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

October 2020

I’m finding it hard to believe that I’m posting October already! September flew by quicker than the leaves dropping from trees. Regardless, October has arrived and with it much cooler temperatures. It’s time to cozy up inside and embrace all that is Autumn. Here in the northeast this change of the season is the most striking of all. The vibrant colors, overflowing pumpkin patches, dried corn stalks and farmers stands brimming with winter squashes of every variety. I know I’m ready to turn the oven on and start cooking long braised comfort food and baking apple treats! Look for plenty of my favorite recipes in the “From the Kitchen” category.  Be sure to check out my store The Hive Shop for new items added in the Fall Category. In the meantime, get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of this fleeting season. Follow me on Instagram for a daily dose of inspiration! Wishing you all a glorious October!

The Hive Shop – Fall

Have you checked out The Hive Shop lately? I’ve added lots of new items, many similar to items in my fall posts. Click the link to the right to shop!

New Recipe Added!

With tomato season in full swing, be sure to try this Cherry Tomato Tart, I guarantee it will become a favorite!

Fall Table-scaping

I was having so much fun coming up with creative fall place settings! Look under Entertain for a few more versions for your Autumn Entertaining!

Tomato Season!

How does your garden grow? Tomato season is here and mine are coming in fast! Just look at these beauties. I’ve got lots of great tomato recipes in the From the Kitchen category. Look them up if your getting stumped as to what to do with an abundant harvest!

Introducing Cornelia Spa!

I’m so excited to announce that I’m partnering with Cornelia International a luxury spa located in The Surrey Hotel in Manhattan. I’ve been testing their products and loving them. Read more about their products and find my discount code for special savings in the “Style” section of the blog!

Two new recipes added!

This “Tomato, Basil, Corn Salad with Lobster” is the epitome of freshness, and don’t forget to try my “Green Goddess Dressing” for your summer salads! Try them both and let me know your feedback!

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!