Lynn Jerath, President & Founder Citrine Investment Group

Hey gang! I’m thrilled to feature my brilliant and sweet friend, Lynn Jerath. We’re involved with the Trustees Council of Penn Women at the University of Pennsylvania, which is an incredible group of women that goes above and beyond for the university. TCPW exists to promote women-related programming across the schools, from faculty, students, alumnae around the world, […]

itchy itchy, scratchy scratchy….how to get rid of lice, naturally

don’t you love when you get this email from the school nurse…. Dear parent, Your child may have been exposed to Pediculosis (head lice). Sincerely, The itchy nurse at your kids’ school but here’s the truth. EVERYONE’s had lice. NO ONE talks about it…until you say in the most muted, soft voice ever….”um, my kids have lice!” then […]

bright colored front doors :: my new obsession

i’ve always had a fascination with paint and color. when people ask for my opinion on colors, my instinct isn’t to be too matchy matchy. but i know that people don’t typically like this answer. so be forewarned…if you ask, i’m going to say “throw in some color!” life’s too short to have everything match perfectly. […]

Rising Broadway Star :: Rodney Ingram

settle in friends. this is a long one… do you remember when Disney’s Aladdin hit theaters? i do. i was 12 and it was my junior year at Penn…yes, i was a prodigy… 🙂 (j/k) my Dad had a recording studio in the house. so i waited in earnest to buy the CD when it […]

healthy spring side dishes

  i love making introductions…and this one was particularly awesome b/c i got to enjoy the results…yummy and healthy spring salads at an awesome party! my foodie friend Peilin Breller is a food stylist, and she did me solid by catering another friend’s party. when you’ve got mad skills to make food look good in commercials and […]

weathered wood whale tails

  i came to the shop one day and saw these. my uber-creative carpenter partner in crime hand-cuts these cute things. mr. whale thinks these are perfect for a beach house. sharing is caring

gorgeous mexican riviera destination wedding

i’m so glad my husband and i got married pre-pinterest. folks, the stakes are HIGH now. you can’t just have a ho-hum wedding these days. pin big, or stay single. those are the options these days. my hubby’s twin got married to his amazing new bride. she chose the Rosewood Mayakoba Resort, which undoubtedly is the […]

Grow Up

our school fundraiser is around the corner and I’m excited to be donating these Grow Up height charts to the cause. our classroom is putting together a Frozen-themed basket for auction. of course, my son said “Ew! Frozen.” but when i told him i’d be making one of these, he was less unenthusiastic. (how’s that for a […]

An interview with Melanie Katzman

Melanie Katzman I love to learn. Just call me a nerd at heart. Plop me in front of SiriusXM’s Wharton Business Channel 111 and you’ll have a hard time distracting me. So I was super excited when I had the chance to catch up with Dr. Melanie Katzman, co-host of the Women@Work show. Given that my MBA […]

weathered wood bars

things have gotten really busy in my garage as my buddy and i’ve been building and painting up a storm. ok, fine. he’s been building. and i’ve been painting…and painting…and painting…. what you’re looking at here are a few rolling bars. perfect for any type of party. but as y’all know, while i love wood. i […]

painting Michael’s wood crates to look like Restoration Hardware

do you have a friend (or many) who inspires you to be healthier? i mean, like when you’re lounging in bed at 7 am, dreaming of  sidecar doughnuts while checking facebook and she’s already finished a marathon? right.  that friend. my friend Robyn is that to me.  she’s a smart, hard-charging, all-natural beauty, and is usually […]

a salute to the US Armed Forces

my husband and i had an experience of a lifetime over Mother’s Day weekend. it’s apropos that i post this on Veteran’s Day. we were invited as Distinguished Visitors for a weekend on the US Navy’s USS Vinson, one of 7 aircraft carriers that travel around the world to protect and provide assistance in times of need. i […]

a pretty Pinterest baby shower

hi, i’m meesh and i’m addicted to Pinterest. i pin away into the wee hours. and i’ve got a billion pins…on a billion boards…and nary a moment to make any of them. which sometimes makes me feel like a class A loser b/c why do i keep pinning? really, people.  why? so when i arrived early to help […]

How to paint wood to look like weathered Restoration Hardware wood

hi friends! i’m back with another furniture painting tutorial on how to use chalk paint to get a weathered wood Restoration Hardware finish. here’s my inspiration. a wonderful wood pier that we visited on our summer road trip. the irony is that the piece i was painting, was in fact, a real Restoration Hardware dresser….from the early […]

Traditional + beachy Newport Beach home tour

looking for some fantastic traditional home decorating and interior design ideas? our friends recently remodeled this spectacular ocean view home in Newport Beach.  bright whites are contrasted with touches of ocean blues, and they’ve also perfectly incorporated their love of east coast traditional decor. as you enter, you’re greeted with this grandiose entrance and sweeping […]

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