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Showing posts from November, 2015

savory and sweet

Hey guys! Getting ready for the season of drinking and eating until you have to un-notch your belt? Well, lots of charcuterie plates have been popping up in my Pinterest feed, so I finally decided to take the plunge and try it. But first I needed a platter suitable for such a savory spread. I picked this one up from Target. It's no longer available online, but I managed to find a few still in stores. I've also seen a plethora of "tree slice" platters at Home Goods, but any beautiful wooden board would do. :)

So far I've managed to experiment twice with a few different combinations, but this one came out the best.

From the left going clockwise:

Red grapesGreen pitted olives (with pimentos)ProsciuttoToasted slices of bread with olive oil and spices (picked up as a bag for $2 at the Kroger bakery)Ritz crackersSliced gourmet pepperoniExtra sharp cheddar cheeseGoat cheese infused with cranberries (this sweet cheese was great with the savory bread slices)Garlic and he…

fireplace stylings

Call me a rebel, but I was completely determined NOT to mount our tv over our fireplace. Why, do you ask? Well imagine having to tilt your neck up every time you wanted to watch tv. Who am I kidding? Lots of people reading this post are like, "I do that every day". Sorry guys. It's just an ergonomic and cord management nightmare waiting to happen. Are your tv cords swagging off the side of the mantel, and your television components sitting on the floor, or hanging three inches off said mantle? Fix that immediately. Like now. No, really. 
All joking aside, the tv over the fireplace debate is the toilet paper roll over or under debate of the residential design industry. Different strokes for different folks, am I right? Our place actually came designed with an outlet and cord channel behind the drywall (you can see the exit plate on the bottom left-hand corner) but I just...couldn' it. I even bought a tv mount from work with intentions of trying it (shakes head)…