Monthly Archives: September 2014

Upcycling Creativity with Homemade Cards

<<This post was published in Huffington Post here.>> What I didn’t completely grasp before having kids was that one of the most joyful parts of having children is getting to re-experience (and maybe appreciate that much more) all of the best bits of childhood. Having my son brought me back to the colorful and vibrant […]

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2014 Fall Tablescape

It’s that time again….FALL…and particularly in the blogosphere, there are so many inspired ideas.  I’ve been following Eclectically Vintage’s Fall Home Tour and combing the October issue of Martha Stewart for new ideas, including a pumpkin-shaped Molasses spiced cookie recipe that I’m using for Judah’s 3rd birthday party at the pumpkin patch. I admit I’ve had my […]

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Italy (Part II): Dievole, Florence

Even though I loved all the cities we visited in Northern Italy, my favorite was our 1 night stay at this Tuscan Italian vineyard in the Chianti Region, near Siena:  Dievole.  It was unfathomably picturesque and, even more of a draw for us at least, kid-friendly with a playground, family pool, and a good number […]

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Italy (Part I): Bologna, Portofino, Cinque Terra

Our italy trip was booked on the heels of a whim–after a late night conversation to venture outside of our comfort zone of Paris and try somewhere new (for me, having had a personal love affair with Paris since my first trip at 17–memorialized by a Mona Lisa print I bought at the Louvre on […]

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