Saturday, June 30, 2012


I don't usually post recipes here, but I had to share a few of these - they are just too good not to!  Bon Appetit!

Watermelon Lime Frosty
Watermelon Lime Frosty - right up my alley!

cook hash browns in a waffle iron
Waffle hashbrowns - I haven't tried these yet but look sinful and yummy.

caprese burger!
If you love a Caprese Salad as much as I do, this is the "burger" for you.

Fun way to display cupcakes
With the kids out of school, fun and playful eats are top of mind!

Coffee ice cubes and skim milk.  What a wonderful summer morning drink.
Coffee ice cubes - freeze leftover coffee for a yummy afternoon refresher.

Watermelon cupcakes

crispy brussel sprouts with garlic aioli
Crispy brussel sprouts - perfect for a BBQ or a fall feast.

Cinco de Mayo!!!
I threw these together last week for dinner and I'd highly recommend them.

crispy edamame -1 (12 ounce) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)  1 tablespoon olive oil  1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese  salt and pepper to taste.  15 min. in a 400 oven!
Crispy edamame - mmmmmm....

Cheesy pull-apart bread.
I didn't start this post by saying these recipes would be healthy...

Marshmallows dipped in melted butter, then cinnamon sugar, wrapped in crescent rolls and baked. They're called Hocus Pocus buns because the marshmallows disappear! YUM is understatement!
The secret to these is butter-dipped marshmallows inside...divine!

Smore's Dip! No Fire Needed. Yummy
S'mores dip.  I've died and gone to heaven.

I'm loving this rustic presentation of a great combo.

Totally Fresh Tomato Lasagna
Fresh tomato lasagna - ideal for August tomatoes!

What are you hungry for?  :)

Sources and recipes can be found on my Eat! pinterest board here.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Al Fresco

For me there is nothing better in summer than a fantastic dinner with friends or family al fresco - soothing weather, a relaxed vibe, great food and wine...  These are some spots where I'd love to do just that!

love the outside chandeliers.

outdoor kitchen/dining area

Saltillo look patio - Moroccan brass pendant

Outdoor Dining

Cashiers Designer Showhouse

Via Style Me Pretty

"Come Fly With Me" workshop by Caroline Tran

<3 <3 <3  Killer Fireplace & Fountain  #Design #Materials #Space

Do those men even know how lucky they are????

gorgeous outdoor chandelier

Where do you want to dine tonight?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

High Energy Rooms

All of these rooms have a jolt of color - not usually my thing as I'm sure you've noticed by my love of neutral rooms - but I am really loving the vibe they give off.  And as you'll see, in most cases it's still a neutral room with accent pieces in a vibrant color.  Maybe it's because it's Summer - not sure - but I love them!

photo 2-3

lamps | orange tufted sofa | ottoman | windows
How many of you would have the guts to buy an orange couch?  Not me, but it does look amazing!  The moroccan accents and tufting help it stay away from looking too childish...and let's get real:  those incredible windows can pull off just about anything.

painted cabinet interior
Doing this is to an old hutch we have is on my summer to-do list - seems much less intimidating than wallpapering the inside!

There's a lot going on in this room but I think those chairs are pretty amazing.

green + black


Dan Marty Design.
Yes, this is a store, but there are still great ideas to study...

Love the spots of color!
Every time I see a surfboard in a room it makes me smile.

love the yellow chairs!
I'd like to see a vase overflowing with sunflowers on this table.

10 Rooms: color

Cozy corner with classic element

ottoman | coral

A pop of coral color and a bold graphic rug bring a fresh contemporary feel to this room.

pops of pink 💗

Lovely room

Loving these minty chairs, unexpected and welcoming!
Euro-loft - how cool.

love the green chairs too!
Another version...a contrast of modern and rustic - always refreshing!

Thomas O'Brien ... greek key detail

sweedish shabby chic | in love with blue chest

So what do you think?  Do you feel more energized or exhausted by color?  :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Products I'm Loving Right Now

Here are a few things I have had my eye on lately and as usual my tastes are all over the map.  What can I say?!  See if you can find anything you can't live without.  :)

My favorite lamps. Want badly. Chrome and coral contemporary /transitional lamp. To view:

Wegner Wishbone Colors Chair - Chairs - Dining - Room & Board

From the Jayson Home Tabletop collection.

Anna Spiro Wallpaper Designs in a range of happy colors

Apothecary jars with lamp oil and wicks

chevron tile

Hickory Chair customizable Regan Klismos Chair

Sherrill side tableFired terra-cotta table w/ beeswax finish; Mick De Giulio


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