Oh my word…Carli made the most amazing springy lemony dessert for the office yesterday. She created these mini-lemon trifles in mason jars to celebrate Emma’s birthday and I could have eaten 3 of them as they were so delicious! She used fresh meyer lemons and they were the perfect cool treat on a warm afternoon.
She combined several different recipes to perfect these adorable little jars and added a few twists of her own. Thought I’d share the steps with you in case you’d like to try them too!
Layer 4: She sprinkled fresh blueberries on top of the whipping cream.
I know it looks like a lot of steps and they are definitely time consuming, but they were so good that I wish I would’ve grabbed an extra one to take home with me!!! They would be a great Easter dessert too! Thanks Carli!
Everyone is slowly but surely back to work at the studio after recovering from the flu this week! We’ve wiped down and sanitized everything in there! And now I’m on a health kick. Have you ever heard of Kayla Itsines? She is a personal trainer that created an app called Sweat. She takes you step by step through different circuit trainings that you can do at home or at the gym. Marcie and I both signed up to do it and I thought I was going to die on the push ups yesterday! We’re going to hold each other accountable as does the app…it tracks how many sessions you do and for how many minutes, so there’s no cheating! If you don’t love going to the gym and want a workout that you can do at home, I would highly recommend Sweat!
We are spending much of our time working on a project in Orinda with the esteemed Swatt Miers architects. We worked on hard finishes for the kitchen this week and it is going to be amazing! We will definitely share images as the project progresses as it is starting from ground up!
Found a ton of great Valentine’s Day inspiration on Pinterest this week!! Be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day Board!
With the start of the new year, I always like to see what the upcoming trends are going to be. We sure are noticing fewer stainless steel and white kitchen sinks with brass, copper and stone replacing them. I am drooling over this particular brass sink…
That’s all for now! Hope you have a great weekend!
Who’s your favorite team this year? I think I’ll be cheering for the Patriots, but my favorite part is actually watching the commercials! Regardless of who you’re rooting for, we have rounded up some fun ideas for you if you’re hosting a tailgate or party at your house!
And if you need some ideas for food to serve, you HAVE to head over to How Sweet Eats. Some of my all time favorite recipes are from her site and she has some great ideas for Superbowl snacks! And be sure to head over to Pinterest to see the rest of the ideas I found!
What a week this has been! We’ve been hit…by the flu! Fingers crossed, I’m still in the clear but my staff and some family are down for the count! I sure have been doing my best to avoid it and am keeping cross contamination to a minimum. Thought I’d share Dr. Oz’s tips on how you can avoid it this season. Hope they help and none of you catch it–it’s a doozy!
We had part of an installation yesterday in our clients’ master bedroom. How dreamy is this bedding?
I am designing my youngest son’s room and this is the inspiration photo that we are using. We will be painting the room in Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore and will have shelves and a mini desk built in. He actually pinned this image and I approve!
And I just purchased this Tuft and Needle mattress for him because my clients’ son loved theirs so much that I figured he would be a good “client” to try it out on! It is cool to watch as it literally expands in front of your eyes. Check them out…they have fabulous reviews and an amazing return policy.
Honored to be awarded “Best of Houzz 2018” in BOTH design and service. Our portfolio includes some of the most popular images on Houzz last year and we had wonderful reviews from our clients. Check out the link for more pics!
We love the way this office/craft room turned out. Who wouldn’t want to work in this lovely space?
Hope you all have a great weekend and that you stay healthy!
Happy New Year Everyone! We had such a nice long break here at the studio and are back with some great new ideas to share and are ready to hit the ground running! One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of each year is to buy an updated calendar. Whether it’s for the wall, one for my desk, or even for my purse, I love the process of looking at what I accomplished in the previous year’s calendar as I start to plug in projects, birthdays and travel for the year ahead in my new one! Here are some calendars I love if you haven’t found one for yourself yet…
It’s the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas Series and hopefully by now, you have the majority of your shopping done, errands run, and you can enjoy being home doing a little wrapping! Thought I’d share some of my favorite wrapping inspiration with you. I’m a fan of sticking with a theme for each Christmas which tends to make wrapping easier…whether it’s black paper with a fun striped ribbon and a little evergreen topper or a beautiful glossy white box with red satin ribbon, you can’t go wrong! Here are some of my favorite ideas…
To me, the wrapping makes the gifts all the more special. You could have a piece of gum in the box and if it’s wrapped in a beautiful way, it would make it feel like the best gift ever! So have fun with your wrap and enjoy these last few days before Christmas is here!