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Design Inspiration ~ Blush Color Love

Have you noticed the massive trend toward blush pink these days??  Truth is, I couldn't be happier since I have always had a natural attraction for this color.  I know, I know.  You mention the color "pink" to your husband and he immediately says no way....   But do not say never to this color just yet.  It may surprise you.   Blush pink is here to stay and if balanced properly it will bring elegance and a fresh feel to your room.  And while pink gets a bad rep for being too feminine, it works when mixed with bolder colors, accents and textures.  Try a pop of blush paired with a muted grey or chocolate brown to give your room a sophisticated feel.  Needless to say, take a look at some blush interior design inspiration which may get you to change your mind about using pink in your home decor. All images are from Pinterest ....  Thank you for your visit. Janet

No Bake Raspberry Mousse Tarts

Hello everyone.  I hope your week is going well.  Is it just me, or is this year already flying by?  I feel like we just started 2017 and March is already creeping in.  Sometimes, I wish I could slow time down just a bit.  There is so much to do and so little time. But in the mean time, I am sharing these adorable individual Raspberry Mousse Tarts that I know will satisfy your sweet tooth.  And did I mention that this is a NO BAKE dessert?  You heard correctly.  NO BAKE...   I found the recipe on Pinterest so I want to give credit the blog that posted the recipe: Cooking On The Front Burners  . This dessert is delightful and full of berry goodness.  Light and with the dreamiest combination of flavors.  Oreo cookies, raspberry mousse and whip cream.  What's not to love right? I love serving individual desserts.  I think they are much cuter and so whenever I find a recipe that calls for small or individual portions, I am ready to recreate it and make it my own. And here

Chic Valentine's Day Table for Valentine's Day

Hello to you all.  I hope you are enjoying this Sunday...  It has been a very gloomy weekend here in the East Coast.   Perfect time to catch up on house chores and catching up with a book on a lazy Sunday. With only a few days away from Valentine's Day, I wanted to share what I call my chic Valentine's Day Table.  Whether you are going to have dinner just for two, brunch with your best friends or a celebration with those you love, it is always a nice gesture of friendship to set a pretty table for the occasion.  Traditionally, we all associate Valentine's Day with red but I think pink is just as beautiful and romantic.  Wanting to keep up with today's chic trends, I used a blush and gold color palette to give it a bit of a glamorous feel. I do have to say that my  inspiration for this table came from a set of adorable accent plates I found at Home Goods a few weeks ago.  Soft pink hues, gold edge, and cute verses made these plates the perfect choice for my

Favorite Books ~ An Invitation to Chateau du Grand Lucé

Happy Wednesday everyone.  I hope your week is going well. As I have previously shared with all of you, one of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday morning is to curl up in bed with a good book and just forget the worries of the world for a few moments.  I particularly love books about interior design and history so when I came across "An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce" by Timothy Corrigan I knew I had found a little gem.  It is a book that truly takes your breath away and makes you dream... This books covers the restoration of Corrigan's beloved French Chateau which was built between 1760 and 1764 by the engineer Mathieu de Bayeux for Jacques III Pineau de Viennay. Corrigan began his painstaking restoration the property's gardens and building's interiors in 2005. What captured my attention was the chateau's history and the remarkable dedication that Corrigan placed into bringing back the chateau's original elegance and grandeur.  Wh

Recipes ~ Creme Brulee

Happy Sunday friends.  With Valentine's day a few days away, it is time to start thinking about serving up something sweet for your sweetheart.  For me, Creme Brulee is hands down my all time favorite dessert and I am lucky enough to have a husband that loves it just as much as I do. You see, I have long had a love affair with this sinful dessert that is worth the cheat once in a while.  There is something incredibly satisfying about the contrasting textures and flavors of this custard that is simply heavenly. Creme Brulee can be made in a ton of flavors such as orange, chocolate, coffee, almond, raspberry, lemon but my favorite flavor will always be the traditional vanilla.  So why not indulge your sweet tooth this Valentine's day with this tasty and mouth watering dessert that will always have you craving for more. Here is the recipe I always use.  It is the recipe used by Philadelphia Restaurant City Tavern .  It is a simple recipe to follow and comes out perfec