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January 5, 2021

Happy New Year – Decorating with lemons for a fresh start

Happy New Year to you all! I know we were all happy to see 2020 go and start with a clean slate for 2021 When the […]
December 28, 2020
Pork tenderloin and Poached Pears

Pork Tenderloin with Poached Pears

  We made the most delicious Meal for Christmas Eve and it was so easy! If you are planing on having a dinner for New Years, […]
December 20, 2020

Gold Leaf Ornaments

  I have been wanting to make these beautiful ornaments for some time now, but time was getting away from me, so today was the day! […]
December 17, 2020

Holiday Wrapping

  Every year I like to create special packaging for my family, something that is very personalized and feels festive. This year I decided on a […]
December 15, 2020

Our 1898 historical home in Sierra Madre

  David and I live in a beautiful 1898 historical home in Sierra Madre, a peaceful suburb in the foothills above Los Angeles.It’s a beautiful setting […]
December 9, 2020

Fresh Christmas

    Last week end we all gathered outside (facemasks, gloves and social distancing) to create these beautiful arrangements There really is nothing like fresh greens […]
December 9, 2020

Holiday Granola

There is nothing like spending time with family during the holidays, and what better place to do that then in the kitchen.   We spent an […]

Meet Wendy

Hi I’m Wendy, and I’m passionate about my family, friends, and my wonderful home! Our home is a place to gather, build memories, and celebrate the journey of life. For me, there is a special joy in designing a space that comforts and inspires. A place that is perfect for entertaining a large party or enjoying a quiet evening on our own.

I've always been a creative type. Whether it’s decorating, gardening, or cooking, I just love to bring beautiful elements together to create something special. I guess it’s in my blood. As a young child in rural Pennsylvania, I would go “foraging” in the woods with my mother and grandmother for natural treasures we could use for decorating and cooking. My mother was a floral designer, so we always had fresh-cut flowers from the garden around the house. But she did so much more to create a warm and inviting home atmosphere. She loved baking, and I can still remember coming home to the aroma of freshly-baked cookies. While they may seem like small things, they certainly were not. What she did had a profound impact on me.

She inspired me to follow my dreams with a life in design. For many years, I’ve designed handbags and seasonal gift programs for major retailers. It’s a career that has taken me around the world in search of beautiful and unique design elements. Now, as I take the time to enjoy our wonderful granddaughters and playful springer spaniels, I’ve enjoyed inviting others to share my vision for a more beautiful home life.

I hope you find inspiration and encouragement here.