Highlights of 2014!

What
a year. I took this week to reflect on this past year, and all its ups and downs. And I also took time to write down my goals for 2015. (New goals are taped to my bathroom mirror for now. Any ideas where to post them so that I actually see…

Instacart Life Hack

Listen
up, this is a useful one! I recently discovered InstaCart.com, which delivers groceries to you the same day, and often in as little as one hour, operating in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. I’ve been using…

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

I
participated in a photography course this past Saturday morning, and I was pretty excited it was held in Central Park. My first 8 years in New York I lived on the upper east and west sides, so I always welcome an excuse to head uptown to visit some of my old favorite…

Holiday Gift Ideas for Him

See links to each product at the end of this post!Shopping
for the fellas doesn’t have to be hard!  I find that men prefer function and quality over anything else, oh–and if it’s alcohol or food related that adds bonus points too. Here are a few ideas for the men in…

Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

See links to each product at the end of this post!

It’s
the most wonderful time of the year, right? Yet we all stress over what to buy our loved ones. So, I’ve put together this gift guide to help stir up some ideas. Click through to some of my favorite online shops–I…

You Are Amazing Beautiful Remarkable Brilliant & Loved

Everyone
wants to be reminded they are amazing, beautiful, remarkable, brilliant & loved.

I truly believe in putting in just as much effort into the presentation of gifts as I do for the shopping of them. No more lazy gift bags. I designed these printable watercolor gift tags so you can not only give…

Crosby the Goldendoodle Puppy

My
friends in the neighborhood got a goldendoodle puppy this past August. I often run into them in the park with my labradoodle, and each time I see their furbaby, Crosby, he seems to have tripled in size!

He is five months old now and weighs about 14 lbs. I begged them to let me…

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows

These
springy, fluffy, homemade marshmallows are a lot easier to make than you think. One taste and you’ll wave goodbye to Kraft’s Jet Puffed. The texture is boingy and light. They are so fresh, they melt in your mouth. I usually make vanilla or almond flavor, but since the holiday…

Vintage Tea Tin Succulents

I
am obsessed with succulents. Their colors, shapes, textures and resilience are incredible. They are the ideal investment for those who have a history of killing plants as they require minimum maintenance. I learned from a florist that a succulent will stay alive up for up to 6 months out of a pot with…

I am Grateful

Happy
Thanksgiving!  The rigorous daily grind can make it easy to focus on what is lacking in our lives. Today is a great day to focus on the many things that are abundant in our lives.

I’m grateful for SO MUCH, namely:

1) my loving, supportive, close-knit family and beloved, brilliant, foxy boyfriend,

2) my friends, old and…