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 […]

Fun, Humor, Style

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 […]

Fun, Humor, Style

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 […]

Fun, Humor, Style

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 […]

Fun, Humor, Style

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 […]

Fun, Humor, Style

April 22, 2015

Warped Childhood, Restoration Hardware Style: SPRING 2015 EDITION

Our friend Vicente here is busy making shoe soles out of jute rope– and this season, he’s going to be logging a whole lot of overtime. That’s because there’s a new old shoe taking the fashion world by storm– You know it. You loathe it. I’m talking about the espadrille. Yep. Long favored by Spanish peasants, […]


March 24, 2015

Espadrilles are Back. OH JOY.