Delicious Valentines Day Cards

Valentines Day Cards

Valentines Day Cards

Valentines Day Cards DIY

Valentines Day Cards DIY

Valentines Day Cards DIY

Valentines Day Cards DIY

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

Delicious Color of the Year

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

Delicious Winter Centerpiece

 

Winter Centerpiece

Winter Centerpiece

Winter Centerpiece

Winter Centerpiece

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

Delicious Chili Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil

Flavored Olive Oil

Flavored Olive Oil

Flavored Olive Oil

Flavored Olive Oil

Flavored Olive Oil

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

Delicious Words to Live By…..

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Cheers to a Fabulous 2016! It’s going to be Incredible!! xo

Delicious Birthday LoVE

Birthday Giving

DIY Birthday Giving

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

Delicious Thanksgiving Tables

 

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

Delicious Field Trip

 

Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens

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

Delicious Wall Decals

Wall Decals

Wall Decals

Stripe Wall in Powder Room

Stripes in Powder Room

Ok, so while I am in the mist of renovation dust, my powder room seems to be the only room I can capture any creativity in. I dream of a cool wallpaper on this wall but for now wall decals are the only thing in my budget. (Yep, we went way over the budget in the kitchen). I wanted this room to be a little more whimsical than the stripes I painted. These gold dots fit the bill. Budget friendly and lovely is perfect for this girl. When I grow tired of them or I find the funds for some spectacular alternative, I can just remove them. It was a great way to add a little more bling and gold to another room.

What are some budget friendly ways you add character to a room? xo

Delicious Fall Display

Fall Home Entrance

Fall Home Display

Fall home display

Fall home display

I don’t know about you but my favorite time of year is right now. I love the cool weather and all the fabulous colors. October is refreshing. I just added a couple pumpkins outside my front door and boom, it feels like fall. My big round pot is loving the climate right now. It is crazy how the color seems to be changing from my summer look with the succulent in the middle and now. I am taking it all in because I know we will be making a snowman soon.

Every picture is a little cuter with a Coconut in it. xo

 

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yummy inspirations everyday.

I hope you enjoy my delicious take on life.

Arrive happy and come create something delicious with me!

Delicious Words to Live By.....

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