Friday, September 19, 2014

Funfetti Pancakes + the Perfect Cake Plate

My littlest man turns 3 today. We won’t really do the celebrating until tomorrow, but I wanted to kick off his day with a little breakfast treat this morning, so I made a batch of Funfetti pancakes. They’re pretty simple to make using this recipe from How Sweet It Is.  Speaking of cake batter, I’ve developed a new fixation on finding the perfect cake plate. For anyone reading this that didn’t already know, Napa was hit with a pretty terrifying earthquake a few weeks ago, and while I am grateful beyond measure that nobody I love was hurt, we did lose several things in our household that I am now in the process of trying to replace. One of the many items we lost was a cake plate that we received as a wedding gift. I found a reasonable substitute from Macy’s during their Labor Day sale, but I’d like to grab one or two more, since they are so great for displaying all kind of food items when you are entertaining. I especially love these milk glass cake plates from Sweet Lulu as well as their beaded pedestal and Jade cake stands.   Hope you all have a great weekend. 



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ban.do Twist Scarves

Ban.do Twist Scarves

I’m diggin’ these hair scarves as an easy solution to pull back messy hair in a rush, while still maintaining a little style. With a quick twist, this wired scarf can be worn tied in a bow, or any number of ways in your hair or as an accessory.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tips on Hosting a Magazine-Worthy Dinner Party

There’s only a few things I enjoy more than gathering with my family and friends to share a few glasses of wine and a meal, but with busy schedules and lots of kids running around, we often throw gatherings that are as fuss-free as possible. When given the time however, I am ALL about breaking out the good stuff to make the table, and environment, extra special.  Nice linens, layered lighting and piles of flowers are obligatory in my mind, but Domaine Home has a full list of suggestions on how to create the most lovely dinner party d├ęcor ever and you can view it here












Monday, September 15, 2014

Beachy Vibes

Beachy Vibes


I would do just about anything for a beach getaway right now. I mean it. Anything. Since that won’t be happening I can just dream about it for now…while I peruse this new sale on Chairish today, with its collection of crisp white modern pieces and marine accents.  

Friday, September 12, 2014

ROASTED MIRABELLE PLUM, RED CURRANT & LEMON VERBENA POPSICLES

Happy Friday. I’m looking forward to this weekend…it’s going to be a leisurely one for us and I am ready for it. Tomorrow evening we’ll go to a friend’s house for their annual “End of Summer” party which is always a ton of fun…not only do these folks know how to cook a feast fit for a king (or 40), but they don’t spare the cocktails either, and they have a live band perform so there will be a lot of dancing through the night. This weekend also promises to be a scorcher, so I’m going to try and make a few batches of popsicles for the boys. I found this pretty recipe from Sassy Kitchen…admittedly these might be a little fancier than the ones I plan to make this weekend, but I’d still like to give these a try at some point. Have a great weekend. 






Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scandinavian Simplicity at its Best

This little apartment is tiny, but it’s loaded with style and an intimate, cozy ambiance.  


















Photos via Domaine Home

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Last of the Summer Tomatoes

Even though I am welcoming fall with open arms, I’m also getting a little sad knowing all our fresh garden treats, like our tomatoes, will soon be gone.  In the next few weeks I’ll be making as many recipes as possible to utilize the crop that we have left, while they last...and here’s one of them from Love & Lemons for Heirloom Tomatoes and Sun-Cheese Toasts.



 

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