holiday fun

Autumn Love

“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.”   – William Cullen Bryant   Front Door Fall Charm Autumn “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”     – Stanley Horowitz   Easy Like Sunday. oversized sweater knitting pattern Etsy Shop: Knot Original “Sea-Buckthorn” by Koroa Primrose […]

Put A WREATH on it.

I am simply “Wreath Crazy”  — I adore them.   I love walking up to someone’s front door and seeing a beautiful and creative wreath.  They are so welcoming.  I think also you can not go wrong to give a wreath as a gift.  You can hang them anywhere, indoors or out, and you never have […]

Red, White and Blue-tiful

Wishing you all wonderful Fourth of July Holiday! via:zsazsabellagio via:zsazabellagio via:zsazabellagio “I always carried a small American flag red white and blue with me so people would know I was from America.” – George Foreman via:zsazabellagio G: @aliciaadamsalpaca Donald Sultan. Wallflowers Dec 20 2007 The Coastal Confidence via:zsazabellagio Kirstin Kragh Liljegren walks the runway during […]

A Luxurious, Fairytale Escape in a French Chateau

A fabulous fairytale escape through the lens of Jamie Beck, the amazing photographer of Ann Street Studio, NYC.     Here she takes us through the incredible estate “Domaine des Hauts de Loire”,  a getaway in Onzain, France, Loire Valley. Domaine des Hauts de Loire   Onzain, France, Loire Valley   Jamie Beck:   Nestled quietly […]

Creative and Fun Wedding Idea

This is a clever idea for wedding decor – or any party decor. They are handmade “Animal Place Card Holders” – made with magnets. The animals hold the place cards and it really provides quite a charming display. Owner of the Etsy Shop: OriginalAnimalMagnet,  Chantelle Agbayani resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gold Animal Place Card […]

love and romance

Happy Valentine’s Day… love, love,                      ZsaZsa “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe Backstage Giambattista Valli Couture.   Paris Fashion Week. “Love never gives up.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 via:silviapatriciabalaguer “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes […]

Sweet Valentine Cookies

* VALENTINE’S DAY HEART CUTOUT COOKIES   * These Heart-Shaped Cutout Cookies are super simple, pretty and great for Valentine’s Day!    This recipe comes from: Life Love and Sugar,  (they also make a great treat for gifting.)   Is there ever really a bad time for a cookie? I think not. And certainly when it […]

A Provence Dream: Chateau des Alpilles

Chateau des Alpilles Beautiful photography of the stunning “Chateau des Alpilles” from Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio, NY. Chateau des Alpilles is a historic chateau in the heart of Provence in the south of France.  Jamie Beck:  “A family run property by three generations of women fills your soul with warmth as you drive up […]