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Monday, July 16, 2018

Amazon Prime Day

This afternoon was the start of Amazon prime day.  This sale will last for 36 hours for Amazon prime members.  Basically throughout the sale, Amazon will offer huge deals on some of their products in all categories.  I hear the best deals are on Amazon devices but last year I got a bunch of great deals in the sale so it is definitely worth a look.  I went through many of the sale pages and I came up with this wish list.  Happy Shopping!!!!!!!  (The Book Club Choice will be posted tomorrow)!!!

This mirror is awesome!!!

I love this one too!!!!

I have seen Flag artwork like this in a bunch of decor magazines lately!!!

I really love this chair!!!!

Such a great throw for a family room!!!!
And you know I cannot pass up anything fur (real or faux)!!!!!!

And a cast iron skillet for cooking...

This is probably one of my most favorite deals....you can get a subscription of many popular magazines for just 99 cents.

OH and one more incredible deal is this pair of Bose noise cancelling earphones!!!!! They are never on sale!!!

Friday, July 13, 2018

More Patio Design

After I did my patio redo post last month, I have been receiving a bunch of emails asking how we did it!!!  I learned a few things about making outdoor living spaces look their best.  An  outdoor space is a huge blank canvas with so many possibilities...
  • Use outdoor friendly finishes (consider outdoor furniture in greys or charcoals).
  • Use lots of indoor accessories to decorate the space (Homegoods is great for this).
  • Buy a rug to ground the space (I still need to do this!!).
  • Lighting, Lighting, Lighting is soo important! (Patdo Lighting has some great inexpensive LED battery operated decorative lights)
  • The more greenery the better!
  • And planters too (they can be mixed and matched)
  • Bold colors are best!
  • Set your outdoor dining table as you would your inside dining table (avoid breakables though!!)
And here are the ideas that were on my vision board.  I love each and every space below.  I tried to incorpoate a little bit of something from each one.  Bon Weekend!!!

image Town and Country

image Kristy Wicks

image good works furniture

image instagram

image AD

image Home Depot

image Traditional Home

image Traditional Home

image Coastal Living

Thursday, July 12, 2018

National Mac and Cheese Day

Did you know that Saturday is National Mac and Cheese day?  I didn't until this awesome recipe popped up in my in box.  It is a favorite dish on the very popular Revenge BBQ, right here in Westchester's menu.  Oh and did you know that Mac and Cheese was first brought to America from our founding father Thomas Jefferson (according to the Smithsonian).

image Westchester Magazine

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb cavatappi pasta
8 Tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 quart milk
2¼ cups grated extra-sharp cheddar
2¼ cups grated cup Gruy√®re
1½ cups grated American cheese
1 Tbsp kosher salt
¾ tsp coarse-ground black pepper
1½ cups panko breadcrumbs

Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Drizzle oil into a large pot of boiling, salted water. Add the cavatappi and cook according to the directions on the package (approximately 6 to 8 minutes). Drain well.
In a saucepan, heat milk over medium-low heat until scalding. Watch carefully — do not boil. In a separate 4-quart pot, heat 6 tablespoons of butter until melted and starting to bubble. Add flour, and cook over low heat for 2 minutes, whisking until golden brown and fragrant. Gradually whisk in hot milk, and cook until thickened and smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
Combine the cheeses and reserve ½ cup. Add the rest of the cheese to the white sauce, season with salt and pepper, and mix until fully melted and combined. Add cooked cavatappi to the cheese sauce, stirring to coat all the noodles.
Pour into a 9”x13” baking dish, and sprinkled reserved cheese on top. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, combine with breadcrumbs and sprinkle on top. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the mac ’n’ cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Home Goods Re-Cap

It has been a while since I have done a Home Goods re-cap.  I ran into the Port Chester store yesterday very quickly.  I tried to focus on items to enhance your summer entertaining....soo here goes!  Sadly it was a quick in and out for me so I did not buy any of these gems for myself!!!!!  But Happy Shopping for YOU!!!!

I really loved these sphere candle holders...great for an outdoor table.  I need to go back!!!

These tin floral cups are so cute...they look like they are Liberty of London!!!

Such a cute gift and would look great on an outdoor bar cart!

My daughter is obsessed with deviled eggs.  This is a 2 dozen egg platter on a pedestal!!!!

This planter is amazing!!!!

The cutest plastic cups!!

I fell in love with this compact picnic set....I love that it has a handle!!!

The basket selection was outstanding!!!

These throws would make amazing Christmas gifts.  I love the color combo....

How great is this beach bag?

Another perfect addition for the patio!

These plastic wine glasses are perfection!

I cannot pass up an asian garden stool!!!!!!!!!

There was a fab collection of design books!!

This greek key tray is BEYOND!!!!!

 Ok, these chairs stopped me dead in my track.  These oval chairs are a must have.  They are sooo comfortable and tres chic for your outdoor spaces.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Book Cub Monday

Here is another awesome beach read....this week's choice is Hey Ladies, The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year and Way Too Many Emails by Michelle Markowitz, and Caroline Moss.  When I saw this book it really tugged at my heart strings.  Many of my closest friends have moved away from this area.  I really really miss them all the time, but the summers are especially tough because we spent so many together growing up and throughout our college/working years and then as newly married and eventually parents of our own children.  Soooo many great great memories!!!  I just knew I had to read this...and you know what...just seeing the cover made me smile and reminded me of my own ladies.......Here is the great summary.....ENJOY!!!:

Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and every other form of communication known to man.
The women in the book are stand-ins for annoying friends that we all have. There’s Nicole, who’s always broke and tries to pay for things in Forever21 gift cards. There’s Katie, the self-important budding journalist, who thinks a retweet and a byline are the same thing. And there’s Jen, the DIY suburban bride-to-be. With a perfectly pitched sardonic tone, Hey Ladies! will have you cringing and laughing as you recognize your own friends, and even yourself.  - Amazon.com

For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.