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.

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!

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. 

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.  
*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.

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! 

Friday, February 3, 2017

February Five on Friday!

From the Net
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