52 Floral Designs

At the beginning of 2018, I made a New Year Resolution (something I rarely do), to design and style 52 floral arrangements (1 per week for a year = 52).  I have loved flowers for longer than I can remember and often toyed around with the idea of abandoning my professional career for one in …

Project Purge the Pantry

Our family is gearing up for a conservative 2019. Jeff started a new business this past year and I’m looking for work. Which means we need to pinch pennies and make good choices! We are becoming increasingly mindful of “waste” and surplus. Lights are off – the heat turned down – extra blankets added to …

Pink Roses + Winter Berry

When Christmas is over – for me – it is over.  I want the decorations out of the house and I want every remnant of the holiday removed as quickly as possible!  I cannot wait to get back into a routine and start new projects! I have spent the past two days packing up the …

Cold Pressed Orange + Thyme Syrup

I love craft cocktails.  There is something so lovely about being handed a drink that is infused with fresh fruits and herbs.  It elevates the entire beverage and can set events apart from others. Last summer, I attended a stunning farm dinner at Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, Illinois where my husband (Jeffers) and I …

Knight of Swords

After I left law – I did not become the woman I am today overnight.  Leaving my legal career was a major decision.  However, it was but one of many decisions I made over the following years that thrust me into a new chapter of life. Each choice was different and of varying degrees of …

Fave: Tis’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Season

In 2003, following a successful venture into “seasonal” holiday drinks – Starbucks revealed a fall drink – and the Pumpkin Spice Latte (also known as ‘PSL’) was born. 15 years later, just because Starbucks created the ‘original’ does not necessarily mean it has the best PSL on the market…or does it? Along with a few ‘celebrity’ …

Let’s “Fall” in Love

I truly enjoy summer – but there is just something about fall.  I love it when the air starts to turn crisp; boots are back in style; the colors turn rich and warm (just like my favorite pumpkin latte).  It isn’t just the fashion I love – but the home decor as well.  It is so …

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.  I am a big fan of rustic designs that let the flowers shine.  Interested in learning how to design …

Go “Green” for your next Party!

I recently designed an engagement celebration for my brother and his fiancé.  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 …

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 …