Ice Cold Beer Here!

It’s almost summer and you know what that means BBQ season! Yee-haw! In my opinion there is nothing quite as tasty as a grilled burger, corn-on-the-cob, and an ice cold beer on a Sunday evening. Beer has gotten pretty fancy over the last few years and I now frequently find myself perusing the ice-cold aisle at the grocery store not knowing what… read more

Sale On

The sales have begun and prices have been slashed. If you are male and averse to spending money look away. If you are female – get involved.  Summer is barely upon us and yet all these lovely little sandals and dresses are already on sale. Grab them before they are gone… Below are a few of… read more


On this Memorial Day… I honor those who gave their lives serving our country. My father served two tours in Vietnam. My grandfather fought in the battle of Iwo Jima. I am in awe of their bravery. They were boys when they went away to war – men when they returned. They saw and did… read more

Five Friday Favorites – For the Walls

A wall is just a wall – until you bring it to life… Precious Prints for the Kitchen Image: Judy Kaufmann’s Home via Easy Loving this “Inspiration Board” Image: Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic Adorable and Useful Wall Decor for a Child’s Room Image: Joanna Gaines’ Home via Design Mom Everything about this wall would be perfect… read more

Design Details

What makes a house a home? Is there a way to pull off creating a space that feels clean and lived-in at the same time? In my opinion the goal with interior design is to find that fine balance of old and new – a hint of history with a dash of current tastes. We… read more

How do I get there from here?

Well, so, here I am. Almost 5 months since I sent out the very first post for The Sentimentalist and I humbly come knocking on your door with a confession. I lost track of my promises. When I started this blog I promised I would be working on a few things this year and then… read more

The Spring Line Up

There’s nothing like a nautical stripe to freshen up a spring look… A simple striped tee is perfect with white jeans or khaki shorts on casual days. A more structured long sleeve stripe looks great tucked into a skirt and layered with a fitted coat for evening. A few of my current favorites are here,… read more


Instagram makes me happy. So does Jamaica, spring flowers, beer, little ponytails, window washing, wigs, Toms… Something about this sign at the Blues Jean Bar reminded me of college… Who knew that weeds could be so lovely? Even my feet were happy in Jamaica. Toms – good brand, good style, good work. Jamaica In Full… read more


Simple Dairy-Free Lentil Soup Ingredients: 1 32-ounce box of chicken or vegetable stock 4 cups water 1 bag dry lentils 1 diced medium onion 1 cup diced raw carrots parsley rosemary thyme basil tarragon 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne red pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt salt and pepper to taste Pour stock, water, and rinsed lentils… read more

The Skin We’re In

We all remember those lazy summer days… I used to lube myself up in baby oil, get the Spindoctors cranking on my discman, and drag the folding lawn chair to the backyard. I baked under the hot sun while dreaming of how I was going to someday marry Luke Perry (aka Dylan McKay on Beverly… read more