Halloween in Mason Jars

halloween craft spider mason jar

Tis the season for sponsored blog posts …   There. I said it. I put it out there. Because it’s true. And I’m not going to apologize for it.   This is the time of year consumer brands are looking for exposure. This quarter is crucial to their bottom line. And, quite honestly, it … [Continue reading...]

It All Started With TV

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Once upon a time I was a young, eager public relations professional working at a big agency in New York. When I started out, my days revolved around the media. Putting together media lists. Pitching story ideas. Booking interviews. Fulfilling photo requests.   And then there were the … [Continue reading...]

Halloween Treat Ideas

cake pops for halloween

  Sometimes I have to stop …   and pinch myself.   Seriously. When I first started this blog, I had no idea what it would offer me. A sense of fulfillment. Accomplishment.   And amazing opportunities.   I had no idea brands would come knocking at … [Continue reading...]

The Family/Sun Room

sun room ideas

I’ve been holding out on you …   There’s a space in our home that is, hand’s down, my favorite space of all.   It’s a space we built ourselves. Okay, not with our own hands. Architects and contractors were involved. But I plotted and planned and designed this … [Continue reading...]

Paper Flowers for Fall

paper flower how to make

This post is 100% for me. It’s 100% self-serving.   I hope you don’t mind …   But when I went to change out the green tissue paper flowers in my planter box centerpiece for a more fall-inspired brown, I couldn’t for the life of me remember how I made them. Seriously. How many … [Continue reading...]

Mason Jar Crafts for Kids Book

kid crafts using mason jars

I cannot even begin to express how surreal it is for me to see my name in print. On the cover of a book. A real book that is currently for sale (pre-order sale, that is) on sites like Amazon.com and BN.com and Indiebound.org and Books a Million.   Wow. WOW!!!   When I started … [Continue reading...]

Homemade Gift Wrap … And Saying Goodbye

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There’s something bittersweet about this weekend. First there's the whole saying goodbye to summer thing. Now don’t get me wrong. I love fall with it’s football games and sweater weather and turning leaves and the smell of fireplaces being fired up. But in my heart of hearts, I’m a beach girl. It’s … [Continue reading...]

The Etsy Shop: Car in Jar Kit

snow globe mason jar

I’m sitting here watching a Sex and the City repeat as I pack up painted mason jar orders. It’s the series finale and Carrie is in Paris with Mikhail Baryshnikov. And it dawns on me (once again) that Carrie is a self-involved whiner.   Now don’t get me wrong. I love, love SATC. It’s an … [Continue reading...]