Farmhouse Style & Vintage Finds: Nellie’s Barn Sale

One of the most charming aspects of living where I doin the Midwest is the summer fleamarketing! Nellie’s Barn Saleis an annual must-attend for mein…

My Home April 2014: Let’s Chat in the Kitchen

Care for a wee square of gooey butter cake?Croissant?Homemade amaretto and sparkling wine? There is still no stopping me from baking even thoughI have eliminated…

A HAPPY video…HELLO LOVELY is 4! March 2014

Hello Lovely is 4!Feels like yesterday when I was blog-less andobsessed with macarons, cupcake and fashion blogs. I never imagined a vast bloguniverse ofdesignfreaky creative friends…

Personal Reflections February 2014 & Farmhouse Style

I don’t know why I have been daydreaming about kitchen design (and Sarah Richardson’s aesthetic) so much lately…we creatives often feel the itch to change…

My Home January 2014 & Personal Reflections

I had every intention of blogging about our kitchen today. What works about the space, what I’d change… yet something infinitely more important is stirring my…

Personal Reflections & My Holiday Home 2013

For me, Christmas is not about fancy wrapping paper or a jolly man negotiating our chimney. It’s about the birth of the King of my…

Personal Reflections: Love Always Wins {Waldorf Astoria Chicago}

What a difference a year makes! A year ago, my groom and I were in Paris at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome celebrating 25 years of marriage,both…

Personal Reflections: Marigold Muse, Kate Towers Dress & BRCA update

Hi. I have been b.u.s.y and feel it’s time for a good long exhale…and ruffles. So for you, images I shot of my lovely summer muse in…

Personal Reflections: let’s chat in my pretty closet

I would prefer that summer not end. That my nest feel less empty. That my body feel stronger. That my thoughts be less scattered. But I am…

Personal Reflections: Pale pink mood

When you walk into our home, little pale pink touches don’t jump out at you; they whisper. The Laduree box with macarons is from my…

Personal Reflections: BRCA journey & Paris

Thought I would update you on my BRCA2 journey in a gorgeous setting far away…a fantasy destination we stumbled on in Paris (must stay here someday). my…

Personal Reflections: My Journey With BRCA Genetic Mutation

When this post airs, I’ll be in surgery again for Prophylactic bilateral mastectomy due to BRCA2 mutation and family history. In the past 7 months, my…