Why Hello Again...

The last six months have been a whirlwind for me to say the least. I've walked down the aisle, and in August, we relocated to a new pre-war apartment we adore on Upper West Side, but which nonetheless, has been quite a lot of work. In connection with settling into our new apartment, I was reminded of why I started this blog in the first place. All too often in the last month, I've resorted to going to big box stores (sad, but true) for home decor over my frustration with finding handmade items on Etsy or elsewhere that I truly love. I continue to believe that there are great handmade items and artists out there albeit they can often be difficult to find. That's why this blog and other resources, such as Martha Stewart's American Made program, are so important for spreading the word on great handmade goods and the makers behind them. 

Today's handmade picks are inspired by my ongoing search for amazing home decor items. I've also included some pictures of the new apartment before the move-in. Feel free to leave comments with any suggestions for decorating, and stay tuned for the "after" pictures, which I'll post soon. 

New Apartment Pre-Move In

A Perfect Saturday

Happy weekend. It's been a long week for me with some days feeling like a juggling act with one too many balls in the air. Forget about balance, this week was about simply getting through it. We've all had these weeks I'm sure, but I'm thankful to be feeling a sense of relief today as we approach the weekend.  In anticipation of this upcoming weekend and the recharging I have in store, I've been dreaming of my perfect Saturday, which for me goes a little something like this...


9:00 a.m.

Wake up. Coffee & Reading the Paper in Bed. 

Gold Polka Dot Porcelain Mug Blue from Silver Lining Ceramics $36.00




11:30 a.m. 

Take the Dogs on a Walk in Central Park. 

RESQ Leash "The Skinny" Rope from RESQCO $46.00



1:15 p.m.

Grab My Bag and Head to the Farmer's Market.

Marble Print Bag from Hokoda $39.00


3:45 p.m.

Edit My Photography and Work on the Blog Editorial Calendar. 

Oree Board Leather Pouch from Oree Design $42.18

5:30 p.m.

Get Cooking a Delicious Dinner.

Test Tube Spice Rack from Meriwether of Montana $42.00



8:00 p.m.

Relax and Enjoy a Good Read. 

Minimalist Book Shelf from Tumai $32.00

10:30 p.m.

Take a Long Relaxing Bath with Fragrant Salts. 

Nightingale - Mineral Bath Soak, Lavender Scent from Fabled Soap Co. $20.00




11:30 p.m. 

Cup of Tea & Off To Sleep. 

Hand Blown Clear Glass Infuser Teapot with Steel Filter from Unihom $49.99

Wishing you all your perfect Saturday this weekend.