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A little treat…. I’ve had this post saved since the beginning of July. I’ve been a bit slacky in the blogging department lately. I guess it’s never too late to share! My husband and I both enjoy cooking and baking. We often do things a lot together in the kitchen, but this day he took the initiative to make this delicious dessert for 4th of July. I think I might have pitched in a little…I took care of the fruit…..and the rest I left to him! The end result was this amazing layered cake with my favorite summer fruit: strawberries and blueberries!  What can I say, I lucked out when I married a guy that can cook and bake! This recipe was taken from a cook book we have here at home! You can find this recipe almost anywhere on the internet, it’s pretty popular! First we made a pound cake from scratch. It’s up to you how you would like to make your cake, but I recommend a recipe that uses evaporated milk! This makes the cake super moist and dense. While you are prepping the pound cake, you can cut up the fruit and glaze it with sugar. Since it was 4th of July, we thought Strawberries and Blueberries would be appropriate. You can also take this time to make the Cool Whip and pudding mixture. Let that set while you are doing your baking. You could also use any of your favorite fruit for this recipe! Pineapple would be super tasty!  Once you are done mixing the ingredients together for the pound cake, throw it in the... read more

She and Him My husband introduced me to this band the other day. I fell in love with them right away! If you haven’t noticed,  I have this thing for anything vintage, classical, and from the distant past.  So, with their old sounds, dreamy lyrics and romantic melodies how could I say no. The moment I played the first song, I felt like I was taken back to another time. Give them a try, I would be surprised if you didn’t agree! ... read more

Wish list…. I took a little peek at Anthropologie’s site today. BIG mistake! I am more in love with their stuff than ever. That store is a place I could spend hours in and still come out empty handed. Obviously because the costs are super high and a lot of their stuff you could easily make at home…if there was more time and no such thing as laziness. Here are a few things I wish I could splurge on today…. Who am I kidding? I would put that whole store on this page if I could….oh, to dream! ... read more

Sewing notions display art I found this diy project and thought it was really cute! Plus, I’m up for anything funky and unique. I have a lot of left over fabric and buttons from past projects that seem to be collecting dust these days. So, a project like this was perfect for just that. In our living room on our wall we have 3 generic Ikea pictures of Paris. At the time, I loved them and we enjoyed them. Now, it seems like you could find those 3 exact pictures in every other persons home. I wanted something that you can’t just find in a store, I wanted something that was different. And the only way you’re gonna get something different is if you put effort into it. So, here it is! Hope you feel inspired to find the courage to work on a project that will leave your home feeling fun, fresh and a bit quirky! Materials & Tools: 8×10 Frames (glass removed) Cardstock Printer & Ink Needle & Thread or thin wire X-Acto Cutting mat & ruler Scotch- Tape Swatches of materials/ notions Step 1: Print Templates onto 8.5×11 card stock (color of your choice). Using x-acto and cutting mat- cut print-out to size. Step 2: For the ribbon swatches, use x-acto to cut two opposing sides of each diamond skipping every other row of diamonds. I also sliced the diamonds in alternating directions for more variety in texture. For the button chart, find & mark center of circles, then poke holes using your needle, where button attaches. Step 3: Slide ribbons into slots, and sew buttons into place.... read more

Dinner Ideas My husband started a garden this year and planted all sorts of stuff. We have three varieties of tomatoes, squash, potatoes, cucumbers, honey dew melons, bell peppers and an assortment of herbs. Let’s just say our squash is out of control!!! We have so much we don’t know what to do with it. We have been trying to give it away to friends and family, but we still have so much! The other day I was looking for some recipes and this one caught my eye. Mainly because the main ingredient is squash. It calls for butternut, but I think I might change it up a bit and replace butternut with summer squash. This dish sounds perfect for having guests over and eating outside on a cool evening! Looks like I’m gonna have to have some company over! Hope you enjoy…. Butternut Squash Lasagna Ingredients 1 or 2  Large Butternut squash – Peeled, cored and sliced thin 1/4  inch10 to 14  Pasta Sheets – Cooked1 handful  Spinach6 cloves  Garlic1 bunch  Italian Parsley1 stick Butter (114g)¼ Cup  Flour3 ½ Cups Whole Milk3 Cups  Shredded Mozzarella½ Cup  Parmesan10 each  Sage Leaves – Sliced Thin1 each Lemon – ZestSalt and Pepper and Olive Oil  Make the Lasagna Pre-heat oven to 375F You will need a 13×9×2 baking dish (a regular glass one or any type of casserole will do) Drizzle the sheet tray with olive oil and place the slices of butternut squash on it, season with salt and pepper, repeat another layer until all the butternut is layered.  Cover with foil and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes... read more

