If Christmas is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, then the week after has to be the Most Depressing Time of the Year. Taking down all those decorations leaves our once-cozy and festive house feeling cold and bare — just in time for months of icy weather and long, dark nights. A few years […]


December 6, 2016

Time to Turn Your Home into a Winter Wonderland!

Decorating for Winter

  Fall is right around the corner– so I turned to the moms from last night’s VMA awards to figure out what I should be wearing to PTO meetings and baseball practices this season. I’ve learned many valuable lessons from last night’s red carpet looks and I wanted to share them with you so that […]

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August 29, 2016

Crotch is the New Cleavage, and Other Lessons I Learned From the Moms of the VMAs

MTV Video Music Awards

I still remember moving into my dorm room freshman year. The room looked more like a cell, with an austere metal bunk bed, two desks and two dressers. Still, I did my best with what I had– My mom had a seamstress make a pretty ruffled duvet from a set of flowery sheets, and I […]


August 22, 2016

That Decadent Dorm Room Doesn’t Have to Cost You a Fortune

Campus Collection At Home

A few weeks ago, I showed you how we turn our house into a Winter Wonderland each year after Christmas, and many of you really seemed to like that idea- Some of you even went on to do it yourselves and share the pictures online. And then Mother Nature saw what we were all up […]


January 25, 2016

Add Sophistication, Elegance to Your Home with Snow Day Design Scheme

After nearly 15 years of marriage and parenthood, I’m now the keeper of at least a dozen large bins of Christmas decorations. Some things were inherited from parents and grandparents, others were picked up at after-Christmas sales and stored away until the next year. It has taken time, patience and effort, but I’ve finally amassed […]


January 12, 2016

Got the After-Christmas Blues? Create a Winter Wonderland.

Yesterday, a new catalog arrived in the mail. It’s from a place called AWE, which bills itself as A Unique Place For Rustic & Recycled Home Decor (the capitals are supposed to Make It Official, I guess). Some might see this catalog as just another piece of junk mail, but I? I viewed it as […]

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October 20, 2015

Restoration Hardware Called and Wants Its Reclaimed Upcycled Meat Hook Back.

The September issue of Vogue arrived in my mailbox yesterday and I could not wait to go through it and find out what’s HOT for fall. As I turned the pages, my eyes widened and my heartbeat quickened. Ladies, I’m here to tell you that FALL 2015 may well be a season in fashion that […]

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September 3, 2015

Let’s Get Excited About…. FALL FASHION!

Times have changed since the 1950s– and that’s definitely a good thing. If fashion models of the 1950s could time travel to 2015, I have a feeling things would quickly get out of hand. Take a look… “Herbert, would you get off the horn already?” Delores said impatiently. “I’ve got eyebrows on fleek– and I simply must tell Edith the […]

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July 20, 2015

Here’s What Would Happen if 1950s Fashion Models Were Still Around Today

Dear Reese, When I heard you were launching a new fashion and home brand called Draper James, I was plum tickled. Despite your Hollywood A-list status, you’ve always seemed so down to earth, so approachable- I reckon you’re the kind of gal who could fix a running toilet while dressed in a Dior ballgown, or change a poonami diaper without needing […]

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June 23, 2015

Dear Reese Witherspoon: We Need to Talk About Draper James

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in on the brilliant minds at Restoration Hardware- and when I finally got around to it, I was so pleased to find that they’ve come out with a whole new collection of furniture and accessories for our darling children– as well as a bunch of helpful new photos to give […]

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April 22, 2015

Warped Childhood, Restoration Hardware Style: SPRING 2015 EDITION