I ran in to Target the other day for the usual paper towel/toilet paper run when I got lost in the Hearth and Hand aisle, the line of housewares designed by HGTV's Joanna Gaines. Honestly, there were so many inspiring home pieces that I was surprised I was standing in Target. I ended up filling my basket with a few, and since I've placed them around my house, I've enjoyed these mid-winter home brighteners more than I ever thought I would. Check it out. First, I picked up this faux eucalyptus wreath ($35) for my front … [Read more...] about Give Your Home a Mid-Winter Spruce Up
I threw my sister-in-law a baby shower earlier this month. She was adamantly against all the typical baby shower games, so I poked around online and found a parents' version of Cards Against Humanity called KinderPerfect. Originally a Kickstarter project, it looked promising and the reviews were good, so I decided to give it a whirl. It turned out to be a real hit. Even the soon-to-be great-grandmother enjoyed it, murmuring, “Oh dear, this is very inappropriate” every time she looked at her hand. (She ended up … [Read more...] about Cards Against Humanity, Parenting Edition
With so many places offering Baby & Me classes, it can be hard to choose. Here’s a great one for free! Music Conservatory of Westchester of White Plains is giving Westchester County families a chance to experience their bilingual (English and Spanish) early childhood music education program, First Notes/Primeras Notas, for FREE. It’s free Baby & Me – for music! The introductory First Notes/Primeras Notas early childhood music classes will be held at libraries in White Plains, New Rochelle, Greenburgh, and … [Read more...] about Sponsored Post: Where to Find Baby & Me Music Classes for FREE!
This is the time of year when all I can think about is going somewhere much, much warmer. Just looking at pictures of tropical places makes me feel better. And I'll admit that sometimes -- just for fun -- I peruse the listings on One Fine Stay, an online vacation home website that caters to those who have big budgets and sophisticated tastes. Think: HomeAway.com for the Style Set. On my bucket list is Mykonos, Greece, and this house is one of the coolest houses I've ever seen. Look at this pool. And the … [Read more...] about The Vacation Homes of My Dreams
This post is brought to you by Laura Sheppe Miller of Houlihan Lawrence. (Image above is of her current listing for 16 Ridgecrest West, Scarsdale.) Laura Sheppe Miller, a top-producing real estate broker for Houlihan Lawrence in Scarsdale, grew up in town and moved back to Scarsdale to raise her family. Miller says the 3 major factors that brought her back were the “great schools, easy commute and walkability of the Village. I love that you can walk a dog or stroller for miles without hitting a main road.” We asked … [Read more...] about Scarsdale’s Best of Everything
When we found out that three local professors wrote a new book about organizing school age children, we reached out to one of the authors for tips. Elana Spira's and Jennifer Rosenblatt's The Organized Child: An Effective Program to Maximize Your Kid's Potential -- in School and in Life covers how to give your kids organizational skills to last a lifetime. With my son in second grade, I often wonder how much responsibility I should give him when it comes to school, what is too much, and honestly, what is generally … [Read more...] about Organizing the Disorganized Child