This dress was originally too short and strapless. By adding the same pattern in a bigger scale, the new straps and added layer and length make the dress more comfortable to wear!
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Beautiful yet elegantly understated Tuscan Inspired wedding took place at my home recently. Here are some shots of how to do it with
This beautiful dove formation appeared as my friends kissed at the end of their wedding ceremony at my home last Saturday! There was definitely love in the air!
Brussels Spouts have never been so good! I just threw this together last night and it was quite delicious! Sprouts: halved, cranberries, onion, garlic orange rind and juice from 3 oranges sauteed in canola oil. Pecans sauteed with Chipotle pepper seasoning and sea salt. Cool. Add to sprouts and add a few sprinkles of sea [...]
I’m not one of those super organized people who has dinner planned out days in advance. Instead, I just make sure I have plenty of options available at a moment’s notice to prepare whatever happens to appeal to me at the time. This can be tricky of course because you can’t keep many things fresh [...]
Quick, healthy awesome salmon
A simple way to decorate your staircase for Christmas
I’ve been reading an amazing series of books called The Ringing Cedars Series and every time I have read for about 30 minutes, I inadvertently end up having to take a nap to meditate and dream about what I just read! I love it. I was reading a section one night on love, the universe, [...]
After: With Taupe wood stain ragged over the surface and silver leaf painted on details and hardware, it matches my existing pieces. Before: This piece was too yellow for my taste. Silver leaf details [...]
I decided my lavender was too tall so before I cut it down about a foot, I decided to harvest the lavender buds. Some were already dried and some were still fresh. I started at the bottom end of each stalk and stripped it of its buds, and threw my too handfuls of lavender into a bucket quickly and on to the next few stalks…