Is there anything better than clean sheets and a freshly made bed? My friends at Serena and Lily asked me to share some of my favorite bedding pieces from their collection, they’ve been my favorite bedding resource for years! When we first finished our master bedroom I gave our bedding a big overhaul (see the original post here!) and I am continually impressed with the quality and design of their sheets, duvets and other bedding accessories.  read more

It’s a BIG DAY — I’m spilling the beans on a fun secret project I’ve been working on! Today I’m launching a collection of pillows, fabric and art that I designed in collaboration with Bunglo, as one of the first guest designers on their new artisan platform. The pieces were all developed out of my hand-painted, watercolor sketches and reflect my colorful, coastal style. I’m really proud of the designs, and of the company Bunglo that produces them — their products are made in the USA, and the brand is committed to using their platform to promote up and coming artisans and designers. I hope you’ll take a minute to scroll through some of my favorite pieces from the collection, and visit Bunglo to shop these special pieces!

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Earlier in the spring we did a little room-swap, our playroom off the kitchen and our formal dining room did a switcharoo! The  space flip gave me some more space for a desk since my husband and I have both been working home full time, and a better play area for Jane. And our old playroom nook got a grown-up upgrade with all of our dining room furniture. I’ve been trying to tie the space together with some fresh curtains and artwork, and finally got the last pieces installed this week. A pair of oversized hydrangea prints gifted from Urban Garden Prints and a DIY painted oar (see the how-to on my IG stories!) were the finishing touch!
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We have been reaping the benefits of our newly built vegetable garden for the last few weeks, spending weekends digging in the dirt, planting seeds, and even enjoying a happy hour or two in the space. I am over the moon about how it turned out, and was even more excited when the response from my instagram community was the same. Holy moly I got lot of questions about how we designed and built it, so I thought I’d answer all of the questions in one place with a big garden FAQ post. Get all your garden questions answered below:  read more

I am so excited to share this fun product collaboration with my friends at Feather + Finn! We joined up to create a limited-edition collection of candles with signature scents and designs to celebrate the season. Inspired by the scents and colors of spring, this trio of candles was designed to burn individually or together as a fragrant bouquet of floral notes. The three scents include: Pink Peony – with notes of magnolia, peony flowers and powder, French Lilac – with notes of lilacs, green leaves and sweet honeysuckle, and Sweet Grass – with notes of lavender, bergamot and oakmoss. I’ll be honest, it’s hard to pick a favorite! read more

I am so excited to share have one of the most simple and satisfying DIY projects I’ve ever done – a little flooring revamp in our pantry-mudroom closet. My friends at Chasing Paper — makers of the coolest removable wallpaper, decals, and art prints — just launched a new line of peel and stick removable tiles. I’ve had a blast working with the brand before on some other fun projects (like this accent wall in our old playroom) and they shared some of these new tiles to try out before they launched!  read more

I think we can all agree that we have a long winter ahead of us when it comes to being at home a bit more often. My friends at Flyhomes asked me to share some of my best tips for creating cozy spaces at home this winter to make it a bit more enjoyable! read more

Chilly New England weather has given us a few sneak peeks of the season ahead, and this year more than ever I find myself prepping my house (and mental state!) for the long winter ahead. I’ve started to set aside some craft supplies for indoor toddler entertainment, my to-be-read book stack is looking healthy for cozy nights by the fire, and I’ve been stocking my pantry and linen closet a bit more purposefully with essentials. And those essentials are looking a little bit more stylish this year thanks to the Scotties Triple Soft tissues designed by Genevieve Gorder! read more

We have had a lot of drastic makeovers in our house since we bought it and oh man, I love a good ‘before and after’ post to show how far we’ve come. A few years ago we did a major overhaul on our master bedroom (like major-major: there used to be a kitchenette in our bedroom!) which was a makeover for the ages. Off of our beautiful new bedroom was a secret little sunroom that needed some love — outdated carpet over even more outdated linoleum floors, dark brown wood paneling, and an eyesore of a 1970s ceiling fan. I’ve been saying I’ll tackle it for years, but we just never had the time so the door remained shut and the space went unused and frozen in the ’70s — out of sight, out of mind! Then in March when it looked like the stay at home order was about to start, I realized I might finally have all those free weekends I needed to finally give this room the makeover it deserved.  read more

Let’s have a little Earth Day chat about a topic I’ve become pretty passionate about over the last few years: reducing food waste! There are a lot of reasons to be conscious about reducing food waste, for me the lightbulb went off when I read that the EPA estimates about 22% of trash in landfills is food waste — more than any other single material in our everyday trash. And when food decomposes in landfills the nutrients in the food never return to the soil — the wasted food rots and produces methane gas. Being someone who writes about food for a living, I had a major realization that I was wasting a LOT of food. My fridge was a graveyard of uneaten leftovers and excess ingredients from photoshoots, and I knew I had to take a look at ways to majorly reduce the food waste I was creating at home.  read more