via A Beautiful Mess – We’re still hard at work on our studio house—one mini space at a time. This week we completed two small spaces (double yay!), and today we’re teaming up with Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot to share a few tips for styling an entry space.

But first, I must confess. I’m the worst at mini spaces. You know the ones. Too small to be a room, but still in need of decor and organization. I put them off and eventually get used to their half-finished status. They’re my blind spot.

But not this time! This time things are different. And you know what? I’m loving it. Our new entry space is inviting and organized. Since it’s the first thing we see when we walk through those doors every morning, I think of this space as our friendliest spot in the house, always waving “hell-oo-ooo!”

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Nature Play Adventure


Sunday, August 19th from 2 pm – 4 pm at Cherry Valley Cooperative

Experience the wonders of nature on the farm! In our nature play classes we explore the fields, meadows, hedgerows, forests, and creeks of our 100 acre farm and find opportunities for play, wonder, and learning.

A Celebration of Summer


Thursday, August 9th from 5 pm – 9 pm at Palmer Square

Every Thursday night!
Expect something new…
something different…
something fun!

You never know what you’ll see on the Square!

From sidewalk sales, to live entertainment, to in-store promotions, to dining at our local restaurants and much more!

This Summer, Palmer Square is the place to be!

Creating a Library in your Apartment

Young woman wearing cozy sweater,sitting in comfortable armchair, enjoying reading a book at home library

Just because you live in small space doesn’t mean you should have to be reading everything on Kindle. If you’re a true bibliophile, you probably leave dozens (or hundreds) of books lying out all around your home. Instead of shoving them under the bed or trying to get your mom to store them for you, you should figure out how to use your books to add color and beauty to your apartment. So how you can display them without looking like you’re on an episode of “Hoarders?” Here are the best ways to incorporate a library into any small space:


If you live in a studio apartment or need to divide a single room into multiple sections, consider investing in a pair of large, open bookshelves. You’ll be able to use them to split up the room without actually enclosing it or having to hang anything from the ceiling. A couple of bookcases can make up the wall of a makeshift bedroom while showing all your titles off to guests. Should you ever feel like revamping your living space, you can reposition the shelves to create an entirely new layout.


Too often, small apartment owners under-utilize their hallways. Get rid of the dead space by hanging up a few shelves and displaying some books along the hall. You’ll be using your living area to its full potential and make some DIY book art in the process. Find out how much weight your shelves will be able to bear before putting too many books on them.


If you happen to have an unused closet in your apartment or would be willing to store your clothes and other belongings elsewhere, you could create a mini-library. If you’re lucky enough to have a walk-in closet, put a chair or a bean bag in there and turn it into a full-fledged reading room. Hang up some lights or plug in a few lamps to complete this ultimate bookworm oasis. Continue Reading 

Adoption Event

14192552_1841335106099595_8702625435725487766_nSaturday, July 21st starting at 11 AM at the Princeton PetSmart

Care to #GetYourRescueOn? Join us on Saturday, July 21st, from 11am-3pm at PetSmart in Princeton in collaboration with EASEL! Our mobile unit will be on hand with cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs available for adoption and ready to bring home with you.

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10 of the hottest interior trends for Spring Summer 2018


House Beautiful has some great ideas for Summer decorating … 

Ice-cream pastels, glittery golds, indigo blues and super zingy color pops – these are all trends for this year.


Macrame, fringing, tufting, tassels and feathers – you name it, it’s here for this season and you’ll see it on cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugsand accessories. This trend will add a wonderful handmade quality to each room, beautiful tactile cushions on the sofa and a sumptuous throw with tassels on the bed, and a wall-hanging or two on plain walls .CONTINUE READING >>>

July 4th Jubilee

36225693_2074671282574832_504795254419881984_nMorven Museum & Garden located at 55 Stockton Street

Wednesday, July 4, 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.
Every year, in honor of Independence Day, Morven hosts a FREE event to celebrate our American heritage at the home-turned-museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Meet & Greet with George Washington & Annis Boudinot Stockton
“Ten Things You Should Know About George Washington and Ten Things You Should Not Know About George Washington” will be performed by costumed reenactor William Agress
“Annis Boudinot Stockton – her life, loves, and times” will be performed by costumed reenactor Alisa Dupuy
Sign the Declaration of Independence
An opportunity for children of all ages to “sign” the Declaration of Independence
Demonstrations of Early American Domestic Arts
Learn about and participate in various activities from early American domestic life portrayed by more than a dozen professional reenactors including: blacksmith (new this year!) , ice cream maker, papermaker, soldier’s life, children’s games, braided cordmaking with a lucet, spinning, botanical printmaking, music, gunsmithing and more!

