B. Organized – Declutter + Destress

We are well into that holiday season and if you are like me, you may have discovered (while putting away the Halloween décor and getting out the Harvest décor) that a good amount of stuff you are storing may actually be junk (yes, junk!). Sometimes those plastic storage totes in our basements, under our beds…

B. Styled – Seasonal Styling for Your Home

I am a holiday junkie. This is a real confession. I absolutely love celebrating the holidays. I love finding new recipes, I love entertaining small groups of friends and family, and I love decorating my home. Creating themed décor spaces throughout your home is a fun and easy way to celebrate the holidays. Do a lot…

Living My Life Like It’s Golden!

About 35…I am writing this on the eve of my 35th birthday. It’s one I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. I like to think of 35 as the lonely milestone that doesn’t get the hype that other milestone ages receive. You’ve got Sweet 16, Legal 21, Finally-a-Real-Adult 25 and of course the…

Breathing Space

I am a long time reader of O, Magazine founded by the incomparable Oprah Winfrey. One of the features I have always looked forward to in the magazine is the full page spread titled Breathing Space. It’s not a story or feature article. It is always simply a high resolution image of heavenly scenery or landscape…

Fashion Crush: Style Meets Art

I don’t know about you, but Spring ushers in the need to refresh the closet scene. It’s a great time to purge, donate and figure out what pieces are needed for the season. I love to make a ‘must have’ list to shop from and then ad lib from there. Today’s blog is more or…

In Le Jardin!

Do you have a green thumb? It’s about that time of year where yard and garden envy begins. There’s nothing like a well manicured lawn and bonus points if you maintain a garden of any sort. As a person who aspires to eat homegrown, the idea of growing my own fruits, vegetables and herbs is…

Friday Feature: Homegrown Taste & Culture

No matter who you are, what culture, race or group you represent, chances are food is a vital part of your everyday routine and often, even part of your cultural identity. I’m a big fan of cooking and baking from scratch. Growing up in the midwest, my mother prepared all of our meals, packed our lunches…

Rebirth: Spring is Here

Happy Spring & Happy Easter, my friends. Oh, how I delight in the budding plants and flowers as Spring peeks it head out after an icy, cold and wet winter. The blog is undergoing lots of changes so we’ll continue our conversation on color through April as well as tackling Spring cleaning, quarterly purging and…

Nature’s Guide to Color

This month, we are celebrating COLOR!  All of its brightness, boldness and style freshness. We are just in time for Spring when color palettes change over and things really begin to pop. In my recent blog Color Me Vibrant, I talk about color as the essence of style, design and décor but even in nature,…

Color Me Vibrant

Color is the very essence of design, style and décor. We are simply drawn to it. No other element can add, lift, bring together and accent like the right color palette. Color is so easy and yet so very complex at the same time. I am often inspired by color to be more creative, forward…

Something Old, Something New: Happy 2015

This time is of year is always full of mixed feelings for me. The rich anticipation of the new year is arched by a slight melancholy towards the ending of the old year. All the resolutions, to-do lists and goals of 2014 are either restfully satisfied or hang in the balance waiting to be completed. The new…