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

April 2020

Sitting down to write my monthly intro, I am a little uncertain of where to start.  March began innocently enough, but within weeks were all in a ‘new normal’ so foreign to us, it took us by surprise and shock.  Shock that something like a pandemic would, could, ever actually happen in today’s modern world. So here we welcome April and the uncertainty continues to loom as we are all sequestered in our homes whiling away the days in ways we are not accustomed to. So friends, I offer you this. My blog originated because of my strong convictions about the importance of home life. Finding the joy in the everyday. Things that seem mundane are all the wonderful things that create that special place we call home.  I think, if there is a silver lining to this crisis, it is the fact that people are rediscovering these simple things and actually embracing them and finding fulfillment. I am certain that as soon as the green light flashes the all clear, we will go back to our busy lives, but there will be that weird wistful feeling of gratitude for this time we were given to be close with the ones we love and see our homes through new eyes. I think we will have a new appreciation for enjoying the simple things and accepting some forced down-time. Hang in there, take a deep breath of that wonderful spring air, exhale. We will get through this better and stronger.   


Easter Decor on a Tiered Display

Cabbage Ware on The Hive Shop!

If you’re a cabbage-ware lover as I am, you will love some of the items I’ve found for The Hive Shop!  Even paper “cabbage” place mats and matching place cards!  Find all these and more, just click my “Hive Shop” link on the right!  Happy shopping!

Easter Tables!

Hi Friends, I put together two different tables-capes for your inspiration.  One more formal and the other a little more fun and whimsical.  See more pictures of both these settings under Entertain!

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 BABERNADETTE50 to get your $50 discount off your first purchase!

UPDATE! Right now through March 24th, 25% proceeds from each purchase will be donated to help hospitals in need in Italy

Irish Soda Bread

Find this favorite recipe under From The Kitchen and scroll down to Breads and Muffins.
These make great mini loaves as well to share with friends!

Is it Spring Yet?

Not quite – but while I wait for warmer weather, I’m bringing flowers into the house to brighten things up. I’ve been adding new items to The Hive Shop. Be sure to check them out. Hit my easy link on the right of the page!

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