autumn vibes Cali style

Growing up, I wasn’t the biggest fan of fall. Oh, I loved the hot apple cider, wearing sweaters and boots, and of course the changing colors of the leaves…but sweaters turn into coats, leaves need to be raked and before you know it, winter is upon you!  At the first sight of mums in the grocery store I would be resigned to the fact that summer was truly over.  Maybe that’s why I never really caught on to fall decorating (and I still don’t like mums!)  I also never really cared for “fall colors” anywhere except on the leaves of the trees. Nope, fall and I just didn’t really get along. Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

We celebrated a family Thanksgiving in late October when my parents, husband and daughter could all be together in Connecticut.  I’m so grateful we could share that time together.  Here are a few glimpses into our holiday weekend… Continue reading

Perfectly Simple Table Settings

I’ve always enjoyed entertaining.  I love sharing our house and a home cooked meal with our friends and family when they come to visit.  I especially love throwing a dinner party here at The Little Glass House.  It is a great place to gather with the dining table being the star of our home.  It sits right in the middle of our open concept space.  So naturally, I like it to  look appealing when our guests arrive. What I don’t like is to overthink it.  Entertaining should be fun….not something to stress over. I try to do as much as I can beforehand (I set the table in the morning) so that I can be relaxed and present when guests arrive.  It’s not easy for folks to enjoy themselves if the hostess is running around like a crazy person trying to take care of last minute details! Continue reading