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Holiday eCard, Peppermint Oreo Recipe + Festive Decor

Wishing you all a very merry & happy holiday season… Sumo was a trooper when we suited her up in holiday gear with a reindeer hat and Christmas scarf.   She may look annoyed, but I’m pretty sure she was enjoying her costume. And per my holiday post last year, along with our holiday (eCard), I… Continue reading Holiday eCard, Peppermint Oreo Recipe + Festive Decor

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Today I’d like to be…

1. Cozying up in this living room… Image 2. While drinking this Lavender Mint Tea… Image Ingredients 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves 4 teaspoons dried lavender flowers 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary 4 cups boiling water 2 teaspoons honey, optional Directions: In a large bowl, combine the mint, lavender and rosemary. Add boiling water. Cover and steep for 4… Continue reading Today I’d like to be…

Breakfast nooks · dining · kitchen · recipes

Breakfast Nooks + Recipes

After spending a long, holiday weekend with family (time that was mostly spent eating), I was thinking how nice it would be to have a cozy breakfast nook in the kitchen for family and friends to gather while cooking meals or to have snacks together in between meals. Image via Chris Barrett Designs One key… Continue reading Breakfast Nooks + Recipes

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Dining Room Chairs + An Eggplant Panini

As promised today I will be blogging about dining rooms.  But before I delve into my dining room recommendations, I’d first like to report on an amazing dinner my husband and I made last night courtesy of Skinnytaste (whose blog never ceases to amaze me with recipes that I am always so eager to try!).  We… Continue reading Dining Room Chairs + An Eggplant Panini

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Beat the heat.

With water.  Yesterday was another one of those super scorching hot days where you feel like you are inside of an oven it is so hot.  And I don’t know about you, but our air conditioning is scrambling just to keep up (we’re talking the good ole’ AC is set at 58 and our apartment… Continue reading Beat the heat.

4th of July · bathroom · beach house · bedrooms · celebrations · Color · food and wine · Interior Design · kitchen · living rooms · recipes · Red

Red Beach Home (+ a Salsa recipe)

The 4th of July (also known as Independence Day) is a United States federal holiday commemorating the U.S. declaring their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence back in 1776.  Friends and families around celebrate this holiday with each other with many different traditions including watching fireworks, grilling out,… Continue reading Red Beach Home (+ a Salsa recipe)

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Paleo Bread and a Modern Farmhouse

I am going to be traveling this morning to my brother and future sister-in-law’s wedding! I am so very excited to celebrate with them this weekend.  My husband and I are both in the wedding party so we are getting there early today for golfing (the boys) and getting nails done (girls).  But I wanted… Continue reading Paleo Bread and a Modern Farmhouse

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Weekend recap (plus recipes!)

It was a cold but fun weekend, and it went by too quickly in my opinion. On Friday night we had dinner with 14 of our good friends at a BYOB Mediterranean restaurant, Ken Zaman in River North. The food was great and it was an entertaining atmosphere because they had a belly dancer who… Continue reading Weekend recap (plus recipes!)

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Today I would like to be…

Today I would like to be: 1. Cooking in this dark and mysterious kitchen retreat by Miles Redd. P.S. the lacquered paint is Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball, isn’t it awesome?!? Image 1, Image 2 2. Making my favorite homemade Roman-Style pizza with roasted tomatoes from Bon Appetit… 3. Snacking on Grumpy Goat cheese… Continue reading Today I would like to be…

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Weekend Recap

Per my previous post mentioning that it had been a LONG week, Sumo and I decided to stay in and have a girls night together on Friday.  We (Okay, I) ordered Homemade Pizza, which involved my new favorite combination, whole wheat crust, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, aged parmesan and roasted garlic 🙂 along with a small… Continue reading Weekend Recap