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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Anna’s Stuffed Shells: Just what the Doctor Ordered.

I live in the suburbs of Chicago.  Which means that six months out of the year it is friggin’ freezing.  I mean cold.  If you are not from Chicago – take whatever you think is cold and multiply it by 100.  That’s how cold it is here. People from Alaska and other “upper regions” do…

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