July 2019

July is here and summer is into full swing.  Schools are out, the kids are all home.  It’s time to get around to enjoying long days and filling them with fun. When my children were younger they all swam for the local club swim team.  They played tennis and golf and their little tanned tired bodies seemed to be full of boundless energy.  Needless to say, I spent alot of time in the car!  Now that they drive themselves to all the things that fill their days, I have more time to devote to gardening, developing recipes, and even, dare I say, sit and enjoy some down time! I have mentioned before, that I always try to eek out a small amount of “me time”, usually at the end of the day, just to relax and take in the beauty of the season.  Be it strolling through the gardens or sitting out on the patio with a glass of rose. I offer this tip to you to do the same.  Remember summer is fleeting, be sure to soak it all in!  Also, I am building my subscriber list so please sign up, and check out The Hive Shop for new items added frequently.  You never know what you’ll find.  Enjoy July everyone!

Going to the Beach?

Here’s a little sneak peak at some cute must-haves for a day at the shore…or anywhere for that matter! Just go to my “Style” page to see some super fun products picked by me and on sale now!!!

Ice Cream!

If you’re an ice cream lover – look no further than my recipe for this simple home-made version. Just 4 ingredients!! Go to “From the Kitchen”

Great Earrings!

I just love the natural colors of these earrings. I got them from Francesca’s. All on sale now! Link to shop on the side bar.

Lily on The Hive!

If you’re a Lily Pulitzer lover, you can now shop The Hive Shop’s exclusive Lily products. Who can resist these colorful, happy colors?!

June 2019

I’ve often said that June can be a month of new beginnings and bittersweet endings. For me personally, I once again have a high school graduate, causing me to reflect on the fleetingness of life. Wondering what lies ahead for my child, and hoping for success and happy experiences as she leaves one life behind and ventures into young adulthood – new beginning, bittersweet ending. It seems at times that life moves along in a daily hum of mundane activities, then suddenly we stop to realize, “wow, how’d I get here?” Happens so suddenly. I am recovering from my ski accident. It seemed life came to a grinding halt and those initial months were very long days. But now I am here, just starting to walk again and grateful for that, especially because June is here. I will try not to be wistful, but instead live in the moment and carry on. Welcome Summer!


Can you believe these are TOMS?! I love a wedge and these look super comfortable. I’ve partnered with TOMS because of their great “give back” philosophy and quality products as well. Check out the link on the side bar.

Yay, New to the Blog!

I’m excited to announce that I am partnering with a few of my favorite stores. I will be providing links and all the information needed-as soon as I figure it all out!  Regardless, you will be able to shop directly from my site for products or just navigating to their shop to browse on your own.  Here is a sneak peek at one of my affiliates – Ann Taylor!


Is anything more “summery” than lettuceware? I was excited to see that @ToryBurch has re-issued this dishware.  Look under Décor to see my own collection.  I also feature some pieces in The Hive Shop!

Grove Collaborative

I recently tried out this company, Grove Collaborative.  I am a big believer in trying out new things, so when I saw they were offering a promotion I thought it would be worth looking into and I can’t say enough how pleased I am.  This is an eco-friendly based company so they offer environmentally safe and sustainable products, such as reusable spray bottles, containers and concentrated solutions all for the home.  Below is a picture of what they sent as an intro to their company and products.  I definitely recommend.