Friday, January 30, 2009

Hot New Colors for Your Home

Well I admit, I have been looking at my Great room lately considering some new pillow choices.....My boys are getting a little older so dare I try some new fabrics and freshen it up a bit....before my pillows just took a terrible beating but now well maybe some new stuff.......So I got curious at what are the newest trends in color for 2009 in our homes.......I thought you might enjoy this too especially if you are thinking of purchasing a new home or just like me want to freshen up a bit......

My source for this information was and here are the takeaways:

  • Grey is going to be extremely popular this year in home decor. The article says though mostly the grey will be more of a Dove grey rather than a harder color grey......
  • Orange is such a happy color I think and was very popular last year. According to this author, it will continue to be popular for 2009........I love orange, not really in my house but wearing it!
  • Metallic colors will also be popular but going more towards copper and bronze, not gold and silver.

  • O.k. now here is my favorite news, Blue, every shade imaginable is very popular. Good thing, because almost my entire house is blue!! I love it......According to this designer, all shades of blue and especially if paired with another great color like Orange will be stunning especially in a child's room. Also blues with the popular metals will be another great choice.
Final takeaway:
EVERY COLOR IS HOT RIGHT NOW! That's right, designers say that you should just work with colors that you love no matter what they are..........YEA, you gotta love that advise, right?
Have a great weekend everyone! Oh and what is your favorite home interior color?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Taco Pie So Easy and So YUMMEEEEE

I love recipes that are easy, fun to make and are very yummy........This one fits the bill on all accounts......Simple ingredients that are easy on the budget and you probably already have in the fridge and pantry.........So try it this week and let me know what you think......

Taco Pie


1 Package of Original Crescent rolls

1 pound ground beef

1 package of Taco Seasoning mix

1 container of sour cream (16 ounce)

8 ounces of Mexican blend cheese

1 package of tortilla chips, crushed
Any other toppings that you enjoy on tacos:)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Lay crescent dough flat on the bottom of a square cake pan and bake according to package directions.

3. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the taco seasoning and stir together well. When dough is done, remove from oven and place meat mixture on top, then layer with sour cream and cheese, and then top off with the crushed nacho chips.

4. Return to oven and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

Now you can also use black olives or any other garnish that your family enjoys on your tacos! Some recipes even call for adding beans, salsa, lettuce, or tomatoes!

hmmmmmmmmmmmm.......yummeeee!! Let me know if you try it and what you think!

There are many of these recipes all over the web and also in cook books. I've tried several and they are all delish!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Yummy Apple Cider Mulling Spices:)

My oldest son and I both love Spiced Cider sew much. And we have enjoyed our share this holiday season and I need some more spices....So I decided to shop on Etsy and see, hmmmmm.......would there be any.......There are and they all sound so yummy! Take a look!
I love to use my Hot pot and just put it on simmer, add my apple juice and the spices......I leave it on low and enjoy it for hours......oh it is delightful to sip on a cold winter's afternoon!
This is from PaisleyHandmade, all spice, cloves, orange peel, lemon peel, and cinnamon......oh sew yummy!

From BeautiTrader, I love their packaging, don't you?

Does this look sew yummy, from good4you, totally organic!

Tell me what you think! Have a great Monday:)

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Fabric Find Tina Givens TreeTop Fancy

Happy New Year everyone! I hope yours was fun and happy! Ours was delightful and the boys really enjoyed themselves.........I started the New Year yesterday morning looking for some pretty new fabric collections.........This one really struck me, not only are the prints gorgeous, but the colors I think are amazing.....This collection was designed by Tina Givens for Free Spirit Fabrics. They always have such fabulous designers. I hope you enjoy these and let me know how they struck you......colors, designs! OH and this is the Eggplant colorway. The others are gorgeous too!

Shops on Etsy that feature Tina Givens TreeTop Fancy

Thanks Everyone and have a Fabulous Weekend!