Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Link Love

Tuesday Inspiration.

Seven Spoons
I am definitely going to try this Kentucky Hot Brown on a Biscuit for brunch very soon.

Oh Joy!
The colorful pom poms in the grass and the crepe paper globes hanging from the tree are just two reasons why this wedding is so cheery.

How About Orange
DIY heart garland that you might just need before Valentine’s Day.

Apartment Therapy
If I had a wine cellar that was this cool, I’d want to be able to look at it from my living room too!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Momofuku cookies in a box!

If you don’t live anywhere near one of David Chang’s Momofuku locations then this is your lucky day. They have taken their coveted cookies and put together a mix that you can make in your own home. Now granted these little boxes are a bit pricey, but all the more reason to break them out at a get-together or special occasion. The three flavors offered are blueberry & cream, corn (kinda like biscotti) and the best cookie ever the compost cookie.

It’s a very easy way to create a little excitement with a fun taste test and it will still be cheaper than a plane ticket to NY.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Here is a couple of ideas to start your creative juices flowing and get your pantry filled with all the goods necessary to have a fantastic V-Day.

Jello Pudding Pops

Sweetheart Cupcakes

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Mini Donuts

Bakerella's Red Velvet Cupcakes

Thursday, January 26, 2012



After the holidays, my cabinets and closets look like a whirlwind came through...because it did. So I have mini fits of organization during the weekend when my OCD just can't take enough. And this little gem from Martha is my next project:

I've always known that organizing vertically is most effective, but I never even thought of doing this! Think about how much easier it would be to access your things and how much more you can fit in deep cabinets. Genius!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pillow Talk

I’m in the market for some new pillows, but because I don’t have a sewing machine it’s difficult to find something affordable. Let’s face it…pillows cost a bloody fortune and especially pillows with character.

That’s why I was so excited to see this tutorial by Wit and Whistle.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Link Love

Tip Junkie
Check out this lovely spin on Smore's.

I que linda
String Art just in time for an awesome DIY gift.

Adorable gift tags.

Alisa Burke
I love these handmade Valentines!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Portraits with a Pop


I love a classic with a twist. So I am really loving this silhouette project from Better Homes and Gardens.

By using colors that really punch, the classic silhouette looks fresh and new. And don't get me started on the adorable dog silhouette.

And if you plan on hanging these photos tight together (like above), I would highly recommend using the 3M command frame hanging strips. They are much more forgiving than measuring and putting 1000 hanging nails in the wall. Take it from someone that has tried both methods!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Queso

In my stocking this year I received a few Le Creuset Coquettes …yeah me! I think the above recipe will be the perfect solution to breaking in the new pottery. I would feel super guilty eating a large portion of this but a few bites served in an adorable crock may be the perfect solution.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fabulous Fingers..?!?!


Maybe it's because I'm well into my 30's, but these new nail polish trends just scare me. I don't think I can pull off pistachio colored nail polish...so I just search for my tried and true Essie Vanity Fairest and go neutral.

But after reading this article from Refinery 29, I'm feeling a bit like a fuddy duddy. I probably should mix things up a bit. I have been known to mix in a You Don't Know Jacques or Cajun Shrimp. But Crackle finish? No.

Do any of you dear readers have a fun nail polish color that an old-ish gal like me could pull of without looking like I'm trying to re-live my Teen Beat days?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bacon and Cashew Caramel Corn

This is the perfect indulgence for all the big events coming up. What better way to celebrate the Super Bowl, Oscar’s or even Valentine’s day than with a little sweet and salty popcorn. It could also be a special treat for movie nights. Plus it has cashews which makes it healthier…right?