Aside from a few extra hours of sleep, what could be better on a Saturday morning than a homespun breakfast complete with all of your favorite fixings? For me, practically nothing. As a child the Saturday morning scent of my Mama's southern-home cooking, where everything - EVERYTHING - was crafted from scratch, seemed like an undeserved blessing.
These days though, most people (i.e. Americans) just go to a restaurant. Yet the "spoiling" that I've received from a family of superb cooks (a skill that I've only partially inherited) makes it hard for me to really enjoy dining out. My visit to the 676 Restaurant & Bar, located in Chicago's Omni Hotel was a gentle reminder that sometimes you just have to look in the right place to find what your soul craves.
Ring, Ring! It's your husband calling. A few family members are on a road trip and are passing through your state.
Husband: They'd like to stop in to say a quick 'hello.'
Ring, Ring! It's your brother. He and the wife really need a date night.
Brother: Can we drop the kids by your house for a few hours?
Brother: "Oh! By the way, they haven't eaten yet. Can-you-take-care-of-that-Sis?-Thanks-Bye! (click)
Has this ever happened to you? If you answered yes, then you'll love this easy go-to recipe.
Regular readers of this blog already know that I've been planning a girls night in for a few of my friends. After carefully going over all the details, I'm happy to say that it was a hit!
If you're planning to entertain a few people in your small space, here are some tips on how to treat your guests to an unforgettable experience.
Did this week pass quickly or what? Today is the fifth and final day of wedding week. Welcome y'all!
It is also the day when I present the strongest color palette yet for this series. This color scheme is NOT for the shy bride. Nor is it for the bride who needs to poll everyone before committing to a decision.
It is for strictly reserved for the bride with cool confidence (sans arrogance of course). The one who's not afraid to go beyond the traditional wedding colors. THESE colors are for a "Becky wit' da good hair don't care" kinda girl. Ha!
Welcome to Day 4 of Wedding Week! Hope you're enjoying this series 'cause I'm having a blast!
Many of you have probably seen those fancy handwritten mirrors on Pinterest and YouTube "how-to" videos. Truth be told, unless you're a skilled calligraphist or other type of artist, it can be very tricky getting all the letters to line up just so.
Recall that I featured one in the staged wedding reception that I created in my backyard. Today I'm going to show you how to make a handwritten mirrored sign the easy way.
Welcome to Day 2 of J'adore le Décor's Wedding Week!
I hope you enjoyed yesterday's Gold and White Inspiration theme. In case you missed it, you can view the post here.
Today I'm sharing a shamefully easy and cheap, yet very striking DIY. I call it a hanging tree hoop. This piece can be as extravagant or as simple as you'd like. What is even more special about it is that it doubles as wedding decor and as the perfect "photo booth".
Welcome to day one of my first ever Wedding Week!
Although most of my topics cover home and commercial spaces, as the name of this blog clearly states - j'adore le décor. So anything related to design and decorating has a chance to be featured here.
And nothing - nothing excites me more than outfitting a wedding reception venue. This week I plan to share a few DIY projects, budget friendly options, and chic color schemes. All settings have been created with a modest sized outdoor reception in mind. But all ideas can be adapted to fit any venue or budget. So let's jump right in with our first color scheme: Gold and White.
Not sure about you but my girlfriends are like family to me. My life is enriched as a result of having them around, and for this I am deeply grateful. I'm also proud of the women we've become thus far.
Since we're approaching summer, I thought it would be fun to host a girls night in at my house. A celebration of our unique sisterhood.
If your schedule is anything like mine, then this Summer and Fall will be jam packed with graduation parties, showers, and weddings. It's only mid-May, and I already have one graduation party and one wedding under my belt. By Fall, I will have attended 5 more parties in each of the categories mentioned. Whoa!
These celebrations are excellent opportunities to share great content with y'all, so I'm definitely not complaining.
Today I'm giving you a recap of some vintage, shabby-chic, southern goodness that I witnessed when I recently attended a wedding in Georgia. If you're planning to be a vintage bride soon, this post is for you!
If you're entertaining friends this weekend, and want to surprise them with something different try serving Krémas.
Krémas or Crémasse, as it is sometimes spelled, is just as the name suggests - a creamy and sweet alcoholic beverage. A native of Haiti, this hugely popular drink is often served at social events. I like to call it Haitian eggnog.
Welcome to "my place". I'm Ola, a self-confessed décor addict and DIY think-tank. I love working with small spaces. Please make yourself comfortable, and let's get to know one another better.
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