Simple Fix: Mason Jar Vase

Sunday, March 1, 2015

One of my favorite home decor pieces is a mason jar. Yes, they are all the rage right now. Hop on Pinterest and you're bound to come across so many creative ideas for these inexpensive yet beautiful glassware pieces. 

Home Decor: Photo Gallery Wall Inspiration Board

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Walk through my house and you'll begin to notice that I have quite a love affair with gallery walls. From the basement to my son's room to my office, my house's walls are definitely covered in gallery walls. As a photographer, I have a lot of photos to display and I feel as though gallery walls allow me to do so while adding textured elements throughout the gallery.

Where Does the Time Go?

Friday, February 27, 2015

This week while I was playing on the ground with my son, he looked up at me and flashed me his toothy smile. My heart melted. I grabbed him to give him a big hug and he pushed me away. My heart ached. Where did my baby go? In what seems like a matter of minutes, he has transformed from an infant to a toddler.

Entertaining Tip: White vs. Colorful Plates

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Are you a white plate person or a colorful plate person? In my opinion, from photographing food to serving food, the use of white plates can help make a dish look appetizing and bring out a recipe's best features. The blank canvas that a white plate provides simply allows the food to be the star.

Cleaning Habit: Clean the Kitchen Every Night

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I am what one would call a neat/clean freak. Everything in my home has its place. I like to go through our belongings on a regular basis and purge what we don't need. I cannot function unless my home is in clean, working order. Blame it on my OCD and/or anal retentiveness. Simply put, I need and thrive in a clean, organized home. Over the years, I have learned that waking up to a clean home helps me start my day off on the right foot. Knowing this, I introduced a habit into my daily routine to help ensure that my days start on a positive note. So, here's my secret.

Three Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Bark

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

So, you know how I didn't like chocolate before I was pregnant but then fell in love with it while I was pregnant? Well, my son is now 14 months to date and guess what? I still love chocolate. Yes, I cannot get enough of it.

Photographing Toddlers: Capturing Everyday Moments

Monday, February 23, 2015

With a toddler at home, you can most likely find me discovering new spots to baby proof throughout the home. From outlets to cords, corners to steps, you name it, my son is all about discovering what, why, and how it works. His curious nature keeps him on the move and on-the-go at all times. After setting him by his toy box, he's across the room (and maybe in the other side of the house) within seconds.

Simple Fix: Brightening a Space Using Mercury Glass

Sunday, February 22, 2015

What is a simple way to brighten a mantel or shelf? Add a mercury glass piece. From bottles to candle holders to bowls, there are so many options for mercury glass that will help you add height, dimension, and brightness to a dark spot in your home.

Home Decor: Rustic and Neutral Inspiration Board

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Walk into my house and you'll quickly notice that my design style is based on neutral tones. From my clothing to the pillows on our couches to our freshly painted white kitchen cabinets, when it comes to neutral tones, I'm in love.

Decorating with Clocks

If you stop in the rooms throughout my home, you'll begin to notice a few themes, one of which includes a clock. I wear a watch and I usually have my phone by me at all times. Both of which tell the time. Yet, I rarely ever use them for that purpose. Instead, I look toward the clock on the wall or the shelf to tell me the time.