FashionMarch 22, 2019

Fashion Friday: Nine Spring Outfits That Won’t Break the Bank

I have been shopping for outfits for my upcoming book tour and have been struggling. Even though I am willing to spend a decent chunk of change on some looks, the things I actually have been happiest with are the more affordable pieces! So as a diversion from my unsuccessful own shopping attempts, I partnered with Nordstrom today to bring you nine outfits that are stylish and on trend but also really easy to wear. A lot fo these items I sourced from their “Trend” department, which is really aimed at the younger ladies (I sound like a grandma) but have great options for those of us more in the true adult stage of life. :)

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InteriorsMarch 20, 2019

Kitchen Renovation Reveal

One of our longtime clients (whose previous house is featured in the new book- including her super-custom kitchen we helped design) made a surprise move to a new town last year and called us up to help her turn the dated kitchen into something special.  She loved the kitchen in her old home, and was sad to leave it, so we had a lot to live up to with this new one!  And I think we did!  We worked with Haven Builders and Kramers Kitchens on the cabinetry and the results are, as you can see, pretty spectacular.

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FashionMarch 15, 2019

Fashion Friday: Dressing By the Book

I’m trying to shop for my upcoming book tour and have been trying to keep things in a palette similar to the cover- blues in florals, stripes and checks. So I thought I’d round up some book cover inspired clothing:

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UncategorizedMarch 13, 2019

Organzing Our Mudroom with Home Depot

As you all have seen from my features on the blog here, when we did our addition a couple years ago we were able to add a very small, but very important mudroom to our home.  This long narrow space offers us a large coat closet with sliding doors and a pantry (and small laundry room).  adding this space to our home made the BIGGEST difference in how we function as a family, especially now that we have Henry. However, given the tight quarters and limited storage space, it can get disorganized and messy VERY quickly.  I also will be the first one to admit that I am NOT the most naturally organized person.  So I was happy when The Home Depot asked me to partner with them to help get my little space organized in a cute way. I haven’t gone totally Marie Kondo yet, although I am thinking we need to, but this was an easy, quick and relatively affordable way to utilize the space we have better and make it a little cuter too!

This closet is a place where mittens and hats go to die– we were constantly losing things in the dark recess and not maximizing the storage space effectively.  So I got these amazing lightweight bins for everyone in the family that fit perfectly on the top shelf and used a paint pen to label one for each member of the family (okay fine, I admit it, I got TWO bins for my insane scarf collection I seem to have amassed).

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InteriorsMarch 11, 2019

Island Time.

The “island” pun seemed like a good way to re-introduce myself after my long weekend away in the Bahamas (side note: The Ocean Club was AMAZING, a great escape a mere 3 hour flight from Boston).  I have been noticing in my Pinterest/ Insta/ magazine perusing that freestanding, leggy islands, or even…
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InteriorsMarch 7, 2019

Announcing My Book Tour and Kick Off Celebration!

I can’t believe the time is here – the new book comes out in less than a month and that means it’s time to talk all things TOUR! We’re still firming up a couple events, but I wanted to give you a heads up about where I’m stopping and invite you to the kick off, publication day event here in Boston at Mitchell Gold Bob Williams on April 2! It’ll be a fun evening and I truly hope you all will bundle up and come out on a Tuesday night to toast this new book and life in general (there may even be a celebrity appearance by Henry Gates himself! He gets recognized more than I do these days!)

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