Monday, August 22, 2011

Vintage Details

This was my first wedding to decorate
and it was so amazing!
A big THANKS to Anne & Jake for allowing me to
do this for them!

{I do apologize for my poor photography skills}

All these items came from random stores
and antique shops... such good finds!

Design: Blush & Bashful

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Creamy Caprese Pasta

I made this the other night and it
was a HIT! Everyone loved it and thought it was

Try it out...

Creamy Caprese Pasta

serves 4-6

1 pound whole wheat pasta (noodles such as penne work best)

1 cup of your favorite pasta/tomato sauce

1/3 cup heavy cream or half and half

1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese + more for garnish

4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into cubes

1 pint of grape tomatoes (I cut some in half and left some whole)

1 bunch of fresh basil leaves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Boil water and cook pasta according to directions.

While pasta is cooking, heat tomato sauce over low heat in a large saucepan. Once warm, stir in heavy cream and grated parmesan. Once pasta is done cooking, drain and dump into the sauce, mixing to coat and turning off heat. Fold in mozzarella cubes and tomatoes, then chop 3-4 fresh basil leaves and add them in too. Once combined, spray a baking dish with non-stick spray and pour the entire pasta mixture into the dish. Top with fresh mozzarella rounds. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cheese is golden and bubbly.

Top with additional fresh basil and grated cheese. Serve with garlic bread. You can also add in chicken, steak or seafood for some protein.

Perfect ~ Pretty ~ Paris

This was a trip of a lifetime!
Everywhere you looked at in Paris was like out of a movie.
The architecture was AMAZING, so I
couldn't help myself but take lots of pictures.

{Arch of Triumph}
{Notre Dame}
{Notre Dame door}
{We got a little obsessed with these awesome doors}
{The one and only french macaroons}
{This was from our bread and chocolate tour...amazing!}
{Sweet flowers at our hotel}
{Louis Vuitton}
{Notre Dame}
{Marie Antoinette}
{Arch of Triumph}
{This was just an awesome building...
we didn't know what it was!:}