Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

The big day is finally here, Vrai Magazine is live! We have been working so hard working up to this day and it has definitely paid off, I know you guys are going… Continue reading

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Sea Bass in Cilantro Tapioca Pistou

We made this dish for New Year’s Eve as our big meal and I couldn’t wait to make it again once spring hit and the fava beans, sea bass and artichokes were in… Continue reading

Instalife 3/1 – 4/4

Find & follow me on Instagram to see these pictures in real time and, as always, click on a set of photos to enlarge them! See my past Instalife posts here. 1. Sebastian has… Continue reading

Easy Burp Cloths

I wanted to make a little something extra to go with the receiving blankets I made for my baby shower gift to one of my husband’s co-workers. I really didn’t have the time… Continue reading

My Favorite Things in March

1.  The Original Beauty Blender. I have been eyeing this for a while and tried one of the cheaper imitation ones and it just didn’t work. My husband talked me in to biting the… Continue reading

DIY Blueprint Juice Cleanse

After a particularly indulgent weekend away, I needed something to give my system a reboot and get me back on track and so I wanted to try a juice cleanse. I didn’t want… Continue reading

Self-Binding Receiving Blankets

After my last Instagram post my mom sent me a text saying that my comment about the baby quilt I was making was going to get people thinking I was pregnant. As I… Continue reading

No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal

I saw this on Yahoo a few days ago and thought it was intriguing enough to give it a shot. I liked the idea of it because it’s a no-cook, no-recipe, power-packed breakfast… Continue reading

Potato Skins Mac & Cheese

You may remember this dish from my Superbowl Food & Cocktail roundup and it was the one dish I picked out to make for ourselves for the big game. We love making our own… Continue reading

My Favorite Things in February

1. Essie “Matte About You” Topcoat. I was so excited a couple of years ago when they started making matte nail polishes but since you couldn’t use a top coat, my manicures lasted about… Continue reading

Giveaway Winner!

A big thank you to everyone who entered my latest giveaway, Lisa B. was the winner of the personalized clay dish! I’m looking forward to hitting our next 1,000 followers so I can do… Continue reading

Instalife 1/11 – 2/28

Find & follow me on Instagram to see these pictures in real time and, as always, click on a set of photos to enlarge them! 1. This was a little haul I got at… Continue reading

Giveaway Announcement!

We hit 3,000 followers on Valentine’s Day and as I do each time we hit 1,000 more, it’s time for a giveaway! I am so thankful that this blog has continued to grow… Continue reading

Puppy Love Valentine

Though this story is mostly about our dog,Weezy, I have to start by wishing Sebastian a VERY happy fourth birthday today!! My niece {Madi, who is 5} is seriously obsessed with Weezy. A… Continue reading

Beet Creme Brûlée

This is the first recipe that we tried from the Payard Desserts book that I had on my January Favorite Things List! I love classic creme brûlée and so my interest was really piqued… Continue reading

Clay Jewelry Dish

When my husband and I got married, I decided that instead of using a ring bearers pillow we would get one of these custom ceramic dishes to carry our rings in. We had it stamped… Continue reading

Roasted Squash Flatbreads

Usually towards the end of the week I start coming up with some ideas for the weekend dinners and then what we’re going to have during the week the following week. A couple weeks… Continue reading

Fabric Valentine’s Envelopes

When I saw these in the February edition of Martha Stewart Living, I couldn’t wait to try them! Such an obvious idea that if you paint fabric with some mode podge to stiffen… Continue reading

My Favorite Things in January

I should have titled this my Christmas gifts list because almost all of the items were gifts I received for Christmas or got with money from Christmas and my birthday so I got… Continue reading

Superbowl Food & Cocktail Ideas

Since the big day is less than a week away I wanted to share some fantastic food and cocktail recipe ideas with you! Whether you’re hosting a party or bringing a dish to… Continue reading

Gold Dipped Lamp

Ever since we re-did our master bedroom last winter, I have been on the hunt for a different lamp for the bedside table. I am SO picky that I haven’t been able to… Continue reading

Spicy Pork & Kale Soup

As soon as I saw the variation of this on the cover of the new Bon Appetit Magazine, I couldn’t wait to make it! I loved the idea of using pork because it’s inexpensive… Continue reading

My Instalife: 1/1 – 1/10

Find & follow me on Instagram to see these pictures in real time and, as always, click on a set of photos to enlarge them! 1. My husband and I both had New Years… Continue reading

Asparagus & Feta Frittata

I’m definitely a breakfast person, I think I get that from my grandmother because we both could eat breakfast for every meal given the choice! One of my favorite things about the weekends is… Continue reading

Gold Letter Magnets

My mom bought those plastic alphabet magnets for my niece and ever since she was little she has loved playing with them at my parent’s house. I stumbled upon this idea on Pinterest… Continue reading

Winter Home Tips

This winter has already been an especially harsh one, especially in New York where were are bracing for yet another huge storm that’s coming our way today. As we’ve been dealing with the elements… Continue reading

My Favorite Things in December

1. Pilot G2 Gel Pens. I have been obsessed with these pens since college and I really don’t like using anything else. They write so nice and last much longer than other pens and… Continue reading

Happy New Year!

We had such a wonderful holiday and I can’t believe that it’s already 2014! This year was full of change and excitement for my husband and I.  We rang in the new year… Continue reading

Happy Holidays

I wanted to take the time to wish all of you a very happy holidays. We are traveling to my parent’s house after work this afternoon and will be celebrating our time-honored tradition… Continue reading

White Christmas Cosmo

I love cosmopolitans and a few years ago I discovered the “white cosmo” which is really just a cosmo made with white cranberry juice instead of red cranberry juice. I thought that with the… Continue reading