Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Coral and Persimmon Decor Inspiration

I have recently been inspired by the color palette of coral and persimmon.
I have been debating about painting the cabinets in the office kind of like so, in the picture below... with coral/persimmon interiors and either a shade of blue/grey or even black exterior!
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Doesn't it look pretty?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Finding French Country Style in the Napa Valley - Napa Valley Trip

One of my favorite day trips is to head to the Napa Valley.  
Today we are focusing on finding French country style in the Napa Valley.
As you head into Napa, first you can stop off at this beautiful French inspired Chateau!
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Spring Fashion Must-Have, Pretty Spring Couture and More

Spring Must-Have Accessory... a small silk scarf!

Yes! I LOVE scarves and I am so excited to see that for this Spring companies are coming out with silk scarves at reasonable prices! No longer do you have to pay $$$ for a nice silk scarf!
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gardening Ideas for Spring - AND a new hostess for TFT!

This week I was inspired by all of your gardening tips! I am itching to go clean up the garden outside but it needs to stop raining!!  And also, this week we are excited to announce a new hostess! But first, my features...

The Country Chic Cottage shared this Burlap Bunny Flag tutorial.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Macaron Fails and Troubleshooting

I thought I would share about some of my fails of baking macarons.
I have been making macarons for several years and I can tell you that they are a very picky pastry.
Yes, a pastry - this is no cookie!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Modern French Country Table Setting in Pantone's Greenery

I was inspired by Pantone's color of the year, Greenery, when I was putting together this table setting.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Spring Shopping for Home and Clothes, and more Five on Friday

I was busy shopping away this past weekend and thought I would share some Spring shopping finds as I know some of these items will sell out!
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Shopping for the Home
White Ceramic Bunny with Basket - will sell out guaranteed.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

French Decor Style in this week's Thursday Favorite Things

I hope you all had a lovely week celebrating Valentine's Day.  There are tons of sweetheart posts this week, but I found a few French-style posts that made my heart flutter!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day - Love is in the Air!

Today I am participating in a Valentine's Day Magazine Challenge!! 
I am joining Katherine from Katherine's Corner for this challenge and blog tour.  The challenge was to create a romantic style, Valentine inspired magazine cover.  We could use a magazine cover was like as inspiration or just create our own!

My magazine inspiration was a Victoria magazine with a soft romantic Valentine's Day theme. And of course, I *love* macarons!
Below is my interpretation:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

French Farmhouse Building Updates.... This and That

Well we've been busy with building our French Farmhouse aka our Mas. Mas de ..... I need to come up with a name.  Sometimes I think about calling it a Maison but it really is supposed to be like a Proven├žal Mas.  Or a Bastide, I suppose would be the next closest name. 
Anyway, some day I will name it. 
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Alright, so I got side tracked. Here are a few updates on what I've been looking at for the house.

Fireplace Mantel
I found this pretty antique fireplace mantel yesterday and I'm going to put it in our dining room.
It is Austrian from the 1800s.  I don't know too much about it.

Friday, February 10, 2017

A French Chateau, Neato Botvac Review, Bouchon and More - Five on Friday

Bouchon Bakery
About two weeks ago we went to Bouchon Bakery in Yountville in the Napa Valley.  I thought I would share a few pics I snapped.
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*to die for Pain d'Epi bread*
Their bread is seriously THE BEST I have had outside of Paris.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Home Decor Inspiration - Thursday Favorite Things

Did you all watch the Super Bowl this weekend?  I watched part of it and part of the Puppy Bowl. 
This week I am choosing a few home decor selections...
Chatfield Court shares a post about choosing throw pillows.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

French Farmhouse Mudroom Ideas

We've been *finally* moving along with our French Farmhouse project and I am having to design the cabinets in the mudroom, kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms.
Today I am focusing on the mudroom.
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

How to Make a Macaron Tower

I have been wanting to make a macaron tower for a little while, so I set out to create one. It was surprisingly easy! 
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Friday, February 3, 2017

February Five on Friday!

From the Net
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7 vanity tables that make getting ready extra luxurious - From Veranda

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Romantic Decor Ideas - Thursday Favorite Things

This week there was a lot of beautiful Romantic Decor Ideas that were shared! 

Old Things New Blog shared this pretty dried rose and moss heart