Thursday, February 28, 2013

Where's the TV?

If you have ever struggled with where to put your flat screen tv, then these ideas are going to make you happy.  The television is a difficult piece because lets face it, it doesn't exactly enhance your aesthetic but it is a necessity and it needs to be central in the room to be effective.  Check out these ways to hide the necessary eye sore.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Irish

I've been noticing that magazines are making the month of March all about St. Patrick's Day.  Now I can get behind a drinking holiday in any month and leprechauns are pretty cute.  But decorating your home for St. Patrick's in the same fashion that you would for Christmas?  I won't lie...I gave it an eye roll.  But then I saw how stinkin' cute some of these ideas are and really it's just about adding pops of green.  No paper shamrocks or luck o' signs incorporated.  What do you think?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Link Love

Birthday Cinnamon Rolls

Planete Deco
Black and white...great choice for a guest bedroom.

Iced Italian Coffee would be a great addition to any brunch.

Cupcakes and Cashmere
Love this new shade of pink lipstick.

Monday, February 25, 2013

National Tortilla Chip Day

Yesterday in my household was a holy day of sorts...Oscar Day.  I can't help but feel bad that due to my worship, I missed National Tortilla Chip Day.  So, I'm going to celebrate it a day late with a nice dinner of Paula Deen's warm mexican crab dip.  It's true that it doesn't take much to convince me to have dip for dinner but this IS official.  Care to join me in a bowl.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Oscar Worthy Cocktail

So, I've picked my Oscar worthy snacks and now on to an Oscar worthy cocktail.  I am totally intrigued by this French "Amour" Rose cocktail seen here.  For those of you who have not seen the will need a cocktail after that...a couple.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Oscar Weekend

Well the Oscar's are this weekend and I have been scouring the web trying to find some Oscar-worthy snacks.  Check this out and I will definitely be making the above bacon and cheddar deviled eggs.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Beef & Black Bean Chili with Chipotle & Avocado

All chili's are not created equal and this one packs a wallop of flavor.  I'm not very adventurous in my chili cuisine.  I normally go between turkey and texas chili depending on what's on sale.  But this week they said the temps were going to dip into the 30's, so I decided to dip into some beef and black bean chili.  What an ahmazing had it all smoky, hot, creamy and the black beans are a hit.  If your looking for an excellent chili rotation then this is a must try.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Link Love

The Beautiful Soup
Industrial chic yet cozy.

Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake Bars

My Indoor Greenspot
Never thought of bringing orange trees inside.

 This one's for you Tracy.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Down Time

It's been a helluva week and I'm headed to the spa.  Need a little R&R yourself...check out these tips for at home spa treatments.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Soy Sesame Cucumbers

Looking for a healthy side salad but tired of the same old thing.  Check out this great recipe for soy sesame cucumbers.  I really only eat sushi as a vehicle for soy sauce so this sounds easy and awesome. Plus I can do it without having to dial and wait.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sweetheart Cherry Pies

This would be the perfect breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert for Valentine's day.  But I bet you're thinking it looks a little time consuming and difficult.  Hooray...that's the goal and guess what it is super easy.  Just 4 steps and the most difficult thing is remembering if you have a heart shaped cookie cutter.  Check out these easy instructions.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Link Love

Sister's Suitcase
I can't knit but maybe I could wrap?

 What to do when a camp fire is not an option.

My Sweet Savannah
Who needs Homegoods?

Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body
If you can't decide which dessert to make then just make them all.

Monday, February 11, 2013

King Cake Bevvy

You are probably saying to yourself is that a baby in a beverage?  Why yes it is.  This week is a little crazy with all the festivities so some short cuts need to take place.  No one has time to bake a king cake and put together a sexy Valentine's soiree.  So, here's the perfect solution just put together a bourbon filled beverage put in your plastic baby and whoever makes him scuba to the bottom the quickest is the winner.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Candy Necklace

What better project than a do it yourself candy necklace that looks infinitely cuter than the store bought kind.  They are saying we could be in for 30 inches of snow this weekend, so what better time to pick up some supplies today and have a craft day.  Check out the tutorial at Sweet Tooth.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Trend Alert: Windowpane

I think I am kind of loving this new windowpane trend.  I just wonder if it has the same effect as horizontal stripes?  Anybody tried?

Forever 21


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Porcelain Ice Cream Cones

I don't really need these...I just love them.  What could be cuter than porcelain ice cream cones...ummm...not much.  Well maybe puppies.  If you would like to make me jealous and buy a few then this links for you.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Link Love

Five layer neopolitan cake...oh yeah!

French by Design
Look what a little tape can add to your decor.

I Am Baker
Cute petits fours.

Photos tied to it.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cool Valentine's

If you don't feel like making a fuss for Valentine's day this about just giving a cheeky card?

Night Owl Paper Goods
Sugar Paper


Friday, February 1, 2013

Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

A couple days ago I showed you some healthy popcorn Valentine snacks.  Today I'm going to show you some delicious, oh-so-cute that the calories shouldn't matter treats.  The Novice Chef has done a great job of putting together the perfect "wow" factor for Valentine's Day.  Check out these Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies.