Countdown to Move In – When the Project Does Not Go As Planned

It is week 8 in the countdown. This week I am writing about one of the most frustrating things in new home construction and new house construction design – when not everything goes as planned! Building a new home and designing a new house has its challenges! Home Construction Mistake #1: Not according to plan […]

Pantry Pain Turns Into Pantry Inspiration

During our home construction journey, we made a decision along the way not to go with expensive kitchen pantry cabinetry. Nor did we decide to go with standard kitchen pantry organization in the form of shelves. So, I needed some interesting kitchen pantry design ideas and pantry inspiration STAT! Let me explain our kitchen pantry […]

Week 9: Happy (Home) Ever After

I’m often asked how we selected the house design for our home construction project. The key is to finding your architectural design based on the story you want to live. First, it depends on the type of house construction project. If it is a spec home, you may be required to assume the house design […]

Countdown: 10 Weeks to Move In

One of the things I have observed on our how to build a house journey, as we have progressed during our home construction over the past several months, is that there is not a lot of visual progress during the various steps to building a house. As the saying goes, “There’s a lot of talk, […]

Countdown: 11 Weeks To Move In

We are now at 11 weeks in the Construction Chronicles countdown! The big change this week is that the kitchen cabinets have arrived and the wood floors are being laid. The trim is finishing up as well. With the exception of one bathroom, all the tiles are down too. Last week, I spent most of […]

Countdown: 12 Weeks to Move In

Want to know what is it like to go through the house building process? To build a house from scratch? Interested in learning how to work with architects, builders, and designers? I’ve got some stories to share as I count down the day until we move {finally] into our new family home. The Backstory It […]

8 Luxury Handbags in a Must Have Designer Bag Collection

I love hearing what people find essential in a luxury designer handbag collection. If you are going to have a large investment into this accessory arena, you want the most bang for your buck, and be able to wear your bags on key (and for multiple) occasions. After reading and hearing from lots of people, […]

Limited Edition Norell New York Perfume

Norell New York, a luxe fragrance company, has partnered with Baccarat to produce a limited edition Parfum/Perfume this holiday season. Baccarat only produced 500 handmade bottles for this perfume at their factory in France, and they are the most gorgeous things you have ever seen. Plus, among the craftsmen is Michel Barge, who is an […]

Top Mini Crossbody Handbags 2015-2016

Small is the new big. When I was planning a vacation recently, I knew I needed a mini handbag that I could wear crossbody. I know the freedom it would give me in the airport and would lighten my load when sightseeing. I searched and found the top mini handbags to consider for a vacation […]

Goyard Color Options: Help Me Decide!

It has been awhile since I posted! Been busy with a house hunt and planning a major event…and doing some window shopping! One item I want to add to my handbag collection is a Goyard St. Louis GM Tote. I need a bag that is lightweight, great throughout the entire year and perfect for rainy […]

When to Use a Clutch and Three Chic Clutches to Consider

I love clutches. There is something so chic and sophiscated when you have a clutch tugged under your arm. As a Mom, however, when the heck do I have the option to be clutch chic? Well, here are three clutches worthy of our Mom life. First, I ADORE this clutch from Jimmy Choo. Granted, the […]