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

July 2020

Love this idea of carving a hole in a watermelon, inserting a vase and creating a fun centerpiece!

Happy July everyone! Time for all things summer and I couldn’t be happier. While typical summer activities such as summer camps, vacations and travel may still be different this year, I think it is also opening windows on how to be more creative in enjoying our own kind of summer fun. The resurgence of drive-in movie theaters for example is proof that people are embracing what used to seem old-fashioned and seeing it in a new light.  An adirondack chair by the water, a hammock in the woods, a canoe out on a quiet lake, a rainstorm viewed from a covered porch, capturing lightning bugs in a jar. Aren’t these just some of the things that define summer? The simple things have always been the best things anyway. Lets remember to just slow down and savor all the moments. Here’s to having a terrific month. Welcome July!

Fourth of July Cookout Menu

Our annual fourth of July cookout is such a tradition.  We invite just a few of our closest friends and my husband puts on a spectacular fireworks display. However, this year is going to be a bit more subdued, but it won’t damper our fun. Same crowd but I’m keeping the food a little more basic. That doesn’t mean boring by any means! It means serving the tried and true, can’t go wrong, American favorites. Besides all the munchies, here is my menu for this years’ bar-b-q….

Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs

Dill Potato Salad*

Macaroni Salad*

Fresh corn

Watermelon and Feta Salad


Creamy Hazelnut Pie*

Raspberry Granola Bars*

S’mores around the fire!

*All these recipes are here on the blog!

A Patriotic Tablescape

I love a red, white and blue themed table. See this post under the Entertain section for more details on this patriotic theme

New Post!

Look under Entertain to see my suggestions for styling a bar cart and a link to shop the one you see here!

Salad Days!

Summer Salad Days are here! Find all my favorite recipes under “From the Kitchen

Special offer from Sarah Flint NY

Have you checked out SaraFlint brand shoes yet?  SarahFlint brand are handcrafted italian made luxury footwear in classic ladylike styles. Designed by women for comfort and fashion. Right now using my code, you can take advantage of a special limited time discount of $100. off your first pair.  Treat yourself today! https://sarah-flint.myshopify.com/discount/SARAHFLINT-BABERNADETTE


The lovely “Lana” flat comes in other color stories as well!

Beautiful Chinoiserie

I have always had a soft spot for chinoiserie. Something about the curvy shape of a well proportioned ginger jar and the elegant pointy corners of pagodas always appealed to me. I decided to curate a lovely collection that is available on my LiketoKnow.it app page. Simply click this link to take you directly there to shop the pictures above and much more! http://liketk.it/2LLbS

Sarah Flint New Product Release!

Shop Sarah Flint directly through this link http://sarahflint.com

Hello friends, I’m excited to be sharing with you this brand new product addition to the SarahFlint brand. This gorgeous Hidden Garden Scarf has just been debuted. 100% silk, it is made in the same Italian factories as the top luxury houses and comes in two color stories, this beautiful blue and a rich chestnut. It is also available in two sizes. Head over to http://sarahflint.com and don’t forget to use my discount code SARAHFLINT-BABERNADETTE to get your $50 discount off your first purchase!

Use this product for your candle tapers!