H&M Holiday Home Collections

by Tina on November 6, 2014

in Celebrations, Decor

While most of us know that we should be focused on Fall, and for Americans, on Thanksgiving, with Christmas just seven weeks away it is hard not to dive in just a little bit!  Plus, there are so many great holiday decor options hitting the shops right now that it is nearly impossible to avoid […]


A Grown Up Surprise Birthday Party

by Tina on October 28, 2014

in Celebrations, family

As a mom I do not have high expectations for my birthday.  I usually make my own cake, which isn’t such a bad thing because it guarantees that I get just what I want and I get to eat an extra slice without unnecessary attention being drawn to me!  But this year my husband and […]


I hope all of you moms had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend, full of pampering and loads of kisses.  My husband was in Belgium, but was SO sweet to send me a beautiful bouquet of peonies, my favorite flower, and the kids made me artwork, which is always my favorite gift.  I am feeling incredibly […]


Happy Easter & Easter Decor

by Tina on April 18, 2014

in Celebrations, Decor, our home

Easter is nearly here and I do not know why exactly, but every year it seems to take me by surprise.  Perhaps it is because winter feels so long and then suddenly spring arrives and along with it, Easter.  Or maybe it is partly because I imagine as many of us grow older the thrill […]


Easter Dress for Mom

by Tina on April 15, 2014

in Celebrations, Fashion

When I was a little girl my parents always bought me a special Easter Dress every spring. Over the years the dresses came in many different varieties… it was the 80’s so there were plenty of years with very puffy sleeves and loads of tulle!  Maybe it is a bit of an overindulgence but I […]