Category: Winter

InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round (and Giveaway)

I have a book to share and giveaway just in time for the holiday season: *InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round (Oxmoor House, October 2017) InStyle Parties is the must-have resource for anyone looking to host chic parties without stress or guesswork. Packed with everything you need to throw…

A Winter Nesting Tree

We had an arctic blast with single digit temperatures and snow last week that kept me indoors and inspired me to do some winter nesting.  I was packing up and organizing the Christmas ornaments while I was housebound with our 7″ of snow last weekend, and I was sorting all the bird ornaments that normally flock to…

Weekend Waterview: Winter Sunrise

What a difference a week makes. A week ago we were slipping on ice trying to keep the birds fed in the snow and Chloe and Grace were enjoying a shaved ice buffet. Our forecast this weekend is for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 60s into next week. I took these photos this week after the…

Comfort Food: Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie!

I have a comfort food recipe, ideal for cold or snowy winter weather, Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie! It’s made a little healthier without sacrificing flavor, and a little easier with a few short cuts.  The puff pastry crust can be pieced together in a patchwork design for easy assembly. This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store…