Thursday, February 27, 2014

Blue in the Red and Yellow Room

 I'm so tickeled! 
I just picked up our new dining room chairs yesterday. 
I had been looking for a LONG time. 

I finally found some... and they are totally not what I would have thought
I wanted.  
Well not TOTALLY.... 
I love the shape of them. 

The color was the surprise.  They are BLUE! 
How on earth did I end up with blue in my Red and Yellow living room?

Well look closely my friends.  See that right there? 
It is a pop of blue.

 The same shade of neutral blue!

So it works! 
And I'm just as pleased as can be! 

I got them here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Strawberries and Cream Cookies

Hello Cookie!
I love you!
I'm going to change the name of these cookies to OMG cookies.

 Because everyone that tried them said "Oh My Gosh!"

 And because: Oh My Gosh! They are so easy!

Strawberries and Cream Cookies
The original post where I found this recipe is here.
Thank you Shelly of Cookies and Cups.

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped dried strawberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

How to Make
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. scraping sides as needed.
  3. Add in egg and yolk and beat until mixed well. Add vanilla.
  4. With mixer on medium mix in your baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat for 30 seconds until combined.
  5. Turn mixer to low and mix in flour until evenly incorporated.
  6. Stir in strawberries and white chocolate chips.
  7. Place by heaping tablespoon or cookie scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
  8. Allow to cool on a cookie sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Note to self:
store airtight for up to 3 days... but they won't last that long anyway! 

I'm Joining:

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Girly Girl Weekend!

Such a VERY Fun weekend! 
Saturday was a vintage themed birthday party for my sweet friend CeeKay from Thinking of Home
It was such a beautiful day and the company was superb!

You really need to see more! The decor was all of her  precious momentos. 
Stop by and see her.
Make sure you wish her Happy Birthday!

  Sunday... well that was a special day.

Wedding dress shopping.  Sigh....

It really has all the feel of a rite of passage. 
So touching and sentimental. 
I can't really even express what a joy it is to help 
a beautiful young woman transition to the next part
of her life.

 Sunday night we celebrated Valentine's Day at The Keg. 
A yummy, medium priced steakhouse.

This is my 6oz steak....

 This is Husband's 20oz steak.
I just had to share that. I thought it was kind of funny.

So that is the weekend wrap up. 
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


 Oh! AND P.S.
Yes! There is a DRESS!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Good Bye Thursday...Hello Valentine's Day!



Happy Valentine's Day 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Now I ask you "How perfect is this little mug?"
 I got it at Tuesday Morning a few months back. 

So very glad that they are right around the corner. 
And my husband really is! :)  ha ha

Perfect for tea! 

Oh! P.S. 
Were you wondering if I would do a silly Valentine Mani? 
The answer: Well of course!

Hearts to you!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday, Monday...

Oh! Hello Yellow!

Let's Face Monday Together!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fresh-Cut Friday February

Hello there! 
I'm so glad your here!
It's time to share another more Fresh-Cut Ideas. 
I really never get tired flowers... 
Do you?

 Peach and orchid is the color theme of my arrangement.

 But my table is more pink and pale blue. I think the combo is good. 
The day I took these pictures it was very overcast. So they look like I took them late in the day 
but really it was about noon time.

 I used my April Cornell Table Clothe, Mikasa White Silk china, Mama's Pink Milk Glass plates with gold rim, mom's silver ware, Anthropology glasses and matching pitcher.

 You can see the detail of the gold rim a little better here.

So that is that!
You have my contribution for Fresh-Cut Friday!

I hope you will join in and share your posts with us. 
Make sure you add a link in your post back to this party. 
Feel free to add anything Floral related. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Little Makes, Movies and Updates

Hello Chickie Babies! 
I hope you are having a great week. YES?
I am happy to say that I am!
I have made some minor changes and I can see a difference in attitude already. 
On my 15 minute break at work I am now taking a walk. What a wonderful 
difference that one little change can make. 
It clears my head and I feel like I am more focused when I get back to my desk.

I'm still working on this cute little baby blanket and it is coming along nicely. 

But, like I usually do, I got inspired to make a super quick project. 
I was on Pinterest and saw a couple of cute outfits with big, chunky, gray infinity scarves. 
So ....

I had to have one!

Super quick to make, this is just 2 skeins of Vanna's Choice in Taupe. 

If you would like to make one and would like more 
of the how-toos just click here.

I started reading this... ugh! Sooooooo good. 
Can't wait to tell you more.
Check out her website for more details. 

Went and saw this Saturday afternoon with my bookclub girls... 
You just really need to go see it!
 I LOVED it!
You can watch the trailer here.

I also have my Fresh-Cut Friday post ready to go. 

Do you?