Front door inspiration with the color teal

Are you looking for a quick way to renew the exterior of your home?  Paint your front door! My latest paint color crush is teal!  This blue-green paint color comes in dark shades, light shades and everything in between.  If you love the color teal as much as I do and are struggling with choosing the right shade I'm here to help.  Here are some of the options I found....

English roll arm sofas under $1000

In my previous post,  I put together a list of questions to help in the decision making of buying a sofa online.  My answers to these questions lead me to purchase an English roll arm sofa. In case you are not familiar with the English roll arm, it looks the one below.  It is classic, relaxed and comfortable,  with deep seating and low rolled arms, it is the perfect addition to any living or family room.  Here are several reasons why I am in love with this divine beauty......


What you need to know when buying a sofa online

One of the updates I made to our living room last year was the purchase of a new sofa!  Exciting right?  The large sectional that we had for 10 years was worn out and just wasn't working for our newly empty nest. This was my first time buying a sofa online so I was a bit apprehensive about the whole process.  Now you would think buying a sofa online would be easy to do; just order your favorite one, get it delivered and you're done... easy peasy right?  Well not so... especially when you buy online!.  I mean you can't sit on it, touch it or visualize how it would look in your space.  Today I want to delve into the specifics of what you need to know when buying a sofa online.


how to update your home without renovating

Sometimes a change will do ya good!  When there's no time for a big renovation or it's just not in the budget how can we update our homes?  The answer is with cosmetic changes.  Here's how...


Rustic Chocolate & Orange Cake

A chocolate cake made from scratch might seem intimidating, but it is quite simple to master.  This is an incredibly decadent cake with an intense chocolate flavor.  It is easy to make using one bowl and will quickly become your go-to chocolate cake recipe.  The name rustic came from the crusty biscuit like top on this chocolate & orange cake.

Decorate Walls With Fabric

Do you have a closet or a small wall in your home that needs a little pick me up?  Decorating your walls with fabric instead of wallpaper is an inexpensive & damage free way to go.  Using just a yard of fabric I covered the closet wall behind my desk and gave it a fresh new look.  

Crispy black-eyed peas with sea salt-A Healthy Snack

Snacking can be an excellent way to keep you satisfied between meals as long as you snack smart. Crispy black-eyed peas with sea salt is a healthy snack alternative with a boost of fiber and a great source of vitamins and minerals.  A half a cup of black-eyed peas contains 70 calories.  This recipe made with simple ingredients is flavorful, crispy and nutritious.  I made this irresistible snack in about 30 minutes with sea salt, Old Bay, and olive oil.  Make this recipe in advance for a healthy grab and go snack, pop them in your mouth by the handful or sprinkle them on top of a salad.

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