Kickin' it Patti Lawley Style Her Stunning Basement Family Room


This incredible sectional, sitting upon the unbelievably soft, grey shag rug, sitting upon beautiful wood floors....why am I not sitting upon all of it?


These signs perfectly capture the coziness of this space.


White leather chair and shag ottoman. Love.


The sleek built in entertainment center offers an abundance of storage. Note the cool magazine holders to the right if it. This lady really thought of everything!


The tile work used to frame the fireplace matches the back splash in the kitchen. The inspiration of the metal words mixed with the warmth in this room...why would anyone ever go upstairs? (answer: You will completely understand once you see the upstairs, but that's for another post. Until then, let your imaginations run wild!)


Retro bistro tables and chairs sit below the rustic, tilt in egress window. Fresh air in the basement is priceless!


These smart homeowners (and parents of 5) built this gorgeous kitchen in the basement. Guess when they will ever wish they had another oven or fridge while entertaining? Ahhhhhhh- never. That's when.

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Favorite Recipes


In an attempt to maintain (or more honestly, establish) a healthy lifestyle, I have found that lunch is where I tend to fall apart. Perhaps handful of grapes (truth: pretzels), or maybe a ready-made protein shake (truth: Starbucks Vanilla Latte), or possibly a yogurt with a sprinkling of granola (truth: trail mix with a spoonful of Ben & Jerry's) leave me guilt-ridden and hungry a short time later. The truth is, we all want to be healthy, but we need a little help. This morning I got up a little earlier than usual and pulled out some of our finds from the Farmer's Market this past...


Could these unassuming avocados possibly bring forth the deliciousness of chocolate pudding? Why yes they could...There are many recipes out there for avocado pudding, but this has proven to be my favorite. It's so simple and quick.


As mentioned earlier this week on Today, freshly made bread is one of the simple things that make people feel great. No carbs?? No Gluten?? It's okay- the smell of it baking is just as rewarding. Donate the bread and you make someone else's day, too!

Simple things make us happiest


Now it's more than just a flower on your husband's tropical shirt.