Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Dose of Orange

I recently shared one of my favorite ways to add color in a space is using colorful lamps! I also mentioned we recently ordered a new pair of lamps for our living room, now that they've arrived and are unpacked, I can share! 

I really wanted to infuse orange lamps in our living room, I think orange adds that extra layer of color and oomph that our living room needed. Plus orange plays so nicely with the shades of chartreuse and turquoise we have throughout our living areas. I was recently having a color conversation with my friend Summer about colors [we like to talk lots of design shop] and she shared with me, what orange means and I thought I'd share it will all of you. 

I'm thrilled with our new lamp addition to our home, yay! Can I also enthusiastically add these lamps look so good and look so good with my turquoise lamp! Speaking our my turquoise lamp, remember when I scored a pair of Robert Abbey lamps from a local consignment store for a killer price?? Well, here's the deal, I only have one left! My little one, broke my lamp while I was at a hair appoint last year [in daddy's care] totally broke my lamp loving heart and I'm only now able to talk about it! 

Without further adieu, here are my two new favorite lamps!! I'm in love with their style and color! This injection of orange is just what our living room needed. 

I love how orange lamps, brings out the shades of orange in the butterfly artwork. I brought the Safavieh Pamela Gourd lamps from Wayfair during a lighting sale. I love that they're sold in a pair making them even more affordable. 

Do you have colorful lamps in your home? 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Pin of the Week

Let's talk Hummus and Pita chips, one of my favorite snacks! After seeing and pinning some yummy looking homemade hummus recipes on the Pinterest, it's time I start making it at home! The ingredients are super simple and can be found at your local grocery store, I recently bought everything I need to make my own hummus and will be giving it a ago this weekend.  

via Pinterest 

What's your favorite snack? Are you a pita and hummus person too?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

My Favorite Earl Grey Tea Latte

It's been a while since, I shared one of my favorites. By nature I'm a sharer and  I love sharing things in my life that make me happy: good food, great drinks, the perfect workout playlist, yummy deserts, best paint colors and pretty much anything under the sun I share on my blog series My Favorite. One of my favorites drinks to enjoy during fall and winter is an Earl Grey Tea Latte also called a London Fog. They only take a few minutes to make at home. I prefer using the Tazo Earl Grey tea its such a good flavor

Here's how I make Earl Grey Tea Lattes at home.

1. Early Tea Bag steeped in hot water for a 2-3 mins
2. Add I Tablespoon of Vanilla Syrup 
3. While Tea is steeping use a milk frother to warm froth your milk.
4. Next remove your tea bag and pour in the milk and foam (I sometimes use a 75/25 ratio       of milk and vanilla creamer
5. Enjoy! 

I use the milk frother that came with my Nespresso U. If you have a coffee maker or espresso machine, a milk frother is a must for making lattes at home or adding extra oomph to hot cocoa or tea lattes! You can buy an affordable hand held milk forther for $17 bucks on Amazon or buy an electric milk frother for a little over $40 bucks on Amazon. Trust me this is worth the investment! 

If you enjoy tea and love lattes, your going to love the combination of both! 

What's your favorite fall and winter drink? 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How to Fix a Crooked Picture Frame Fast

My biggest pet peeve is hanging up frames and they're crooked and almost its impossible to get them hanging straight. The stylist for the HGTV Magazine shoot Elizabeth Demos shared with me a quick and fast way to fix a crooked frame. Her tip came in handy while we worked on Avery's gallery wall over the Summer and recently when I finished his gallery wall. 

All it takes to fix a crooked picture frame is a few steps:

  • Use a mounting putty
  • Remove a small piece of the putty and roll into a ball
  • Place putty behind frame and adjust fame until straight 

Crooked frame on gallery wall, total eyesore 

I used Loctite Mounting Putty, I bought from Target for $1.99 found on the hardware section. The mounting putty is safe to use on paper, wood, tile and more. 

Tear a small piece of putty off and roll into a ball 

Place mounting behind the corner of the frame and then straighten frame. 

Boom, nice and straight frame! 

I hope this quick tip on how to fix crooked picture frames helps, next time your hanging frames. 

Any tips you have to help keep frames staying nice and straight on your walls. 

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