A few decadent delights to kickoff your weekend! Enjoy!
Friday, July 18, 2014
You expect to see flowers at your dining table as a centerpiece, but would you expect them in your dishes? You should! Cooking with flowers is playful, fun, aromatic and unexpectedly delicious. Take a look at these recipes to get an idea of what you can bring from garden to table.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere is such a style icon to those of us in the blogging world. She is the modern day Martha Stewart and makes us want to be our best selves. I derive so much inspiration from her blog, from fashion to home decor.
I remember drooling over her feature on Apartment Therapy, mainly because of her incredible and inviting dining room table. It's home to many dinner parties that she features on her site and I've wanted one just like it for years!
Thankfully, I found Vermont Farm Table! Not only do their tables look shockingly similar to Emily's table, but their stunning pieces are hand-crafted and made to order. The quality is amazing and I would be incredibly proud to host my own dinner parties if any of these tables were the focal point.
Finally, we can all be a little more like Emily!
I continued to peruse Vermont Farm Table since I was so smitten with their dining options, and I came to
love want need their, well, everything. They have hand towels and French rolling pins and cutting boards and apple crates and even au jus boards - brilliant! I feel like I would love myself more as a domestic goddess if my kitchen was filled with these things.
I also discovered the key to pulling off the perfect rustic wedding while on their site: the Basewood Stump. We all know to use mason jars to add charm to an outdoor wedding, but here we have authentic rustic wedding seating! I've seen stumps like these on wedding blogs in the past, but they always looked so manufactured. Vermont Farm Table's stumps are dried for a decade and then are carefully sanded and finished by hand.
So how did this beautiful company come to be? We can thank Dustin Glasscoe for sharing his design talent with us. After realizing the power of reclaimed materials, he headed to his garage and set to work creating warm, authentic furniture for people who were tired of high-gloss, lifeless pieces. He gave us home furnishings with personality.
To see more of what Vermont Farm Table offers and keep in touch with them, head over to their Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram!
Labels: Home Decor
My uncle used to make a concoction of peanut butter and maple syrup as a special treat when I was a child. It may sound strange, but think about it: sweet and salty, nutty and creamy, and a blend of familiar comforting flavors.
Flash forward 30 years and I'll admit that it perhaps wasn't the healthiest of indulgences, but I doubt I would feel too terribly guilty if I were to make it with natural peanut butter and pure grade B maple syrup!
If you're still looking for something with a little more substance, here are a few baked peanut butter treats.
Friday, July 4, 2014
I love to start my days with a hot cup of coffee, and I enjoy unwinding at night with a steamy cup of tea. I also love to bake with these brewed beverages! Here are a few edibles made with these comforting drinks.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I've mentioned before that my hair has been almost every color of the rainbow, be it on purpose or accidentally. The one color that I haven't tried and desperately want is blue!
How old is too old to add unconventional colors to one's hair? Some say that you're never too old, and others advise taming your beauty experiments when you hit your 30's. I'd love to hear your input!
I talked to my stylist last week and she was very excited by the prospect of giving me some blue, so we're talking about adding a mix of blue and teal streaks beneath my natural color. It seems like a reasonable compromise that will enable me to carry myself like an adult, but will prevent me from feeling too stuffy. The best of both worlds!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
I've loved graphic tees ever since I was a teen. They're the perfect way to advertise the things that float your boat and make you happy. Here's the thing, though ... there wasn't much of a selection of cute tees for girls in the 90's. Flash forward to my 20's and 30's and my closet is filled to the brim with them!
Thanks to Etsy and the plethora of "shirt of the day" websites out there, I'm constantly finding must-haves that need to live in my closet. In fact, I'm such a shirt junkie that my boyfriend bought me a shirt of the month club subscription from Busted Tees!
It basically works like this: you get a coupon code each month for a free shirt of your choosing and free shipping on the entire order if you'd like to tack on a few more shirts.
Guess what? That's exactly what I did for this first month of my subscription! I chose a Great Gatsby tee as my freebie and tacked on 5 Game of Thrones shirts! They were on sale so don't judge me too harshly ;)
Anyway, my shirts came today and I love them all! Happy, happy, happy!