If only….. I came across this textile designer named John Robshaw and what can I say? I love EVERYTHING! It’s all worth drooling over: the bedding, pillows, duvets, shams, sheets, cases, bedskirts, baby bedding, table runners, napkins, fabric and on and on. It’s very Asian inspired, primarily India. How can you go wrong with Indian design? It is full of amazing detail and eye catching colors!  The only problem is, it’s insanely expensive! Perhaps one day if I ever hit the jackpot I will spoil myself with a few things. For now, I will look and appreciate these amazing designs. ... read more

Homemade fried chicken My husband and I have this friend of ours who is very talented in the kitchen. He is famous for his enchiladas, gumbo and now his fried chicken. We invited him over for dinner and he made us his very own recipe….this was my first time having it. My thoughts: amazing! I wish I could give away his secret recipe, but then it wouldn’t be  a secret anymore. We served corn, salad, baked chips and freshly made iced tea along with it. It was a great dinner for eating outside on a breezy summer day! I think I might have to have him come over once a week to make us some tasty treats……... read more

Sweet Tooth Seems it’s the season for lemons. I have recently been making things that involve freshly squeezed lemon juice. I find it adds a lot of flavor and tastes delicious in all sorts of things. First the ice tea and now in the lemon bars. Perhaps lemon chicken next? We shall see! For now, I will stick to my sweet tooth! Here is a super simple recipe that takes a few minutes to put together and will have people coming back for more: Lemon Bars ::Ingredients:: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel, if desired 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon baking powder  1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs Additional powdered sugar Step 1: Heat oven to 350 FStep 2: In medium bowl, mix flour, butter and 1/4 cup powdered sugar with spoon. Press in ungreased 8-inch or 9-inch square pan, building up 1/2-inch edges. Bake crust for 20 minutes; remove from oven. Step 3: In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients except additional powdered sugar with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. (I like to add 1/2 cup of flaked coconut to the egg mixture, it tastes great!) Pour over hot crust. Step 4: Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool completely in pan on wire rack, about 1 hour. Dust with powdered sugar.  Don’t worry, the mess is worth it…. ... read more

A little project I love the ideas some people come up with! I feel inspired and excited to start new projects to make my home look a little more unique! This is one I found while reading a blog I LOVE! The instructions are easy…this is something I’m going to be working on myself! I can’t wait…. What you’ll need: – a large pile of heavy books, including a phonebook or something similar – frames – several fronds from ferns or other flat leafed plants – rubber cement – decorative paper, like pretty old kraft paper 1. Locate and clip a few different varieties of fern fronds or other flat leafed plants. These can be from your garden or something found growing in between the sidewalk cracks, doesn’t matter! 2. When you’ve clipped your ferns, hold them up against the background of your frame and trim the bottoms, stripping some of the leaves to fit if necessary. You can also decide on the basic layout of your specimens. Should they curl to the right or left? Up and down? 3. Each frond will need to be pressed dry for a week inside the pages of a heavy phone book or encyclopedia. Warning- now is not the time get out your lovely Taschen art book collection, this process will leave your pages bumpy so it’s best to use a book you don’t mind getting a little messy! Once your specimens are in between a page of their own, place several heavy books on top of them and leave alone for a week. 4. Just a few small dabs of rubber... read more
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