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Archives for June 2009
Ever had a token, memento, or piece of adored clothing that evokes an instant memory or mood? Often times one of the most coveted aspects of design is the ability to replicate those same feelings through the decor of a room. Bedding can be notorious for influencing your mood the moment you lay eyes on it, and certainly the moment you touch it. Some bedding says “Come hither and curl up”, and some does not.
The light and airy colors of the new additions to our bedding and bath line speak volumes in the language of summer. Citrusy hues paired with crisp whites gives your boudoir an “indoor/outdoor” look…you can almost feel the sun shining in and the breeze blowing through the open window. Playful patterns and just the right amount of ruffles leave you feeling casually feminine and alluring. And let that beachy bohemian vibe flow right into your bathroom accent pieces like shower curtains, bath mats and even laundry bags that will keep you looking forward to laundry day. Seashells, votive candles and grains of sand not included, but daydreams and tranquil moments are on the house.
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As our options for clever, quality and uniquely themed baby products expand by the millisecond, so does our indecisiveness as to what to buy for that special baby gift. Some products are tried and true staples, and others are brand spanking new and flying off the shelves. Time to share the wealth.
Tried and True
Barefoot Dreams Bamboo Chic Barefoot Buddies Security Blanket
Perhaps the draw is the adorable animal friend that comes attached, or perhaps it is the irresistibly soft material.
Little Giraffe Chenille Blanket and Security Blanket
With a selection of 10 colors to choose from you’d be hard pressed not to find one perfect for your gift recipient. Well loved by children and parents alike.
Barefoot Dreams Take Me Home Set
Baby’s first outfit is always a sweet gift, and this set is so cozy Mom will want one of her own. Three pieces are included with a kimono style top, cuffed pants, knotted cap, and adorable ruffles trimming the Pink set.
Brand Spanking New
Serena and Lily Market Sling
Baby-wearing has reached all time popularity these days, and Serena and Lily have embraced comfort, style and functionality with their interpretation of the sling. Offered in 3 color ways and one gorgeous embroidered design that suits both baby boys and girls.
Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack and Touring Tote
This trendy line of diaper bags has been a smash hit in both these chic styles. Three distinct fabric options – Glazed, Brocade, and Chenille – offer something for everyone. Oh and don’t get us started about those amazing patterns!
Things worth considering
The enthusiasm that has erupted around these pettiskirts has been as tremendous as the layers of fabric found in their skirts. Sizing goes all the way from newborn to a 4-6, so big sis can join in the fun as well.
The latest and greatest creation by Barefoot Dreams. A blend of high-tech “green” fabric and vintage inspired detailing in the design brings you exceptionally unique cardigans and blankets.
With Dad’s big day rapidly approaching what could be more appropriate than a quick and easy recipe for some family friendly (and shhhhh – good for you) meatballs. A really tasty meatball can be eaten alone, without sauce or pasta. But of course, either one is a great compliment to this dish. And the great thing about this recipe is that you can easily increase or decrease the ingredient quantity based on how many you would like to make. Oh and let’s not forget the part about the hidden vegetablesnot a child nor picky eating father will be the wiser. Enjoy!
Greek Meatballs – makes approximately 8 good sized meatballs
- 1.5 lbs of fresh ground beef (ideally grass-fed)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of bread crumbs (or less depending on how you like the consistency of your meatballs)
- 6 oz. of Feta cheese
- 2 cups of fresh leaf Spinach to taste, torn into bits
- I highly recommend the all purpose seasoning, Magic Dust, from the Hitching Post Restaurant but sea salt & pepper to taste will work just fine.
Combine ground beef, egg, and bread crumbs in a large bowl and mix with handsold fashioned, but truly the best way in this instance. Gradually add bits of feta cheese and leaf spinach depending on the palate of the crowd you are serving. (Spinach can even be sauteed if you’d really like to boost the iron content without making the veggie content as obvious.) Mix well. Shape into roughly 1.5 inch diameter balls, disguising the spinach in the depths of each meatball as much as possible. Cook on medium/high heat in a frying pan, rotating on each side until brown and meatballs are firm (about 15 minutes.) Serve while hot, add pasta and sauce if desired, and cheers to Dad!