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
Cheers to a Fabulous 2016! It’s going to be Incredible!! xo
Here is a little birthday LoVE in a box. For a fun presentation I picked up a large heart box at my local craft store. (pretty sure you can catch it on sale every other week at Hobby Lobby, YAY). I spray painted the inside with a chalky pink and the outside metallic gold. I filled it with pink and gold tinsel. Add a split of bubbly. Freixenet bottles are perfect for writing a message on the bottle with a gold paint pen. A vintage chamapagne glass with, of course, a paper straw for sipping. A candle to WISH BIG. Your favorite little chocolates and I like to add a piece of jewelry or cash. On the outside I made a “celebrate” tag which I attached to sparklers. I also made a little homemade confetti popper. Hooray!!
Celebrate your loved ones in style. xo
Have you thought about your holiday table yet? I was just browsing for ideas and wanted to share some of the delicious ones I found. You can go very natural and simple, which I am really liking or dress it up with gold painted pumpkins and formal place settings. Whichever route you choose there are a lot of great ideas out there. I would love to share any of these designs with my family. Hmmm which one to choose. I will keep you posted.
Happy Friday to you. xo
Fall is in the air. A visit to your local gardens is a must this time of year. This is one club I am always a member of. Denver Botanic Gardens is my happy place. I visit at least once a month. The horse sculture art display throughout the gardens was an amazing tour. It just ended but never fear there is always something new and wonderful going on here. It always lifts my spirits and gives me that little piece of calm. Tonight is “Glow at the Gardens’. The York Street location will light up the night with jack-o’-lanterns and luminaria-lined pathways winding through the grounds to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. I know where I will be tonight.
Visit your local gardens for a delicious taste of fall. xo