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Thursday, September 19, 2013

DIY Fall Wreath Tutorial

Pumpkin spice latte is back at Starbucks, the leaves are starting to change color, and it is time to change the wreath on my door. I came across this beautiful wreath by Home Sweet Ruby. I just loved the wheat and big bow combo, but I wanted to put my own touch to this fall wreath so, this is what I came up with.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Easy Caprese Salad

I am a huge fan of simple and easy salads... I mean who isn't? I had Caprese salad a few years ago when my sister-in-law made it for John and I's engagement party, and I fell in love with it!  It's so fresh and simple, yet sophisticated looking at the same time, and the combination of mozzarella cheese with the sweetness of the tomatoes and aromatic basil literally creates an Italian party in your mouth! Since my garden is overflowing with basil and tomatoes I decided to whip up this quick and easy salad.

Caprese Salad 

3 medium to large tomatoes

Fresh mozzarella (I used 4 medium balls)

1/4 cup basil

 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

 1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt & Pepper, to taste

 Slice cheese and tomatoes approximately 1/4 inch thick

Arrange on a platter to your liking (i.e. tomato, basil leaf, cheese)

Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Nautical Sign {DIY}

One of my favorite type of projects --besides re-purposing furniture, is to make signs. Whether they are from new wood or pallets, I love to make them! There is something really unique and special about having meaningful signs around your house and they are even more meaningful when you make them yourself.  This particular sign was for my son's room, which I made to hang over his crib. I made it from new wood which I glued together, painted, and distressed. Before I get started with the steps I will say this,  if you are brand new to DIY.. this project will require some help to make for a few reasons...