Home…

our happy place.  Traditions, warmth and welcome.

Home is a feeling. It radiates fond memories of countless holidays, birthdays, milestone celebrations and after school projects.  It’s also simply seeing the beauty in the everyday.  It’s where your stories are written, the place where you belong.

Each season brings with it celebrations, holidays, weather – all playing a vital role as to how we live and play.  So many can relate to the feeling of cold weather coming upon us in Autumn.  Long cooked winter meals, football and a crackling hearth.  Shortened days, the rustle of leaves, the scent of candles burning inside a jack-o-lantern.  The sounds, smells and tastes that all come together to create a feeling.  This is your home, your good life.

I would like to share with you my ways to make each day a celebration, make the ordinary extraordinary, and how to be organized and efficient and enjoy living for the moment.

I extend my invitation to you to come inside and experience home…Welcome!


Month to Month Inspiration

January 2020

My top Instagram posts for 2019

Friends, as we turn our backs on 2019, close out a decade and enter into a new one, what are your thoughts, musings? I think of how 10 years ago my oldest was just 12 years old, the exact age my youngest is now. At once I have a 22 year old young adult as well as a physical reminder of the child she once was. I am astonished at how much my life has changed in 10 very short years. I went from a family of 4 young children, to 3 off to college and a 7th grader, thankfully, still at home. Life certainly does go fast, and yes, it absolutely picks up speed as children get older. I’ve become more reflective the older I get. In those early ‘hungry years’ when life was full of promise, everyday seemed an eternity. Each day an adventure, a new experience to be had. And now here I am asking myself, “how did it slip by so quickly?”. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have regrets, rather the opposite. I am grateful that I filled our days, events, holidays, fully. We’ve lived all our experiences to the max and I’ve let my family know they are loved and each one unique with what they add to our unit. And so it is with a bittersweet longing to relive the past 10 years that I look forward to the next 10 to come. I will remind myself that right now is the best time ever and to savor all the little moments as well as the milestones. Friends, whatever your aspirations may be for the next decade, live them with conviction and know that whatever path you are on, is unique to you and your purpose.

I am so grateful for all of you and all that you have helped me to achieve. My very best wishes to you all for a very Happy New Year! May all your wishes and goals be achieved!!


New on The Hive Shop

I’ve never been one to rush the holidays, but Valentines Day isn’t too far away, especially if you decorate, etc. I’ve got lots of items I’ve curated, as decor and as great gifts! Check it out, just hit the link on the right!

New Product Ambassador – Sarah Flint NY Shoes!

I’m so excited to introduce you to Sara Flint shoes. These are a luxury shoe brand founded by a woman (love that!). They are crafted in Italy in some of the same factories that produce high end designer shoes and designed by women for women.
I am wearing the Lana in this picture. They are super comfortable and come in a variety of color stories as well. Check them out and use my code BABERNADETTE50 to get $50. off your first purchase! Use this direct link https://sarah-flint.myshopify.com/discount/BABERNADETTE50

Mulled Wine or Glogg

This time of year I love a glass of mulled wine at the end of a cold ski day – or any day! I usually make it myself, but found this one ready to go, just heat and serve. If you’ve never had mulled wine before, I highly recommend it!

Use this product for your candle tapers!

Press!

I am honored and thrilled to be featured in the CNY Magazine, The Good Life, Holiday edition! Pick up your copy today! Thank you to all my followers and thank you CNY Magazine!

Time to Cozy Up the House

How do you cozy up your home? For me, wraps and throws at the ready are always a fall and winter staple. Draped over the back of a couch or the arm of a chair, or piled in a basket, a throw or blanket that is ready to snuggle up with will be a welcome accessory.

I’ve chosen some beautiful throws/blankets from one of my favorite companies, @Pendletonwm. This company is known for its’ iconic blankets and the quality is hard to surpass. All these are on The Hive Shop. Did I mention that these make fantastic gifts!?

Be sure to follow me on The Hive Shop. You’ll get updates, sales alerts, etc., on products you’ve favorited directly from Amazon.

Beautiful Cachet Pot Candles

One of the Dragon Motif Candles

Hello friends! I’m pleased to be offering these gorgeous Hedge Farm Brand candles for purchase. These candles have two pounds of premium wax for long burning times. The scent is cool citrus basil. The container measures approx. 5.5″ tall and wide at the top, the base is approx. 3.5 wide and is reusable as well! They come wrapped in a cellophane bag tied with a large satin bow as shown, ready for gifting!

$35.00 + shipping

These are the designs available and are in very limited quantities at this time. Click “Contact Me” to order or if you have any questions.

Another Blog Update!

This is a picture of my ‘linktree’ on my instagram bio. Simply click the LiketoKnow.it bar and you’ll be directed to my page!

Another fun announcement!  I have joined the LiketoKnow.it community!  This was a big achievement for me which I have been working on for quite awhile.  What does this mean for you?  Another super easy way to shop my product recommendations. I do all the work for you. If you see this small icon (see picture below) in the corner of an instagram post this means that it is a shop-able picture in which I have picked out either the exact products or related ones. Just download the LiketoKnow.it app and hit my link, it’s that simple.  I’ll also be working on producing links for both LiketoKnow.it and ShopStyle on the blog as well.  A little bit more learning for me, but as usual, I’ll keep you updated!  

LiketoKnow.it Icon

A quick how-to for using my Instagram link

Hi Everyone! I guess I assume that everyone knows how to do the “link in bio” that is used so often on Instagram. Here is a quick easy visual. Just click the bio address that is circled on my bio, this will automatically send you to the picture on the left. To shop The Hive Shop, just click on that and you will automatically be redirected. The same goes for any of the great brands listed that I am an affiliate for.

When you are on my site – as you are now, all the brands and my link to The Hive Shop are listed to the right. Click on any of them for easy shopping! Any other questions – just contact me on my contact page! I’m always happy to help. Also, I must mention this disclaimer, that all products that I promote or provide links to will generate a small commission for me.