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Saturday, June 18, 2011

What Tickled My Fancy This Week?

Like every week, I spend a ton of my week browsing around Blog Land while I neglect my husband, cleaning, and cooking. Ok, so really only the cooking gets neglected. It's like an addiction that I just can't quit. (Not that I want to anyways!) These are the things I came across that tickled my fancy this week and I found to be extraordinaire.

First things first......do you need a Ventian Spritz? They look so refreshing don't they! The bar cart is fab too!

Thanks to Coco + Kelley for the recipe

The Venetian Spritz:

4 ounces Prosecco
A splash of sparkling water
1.5 to 2 ounces Aperol
1 green olive

In a glass over three or four ice cubes, pour the prosecco, a dash of sparkling water and the Aperol, being sure to follow that order lest the Aperol sink to the bottom without mixing. Garnish with a slice of orange, a twist of lemon (or both) and an olive.

Divine Dinner Party

Via Ada and Darcy
I am salivating at how divine this table setting is. It makes me want to run out to West Elm right now, buy the square lucite plates, and throw a dinner party. Oh but wait, that would mean I have to cook. Skip that idea. I'll just stare at the pretty photos instead! I think these photos have inspired me to make a runner for my table too. Add it to the project list. 

Check out these before and after photos from Home-Styling. They are simply gorgeous! You can check out more of the before photos here. Ana is simply a design genius!

If you don't know who Ana is, she's the only producer of a Home Makeover show in Portugal. You have to see the pics of her home- romantic and simply stunning. And once again I'm raving about what a talented designer she is. Maybe she could come to the states and visit my house?

I'm crushin' on a Vintage Poster. Visit their site and you will know what I mean. They name really says it all and the prices are sooo affordable- $10 for an 8x10 or $14 for an 11x14. Plus, right now you get 25% off when you order 3 or more prints. Guess who's ordering 3 or more prints for the kitchen? They also have prints for kiddos and customizing available. Sweeeet!

Hope you are having a wonderful Father's Day weekend! Happy Father's day to my sweet dad and the best hubby in the world!


  1. Those are some great things you came across this week! Your blog looks great, and I'm your newest follwer:) Just stopping by to say thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment:) I have a 100 follower giveaway going on until Wednesday. Come check it out if you like:) Have a great weekend

  2. Beautiful pictures, I LOVE the white living room in the last picture, so cute!