I have been loving cooking up fall since the weather changed. Over the last couple weekends I have made 2 new fall soups and a chicken pot pie. All delicious! I highly recommend!
First is the chicken pot pie. It was amazing. I made it for a fall dinner party and it was a huge hit. It also made a lot so I was able to freeze some for later. Since I made it for a dinner party I rolled out the pastry ahead of time and placed in between sheets of plastic wrap. Then when we were ready to throw them in the oven it was easy to assemble!
Next this bon appetite carrot coconut soup. My friend made a carrot soup for our fall dinner party and I had never had one before. It was delish and it inspired me to make one myself (it also helped that my husband actually ate it). So I found this bon appetite recipe. The soup has a little bit of kick from the thai chili sauce included – very good I would make it again!
The last one is a celery root and apple soup from epicurious! Sorry for no picture on this one. This was an amazing soup. I love creamy soups in the winter but we all know how the calories can add up. This one was a great way to have a creamy soup with non of the gilt. Celery root is one of my favorite fall vegetables so it is always fun when I can find a recipe I can use it with. This recipe also made a lot so I froze half for later!
This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing florist for another wedding. This one was at the Iron Horse Hotel, one of my favorite places in Milwaukee. The bride wanted simple but a bit rustic and we played up the fall season. I did the hand bouquets with a variety of white flowers, football mums, garden roses, carnations, and spider mums.
I also made simple willow branch arrangements, which was really fun since I have never done them before. I didn’t know what to expect but they turned out to be a hit! We used them at the front of the aisle and the back and then post ceremony were transferred to be scattered on the tables. It’s always a nice way to get double use out of your arrangements.
The last thing I made for the wedding were these adorable football mum arrangements done in wooden long boxes. Here again, we were able to line the aisle during the ceremony and then transferred them to the tables for the dinner.
I just love doing flowers so it was fun having another opportunity this year!
See my previous flower experiences here and here.
This past weekend I was a busy up north WI at my sisters demoing her second floor to create a beatiful master bedroom. She has a bungalow that had 2 bedrooms upstairs. Since the second room was so so small she decided to demo and create the master bedroom space and add a lovley bathroom. I can’t wait to see how it all comes out. I will be sure to share pics! But until then I have been browsing for green wallpapers for her. I already found some a couple weeks ago shown here.
Check out these I loved from Cole & Son.
Not in the theme – but I also LOVE this gray and yellow….
I love a good pop up party. I have been doing about one a year for the last 3 years. The first one I did was in a local park and I ended up getting engaged that night which made the night extra special. See my first here. My second was a quasi pop up party. We did one for my bachlorette party, shown here, but since we did it for so many girl we just did it in my friends back yard. But it was still a wonderful night. This time I wanted to head down to the beach and make it really magical.
We went to my favorite spot on the lake, Doctor’s Park, just north of downtown Milwaukee. We packed up 2 SUV’s with rentals, food, decor and grills and headed to the beach on a foggy Friday night. I was rather worried about the weather, but it held out for us and made the night pretty magical.
It was a great night. I already can’t wait to do one next summer!
I was parusing Target this weekend and found some of the most wonderful things from Safavieh. Great punchy pieces that would help bring a space together without breaking the bank! Love the lamps (they come in many different colors and prints) and and I loving that dinning chair in gray (not that I need it).
light gray dinning chair/orange lamps/silver accent stool table/bamboo octagon gold side table/gold ambroso side table/side bench/starburst mirror/cross ottoman/mystic curved cross ottoman/silver accent table/gold coffee table/striped club chair/nail head side table/
I saw these Juliska County Estate Accent Plates in Orange at one of my favorite home stores here in Milwaukee this weekend. They are so beautiful! I have seen the pattern before in blue and black but there is something about the unaccepted orange that I thought was really new and fresh. They inspire me to set a fall table.
juliska country estate accent plates/tree slabs/c wonder linen napkins/zara gold edged goblet/zara black wine glass/zara champagne flute/zara flatware/spoonflower black and white check fabric/horn candle holder
I always like when people use wood slabs for chargers…..get the idea below
image from saveoncrafts.com