Thursday, December 30, 2010

pop these!

i made baked jalepeno poppers the other night and they were so tasty.  i took some pictures, but i didn't want to post them, so i stole an image from a site-  it's really hard to take a quality photo of food after the daylight goes...anywho...these are amazing and i'm bringing them to my friend's house for nye. 

jalepeno poppers

here's how to make them:
(note: mine are not whole, i cut them lenght-wise, so this picture is a little deceiving but you get the idea, right)

~cut peppers length-wise and de-seed and de-vein them
~mix softened cream cheese, shredded colby jack or chedder, garlic powder, salt and paprika
(and i think i may have added a little milk? not sure, you make the call)
~stuff this mixture into the halves
~top with panko bread crumbs
~bake at 375 for about 15 minutes or until the topping is nice and golden brown

these are de-lish!  happy new year friends!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

cowhide: a neutral approach

i'm a fan of cowhide rugs,
but if i were to get one for my house, it would have to be all white.

or at least almost all white.

there's just something that is so elegant about the white version
compared to the black/white variations we see all of the time.

so, what do you think?
all white, or is two-toned your thing?
i hope you all had a great christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2 lil updates

sigh of relief-ahhhh
we finally got the ledges and placed them in our upstairs hall
for my mini photo gallery that i have been thinking about for quite some time.

 i love how it turned out! 
and we scored these ledges at ikea for $15 each, yay!!

just another view from downstairs 
 and, we've made some progress with the playroom
two chalkboards, painted on by my husband
and a cute moose, put together by yours truly from

doesn't it just feel so good to get a couple of the items
checked off the to-do-list.
it's like two early christmas gifts!

Monday, December 20, 2010

i need to do this!

this is one of the cutest and probably easiest
"bulletin boards" to diy.
 i just have to find the perfect frame.
and while i'm showing this great inspirational photo,
shannon at what's up whimsy {where i got this photo from}
has recently done a great series of wish lists from fellow bloggers.

she recently featured mine, so check it out and her fabulous blog!

Friday, December 17, 2010


you know when you've said something for so long, like
 "i really don't like decorating with blue"
you totally write off anything in that spectrum.

well, today is a new day friends. 
here are two rooms done in blue that are to-die-for.

what do you think, have you crossed over?

and this, so luxe and fab!
they used blue as more of a neutral and i'm lovin it!!
windsor smith via digging decor

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

christmas at my home

we finally put up the chirstmas tree last weekend
 full of feathers, gold, white and silver...
 and a few glitzy pine bouquets

 a simple mantle display...i don't have much to decorate
a fireplace with since i've never had one before
(did you notice the mirror?)

 lit at night- merry christmas!  

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

3 colors combos

citrus, black and white
not as "halloween-ish" as you would think, right!
i think it's stunning, clean and classic.
dark brown, white and red
modern,zen, chic

black, white, and red
never done better!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

good giveaway to win!

i recently won a giveaway hosted by julie from belle maison
for a $50 giftcard to her online store

what a great contest to win, let me tell you. 
i received my selections this weekend and i'm lovin' them.

i got this super cute owl pitcher

 which i'm using as a vase for this beautiful bouquet i picked up at trader joe's on sunday

 and this adorablely chic horseshoe hook for jaxon's room

thanks julie!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

stay here: seven hotel, paris

i'm pretty impressed with this hotel in paris.
{the only thing i don't care for is
the fiber-optic lights used quite frequently...}
i wonder if the floor is like walking on a pillow top mattress?
pretty dreamy, huh?
see, this room would be perfect without the bomchickawawa lights
check out the tree-stump leg side tables,
i'd have to make sure to bring my extra large suitecase with me.
i'm sure they wouldn't notice with all the lights blinding them.
and who cares about a cowhide rug,
the cowhide tub is where it's at!
seven hotel

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

create this look

i plan to re-create this look
in th is little space off the entry
my look will be a little less rustic
what do you think about the idea of framed live art?

image 1 via apartment therapy