Thursday, November 29, 2012

Macaroon Trees

Martha Stewart's Sugar-Dusted Macaroon Trees

2 1/2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly combine coconut, granulated sugar, egg whites, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl using your hands or a wooden spoon. Form 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time into 2-inch-tall trees with your hands, using your fingertips to make pointed tops. Transfer each tree to a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them 1 inch apart.

Bake until edges are golden and trees are firm, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet on a wire rack at least 15 minutes. Cookies can be made up to 1 day ahead; dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kitchen Crush

Vaulted ceilings, silver hood, pretty light fixtures, white cabinets, black countertops...
what a beautiful kitchen!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Pelican Hill


Holiday Mug

White Peonies & Roses

Calligraphed place cards

Thanksgiving table setting

fuchsia + leopard 

Holiday decor at home

Monogrammed Christmas stockings


Monday, November 26, 2012

Napa Farm House | Stephen Willrich Architecture

What an absolutely beautiful home in Calistoga, California.  I love the neutral palette throughout the home and yard.  The kitchen is seriously stunning with all white cabinets contrasted against rich wood floors and open beamed ceilings.  And could this backyard patio & fireplace get any dreamier?!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Inspired By :: Blue & White Portuguese Tile

I love the combination of blue and white for just about anything.  And when it's combined with a gorgeous pattern like this, the result is perfection!  
Dreaming of having this tiled in my house someday...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Moscow Mule

A Moscow Mule is one of the most delicious vodka drinks around.  If you haven't had one, I suggest you make one now to celebrate the weekend!

Moscow Mule

1/4 cup vodka
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 cup chilled ginger beer
1 lime wedge

Fill glass with ice.  Add vodka and lime juice, then ginger beer.  Stir to mix.  Garnish with lime wedge and enjoy.  

Monday, November 12, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Beautiful Kitchens

Gorgeous antique furniture + La Cornue Range

Kitchen seating

white + wood contrast / seating in the kitchen / exposed beams

Gorgeous white island contrasted with rich wood & a La Cornue Range

White & bright with marble countertops and backsplash

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Vineyard Wedding

 Beautiful vineyard setting, bench seating, white & grey paper goods, casual table decor, white draped & open tent, chalkboard menu, & a gorgeous rose bouquet.  Love this California Winery Wedding at Annadel Estate via Snippet & Ink