Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Four Seasons, take me away!

I am a huge fan of beautiful beach resorts and destinations and couldn't resist posting this amazing Four Seasons resort in Seychelles.  I love the villas perched on the jungled hillside and the powdery, sandy beaches.  This resort looks exotic, inspiring and exceptional!  This is where it is located.

{photos via Four Seasons}

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


After a small procedure yesterday, I will be home resting and just taking it easy.  Hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Love....Sally Kiing Benedict

I love Sally's vibrant and sophisticated art and would love a piece in my home.  She has been named "An emerging artist on the rise" and "one to watch" by New York's Phillip de Pury's Art Expert website.

{photos via Sally King Benedict}

Friday, July 16, 2010

Etsy Friday Favorite...Hooray!

I have always loved Alli's blog, Hooray and been waiting for her to restock her Etsy shop.  It is a paper goods shop filled with packaging, party supplies, art and stationery.

For more Hooray visit her design shop.

{photos via Hooray/Etsy shop}

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Best chocolate sheet cake

All you need for this wonderful cake is sugar, flour, salt, butter, cocoa, baking soda, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, powdered sugar, milk, and pecans. (I left out the pecans because of kids)

My middle child loves to bake and loves chocolate so I thought I'd put him in charge of dessert last night and he was ready for the challenge.  This recipe is very easy and turned out perfect!  I mentioned above that we didn't add the pecans, but it was just as yummy.  Recipe here.

{photos via The Pioneer Woman}

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Whites spaces with dark accents

I was browsing through Canadian House and Home looking at rooms bathed in white and noticed how some of my favorites had dark accents.  Whether a pop of black on a pillow, lamp shade or piece of furniture the dark color gives the rooms a rich feel.

{photos via Canadian House and Home}

Monday, July 12, 2010

Rocio Romero Kit House

I was flipping through a magazine and was amazed at how nice the prefabricated home was that I was reading about.  It is extremely custom and a smart way to add a home to your property or existing place.

The LV Series is a modern line of homes designed and manufactured by Rocio Romero, LLC. The LV Series has been thoughtfully designed to enhance a modern lifestyle that is connected to nature. These kit homes are affordable, easily built, and highly customizable.  The website has many, many more projects to view and enjoy!

{photos via Rocio Romero}

Friday, July 9, 2010

Etsy Friday Favorite

I have always been a big fan of dainty, feminine jewelry so when I found this Etsy shop I had to share it with you all.

These are just a few of the many, many lovely pieces by Andromedii designs.  She works with gold, silver, brass, copper and takes custom orders.  Each piece is so unique and special.  Enjoy!

{photos via Andromedii designs}

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Love....Rupert Till

{photos via Rupert Till}

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bacon wrapped jalapeno thingies

My daughter made these for our 4th of July party and they were such a hit!  Not only were they great as an appetizer but some of us ate them with our burgers and steaks.  Needless to say they were all eaten and I will definitely make them again.  For step by step pictures and recipe click here.  Yummy!

{photos via The Pioneer Woman}