Monday, March 19, 2018

Williams Sonoma Spring Garden

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Good morning! Happy almost Spring! Did you have a good weekend? Did you enjoy St.Patrick's day? I skipped the Irish celebrations and stayed home Saturday. Sunday I was busy Spring cleaning. I had not planned that but woke up with the sun streaming in and suddenly saw everything in a new light. 

I am ready for Spring, ready for sunny days and cool nights to sleep with the windows open for at least a month or two before the humidity sets in. I am ready for lighter clothes, long walks, bright flowers, chirping birds at my window in the morning and all that comes with Spring. 

I always say this at the holidays but I love Williams Sonoma, I love their tablescapes and holiday decor. Spring garden is just that, elements of your garden including flowers, birds and of course bunnies. I think this beautiful set would look great for spring, Easter and beyond. 

These colorful plates, napkins and more would look beautiful on any table. I personally love the white tablecloth and dishes with just the colorful salad plates. Add a centerpiece and your colored eggs and you have the perfect Easter table. 

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You could skip the dishes all together and add a touch of Spring to your table with just the linens. The botanical prints look like works of art. 

Here are a few of my favorite pieces. If you click the link it will take you to the Williams Sonoma website where most of the pieces are 20% off. Note if you click the link I will make a few cents as it is an affiliate link.

I hope that you have a great day!

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Have a great day!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Friday Favorites from How Sweet it Is, Wood & Spoon, Camille Styles, Celebrations at Home, Invaluable, Once Upon a Chocolate Life and More

Good morning! It's Friday and it is St.Patrick's Day weekend. For many that means a day at a parade, drinking green beer and eating copious amounts of cabbage and corned beef. I am not sure of my plans yet but I will let you know if I painted my face green and marched in the local parade. 

Guinness Short Ribs from How Sweet Eats

If you would like to try something different for St.Patrick's day these Slow Cooker Guinness Short Ribs with Cauliflower Mash look pretty tasty. 

Guinness Stout Chili

 You could make this scrumptious Guinness Stout Chili to keep you warm as the next Nor'easter barrels down on the East Coast.

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If you would like to have a St. Patrick's day party with shepherds pie, Irish soda bread, shortbread and of course some Guinness check out this post from Celebrations at Home. Everything is covered from appetizers, to main course, to dessert and drinks. 

For those who are looking for something sweet this weekend check out my 6 Favorite Chocolate St.Patrick's Day Desserts, including Guinness Stout Brownies and Bailey's Hot Fudge Sauce. 

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This beautiful table and 20 Gorgeous Spring Tables from Camille Styles will brighten your day and your house over the coming weeks. I love this tables-cape with the tulips and the radish as a place-card. It's so fresh and I think would be beautiful for Easter.

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I discovered a new blog and if you are a foodie you will love it and its author Kate as well. Is is called Wood & Spoon. Beautiful photos and lots of delicious recipes.

Interesting: 5 Unexpected Things Happy People Have in Their Kitchen.

I love art and the more colorful the better. This gorgeous piece by artist Angie Stalker is my new favorite.

Spring in my neck of the woods is all about Cherry Blossoms. In fact one of my favorite things is the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival which is the result of the 3000 cherry blossom trees that were given to the US from Japan in 1912. If you are curious about the symbolism of the cherry blossom THIS article by Invaluable is interesting.

We recently celebrated International Women's Day, HERE are 20 Mantras from some great women.

Here are 15 Stories of Overlooked Women that you might enjoy reading.

Speaking of interesting and strong women, do you know much about  Susan B. Anthony? I of course had heard of her and her tireless work for the right of women to vote. But after listing to a feature on NPR about her I realize that she was so much more that that. She worked tirelessly her entire life to end slavery, in the temperance movement and of course voting rights for women. She traveled around the country as a single, young, woman giving speeches at a time when women were seen and not heard and they certainly did not travel the country.

I hope that you have a great weekend. If you read, watched, made, baked and listened to anything interesting please share with us.