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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bring on the bling...

Dreaming about the chandelier I'm going to put over our bed...someday.


love a gorgeous chandelier over the bed in our master

chandelier for over the bed

Minus the chandelier over the bed..

Gray Nightstand, Contemporary, bedroom, Glynis Wood Interiors

Master bedroom - would change the blue tones  to greyed lavender.  Over-sized chandelier, mirrored chests with crystal lamps

Carina Wood Beaded Iron Chandelier

♅ Dove Gray Home Dec charisma design

White Slipcovered Headboard, Contemporary, bedroom, Alice Lane Home

Monday, January 12, 2015

Pepto-Bismol Pink

I'm a smart shopper. Still, I've still made some unfortunate purchases over the years. Jeans so tight I could barely sit down, a black summer skirt I didn't realize was see thru until I was standing in front of my bedroom mirror on a very sunny day and a can of Pepto-Bismol pink spray paint. While I won't hesitate to return pricey clothing I'm not going to run over to Lowe's to return a can of 4-dollar paint.

So, I put the can on a shelf months ago and forgot about it until boredom set in over the holiday break. I decided to pair the paint with something else I didn't know what to do with: a paper mache giraffe's head I received as a gift years ago.  I tired hanging it up on a wall once, but it was so realistic looking it gave me the creeps. Now, it's as cute as can be coated in puke perky pink.  So, adorable I added it to a gallery wall in Natalia's playroom.

Giraffe: a gift
Spray paint: Valspar, Satin, 85020 Thistle Field
Linen cork board: old HomeGoods purchase
Picture: HomeGoods frames, pictures from last year's Florida vacation

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

You can't eat just one...

Simply Addictive Croutons

Preheat oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

-Break up chunks of a French baguette (fresh or day old) and place in a large bowl.

-Drizzle (or drench) with olive oil.
-Add shredded Parmesan.
-Finish off with some ground cracked pepper.

-Spread out bread mixture on a baking sheet.
-Cook for about ten minutes or golden (be sure not to burn the croutons).

Toss croutons into a salad, sprinkle into a bowl of  tomato soup or enjoy them as a late night snack. Store any extras in a glass container with a lid. Best to finish croutons off within a week. But if you're like me, you'll probably finish them off in a day!