Serious Inspiration at Kohler Design Center

You will immediately think something is seriously wrong with me, but a beautifully designed kitchen or bathroom makes my heart skip a dozen beats. I don’t know what it is that has me so excited when I see the perfect faucet paired with just the right type of cabinetry or counter tops, but it just happens and I can’t help myself! So, I kid you not when I tell you

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Herbed Tomato Galette

4th of July is one of my FAVORITE holidays! I have so many wonderful memories surrounding this yearly celebration that includes time spent with friends and family, cooking up delicious food over a hot barbecue, sticky summer weather, etching wild designs in the air with shimmery sparklers as the sun sets, and a glorious firework show to end the night.   As I get older, the excitement surrounding 4th of

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Our New Apartment Has Style!

Okay, it doesn’t exactly have style quite yet. Like barely even close, haha! However, I’m on a mission to change that and the first priority is to actually determine what type of style I want my home to be. The problem with this is that I actually love a lot of different styles, so narrowing it down has been strangely hard! Am I a mid-century modern person or more farmhouse chic?

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8 Rosé Wines to Drink This Summer

This Saturday is National Rosé Day – a holiday that is quite possibly one of my top favorites when it comes to fun, quirky holidays. By the way, when did we acquire so many random holidays and what in the world is Tin Can Day (Jan 19th?) I’m all about any excuse to celebrate, but some of these seem a bit overkill, haha. Nonetheless, a holiday that celebrates wine, is

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Grapefruit Pink Peppercorn Gin & Tonic

Well, hello there! Can you believe it’s almost June 1st? We are officially in the height of summer and it is HOT outside! Which means that I’m practically living on chilled rosé and summery gin & tonics while relaxing by the pool, grilling on the deck, or working in the gardens. Yeah, I know you may think I’m crazy on that last one, but gardening is so relaxing to me,

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Gear up for Grilling Season

Thank you Cameron Hughes for sponsoring this post. Wine and dine your way into summer and raise a toast to everyone’s favorite season! We love summer for the obvious reason – warm sunny days, sun tans, pool parties and mimosas, everything green and blooming… the list is long! However, more than all of those things, I anxiously await summer to get out on the back deck, wine glass in hand,

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Cedar Plank Steelhead Trout with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

If you haven’t grilled with a cedar plank yet, then today is the day you need to make it happen, and this is the recipe to do it with! The cedar plank imparts this woodsy, smoky flavor, while the sesame-dill seasoning adds zing. The roasted red pepper sauce is it’s spicy, yummy companion and together everything tastes so incredible! We recently made this recipe for one of our family grill

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Introducing Our New Apartment

I’m so excited to share with you a little sneak peak tour of our new apartment! This has been a labor of love, anticipation, and stress as we’ve gone back and forth on so many things before settling on this lovely, and very sunny, little abode. I think in the process we altered our plan twenty different times – are we staying in Minnesota; no, we’re moving back to California;

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Mexican Chocolate Cake for Cinco de Mayo

  Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot sweeter with this decadent spiced chocolate cake filled with gooey dulce de leche and spicy chocolate ganache. When I say spicy, this cake has a touch of heat to it with flavors such a cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. This seriously may be my new favorite cake and it’s actually made with boxed cake mix! Yeah, we are about to get

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Blood Orange Moscow Mules

Blood orange season is quickly coming to an end, but there’s still time to mix up one of these delicious Blood Orange Moscow Mules. You will find me relaxing with friends and family on the patio, with this drink in hand right about now, soaking up any little bit of sun I can get! I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited that the weather is finally showing signs of true spring

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