Monday, April 29, 2013

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

I have made these yummy cookies before and they were delicious so I thought I would share them with you. If you like lemon (I mean real lemon and the zest) then you will love these.  The cookies were a hit as I took them to a picnic once.

They also can stored in an airtight container up to one week.

The batter smelled so good!

Ready for the oven
Cooling on rack....

Ready to enjoy! Perhaps you might need a cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk!
The recipe can be found here.

Thanks for your visit!


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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hunting Island State Park, SC

This week I went to visit Hunting Island State Park.  It is a barrier island located a few miles from Beaufort.  We decided to purchase a yearly pass where you can enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and boating.

The Vietnam jungle scenes from the movie, Forrest Gump were filmed here.  Imagine Tom Hanks running through this foliage with Bubba!

It was a picture, perfect day!  Nothing is better than inhaling fresh salty air and walking on the beach with sand between your toes!

Lovely driftwood

This photo reminds me of when I was on Tahiti, love it!

After our walk on the beach, we picked some strawberries at a nearby farm and had them for dessert.  Nothing is better than picking them straight from the vine!  They were so delicious!

Thanks for your visit!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kitchen Reveal


Well I can say that I am finally ready to reveal the kitchen! Well almost, however, I will probably be making some more changes by end of year and will share them with you too! (painting of cabinets, hardware, etc.)

My new granite counter tops were installed recently. I just love the final look of them. It took me a long time to decide on what granite to choose. I actually went to a warehouse where granite and marble slabs are stored to pick out my style and boy was that overwhelming!

A new sink was installed along with a new Moen faucet. All my appliances are recent purchases when we moved into our home recently. I have added several decorating pieces from various places (I have included sources at bottom of post). Overall, I am pleased on how the kitchen turned out and love the overall look.

Here is a before shot just when we moved in as you can see it in a messy stage just when we moved in!

Close up

Stainless steel shelves were installed along the right side wall near sink. I like how they look against the wall and since my kitchen is smaller than my other one that I had, I wanted to make sure that I had clutter free counter tops! (the granite is too pretty to cover up, ha!)


Chef print above was purchased in Paris at Dehillerin.  (I just love this kitchen shop and they have tons of copper pots, too).

Love my stainless steel French Drawer Refrigerator


I bought this teapot in London at Harrods.  It reads Big Red Buses Rush Rush Past Big Ben!

Crock  for kitchen utensils

Well I hope you enjoyed the tour!

Can you believe that my two year anniversary in blogging is coming up?  Be watching out for a upcoming giveaway.  So please check back!

Thanks for your visit!  Enjoy the rest of your week!


Teacups - Anthropologie, Charleston, SC
Dualit Toaster - Williams and Sonoma
Utensil Crock - Pottery Barn
Stools - World Market
Bamboo Rugs - Cottage Shoppe - West Chester, PA
Bread Tin - Habersham - Savannah, GA
Tea Pot - Harrods, London
Stainless Steel Shelves - Ikea

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pillow Talk

Hello There,

Do you love pillows?  Well I do, I have to say that I have a crush on them! So I thought I would share some pillow inspiration with you, hope you enjoy!

Source: via Kelly on Pinterest
Source: via Kelly on Pinterest
Source: via Kelly on Pinterest
Source: via Gay on Pinterest

Now can I ask you which one is your favorite? Thanks for visiting and have a great day!



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