• Serena & Lily Memorial Day Sale

    Memorial Day weekend always has plenty of sales so if you need something it is a good time to pop into stores or scour the internet! The lovely company, Serena & Lily is having a 20% off sale! They are known for their relaxed beach vibe while still being tailored and sophisticated. Their stores are SO peaceful… I am on a MAJOR purge/reorganization kick… more on that next week, stay tuned… but that also means I am taking a hard look at my beloved house that we have been in for almost 11 years (!!!). We have done a lot of renovations and work over the years but not copious…

  • Heart Health

    Okay… serious topic time. February is Heart Health month. So let’s talk about it. Heart health is important to me… if you look at the picture above it is my Dad’s side of the family in the 80’s. My grandfather had a triple bypass and then a stent put in. My cousin, Lindsay (the beautiful bride), had a heart attack caused by SCAD which she survived two years ago. Pictured below is my maternal grandfather who died of a heart attack when he was 75. My father-in-law also had a stent and triple bypass surgery a few years back. And, most recently, I lost my brother, my best friend, this…

  • Thad’s Banana Bread

    Banana Bread. This was a staple in my house growing up. Whenever those bananas got spotty we had banana bread for breakfast. We LOVED it, especially my brother, who then in turn made it for my kids. They now love it, too. I have taken our old classic recipe and tweaked it to make it gluten free and have a little less sugar (and no refined white sugar)… there is still butter. I think butter is the key to the deep flavor of this particular bread, but feel free to swap in melted coconut oil, I am sure it will work! Ingredients: 3 to 4 Very ripe bananas (lots of…

  • What to wear for Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday in my family. This year we will be having a very low key family filled Thanksgiving and remembering what we are grateful for in this life. I am sure I will be wearing something comfortable and casual… but dressing up is fun too! It is only two weeks away so here are some ideas of what to wear when gathering for the holiday. The mixing of textures and fabrics is the key for these outfits. Velvet is so hot right now and give me a chunky knit any day! I also have a handful of friends heading to warmer climates for the holiday…