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!


Facebook Interior Design

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


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.


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.




Alyssa now at Target.





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!





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.


Today: 100% DIY




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.


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

fall salad

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.


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?


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?!



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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