Cocktail Hour: Cucumber Gin Martini

So I love cucumber cocktails. And there was this great one at a bar downtown that I just loved and they stopped making it. So for a while now I have been trying to figure out a great alternative.

So after much practice I think I nailed it. Be careful because these things go down too easy.

First pick up a seedless cucumber. You can buy a seeded one too, but it will be easier to get all the juice out with the seedless.

Use your food processor to get the cucumbers down to a puree.

Then take the puree and use a strainer to get the juice out.

Now that you have the juice you can make the drink!

Cucumber Cocktail

1 Shot Domaine Canton Ginger Liquor

1 Shot Hendrick’s Gin

1 Shot Cucumber Juice

Shake till cold

it’s good to strain it a second time to make sure you get all the pulp from the cucumber out.

splash the top just a bit with prossecco and enjoy!!

Projects

So I’ve been blessed lately in helping a couple friends decorate their beautiful new homes. Moving into a new big house can be overwhelming with all the space and figuring out what to do with it all. I know because I felt the same way when we moved into ours. I’ve had so much fun starting one room at a time to create a beautiful space for my friends. Check out inspiration for the first room.

Couple fun pieces in this space. First the console is just a placeholder. I found a great one at a consignment shop and I will be lacquering it Kelly Green for them. It will be so pretty!

Art: The print I just love love. My brother in law and I took the picture in a harbor in Maine right before we went sailing. It’s a gorgeous pic! I am so happy they wanted to use it in their home. I am also mixing in Vintage Danish Christmas Plates. Have you ever seen these? They are Royal Copenhagen and very special to me, my mom as always decorated with them, and I thought they would be just perfect in the house.

Chandelier: I plan on looking for a vintage chandelier and then painting it for them. Wish me luck that I find one!

I will keep sharing progress over the next couple months. I think the space is going to be prefect!

Design Crush: Amanda Reynal Interiors

I was at my moms house this weekend perusing the new Midwest Living Magazine and I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this amazing living room my Amanda Reynal Interiors. Heaven in a Home…..

What can I say – this breakfast nook is perfection. I love how cozy it is and all the color that is pulled into the room.

Her bold use of color in the whole space is amazing, and it makes it truly unique.

Her bold use of art is just a dream. I love this updated graphic piece mixed in with her vey traditional decor.

Love the bright pink entry way. As I always say – better brave than boring!

This house is a dream, and I hope when my house is done it feels as amazingly cozy as this one. Great job!

Design Crush: Sarah Wit Interior

I recently stumbled across Sarah Wit Interior Design on Instagram and when I looked at their work, fell in love with their layers and mixing traditional with updated looks.

TNPLH: Design Cursh Sarah Wit Interior 1

This space is incredible. I love love a good small day bed in a living room to create that cozy look.

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so many layers of goodness here. Love the green.

TNPLH: Design Crush Sarah Wit Design 2

Their use of neutrals mixed with pops of color is great!

TNPLH: Design Crush Interior 3

Hope you all have a great week!

willing summer….

so I think that if everyone in the midwest thinks really really really hard, maybe summer will come faster. also I am in love with this daybed from cb2, and we might need it for the front porch.

loving: CB2 Outdoor Daybed

ok, so everyone send thoughts to the universe. go.

New Etsy Shop

For a while now I have been making all sorts of fun pictures for friends and family, and I had a bunch of extra fabric so I just started up my very own Etsy Shop! I love mixing fun prints with each other and I am always over ordering fabric, and falling in love with fabric faster than I can find homes for them, so I thought this would be a fun way to solve that problem! It’s been really fun so far so please stop by and check out the shop and let me know what you think!

See the Shop here!

TNPLH: New Etsy Shop! Pillows!!!

TNPLH: New Etsy Pillow Shop

TNPLH: Pillow of Pillows!

TNPLH: Custom Pillows Navy and Green

Have you been falling in love with fabric lately, and don’t know how to pull it together? Don’t forget I take custom orders too!