I don’t know how it happened but it is Memorial Day this weekend! Wasn’t it just Easter like last week?! In honor of this very special holiday where we take a moment to honor the brave soldiers who fought for our freedom, I have created a delicious dessert that is also simple – you know me, it’s gotta be easy or it’s just not gonna happen around here! Using one of my all-time favorite go-to ingredients, Pound Cake, I’ve created a strawberry shortcake with a knock-your-socks-off Wild Blueberry sauce. It was all I could do to not just pour this sauce into a glass and drink it, it’s that good!
Today we are heading north of the border to Canada to visit with Cynthia Weber the gifted designer and author of A Button Tufted Life. This photo above is her beautiful home dubbed ‘Hoop Top House’ because of the hoop top door that they designed the house around. Isn’t that a charming idea? Designing an entire house around a single piece? I love that! And isn’t this driveway gorgeous? It’s all cobblestone which Cynthia and her husband Kent laid themselves – phew! I’m exhausted just looking at it!
They planted four wisteria bushes in their yard a few years ago and this is the first year that they are enjoying the heavily scented blooms.
It’s hard to believe that the Old Lucketts Store’s Spring Market has already come and gone… The weather was pretty dreary but my best friend and I didn’t let that stop us from treasure hunting!! I love everything that I bought and only mildly regret not getting some dishes that I saw…
You know how I love to share a quote with you on Tuesdays – and I always love sharing an image to go along with it – but this week I wanted to introduce you to a wonderful resource for inspiring quotes
I am making a big change to how my magazine is being distributed and want to share the details with you. Please note this will ONLY EFFECT iPad USERS. First, let me tell you why I’m making this change. It’s pretty exciting news!! I have recently been approached my a national magazine about a position with them. Yep! Can we say DREAM JOB!?! Now, I have no idea if this will come together or not, it’s way too early to tell… but this possibility has caused me to look at some of the details with how my magazine is being published and what would happen if I was given a chance like this and didn’t continue publishing my magazine.
Do you remember when you were little and got to order Shirley Temple cocktails (or actually mock-tails) when you went out to eat? (Surely, I’m not the only one!) I used to love that!! Over time I forgot how much I liked them but for some reason they popped into my mind this afternoon and I decided to make one. In a word: YUM!
Welcome to another edition of Blogs I Love!! Today we are heading to Texas for a fabulous visit with Anita, author of the charming blog: Cedar Hill Ranch! If you aren’t familiar with Anita’s blog then prepare to be enchanted by her big Texas heart and her beautiful home filled with lots of French accents – très jolie!
This is a view of her back porch and I don’t know about you but I could spend a week soaking it all in!
I am pretty obsessed with monograms. I have lots of letters adorning everything from papers to fabric and of course decor accents all throughout my home. A while ago I made this moss covered letter as a tutorial for a wedding project but I loved it so much that I hung it in my home! I thought you might like it too, so here’s my tutorial… I believe that monograms are a great way to personalize your space or your celebration. Best of all, they are very easy to make with this tutorial for a DIY Moss Covered Letter. Here’s what you need:
My powder room was a pretty neglected space in my house until recently. I just couldn’t decide what to do in here which left me with a blank slate. I got so tired of looking at it but it has a weird ceiling and I just felt stuck (and a bit uninspired) but I think I was mostly procrastinating because I didn’t really have a “vision” for the space. I finally decided to “just do something already” so I began hunting around through my random bits and pieces to see what I could come up with.