Lavender Infused Sugar

Lavender Sugar_3B

I started with one tiny lavender plant years ago that has spread into a tiny garden of sorts. Nothing like the beautiful fields of Provence, but my own little pièce de résistance. Until last year, I had only enjoyed the heavenly aroma and beautiful color of these tiny blossoms. Then, I baked lavender shortbread cookies for the first time and, my goodness, they were so good. I was on to something! This summer, I decided to branch out and try … [Read more...]

Be Awesome Link Party #5

Be Awesome Link Party- Mondays at 6pm EST

Welcome to this week's Be Awesome link party! Okay, so you may be wondering why the blog is back to its old look. Well, Tuesday morning my site went down and it turns out there was a problem with the new theme. After countless hours of switching it over and getting everything looking the way I wanted it to, in a blink it was all gone! Luckily, I had back ups of my old blog and was able to resort back to it with little effort. The new … [Read more...]

7 Inspiring Home Projects {Be Awesome Features}

Restoration Hardware Inspired Orb Chandelier

Happy Sunday! Ready to check out the features from Monday's Be Awesome link party? I was happy to see more DIY and decorating projects this week. Keep them coming! With that being said, here are 7 inspiring home projects that caught me eye: Restoration Hardware Inspired Crystal Orb Chandelier by Vintage Romance Style .  .  .  .  .  . Coffee Bar by Latte Everyday .  .  .  .  .  . Beach Inspired Decorating by So Much Better With A … [Read more...]

Living Room Color Palette 3 Ways

Blue and White Living Room Mood Board | Satori Design for Living E-Design Project

A couple of weeks ago, I finished up a living room e-design that I'm finally getting around to sharing with you. Starting with a freshly painted room in Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore's soft greige), as well as beige wall-to-wall carpet, my client's wishes were to have a fresh and pretty, modern country living room to enjoy with her dog at the end of a long work day. Such a fun project to work on! We decided to keep the furniture neutral for … [Read more...]

Be Awesome Link Party #4

Be Awesome Link Party- Mondays 6:00 pm EST

Welcome to this week's Be Awesome Link Party! Ready to share your crafts, DIY projects, recipes and more? Remember, link up once and it will be shown on all 8 blogs. Be sure to get acquainted with my co-hosts, Angie from Echoes of Laughter, Virginia from Fynes Designs, Julie from Sober Julie, Crystal from Sew Creative, Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, Tara from Suburble, and Stacey from This Lil Piglet. This week, I'm … [Read more...]

Summer Dessert Recipes {Be Awesome Features}

Blueberry Dump Cake plus more summer dessert recipes

Hello all, I hope your weekend is going well! You may have noticed a few changes on the blog recently (well, pretty big changes). It was time to update the behind the scenes stuff to make it more functional and, since we were going through the hassle, I thought it was a good time for a fresh new look. I'll be playing around over the summer to get it just the way I want it. (Let's be honest, it's never finished, right?). Ready to check out the … [Read more...]

Watermelon Mint Paletas + More Summerlicious Treats

Watermelon Mint Paletas

Summer has been hot, hot, hot around here the past couple of weeks, and that means everyone's trying to stay cool. Everyday, I make a batch of homemade iced tea or infused water that disappears in no time. On particularly hot days, nothing seems be as satisfying as frozen treats, especially ones that are jam packed with summer fresh fruit! When we were in Mexico a while back, they served paletas (aka popsicles) poolside in the afternoon. … [Read more...]

Be Awesome Link Party #3

Be Awesome Link Party- Mondays 6:00 pm EST

Welcome to the weekly Be Awesome Link Party! Ready to share your crafts, DIY projects, recipes and more? Remember, link up once and it will be shown on all 8 blogs. Be sure to get acquainted with my co-hosts, Angie from Echoes of Laughter, Virginia from Fynes Designs, Julie from Sober Julie, Crystal from Sew Creative, Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, Tara from Suburble, and Stacey from This Lil Piglet. Last week, I didn't … [Read more...]

Garden to Table Recipes {Be Awesome Features}

Homemade Kale and Garlic Pesto by Sylvia's Simple Life

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a beautiful weekend. Ready to see the features from Monday's Be Awesome link party? Summer is the time of year when fresh produce is in abundance. Around here, we've been eating herbs and greens from our container garden already.  Fortunately, we also have a few great Farmer's Markets and have been able to pick up organic fruits and veges. The cherries are so good this time of year! For this week's p … [Read more...]

Be Awesome Link Party #2

Be Awesome Link Party- Mondays 6:00 pm EST

Hello everyone! Welcome to the second week of the Be Awesome Link Party! Ready to share your crafts, DIY, recipes and more? Be sure to get acquainted with my co-hosts, Angie from Echoes of Laughter, Virginia from Fynes Designs, Julie from Sober Julie, Crystal from Sew Creative, Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, Tara from Suburble, and Stacey from This Lil Piglet. Last week, I was thrilled to have my art canvas project … [Read more...]

Celebrate Summer! {Be Awesome Features}

Summer House Tour- The Happy Housie

Happy Sunday! For those of you who are looking for Our Sunday Best Showcase, I recently switched platforms and host the new Be Awesome Link Party on Monday evenings. Hope to see you there tomorrow! As part of the change, Sundays will now be the day I share my features. To kick things off, it's all about celebrating the arrival of SUMMER! Cottage Style Summer House Tour by The Happy Housie .  .  .  .  .  . Strawberries and Cream Hand Pies … [Read more...]

Jar Recipes to Take Along on Your Next Picnic

Picnic via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Summer is here and that means picnic season! {via} One of our favorite things to do on Sunday afternoons is to go on a hike and have a nice little lunch. Living so close to the mountains means the views are always spectacular. We love our food around here, but it's being in nature that appeals to us the most. However, there's something to be said about a packed picnic lunch. Enjoying it in the wilderness is something truly special and … [Read more...]