February 2020

February has crept in so quickly, it’s hard to believe we are already a month into the new year! I hope everyone has done their closet and household clean-outs and ready to start fresh. This month I typically start thinking about any projects I’d like to have done by spring, or line up work to start as soon as the ground thaws! I’m thinking of some new window treatments in my hallway – we shall see. I’ve curated some cute items on The Hive Shop for your Valentines decor or gifting, be sure to check them out. As we enter into February try to get outside and enjoy the snowy outdoors, for like it or not, this too will soon be a distant memory! Happy February dear readers!

Winter Fashion

Also on The Hive Shop!
Look under Winter Style to find these and more!

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!

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!!

December 2019

This truly is an amazingly beautiful and special season.  Gatherings, great food, baking, fashion and family time. Something for everyone. I like to stick to my motto of getting everything done early, by that I mean I’ll be working like a fool the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Then when it’s all up and done, I sit back and marvel, once again, at the loveliness of it all!  That’s when my plans for entertaining kick in.  Sharing the joy is what it’s all about for me.  I’ll be posting some more decorating ideas as well as some more table setting ideas. I’ve already posted some cute free Christmas printables and some ways to use them. I will do my best to offer gift ideas, of course, my candles make super lovely gifts and come wrapped and ready! As always look for my tips for easy and stress-less entertaining.  Also look for recipe updates, I recently posted a Roast Duck recipe that is delectable! 

The Hive Shop has a new category, Christmas!  I’ve curated lots of entertaining essentials plus so much more! Check it out.

So enter into this fabulous Holiday Season with joy in your heart. 

My best wishes for a joyous season to you all!  

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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!