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Minimalist Modern Design For The Kitchen

Minimalist Modern Design For The Kitchen

I’m a little obsessed with this set up. Hexagon tile work and bare wood cabinets….simple at it’s best. Perfection. I’m drooling actually and I need this look in my life pronto. Those cupboard knob cutouts!? Stop it. Just stop it with your gorgeous minimalist self. I’ve found myself going back to this image countless times...
Emerald Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table: It's So Easy Being Green

Emerald Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table: It’s So Easy Being Green

Who says this time of year has to be about shamrocks and rainbows?! Who says you have to dye your food weird colors in order to celebrate? That is so not happening! Spring has sprung and I want my house to look like the smell of fresh cut grass. Yes, I’m talking about green, baby!...
Trim Trend: Modern Lace Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table

Trim Trend: Modern Lace Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table

Dining Room Designed by Sonia Van Der Zwan I am, by no means, a girly girl… but I do have a soft spot for lace. Not the doily under the lamp kind of lace, but more the refined adaptations. You know, where modern eclectic pairings could turn this delicate debutant into a moto jacket wearing,...
Gonna Dress You Up In My Love: Four Easy Vinaigrette Recipes To Make Now

Gonna Dress You Up In My Love: Four Easy Vinaigrette Recipes To Make Now

You know what perplexes me? Salad dressing….in bottle form. It’s one of life’s unnecessary pantry occupiers. A secret money pit filled with too much salt, too little excitement and…well, I am here today celebrating the vida loca and three plus years sans store-bought dressing. That’s right, 100% scratch-ola vinaigrettes and I eat salads on the...
Shine Bright Like A Diamond: Sparkle Inspired Design For Your Home

Shine Bright Like A Diamond: Sparkle Inspired Design For Your Home

Sure. Fine. This song has been on the billboard charts for weeks…reality: months! That doesn’t mean I’m still  not playing it full blast, eight times on repeat and dancing like no one’s looking. Because that’s what I’m doing…hard. Is there anything else that screams new year /new hustle jam like Rhianna’s Diamonds? I think not....
Holiday Toolbox: Kitchen Essentials For Your Upcoming Feast

Holiday Toolbox: Kitchen Essentials For Your Upcoming Feast

Feasting season is upon us and it’s time to run your kitchen like the tight battleship your grandma would approve of. Dull knives? Splattered party dress? Overcooked bird?! GASP! Not on my watch. If you are manning the holiday dinner duties you must be prepared with some simple, yet high quality, kitchen classics. ProCook UK...
Bing In The Holidays: Food Inspired Gifts For Kids & Pets

Bing In The Holidays: Food Inspired Gifts For Kids & Pets

How is Christmas only a week away!? How is it that every year the season sneaks up on us even when we’ve started planning (at least what was thought to be) earlier than usual?! Bah!! Santa – you are a winter ninja! As you may know, my holiday gift hunt was challenged this year by...
Bing In the Holidays: Gifts for Every Lady On Your List!

Bing In the Holidays: Gifts for Every Lady On Your List!

I’m a lady who has trouble knowing what to get other ladies. It should be a no brainer right? I mean…just buy something that you’d want for yourself? Err, nope…and here I thought men were this stress inducers. Maybe it’s because us gals are ALL SO CRAZY DIFFERENT. Moms, sisters, girlfriends, wives…they might all be...
A Well Dressed Holiday: Christmas Nativity Table Centerpeice Ideas

A Well Dressed Holiday: Christmas Nativity Table Centerpeice Ideas

My childhood Christmas has a hundred fond moments but one memory is an absolute nostalgic stand out: the annual unpacking of the German nativity tower, the excitement of seeing it lit up and quickly spinning in motion… and then hearing (for the umpteenth time) some ridiculous tale about my mother falling in love with said...
Bing In The Holidays: BBQ, Cocktail, Coffee & Cookbook Gifts For The Dudes In Your Life

Bing In The Holidays: BBQ, Cocktail, Coffee & Cookbook Gifts For The Dudes In Your Life

For some reason I tend to get stumped when trying to find new and unique gifts for the guys in my life. My father beats me by buying every gadget and do-dad before I have the chance to swoop them up for him. The guy friends are highly stylish and I find it challenging to...
A Well Dressed Holiday: Quick Thanksgiving Table Setting

A Well Dressed Holiday: Quick Thanksgiving Table Setting

 Retail Therapy: Wooden Tripod Antler  Candle Sticks, Metallic Cable Knit Table Runner & White Ceramic and Wood Vase — All West Elm //  Midas Glassware Collection — Design Within Reach  /// D to the I.Y: Metallic Spray Paint  — Available at Home Depot & Walnut Hallow Basswood Country Round® Series — Available at Micheal’s Craft...
Gothic Galley: Halloween Inspired Kitchen & Home Design

Gothic Galley: Halloween Inspired Kitchen & Home Design

Confession: I am not a fan of Halloween. Sure costumes can be fun. I love an excuse to buy Almond Joys and Nerds…but I could do without the haunted hey rides and corn syrup blood splats (Yikes). I could also do without all that drugstore kitsch that yells out from the aisles begging to be...