Sunday’s Best

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Sunday’s best is a single image that summarizes the mood or state of mind for the week.

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Sweet Valentine Collection

Sweet Love Valentine

I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I loved making it.  Some gorgeous pastel Valentine day ideas for you and your true loves…

Handkerchiefs Vintage Ladies Hanky Lot Delicate Pastel Crochet Trim Hankies Dainty Shabby Cottage Chic Decor Womens Accessories

$7.99
Je t'aime Heart Print, Pink and Black Decor, French Nursery Decor, Pink Girls Bedroom Decor, Modern Heart Print, Minimalist French Decor

$10.00
Tiny vintage style wooden box "Tender Magnolia" - Wedding box, ring bearer box, jewelry box, pink magnolias, natural, ecofriendly

$15.80
cute wooden lid ceramic canister jar pink polka dot heart

£12.00
Dog, Leather Key Ring, Key Fob, Handmade in UK, Gift under 15 USD, Gift for her

£6.50
Desk organizer set, Wooden Desk Accessories,  Office Mail Organizer, Letter Holder,

$30.00
Minimalist Flowers Painting Art Print, Watercolor Art, Burgundy, Floral, Modern Abstract Art

$17.00
Vintage soviet Tea set, porcelain cups with creamer, RPR Riga porcelain factory USSR 1970s

$53.00
Light Pink Pearl stud earrings / romantic pearl earrings / pink pearl earrings / Wedding fine silver Handmade

€36.78
Womens Shoes - Flat Shoes - Leather Shoes - Womens Oxford Shoes - light pink nubuck - marshmallow

$230.00
Pink Mother Of Pearl Slice Silver Ring Pastel Nautical - Muschel

$155.00
Tiny Hedgehog with pink heart, miniature hedgehog Valentin's gift

$28.00
wooden geometric necklace marsala red, metallic pink // modern dipped necklace for girls, women - trendy everyday jewelry

€20.00
Sweet Pink Heart Die Cuts - Valentine - Wedding Table Accent - Minimalist Heart Embellishments

$4.00
Summer pink magnolia painting. Fine art print magnolia bouquet. Magnolia tree bloom. Pink flower crown watercolor art.

$25.00
Colour Washed Linen Cushion Cover - Dusty Pink

$42.00

1. Vintage Hankerchiefs  2. Je t’aime  3. Wooden Flower Box  4. Heart Canister

5.  Dog Key Ring  6. Wooden Desk Organizer 7.  Original Flower Art  8.  Vintage tea set

9.  Pear stud Earrings  10.  Pink Shoes 11.  Mother of Pearl ring  12. Tiny Hedgehog

13. Geometric Necklace 14. Paper Hearts  15.  Magnollia Painting 16.  Linen Cushion
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Cheers,

Kathy

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Roasted Rosemary Almonds

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For 2015 I am trying to focus on substituting healthy snacks for bad habits this year.  I had made a rosemary roasted chicken for my family and was thinking it would be a shame to throw away the leftover rosemary stems.  I came across this super easy recipe for roasted almonds and I happen to have all the ingredients on hand.  I have to say that this recipe was a huge success and foolproof.  Special shout out thank you for sharing this recipe A Beautiful Mess!! I adjusted the recipe for my tastes….

In a nutshell: easy, quick, delicious and healthy!

Ingredients:

2 cups raw almonds (skin on)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped
about three twists of salt from a salt grinder (1/4 teaspoon)

Preheat oven to 350F.   Soften the coconut oil in a microwavable bowl on power level 6 for 20 secs, just to soften the oil up a bit.  In the same bowl add almonds, and rosemary,stir to coat.  Place nuts on a baking sheet in a single layer, sprinkle with salt and  bake for 15 mins, stir or flip nuts halfway through.  Let almonds cool 10 minutes before serving.

 I could only wait for about ten minutes and these were so good warm, so you may want to serve them that way! You can also use olive oil instead of coconut oil.  I happen to be on this new trend with putting coconut oil in my daily coffee.

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Cheers,

Kathy

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Sunday’s Best

 

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New on the Virtual Newstand! Rue!

Calling all home decorators!  If you like to create beautiful surroundings in your home then you have got to check out Rue!  Rue is an online magazine dedicated to current home trends.  This months current issue focuses on colour!  Be bold and beautiful.