“Revolutionary Tea” program with display and songs performed by Stacy Flora Roth
Why was tea so important in the lives of 18th century people that fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets? Did Great Britain lose her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers?” Find out in this unusual costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration.
Create Parade Flags & Pinwheels with Arts Council of Princeton
The Arts Council’s Amy Kisby will work with children of all ages to create flags and pinwheels to wave during our 4th of July Parade march to America’s birthday cake presentation!

Live Bluegrass Music
Bring chairs and a blanket and enjoy music by Ocean Country Band on Morven’s front porch
Food Trucks!
Refreshments by Tower Dogs, Nina’s Waffles, and Tico’s Eatery & Juice Bar

Parking: Guests are invited to use the Princeton Theological Seminary or Monument Hall parking lots, or can park on the street. There will be no parking at Morven since so many children will be on the grounds.
Weather: This event is SHINE only (due to the outdoor activities, it will be cancelled if there is prolonged rain). Check back here or on our facebook for updates concerning the weather!



summer-tablescape-2-copyWelcome to the summer edition of 10 Minute Decorating!  Today we’ll all be sharing some simple outdoor decorating ideas that reflect that more relaxed summer vibe that I love.  You can find all of the beautiful projects from my blogging friends at the end of this post.  They’re all quick, easy, and add that pretty summer touch!  But first, some simple summer tablescape ideas from me!

Summer is my absolute FAVORITE season of the year!  I look forward to it all year.  The weather, the more laid back schedules, the fresh fruits and veggies, evenings on the backyard patio – I love it all! {well… except the mosquitos!}.  We also love BBQing and having our meals outdoors.  Our patio is east facing so I can get some morning sun while having my breakfast and enjoy the cooler shade once the later afternoon hits. Continue reading at >>>

Leasing Underway for Spacious Upscale Rentals at Evan’s Mill in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Evan's Mill Exterior 3Evan’s Mill, the highly-anticipated new luxury rental community in Cherry Hill, N.J., has launched its leasing program with fully-furnished model apartments and clubhouse-leasing center open and available to the public.

Ideally located at 1350 Brace Road in this desirable Philadelphia suburb, Evan’s Mill is expected to quickly make its mark on southern New Jersey’s rental landscape with the introduction of 152 apartment homes and a lifestyle rich in amenities and services.  The community will feature unique townhome-style apartments, as well as single-level condominium-inspired residences in three-story buildings with elevator access.

“Evan’s Mill will stand out in the regional housing market for several reasons,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties, which is developing the neighborhood in joint-venture with partner Bob Dale.

“The location being just ten miles to Philadelphia, one mile to downtown Haddonfield and surrounded by all the conveniences and amenities of Cherry Hill, is ideal from both the commuter and lifestyle perspectives.  Secondly, the emphasis we put into the design, architecture and community amenities will set the bar in the marketplace and offer residents an unbeatable experience.  Lastly, the portfolio of floorplans offers exciting choices for everyone, whether young professionals seeking their first apartment or more established locals downsizing from larger homes.”

The majority of layouts at Evan’s Mill consist of oversized two-bedroom and two-bedroom with den homes that range from 1,373 to 1,660 square-feet.  The residences feature contemporary designer finishes including European-style wood cabinetry, extraordinarily large islands, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.  The community also offers one-bedroom and one-bedroom with den plans ranging from 707 to 1030 square-feet, as well as two-bedroom designs from 1,035 to 1,162 square-feet.  Garage parking and extra storage is available. Continue reading