I come from a family and long line of practical stocking stuffers.   We do toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, chapstick, Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s Cups. I always strive to do better. Here are the ideas that can help us all delight and surprise…Enjoy! (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Be sure to.. read more →

For those of you so dang tired of my holiday gift guides, I have a bit of eye candy to hold you over until we return to our regular programming… My friend Danielle Rollins home was just published and it is something to see!   That kitchen makes me green with envy…or blue in her.. read more →

We could always use the latest gadget, a cozy blanket or a fun game. Our home is where we spend most of our time so shouldn’t we consider gifts that focus on this too? I am also always a fan of original art so be sure to consider that by visiting your local gallery in.. read more →

It is so hard to narrow down the items for the ladies. There are just too many wonderful things from which to choose. I believe I have hit most of the categories and will have even more to come with my upcoming personal list and stocking stuffers too.  (email subscribers open in a browser to.. read more →

Men are particularly easy to buy for I think.   Pick their hobby and build upon it.   I also think everyone needs great luggage so be sure to add AWAY luggage to your shopping list.  They are the best.  I am gifting the Bigger Carry On to all my family this year for our.. read more →

The Teen / Tween set is also easy yet hard to buy for. They are picky beyond compare but generally you are safe with any Apple product. I love trying to please this opinionated and spirited age…i have 3 of them. Here is my strongly critiqued list. My advice is to keep them stocked with.. read more →

These are the ones that are easy to shop for on your holiday list! They still delight in the opening of the gifts and the surprises galore.   Toys are such fun to give and to get. Here are my favorite gifts for the younger set.  (email subscribers open in a browser to view content).. read more →

Most of us will be doing our holiday decorations in a week or so.   Here are some great finds including AMAZING WREATHS & unique lights from Terrain. I adore the tree skirts & stockings from OKL.  (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) 2017 Gift Guide for the Host / Hostess 2017 Gift Guide for the Bibliophile.. read more →

Everyone knows bubbly or vino make a great gift but if you want to get creative or up your game for Thanksgiving at the in-laws or all the upcoming holiday parties. I have you covered with loads of creative choices for anyone on your list.  (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) 2017.. read more →

It is about 40 days until Christmas.   I am putting together my gift guides to aid in your shopping.  Everyone loves books and they always fit.   I have gathered the best new releases and a few old favorites for everyone on your list.  (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Shop.. read more →

So much to see and eat #recipeoverload… so much to read… so much to share… SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO LET IT GO Favorite new bourbon… great to hide in your bracelet flask. I have bought a dozen as gifts.  HAVE BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S GORGEOUS NEW BLUE BOX CAFÉ 4 Women on How They Prep.. read more →

Today was a great day despite the tigers loss. Being together as a family always warms the soul on a frigid day! I am always inspired by travel, design & life which I share and curate on Pinterest.  Here are some recent favorites all of which you can find HERE.    Be sure to subscribe to THE.. read more →

I have traveled to and from Texas & California in the past week and am in Virginia and DC for “The Game” to visit my son and join in the fun.  The red eye though is NEVER advised. I am wiped! I want to put on This and These and sleep for a week.  Holiday.. read more →

I am an avid fan of Charleston designer Angie Hranowsky’s work. She has such a well trained eye for mixing and matching pattern and color in the most unique way.   This Kiawah family home is a calamity of color in the very best way! See the full article with details HERE / House Beautiful.. read more →