Happy Valentines Day! It is my favorite DIY Holiday. I found this cute idea over at oh happy day. I just had to recreate them for my kids. They were very simple to make. I added them to a goodie basket filled with cookies, rice krispie treats, and caramel brownies all cut into heart shapes. They are just so dang cute.
Celebrating LoVE is always a good thing. xo
It’s almost here. You know, that love date. February 14th. This is a simple way to send a message to the ones you love. How creative. Just write your message inside and fold the heart into an envelope and you have a quick and simple card for those across the miles or right next door.
Sending a reminder to let someone know that you LoVE them is the loveliest thing. xo
Have you ever dropped by the little store, Terrain? Well if you haven’t run, run, run! A fun spot to online shop for all things garden. Their stores are located in PA and CT. If there was a Denver location I would be in big trouble. I am obsessed with this place. They also have a blog I follow daily with sooooo many great ideas for your outside playground and everything else. The way they wrap gifts truly makes me drool. I love all of these sweet hearts they are selling to celebrate the 14th. I just can’t get enough of this gem of a store. And they are related to my other favorite place, Anthropologie. Of course they are.
Why is it always so much fun shopping for hearts? xo
Yes I am Mama(I love this title) and I have been cooking this dish for my hubby and kiddos for years. Twenty-nine to be exact. One of our favorite nights at the Millers is Italian night. We usually all hang in the kitchen together and watch ‘Moonstruck” as we cook away. I have been altering my lasagna for many years now, always adding or deleting something to get this delicious Italian dish just right. Here is my latest version and I think it is almost there. Let me know what you think.
Let’s make beautiful Italian food together. xo
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13 days and counting until Valentines Day. I feel like this is the DIY of all holidays. I mean if you want to send LoVE it should be heartfelt. Are these just the cutest cards or what? Simple and to the point. I want to recreate every single one. Etsy is your friend when you are searching for an original piece of work. Sooooo many talented artists. It means so much more when you take the time to design something yourself. There is so much inspiration out there. Get going and create your masterpiece.
LoVE is in the air…..xo
source: inspiring pretty
And the color of the year is…..Pantone announced the color of the year for 2016 and for the first time they chose two colors. Quartz Rose and Serenity Blue. Today I am honing in on the Quartz Rose. I really love pink. I have secretly always wanted a pink couch to lounge on but the hubby would never give in on this one. You don’t have to fill your home with these colors. I love the subtle accents that you can add without getting too carried away with a trend. I think it would be gutsy to purchase appliances in pink, especially as this is a fad that is sure to end way before the life of the device. But heck, life is short, go with your heart!
Would you add “Quartz Rose” to your decor? xo
When I am having a dinner party, I have to admit sometimes I am more into creating the centerpiece than the actual menu. Your table sets the mood for the evening. I love incorporating nature when I can. I started with these cool branches and laid them on the table first. I spray painted a lot of pinecones (that are EVERYWHERE) with a metallic gold. I also had some glass pinecone ornaments that I decided to mix in. I put together some flower arrangements that I placed in gold leafed Mason jars. Peonies are my favorite and are abundant at my local Whole Foods right now so of course they are in the mix. Add in some candle light and you have a elegant setting without spending a fortune.
What is your favorite items for a winter centerpiece? xo
Give the gift of flavor! I wanted to share with you one of my favorite creations for my holiday baskets this year.
Flavored Olive Oil How To: Fill a bottle (I found mine at my favorite place: IKEA) 3/4 full of Olive Oil. (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil that I bought in bulk at CostCo) Cut whole garlic cloves in half and add to the bottle. Oddly enough I still have rosemary growing in all my pots. Evidently snow and freezing temps don’t bother them a bit. Add about 1-2 long pieces. I found the red chili peppers at my local Latin market in Denver. Each bottle has about 24 peppers. Make a great tag and let the giving begin. I use mine more as a finishing oil over pastas, salads and served with big crusty breads and kosher salt. Delicious!
What would you put in your flavored Olive Oil? xo