the bookcase bar

the bookcase bar

For the person who loves to entertain, a well-stocked bar is a must. Spirits and wines that cater to a variety of tastes help to keep the conversation and good times flowing. Bartender guides, mixology tools and, of course, beautiful stemware are all must haves for the at-home bar. The question is: where do you store it all? Keeping it on display and within reach can certainly be a design challenge. 

Bar carts or trays, fully stocked and extravagant basement bars, or a corner on the dining room buffet are all fantastic options. 

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5 amazing postpartum workouts

5 amazing postpartum workouts

Please note that I am not a licensed trainer. I am simply sharing workouts based on my own experiences and that I enjoy. Please consult with your doctor before starting a new exercising program.

Jackson turned 2 months on Friday. It’s strange because it doesn’t feel like it’s been 2 months, it feels more like 6. This is so funny to me because the same thing happened with my daughter – 6 months felt like 1 year, 1 year felt like 5. Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely not a bad thing. It’s just that for whatever reason time feels a heck of a lot longer. Maybe it’s having to get up in the middle of the night that makes the days feel longer? Whatever it is, we’ve arrived at 2 months and it’s time for me to get back into a somewhat normal routine. 

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five things

five things

It’s been another week of entertaining guests, and as usual it was a ton of fun! They fly home today, and I’ll be on the plane with them because today is the day I’m taking my sweet foster dog up to Canada and to her forever home. I’m nervous about how she’ll do on the six-hour flight, followed by several more hours in a car. However, I’m incredibly happy that my sister is taking her, and I know she’ll always be safe and loved.

I’m staying in Canada for the week and I’m looking forward to visiting friends, family, and, of course, doing a little shopping! Have a great weekend!

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it’s in the bag: golf edition

it’s in the bag: golf edition

What's in my golf bagDid you watch the Masters last weekend? It didn’t disappoint and I loved watching Jordan Speith keep his lead over the entire four days and win. He’s only 21 years old! I think it’s going to be very exciting watching him play over the next few years. 

As a golf fan and a golfer, I’m always curious as to what other players have in their golf bag. Their brand of clubs, accessories, and other fun little trinkets that they carry around with them. With so many options available, I never see the same combination of drivers, irons, and putters twice!   Continue reading


how to fly with little kids

how to fly with little kids

how to fly with little kids

My family and I recently went to the passport agency in DC to get my son his very first passport. We had to go through security that looked kind of similar to the machines you’d see at the airport. So when our turn came up to go through, Gwyneth promptly took off her coat, placed it in the bin, and asked the security agent if she had to take off her shoes. She’s five. The agent laughed and said, “not today” and I told her only at the airport. Continue reading


five things

five things

I think the most popular question asked of all parents of newborns is “how is he sleeping?” The first two weeks Jackson slept from 12am – 4am and then again from 4:30am – 8am. It was glorious. Now that we’re trying to establish a proper nighttime routine with a bedtime of 8pm, he wakes up at 12am, 3:30am, and 6:30am. Still not terrible, but still leaving both mama and papa so, so sleepy.

I’m looking forward to sleeping in a little bit this weekend.

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