Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday Favorites from My French Country Home, Hello Lovely Studio, Carolyne Roehm, Cafe Delites and More

Good morning! It's going to be a beautiful weekend here, sunny, warm and Spring-like, totally out of the ordinary for February. So I am going to take advantage of this unexpected weather by taking a few walks on the beach, having a grilled burger and doing as much as I can out of doors because after this weekend it will be chilly again.

Here are a few of my favorite finds from around the Internet this weekend. 

Image from My French Country Home

I enjoy reading about innovative and creative people and this post from Sharon at My French Country Home about The Painted Papers of Antoinette Poisson is right up my alley. It's about three friends who all were trained in the restoration of wallpaper that decided to form a company that would reproduce 18th century designs on paper, including hand painted and colored wall-paper, fabric and more.

Hello Lovely Studio

I love the blog Hello Lovely written by Michele  and this week she featured her new video about herself! Check it out because it is as lovely as she is.

Carnival Preparation

Have you ever wanted to attend the Venice Carnival? I have been to Venice many times but never at Carnival time and I think it would be magical. One of my favorite designers Carolyne Roehm is ticking that adventure off of her bucket list, check out her fabulous post on preparation for her trip.

Creamy Herb Chicken from Cafe Delites

Dinner is 15 minutes? Sounds perfect to me. This quick and easy Creamy, Herb Chicken from Cafe Delites looks delicious and if it can be ready in 15 minutes I may have to put this is my monthly rotation of meals!

Winter Citrus Salad from Flavour & Savor

This Winter Citrus Salad from Flavour & Savour would be the perfect accompaniment to any meal or even as a light meal itself.

These Baked Bakery NYC Brownies aka Oprah's Favorite brownies are fudgy and fabulous! If you are a chocolate lover these are the perfect treat to make this weekend.

Have you seen the move Hacksaw Ridge? If not I highly recommend this true story about Desmond Doss who was the first conscientious objector awarded the Medal of Honor.

Did you find anything interesting to share this week, a recipe, a movie, book, blog, Instagram page, article or something else entirely? If so I would love to hear about it.

I hope that you have a fabulous weekend.


  1. My first trip to Venice was at Carnival. It was magical. The locals dress up (like to go out to the café), so there were shadowy figures in velvet capes seeming to float about everywhere.

  2. The herb chicken looks delicious. I'd love to see Venice someday, but I think I'll leave it to an off season. Carnival would be too crowded for me!

  3. Great links, Elizabeth! I just came back from Hello Lovely. Her video is darling. Thanks for the tip and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  4. The food. THE FOOD!!! I ate supper last night and am totally "starving" as I looked at that chicken. In 15 minutes? Let me know because that's about all the time I ever have to fix myself something to eat. After feeding all the animals, I usually end up with cheese and crackers. But I melt the cheese on the crackers so that counts as a hot meal...doesn't it? lol


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