Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Menu

This year we decided to stay in so I created a menu and made almost everything from scratch

Recipe from Our Best Bites
This was so delicious 
Chicken Marsala
Recipe from Olive Garden

Sparking Cider to drink

Not pictured was the Molten Lava Cakes  from Our Best Bites.
While they tasted okay, I could taste the bittersweet
chocolate and would have preferred a different taste.
It was very rich but a little bitter if that makes sense. 


Working with Actions in PSE

I decided to play around with some of the "actions" I have collected from The CoffeeShop Blog. I know have mentioned this several times, but the Sun Kissed action is my favorite. Let's be honest, I like the actions that don't require a lot of work on my part. 

View from Manuel Antonio Hotel in Costa Rica
Picture taken by my sister

This picture looked pretty good before but I decided to try the 
Vintage Blush action on it

Here are a few actions, all from The CoffeeShop Blog

Friday, February 11, 2011

Finished End Table and Ballardizing My House

I am just now getting around to posting the pictures 
of the finished end table

Here she is. I am so bad that I didn't bother taking the time to lighten up my photo...or better yet, take it during decent light. 

I have been trying to incorporate some of the Ballard Designs ideas into my home and here is what I have so far: 

$6 "Antique" Books from D.I. compared to:

To my husband's delight, I incorporated antlers into my decor.
I saw them all over the Ballard catalog 
but can't find them on their website
{maybe they decided they were't cool any more?}

Free from the mountains in Utah!
{basket was $2 from DI and books from TJ Maxx. I love coffee table books!}