Grilled Portobello Mushrooms + BBQ Link Party

July 9th, 2012

We had a great weekend, did you?  We invited some friends over, fired up the barbeque, made a lot of good eats, shared some wine and talked until it was late – the very best kind of summer evening.

One of my favorite appetizers to make in the summer are these cheesy, tasty wonderful grilled portobello (or ‘portabella’) mushrooms.  They’ve got everything inside: protein, vegetables, and a little bit of carbs.  Mini meals all wrapped up in one delicious package!

grilled portobello mushrooms

 

 

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BOTB 7.8.12

July 8th, 2012

Hello all, it’s ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ weekend, yahoo!  Amanda and I team up every two weeks to bring you our favorite ideas we’ve spied around the blogosphere.  Wood seems to be the theme of the week, with several projects focused on stain.  Here are our picks for this round! 

I heard about the new “Classic Gray” at the Minwax booth at Haven so when Ana White  used it on this jewelry cabinet, I just fell in love with the possibilities.  Now you can recreate the popular graywash stain that’s all the rage in design, I can’t wait to use it too.  

weathered pine stain ana white

 

Are you contemplating hardwood floors in your home?  This primer on engineered hardwood floors from Apartment Therapy is full of helpful considerations. 

engineered hardwood floors primer apt therapy

 

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PB Kids Inspired Dresser

July 6th, 2012

One of my son’s best friends is Jack, or Jackie as everyone calls him.  Jackie is a sweet, athletic, funny boy and we hang out with his family a lot.  Jackie’s mom asked me to refinish a dresser for him and I was inspired by a Pottery Barn Kids dresser to paint it a bold blue and add some brushed nickel pulls to mimic the look of the collection.

camp collection inspired blue dresser cg

 

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