Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dining room pillows?

I have white slip covered Parsons chairs at the head of my dining room table.  I always keep a pillow on them to add an extra pattern in  a pretty basic room.  I change it all of the time...easy way to decorate for the seasons.... Here's the idea...  

above use of slipcovers and seasonal pillows from classic casual  home.

In Living Color

D. Christiansen Photography

52 South


Jenny olf Interiors


Hampton heels
Put some fun pillows in your dining inexpensive tip from in your back pocket.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Reminder: Get your Ikea throw...

Last year I picked up Ikea's Eivor throw.  They've brought them back again this year. It's only $19.99 and adds so much graphic interest.  Jen has one too.  The quality is actually pretty good, and my kids always use it...and NEVER re-fold it...

Emily Clark

Inspiration for Decor

Yanet from Sun Kissed Boys used fabric paint on hers (above)... 

Cassie Freeman

Go get one...put an Ikea throw in your back pocket.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pumpkins Above!

If you've got the architecture, here's a cute place for a little pumpkin surprise...

Katy Elliott

Young Married Chic

Katy Elliott

Katy Elliott

Honey and Fitz

Stone Gable

Just a small idea to get you thinking about FalL....from in your back pocket.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Corral it in the kitchen

Clutter on your counters can look so much better...corral it! 
Martha Stewart 

Maple Leaves Sycamore Trees

Martha Stewart

House of Turquoise


BHand G

Style at home

Trays and baskets easily found.  Easy way to add a little color or texture to your kitchen. 
Corral something in your kitchen this weekend...Have a good one from in your back pocket.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blondes Have More Yum

I saw this recipe in Real Simple Family, I love blonde brownies...
Here's the goods...
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted plus more for the pan
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Heat oven to 350. Butter an 8 inch square baking pan. Line the pan with a piece of parchment paper, leaving an overhang on 2 sides; butter the parchment
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined (do not over mix) Fold in any mix-ins, if desired
4. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan. Holding the paper overhang, lift out the blondies.Cut into 16 squares.
Mix in suggestions:
16 miniature peanut butter cups
3/4 cup each semisweet chocolate chips and chopped pecans
1 cup raspberries and 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Looks good right?I had all the ingredients in my "baking"cabinet and my fridge so why not!

*This next picture if for you freaky food bloggers out there to show you I actually made the brownies and didn't "steal" your pictures...oh sorry, having a moment...

the parchment paper is ingenious really, comes out like a dream
I made mine with chocolate chips though they were calling for nuts, or the peanut butter cups would have been soooo good but sadly we have nut allergies here...
Super easy and super yum...
Put a yummy blondie in your back pocket...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fall Color Combo: Gray and Red

Here are a few inspirational photos from my archives, (aka, my desktop mayhem.)  We love the color crisp, but not too serious.

Pinterest via southern belle 

Apartment Therapy

Natty By Design

Mi Casa

Real Simple


nursery notations

*On a side note...If  you google "grey and red rooms" you get quite a slew of Shades of Grey goodies. Ha !

Have a great day... from the girls of in your back pocket.

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