Rue

Kiwi Tini’s picks:

Color: Papaya

Art

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Let us know your favourite picks or colours.

Cheers,

Kathy

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Sunday Edition

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Sunday edition is a single image that captures the mood for the week.

Cheers,

Kathy

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New year, fresh new colour!

The folks over at Pantone have chosen this year’s colour: Marsala.  I like this earthy red colour and the name is fun as well, a little on the exotic side.   Pantone describes their colour choice as  “a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.”  I have gathered some examples of Marsala for you to enjoy.

 Meet Olivia, she can be a bit over-boisterous sometimes, but it is all very good natured.  She is taking some time to learn some manners! She is very sweet and playful.  I just adore Olga’s miniatures you can check out her shop for more adorable miniatures: Two Sad Donkey’s

Marsala school girl jumper or pinafore dress.   Handcrafted by Moriah Hemed, but known by her nickname Mona.  Mona designs clothes for young women and women who are young at heart.  You can view her other designs here: I Love Mona.

A great way to incorporate a new colour into your home is by using accent pillows.  These hand made colour block pillows with a touch of Marsala would be perfect.  The designer Jillian Rene has a keen sense for both colour and texture.  You can find her shop here: Jillian Rene Decor.

I chose this Christian Dior eyeshadow because it shows you what other colours will coordinate with Marsala.  I am loving the gold and marsala combination.  via Sephora

Update your wardrobe with this funky Kimono from Montreal based designer,  Wild Rose and Sparrow.  This light and ethereal robe would be great as a beach cover up.

Loving Marsala!

Cheers,

Kathy

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Sunday’s Best

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Sunday’s edition is single image that represents that particular week’s mind set and feelings.

Cheers,

Kathy

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Thanksgiving Dinner from A to T

Some tips and tricks to help you seamlessly pull off a festive Thanksgiving soiree.  Over at Real Simple Magazine you can find: Ten Leftover Turkey Recipes.  These super easy recipes will help you to creatively use up your leftovers.  Eeverything from soup to samosas ( as pictured in the photo above).  Be sure to check out the salads for a light meal option like Turkey Waldorf salad,

Next some lifesaving cooking tips from  Rachel Ray.  Rachel has some terrific ideas for side dishes, gravy and what to do if your stuffing gets dried out.  Her tips will allow you to keep your cool if something doesn’t go as planned.

Martha Stewart shows us how to properly carve the turkey.  A simple four step guide that shows how easily it can be done!  Also there are tips for making pies and gravy.

Once you have your turkey in the oven you can set a gorgeous table.   I love simplistic and nature inspired tablescapes.  Love the idea of writing on a fallen leaf for a place card.  Or a natural kraft paper place mat that allows you to write/draw what you are thankful for, a great idea for kids and for kids at heart.

I love setting a unique table for your guest to enjoy.  Leaf pic via Etsy and Kraft Paper via Sunset Magazine

And last but not least the A for A to T.   Make sure you save some room for dessert,  Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake! From Life, love and Sugar.

Happy Thanksgiving and hope you have a great weekend!

Cheers,

Kathy

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Prepping for the Holidays

Holiday Sweater by Teaka Marie

It’s is sort of like the calm before the storm right now.  With each passing day the holiday season creeps closer.  Time for shopping, card writing, baking and decorating.  Parties, skating, sledding and other holiday festivities.   Even though we enjoy the holidays sometimes all the extra “things” can put a lot of pressure on you.   If you haven’t started preparing yet, don’t worry, you still have lots of time.  To get you started with your planning and shopping check out these holiday ideas:

One of my favourite blogs is Jones Design Company and last year she shared one of her traditions for the holidays.  When her kids make up their wish list they include the following: Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read.  I really liked this idea.  You can view Emily’s post here

You have to get on top of sending cards early, the first week of December is ideal.  Here are some great card ideas: Merry Christmas from Crafted by Lindy and Believe from Dean Penn, Stationary Specialty Shop.

Decorating is next on the list of prepping for the holidays.  Love these French script stockings from The Cottage Workroom:

Stayed tuned for more holiday decorating ideas and recipes for Christmas.  Happy planning!

Cheers,

Kathy

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