Christmas Holiday

I am on our annual Christmas Holiday here in sunny Fort Myers Florida with my family. I logged on today to reply to my comments and was so excited and thrilled to see that I was featured on one of my favourite blogs ever, Centsational Girl. The Reindeer Wall that I created for the Holiday Home Tour was featured under Kate’s 30 Inspiring Christmas Crafts. Check out all of the other creative Christmas crafts on Centsational Girl’s lineup.

Sweet and Salty Goodness

In between craft projects, the baking continues at the Howards.  It is such a special feeling this time of year. I love it when everyone is home, it’s so cozy and homey. The air smells sweet with baking and everyone is curled up under blankets watching Christmas movies on our huge sectional sofa. I like to keep this treat on hand for when company pops over and to bring to parties as a hostess gift. With only four ingredients it is so easy to make and tastes heavenly! With a hard chocolate top and a toffee middle no one can believe the base is saltine crackers. Continue reading

Holiday Home Tour

The Holiday Home Tour took place last week and it was a huge success! I was overwhelmed by the most beautiful, kind-hearted, lovely, sincere, and meaningful compliments ever. I was also blessed with the most amazing home owners who gave me the freedom to do what I wanted. This is a designers dream. I want to also mention the volunteers. They stood all there all night, with a smile on their face, and spoke the kindest words about me to every tour-goer all out of the kindness of thier heart while the flutists entertained us all night with their beautiful music. Here are some of the beautiful photos taken by my talented photographer and friend Marc Polidoro. Continue reading