Posts by: Alyssa Hawkins

Weekend Project: Succulent Dish Gardening

Noticed lately all the impossibly gorgeous pics of succulents and cactus gardens and terrariums popping up in DIY blogs and home décor magazines? I certainly did and was intrigued by the idea of a DIY “gardening” project that called for…

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift I’ve never had an issue finding dad’s sweet spot when it comes to the perfect Father’s Day gift.  The man is always in the process of restoring a vintage muscle car or another, and he…

Regal Purples

Seductive and deep, shades of purple from soft lilacs to regal amethysts are popping up everywhere. Traditionally associated with spirituality, wisdom, luxury and wealth, tones of purple will amp up any décor with sophisticated flair. Here are some great examples…

Happy (Easy) Cinco de Mayo!

Margaritas, tortilla chips, salsa; what’s there not to like about a holiday that celebrates spicy Mexican food, warm weather and military conquest (over France, btw). If you’re planning on feasting with your amigos this weekend, and have been just too…

Beautiful Spring Gardens in 3 Easy Steps

Spring is officially here! That means it’s time to rediscover your garden and put those green-fingers to good use. Don’t know where to start? Try these 3 easy steps to a beautiful spring garden. 1.    Expert knowledge at your…

Let the trees in

Did you celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree? Don’t fret if you did not; I didn’t either….but only as a kindness to the trees. Let’s just say that a green thumb I do NOT have. However, I still appreciate…

Staycation, quality time & good eatin’

In the pursuit for new and fun ways to spend more quality time together, this spring break we opted against a traditional family vacation in favor of a low-key staycation. So with the sun shining and the day’s beauty ahead…

From Runway to Home (Decor)

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel Whether you live for Prada and YSL…

Valentine’s Day Treats & Tidbits

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Hope you’re looking forward to all the flowers, sentimentality and sugar shock the day has offer.  While not an official holiday — and a day with pretty grim origins — Valentine’s Day is…