You know when you have people coming over spur of the moment? What ya gonna do? Put together a quick charcuterie board with some things you have on hand. Ok, I have a lot on hand usually. I always have a variety cheese. Hello, CostCo! The prices on cheese are incredible and of course you are buying in bulk. Crackers are a usual staple around here. I had some fresh cherries and blueberries. I pitted the cherries. I love me a good cherry pitter. I grilled a sourdough bread. Cut slices and slather garlic butter on both sides. Grill for about 2-3 minutes per side. I also had some Italian salami that I cut into slices and I had some beef brats that I also grilled and cut into slices. I threw pistachio, macadamia, and marcona almonds to fill in the empty spaces. There you go…..your own charcuterie board ready to be devoured!
I love when friends come visit unannounced! xo
Great design elements such as books, flowers and trays are my favorite tools when styling my coffee table. I change it up ALL the time. Here are some great ideas to make your table super cool. Make it a reflection of the things you love. These examples have a little bit of everything. Plants and succulents will save you a little money vs. always buying fresh flowers. My coffee table (photo 7) is actually a leather ottoman that I have had for many moons. I placed a huge tray on top and covered it with four Spanish tiles. It is very casual for my ranch. Friends have room to kick off their boots and put their feet up. I always have my favorite books on display along with a candle. I change out vases, add plants and antlers. Photo 8 is a picture of my table a few months ago. Get creative and display those treasures you admire most.
It’s good to be back. Happy Hump Day! xo
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