Friday, May 31, 2013

IOMOI TOTES

....... A Tradition With A Wink.


A couple months ago while at work (Restoration Hardware) a customer of mine walked into the Gallery with one of the most amazing totes.....  I instantly melted over something I knew I had to have.  A great tote is hard to find and IOMOI makes a tote that meets my obsession. A perfect go to bag for a day at the beach, a day of shopping or if your just spending a day hanging with your girlfriends this bag will get you noticed. The best part is you customize your tote with your initials or name and pick your desired print.   Find these amazing handbags here.












customizable and glamorous......... What girl wouldn't love these totes!?



Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fresh + Healthy Hummus


Courtesy:  Pinterest



Ingredients
2 cups caned garbanzo beans(drain and keep reserved liquid)
1/4 cup tahini paste
2 T. olive oil
Lemon juice to taste
Sea salt to taste

Preparation
Take all ingredients and poor them into a food processor and blend.  Use the reserved liquid as needed to "smooth" things along.  To mix your own flavors you can add 1 bunch cilantro plus a chopped jalapeno to make cilantro jalapeno hummus (my favorite) or one chopped roasted red bell pepper to make red bell pepper hummus.  Serve with fresh vegetables, pita bread, or pita chips.



Monday, May 27, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dreaming Of Kitchens

Kitchens are sometimes referred to as the hub or heart of the home, but everyone uses them differently and has a style all their own. The kitchen is a place where food is prepared and cooked.  Kitchen designs have become more efficient with all the technology advances and kitchen islands have opened up the area making dining a reality. 









Courtesy: Pinterest




Monday, May 20, 2013

Spicy Almonds


This is one of my favorite go-to-snacks for the week. I make it on Sunday nights and it normally lasts us through the week. They're also great for dinner parties with friends...... something perfect to throw on a platter with some olives and cheese.  Almonds are so good for your health and the spicy topping boots your metabolism.  Why not indulge!

Ingredients
-1/4 cup unsalted butter 
-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce-
-1 teaspoon cumin, Ground
-1/2 teaspoon sugar
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
-3 cups natural almonds
-Sea salt, to taste
 Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Melt the butter in a medium-size saucepan.
3. Add worcestershire sauce, cumin, sugar, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
4. Cook over low heat for 2 - 3 minutes.
5. Add the nuts and stir to coat evenly with seasonings.
6. Spread the almonds on an ungreased baking sheet and toast for 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
7. Remove from the oven and toss with sea salt.
8. Cool.

Serve & Enjoy!



 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Garden Stools

Garden stools are a great accent piece to any room.  They add allure and mystery to whatever space they're in. Use it as a side table to hold a vase full of flowers or simply for an accent piece.  It's the perfect pop of color.  Our favorite place to shop for garden stools is Homegoods.......they sell for around $45(the cheapest that we've found) and there is always a great variety.  If you don't have a Homegoods in your area than here is a list of other places you might find these amazing stools.....Amazon, World Market, Home depot, Overstock.  



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