I’m breaking the radio silence around here (I’ve been swamped with a huge project and trip out of town for it– more coming soon on that front….) and sharing our sweet Anna girl’s First Birthday Flamingle! I worked with Oriental Trading on putting Read More

Anna’s First Birthday Flamingle

Apr 6, 2016

Feb 1, 2016

I love this time of year.  Valentine’s has always been so magical to me, even as a child.  I recently hosted a Valentine’s play date for Ruby and some friends and it was so easy and fun!  Here is a sneak peek: photos by yours truly and Elle Read More

Valentine’s Play Date Party

We took Ruby to see the Nutcracker for the first time this year to see her cousin who was dancing as s Bon Bon.  My 3-year-old ballerina was completely entranced.  She was dancing in the isles and her favorite part was the Sugar Plum Fairy.  I had Read More

Sugar Plum Fairy Party (and winner announced!)

Dec 24, 2015

Dec 21, 2015

How is it the week of Christmas??  I tell ya, this season has flown by.  We’ve been doing quite a bit of entertaining over here lately (with the biggest party I’ve ever hosted this week.  Eeeeeek for 40 people!).  Last week we had some neighborhood Read More

Non-traditional Holiday Tablescape (+ giveaway!)

Hello if you’re here via Chic Little House!  Happy you clicked on over! Let’s be honest, entertaining can be expensive.  As someone who loves to host a party, I’m never content to just pull out some paper plates and plastic cups.  I want the table Read More

BSHT Thanksgiving Tablescape on a Budget

Nov 3, 2015

Dec 15, 2014

My apologies for this post going up a couple days later than planned.  Is anyone else feeling like they’re drowning this holiday season?  Between the house, the toddler, the pregnancy, and holiday commitments, I’m feeling like I can’t keep up.  And Read More

The Plan: Exterior Backyard

Do you ever have those days when even breathing feels like a labor?  When you’re so overwhelmed and exhausted with stressful yet wonderful things that you want to hide in the closet and savor every moment simultaneously?  I feel like I’ve been on a Read More

Summer Entertaining Idea: Burger Bar

Aug 8, 2014

May 9, 2014

Happy Friday!  My, this has been a long week.  We are mid master bathroom remodel, Jon has been working around the clock, and it’s been rainy, putting a bit of a damper on anything fun outdoors.  I’m ready for a weekend with my loves. Today I’m sharing Read More


I have a mild obsession with brass vintage bar carts. Odd, I know, because I don’t drink. But they are so lovely and have so many different uses. Boy, are they pricy though.  A nice one can run anywhere from $500-$3,000.  Seriously. I spotted this Read More


May 8, 2014

May 21, 2013

If I could eat at one restaurant every.single.day. it would be Tartine in San Francisco. My family and I discovered Tartine a few years back during a visit to San Francisco and we have been hooked ever since. Tartine is a bakery with a decidedly french Read More


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