plan, and I am sharing it with you.  Hopefully, it will help you to be prepared for your big day and help you so that you can enjoy the benefit of a well-planned day.… Continue reading AWEEKAWAY!

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?

Cooking · My family's favorites

JOIN THE CLUB: Fourth in the Series of Five Recipes from Lovely Roasted Chicken Breasts

Hungry? Try this recipe for homemade chicken club sandwiches. I don’t buy deli meat for the most part.  It is loaded with sodium and other unmentionables.  PLUS, it is pricey. My boys brown bag it every day.  They love a wholesome, homemade chicken sandwich.  These are easy to make and so, so, so much tastier… Continue reading JOIN THE CLUB: Fourth in the Series of Five Recipes from Lovely Roasted Chicken Breasts


Ringing the Lunch Bell; An Affair Appreciating our Educators

It is a super-busy, extra-celebratory time of year, Everybody. There are a plethora of parties on the calendar.  Are you hosting a celebration this year: Graduation, Communion, Bridal Shower, Brunch, Confirmation? Want me to be in charge of the kitchen?  Call me up and tell me what to do! Look at…. I catered a few very… Continue reading Ringing the Lunch Bell; An Affair Appreciating our Educators

Cooking: Dinner

Loving Linguine Alle Vongole

My Michael and I absolutely love Cape Cod.  Both of us grew up spending time, especially summertime, on the Cape.  He frequented Falmouth and I, Brewster. After much persuasion and some sweet talk, My Michael convinced me that Falmouth would be home someday. On our Falmouth weekends, we adore dining at our favorite (perfect-to-us) Italian restaurant… Continue reading Loving Linguine Alle Vongole