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

August 2020

Whenever I sit down to post my monthly intros, I try to find an image that captures the mood for that month. This month, a view from my cutting garden felt like the right choice. The gardens are flourishing in the abundant sunshine we’ve been having and summer is in full throttle. The season has felt quite a bit longer than in previous years, but that is most likely due to all my children being home much earlier, and I am grateful for that. Summer is typically so fleeting, but I feel like we are squeezing it for all it is. This month look for my fresh salad recipes and inspiration for fresh meals to prepare with all the abundant produce available at roadside stands. I’ve also added many new items to The Hive Shop, so breeze on over and take a look. I’m excited to be trying a new skin care line from an exclusive spa and I will be posting and giving my feed back on that in a few weeks.  Be sure to check back often for updates and as always follow me on Instagram for daily inspiration.  August is here my friends, lets get out and savor every minute!


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

Desserts:

Creamy Hazelnut Pie*

Raspberry Granola Bars*

S’mores around the fire!

*All these recipes are here on the blog!

Salad Days!

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

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!

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!

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.

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.