Floral Design

Flowers will always be my first love.  I don’t know what it is about them – but arranging flowers – putting them in water – and giving them away – just brings me so much joy.

Go “Green” for your Next Event!

I recently designed an engagement celebration for a couple.  They wanted a “rustic chic” theme (right up my wheelhouse) – but threw me for a loop when they requested that every aspect of the party be “green” and “sustainable.”  I mean – I know what recycling is (I’m not from Mars).  But biodegradable flatware? Re-purposed …

Opening the Door.

“Yes, I am the door.  Those who come in through me will be saved.”  John 10:9. After I acknowledged God – and started to study His Word – I resisted finding a church home.  The usual culprits were at play: pride, ego and (of course) fear. I told myself I did not need to hang …

Stone Mountain Fried Chicken

I was born in Brooklyn, New York (this makes me a “Yankee”) but spent my formidable years in the south (Georgia and coastal Carolina). During my southern tenure – I picked up a few souvenirs – specifically: a lingering accent and the ability to say “y’all” like a native; a love for Friday night football …

Set the Perfect Table for Easter

Table top design is one of my favorite parts of hosting an event (whether private or for my own family).  A great table top is all about layering different textures to create a unique and one of a kind look. When I am designing a table top scheme – I use the following tips and tricks. …

Tabletop Design & Decor

I am obsessed with plates.  I love high-end designer dinnerware sold at luxury retailers like Neiman Marcus.  I love antique plates from second hand stores and local boutiques.  I love plates on clearance at Home Goods and World Market.  Lord help me at a garage or estate sale.  I squeal when I see a pattern …

A Bright & Blooming Easter

As a Christ Follower, Easter is my favorite holiday of the year (Thanksgiving being a close second).  As a Chicago resident, after months of frigid cold tundra, Easter not only represents the celebration of my God’s ultimate sacrifice, but also the end of sub-zero temperatures, puffy coats and salt encrusted vehicles. This year for Easter, …

Front Door Decor: Make Way for Spring!

I am so over this Chicago weather.  The cold, the snow, the gray – the yuck!  With the first day of Spring fast approaching (Tuesday March 20th!) – I am welcoming a balmy change of temperature (here’s hoping!) by creating the perfect Front Door Decor. When I style my home, I love to use natural …

Unicorn Makeover Party

Unicorns are very trendy right now.  I mean, unicorns are always trendy to 8 year old girls, but unicorn parties are super desirable.  For this event, a discerning birthday princess declared that she wanted a “Magical Unicorn Makeover Party.”  Our team got hard to work designing the perfect event. I am proud to have collaborated with …

Transformed by the Word.

Recently, my church asked me to give testimony about my transformation through Christ.  My relationship with Jesus is just that – a relationship – and it is ongoing.  In this short video – you get to hear from me first hand how God got my attention – and how my life was never the same …