DIY: Cork Tree Ornament

Today’s DIY is a fun one… and absolutely perfect for the holidays!  These little tree ornaments make the best hostess gifts… or just a fun little weekend DIY to help get you into the holiday spirit.  While I was home for the Thanksgiving break, my mom and I took to …

DIY: Photo Garland

This Thanksgiving was an extra-special one, simply because everyone was home!  As we get older, it is becoming harder and harder to get everyone in the same place for the holidays, but this year, all three sisters made it home… with our respective significant others… making for a full house! …

Old Treasures.

I am the luckiest.  While I was home for Christmas this year, my mother let me go through my great (and great-great) grandmother’s assortment of antique lace, rhinestone clips, and jet black beading… and take some pieces home with me to either wear as they are or refashion into something …

A Wintery Cape Cod Lunch.

No trip to Cape Cod is complete without a trip to The Chatham Squire.  It’s been around since 1968 and is sort of an institution here.  License plates and old signs line the walls, the seafood is some of the best you can get, and they’ve got a zillion beers …

Christmas Dinner

I hope that (those of you who celebrate) enjoyed a wonderful Christmas at home with loved ones.  Our Christmas dinners always tend to be on the more indulgent side… bottles and bottles of wine, plates and plates of food, and at least three options for dessert.  This year’s Christmas was …

old things: A New Yorker’s Idea of the United States of America

My parents are in the process of moving and my mother is going through boxes and boxes of old treasures… This was in a box of things that had belonged to my grandparents… who lived in Manhattan before my mother was born (in the forties/early fifties.)  She scanned it and …