Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Forgot To Tell You...

We forgot to tell you that Crate and Barrel has a new black and white striped rug!  The "Olin" rug is here and it's quite affordable!  30X50 is only $36.95, 4X6 $79.95, and 2X6 runner is only $39.95   (helloooo kitchen!)

The Decorista

Even Olivia loves it...

Hint: it's a "titch" more cream than white...

Put a new Olin rug in your back pocket.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sweet and Saltines

Jen is the baker of the family.....I'm more the hors d'oeurvre-er. ( I spelled that right on the first try!) She makes this great saltine-toffee treat and everyone always asks her for the recipe.  There are many variations of this tasty snack but here is hers...

She got it from Trisha Yearwood herself...

40 saltine crackers
  1 cup (2 sticks) butter
     1 cup light brown sugar
8 oz. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Line cookie sheet (jelly roll pan) with foil.
In medium saucepan melt butter and brown sugar together and bring to a boil. Boil for about 5 min.
Remove from heat and pour over crackers-covering evenly. Put the pan in oven and watch closely.  Bake for 4-5 min, or just until bubbly. Remove the pan from oven and pour the chocolate chips over the crackers. When the chips melt a bit spread them over the crackers with a knife. Transfer the pan to the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until completely cold.  They will form one big sheet.  Break up into pieces.  Store in airtight container.

For those of you who need visuals...

The parsley Theif
Graham crackers can be used instead, but it is really sweet that way.  I've also used Keebler butter crackers (due to the fact that I thought I had saltines cuz my kids put the box back in the pantry empty...) and it was great, too.
Put some saltine toffee in your back pocket.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Arm Candy

Those that know us know that we are fans of the ol' jeans and white (or heather grey) T-shirt.  Any accessory that spruces up our "uniform" is a plus. Jen is much better at accessorizing than I am.  I go through her stuff when i visit, hoping she's sick of some and will hand them down to me!...We've been seeing even more great bracelets for fall...

From Doloris Petunia at Etsy.

The three photos above  are from Ana Osgood Jewelry  at Etsy.  Gotta love the "grown up" friendship bracelets.  (yes, please)

Love these bangles and this "Jenna" chain braelet.  Both from J Crew.

Love them all.

Put some arm candy in your back pocket.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vantage Point

What is it about this vantage point? I think it must just encompass all the good details of a bedroom.  Actually, i think mine looks ok in that tiny square hand-me-down furniture, dog toys, alarm clocks that my husband has had since 6th grade, etc.


Kindel Furniture

Mi Casa

House to Home

M. Warren Miller


Coastal Living

Just an observation for your back pocket.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Four for Fall

I've always thougt that it was pretty enjoyable to decorate for fall.  Maybe because it's such a change from summer. Whatever the reason, here are four easy, do-it-today changes to bring your house into the new season. (Each item easy to find too!!)

1. The ever-popular new pillows

MarthAndAsh on Etsy
like this "Tangler" pillow from Z Gallerie.  It comes in chocolate, too, and has just the right amount of pattern to update your room.

2.  That cozy new throw

Lands End
instat warmth for any couch/hair/ottoman. And in my house they are used daily.

3.  Easy fall accessories
Hurricane from Anthropologie

these mini baskets are from World Market.  They are so perfect for storage and only $4.99 each!

4. A Bit of Nature 


Nathan Egan

Next week, I'll be changing out my blues for a little brown and orange. I don't really feel like watering my outside flower pots anymore (that happens to me late Aug. every year) so i'm kinda already in "Fall" mood.
Put some quick seasonal changes in your back pocket.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Loving Colored Denim

We know it is a trend, but it is a trend we happen to like right now and that is colored denim. 

Jen bought these kelly green AG Stevies at Anthropologie and loves them...
They are so comfortable, have a great fit and are just crazy enough to be fun.
Here are so more we like...
J Brand @ anthropologie
Put some colored denim in your back pocket...
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