Flowers to Fight the Quarantine Blues

We’re coming to the end of week 6 of quarantine here in Maryland and, like elsewhere, so much about our daily life has changed. One of the biggest changes for me (and many others) is the way we shop. My philosophy has essentially been “stay out of the way.” So I’ve been getting groceries delivered,…

The Grocery Store Floral Dept. that Gives Me All the Feels

I’ve been to Seattle twice and both times, I’ve had the chance to visit the Pike’s Place Market. There is an absolutely stunning array of flowers there – beautiful, fresh bouquets made of any type of flower you can imagine and starting at $5, they are super affordable. I’ve often wished that I had a…

We Survived Our Trip to the D.R. this Summer … and LOVED It.

The Dominican Republic – beautiful, tropical, the perfect place for a relaxing island getaway, right? Not if you’ve watched the news lately. At least 10 U.S. tourists have died in the D.R. since June 2018, some under mysterious circumstances with unknown causes of death. Such a tragic, surprising loss of life is shocking and sad….

Garden Progress!

Now that it’s June, a lot of the flowers in our garden are starting their blooming season. I like big, showy blooms – think puffy hydrangeas, petal-packed peonies and dinner-plate dahlias – and I’m trying my darndest to grow some at my house. But it’s tough y’all. My dream garden is Ina Garten’s amazing home…

Workout of the Week: Walking Paris!!

I had the pleasure of taking a weekend trip to Paris last weekend. My sister was visiting her friends – who are spending a year in France – for the week. I was able to broker a deal (with my fabulous husband) and arranged a rendezvous with my sis across the Atlantic. Because I was…

Wedding Flowers…YAAASSS!

Flowers are among my favorite things. I pick up grocery store or farmers market blooms whenever the opportunity presents. Every now and again, I wind up with multiple bouquets carefully place around the house…and I am a happy girl. So, when my best friend asked me to handle the flowers for her wedding, I was…