Truffle Almonds

Truffle Almonds I heart U!  These make a great housewarming gift in a mason jar.

 

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Regular (skinned) almonds work too.  You can purchase BLACK truffle oil (not white) and truffle salt at TJ Max, Amazon or Williams Sonoma.  Enjoy!

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Facebook Interior Design

A Facebook message this morning from Alyssa with this photo…which curtains?

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Turned into…which pillows and lamp shade?  I had a trip planned to Target today so I snapped a few pictures to give her some ideas.

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When I got home I made a quick design board and sent her a  picture of the board. All these items are from Target.

 

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Only difference is the curtains.

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What happened next is so fun…design via text…Alyssa at Homegoods.

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Alyssa now at Target.

 

 

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Well it ends up Alyssa’s Target in Wisconsin was not as fully stocked with cool pillows as mine in Massachusetts .  She is on to the next Target.  Good Luck Alyssa.  I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

 

 

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Kitchen

Our house was a spec home and was 95% complete when were purchased it two years ago. I didn’t get to have any input on the finishings!!!  I disliked the cabinet color so much I knew this was one project I couldn’t wait to do.

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Today: 100% DIY


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What we did:

Removed upper cabinets

Painted cabinets white

Added subway tile

Added wood planks

New cabinet hardware

New black shelving

New window light (was dinning table light)

Added a range hood (microwave now housed in panty)

We complete the kitchen over a year ago and I wouldn’t change a thing! I love white.

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Favorite Fall Salad

I am obsessed with this salad. I have made it twice a week for the last few weeks.  My favorite fall salad is simple and oh so delicious. Light, clean and flavorful = Fall Salad

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Helpful tips… as I do not measure anything for this salad. 1. romaine or arugula as base 2. about 1/4 cup loose packed and chopped cilantro 3. julienne/strips with the apple (makes it look pretty) 4. 10-12 pecan cut in half  5. small hand grab of cranberries (official measurement techinque) 6. 1/2-whole lemon juiced, depends on size of salad 7. 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil  8. Salt and fresh group pepper to taste.

Happy Fall.

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simple 6: Hand Soaps

I am starting a new series called “simple 6”. If you remember way back at the beginning I shared “simple 6 workouts”. Those will be coming back too! Simple 6 will consist of all things I love making, cooking, reading, organizing, decorating, shopping, wearing and exercising. Today’s simple 6 is inspired by a new hand soap I purchased. #3!  These are all soaps I love- past and present.
Hand Soap Love

1. (Surlatable)/2. (Wholefoods)/3. (Anthropologie) /
4. (Target)/5. (Amazon) /6.(Target)
What is your favorite hand soap?
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2015

I’m back! Did you miss me?  You know the story: kids, husband, vacations, sporting events, holidays, house projects, new job…etc. I won’t bore you with the details. 2015 will be different…right?!

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Areas Of Improvement For 2015

  1. drink more water
  2. eat less sugar
  3.  stretch more
  4. blog once a week
  5. enjoy the moment…spend more time doing nothing
  6. worry less about having a clean house…yeah right!!!
  7. hang out with friends

Here to 2015!

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