Our Favorite Things… Spring Stems and Greenery

This polar vortex is really grabbing a good portion of the country. Here is Central New York, we woke up to below zero temperatures with a wind chill factor of -24 degrees! However, I’m focusing on what’s going on inside – a new shipment of beautiful spring stems and succulents! Nothing chases the cold away […]

Prime Rib Salad with Butternut Squash and Honey Champagne Vinaigrette

Warm up your salad options for fall with this satisfying salad filled with thinly sliced prime rib, roasted butternut squash, cranberries, goat cheese and a delicious and light honey vinaigrette. This is the perfect recipe to use up your leftover prime rib or steak; or just pick up some thinly sliced prime rib/roast beef from […]

Dining Room Redesign

The main objective with the redesign/staging of this dining room was to lighten and freshen the space while working with the furniture that was already there. The first order of business was selecting a new color palette of taupe for the walls, a pale blue for the ceiling and crisp white trim.  Replacing the ceiling […]

Exterior Style – Holiday Color for a Village Carriage House

This charming village home, now owned by a lovely family, wanted a pop of bright holiday color for their historic carriage house. I was thrilled to take the job as this home has special meaning for me>.. my mother-in-law, who recently passed, owned and loved this home for over 30 years. Accents in lime green […]

Entryway and Staircase Redesign

The entryway is the first impression of a home and a space that should be warm and welcoming.  This entryway and staircase were ready for an update and redesign. Removing the wall to wall carpet, adding a runner and fresh new color on the walls was the answer.

Our Favorite Things… Denim Upholstery

I’m a denim fan through and through… from a great pair of jeans to denim dresses, skirts and shirts… I’ve got them.  So when I saw this great little vintage-style arm chair upholstered in denim, it was love at first site! Used alone, this chair is perfect for a side chair in a bedroom, office, […]

Fig Balsamic Vinegar Triple Play: Recipe #3 – Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

As promised, here is a third recipe that uses flavorful fig balsamic vinegar.  We are actually going to use the extra Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing from the Autumn Harvest Rice Bowl to dress up a quick and delicious appetizer – Recipe #3: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette […]

Fig Balsamic Vinegar Triple Play: Recipe #2 – Autumn Harvest Rice Bowl with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

I often start the week off by making a batch of healthy grains and a big salad to make weekday lunches easy and healthy.  (I’ve definitely learned that if I have to make last minute lunch choices on the go, they often are not very healthy). This week, I’m reaching for my Fig Balsamic Vinegar […]

Fig Balsamic Vinegar Triple Play: Recipe #1 – Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Fig Balsamic Sauce

Well, I have to say… it felt really good to turn the oven on again.  With the unusual heat wave we have been having in Central New York, we’ve been pretty focused on the grill for the past month. This week I wanted to bring to light on of my favorite vinegars, Napa Valley Naturals […]

Our Favorite Things… Outdoor Entertaining & Corkcicle Stemless

Go sleek and stylish at your next tail gate party or outdoor reception with the new Corkcicle Stemless.   Elegant and practical, this gorgeous vessel keeps your wine or beverage cold for 9 hours or hot for 3 hours. The spill-proof tops keeps bugs out and beverages in… a definite plus for any outdoor event! […]