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Thursday
Dec022010

Eddie Ross Extraordinaire

Have you all seen Eddie Ross' gorgeous holiday videos?  Not only is he an extremely talented designer and lifestyle expert, he's also giving away a $250 gift card to Sears or Kmart!  You can check out his fabulous ideas and other videos on his website.  Plus, be sure to enter his giveaway!

Thursday
Dec022010

White Christmas

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...  especially if it's decorated like any of these pretties. 




Wednesday
Dec012010

My Little Bialetti

Meet my new best friend, Bialetti. This Italian espresso maker makes the best coffee, hands down.  It is owned by 9 out of 10 households in Italy. I'm guessing they know a thing or two about coffee!  After seeing Ina Garten and Giada DeLaurentiis use them on their cooking shows over the years, I've been meaning to get one.  Can you believe it only costs $30? No kidding.  And, it's the easiest thing I've ever used.

All you do is fill the bottom with cold water, put espresso grounds in the filter and screw the top on. Then, place it on the stove. {How cute is that little man on the pot.} Adorable!


Here's the espresso I bought to use in it. Illy, you can't go wrong I tell you...


I opened the lid, just for a quick photo, so you can see how the coffee starts to come out the top...


Then, I made my all time favorite drink, an iced latte. Pure heaven. It really is superior to any coffee shop I've been too. Starbucks has nothing on my little Bialetti. Seriously!


Bon Appetit!

Tuesday
Nov302010

Wrap It Up

I have barely begun buying gifts and I'm already thinking about the gift wrap.  I simply adore a beautiful presentation.  Here are a few ideas that are sure to please.

Love the elegant color combination.


Wow, aren't the feathers gorgeous?  Now this makes a statement.


Lovely traditional colors.


The red and white bakers twine is fabulous!


Vintage Inspiration.


How cute are these tags!


How do you like to wrap your gifts?


Monday
Nov292010

Kitchen Envy

My absolute favorite magazine is Canandian House & Home.  Even though it costs more, since I'm in the U.S., it's worth every, single, little penny.  I anxiously await for each issue to arrive in my mailbox.

The cover of this month's issue features this breathtaking kitchen which was named, Kitchen of the Year and is in the 2010 Princess Margaret Hospital Showhome.  From the gorgeous lighting, bluestone pavers, rustic table and professional appliances, this is casual elegance at it's finest!

My scanner is acting up so I photographed the magazine so you could see...