I know they say not to play with your food, but when the winner gets the first taste of a Valentine’s Day batch of blondies how can you say no! Baker babe Alexis, from Yield Bakehouse, whipped up this deliciously festive blondies and topped with chocolate X’s and O’s painted with edible gold leaf. How sweet! Get the recipe after the break… (more…)
I have to admit, one of my favorite yearly announcements is the Pantone Color of the Year! I love hearing the trending hue, and see how it works its way into home decor. This year’s pick: Greenery. It’s an interesting choice for me because I LOVE incorporating plants into everything: styled shoots, room makeovers, DIY projects, but very rarely do I actually use items that are the color green. Art.com challenged me to design a space incorporating the Pantone Color of the Year, so I thought I would give it a whirl, and see if I could come up with something that I loved. Art.com has a ton of fabulous greenery prints on their site, and I fell in love with these plant prints immediately, and thought they would be a perfect trio for an entryway. The plan was to start with black and white pieces and then add a few pops of green decor, and a couple plants including two of my favorites, a fiddle leaf fig tree and a little succulent. I love how it turned out, and am surprised to say, I am a fan of using (a little) Greenery! What do you all think? Will you be adding more green into your decor?
One of my favorite things is adding personal touches to the rooms I give makeovers to. For the colorful camp playroom, there was a long wall that I wanted to fill, but I did not want to overload it with art. I found these really inexpensive 6 ft oars online (they come in multiple lengths to fit your wall) and stained them to add some more fun and color to the playroom! I used the yellow stain a while back and loved how saturated the color was, so stocked up on a bunch more colorful Wood Stain to create the designs. Check out the steps after the break… (more…)