Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Loveliest of Lovelies

This little film made me tear up. So beautiful and inspiring. Please give it a watch and then give your loved one a smooch on the lips. This video is of Naomi from her blog Rockstar Diaries and her hubby. Cute couple!

Postcards From Italy from ForYouLoveMe on Vimeo.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Orla Kiely at Target

I just found out that this amazing design collection is set to arrive at Target next February and I can't wait! Orla Kiely's dreamy vintage prints make me want to turn into a balloon and float away into a happy fairytale dream. Here is a preview of some of the amazing goods that I'll be snatching up when they arrive. Just don't buy them all before I get there.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Herbs de Provence Chicken with Winter Veggies

Last night, I was able to bring dinner to my good friends who just had their baby this weekend and made this dish. Didn't use a recipe for it and I don't want to forget it, so hence the blog! No pics unfortunately!

1 whole roasting chicken
half an apple (any kind)
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1-2 tbsp herbs de provence
2-3 tbsp of butter
4-5 cloves of garlic
1/2 large sweet potato or 1 small
4 parsnips if small, large only 2
1/4- 1/2 sweet onion
6-8 brussel sprouts
1/2 cup chicken stock
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400°. Start by cutting all veggies and fruit. You'll need to peel your potato and parsnips before you chop. I cut these into about 1 inch cubes, the brussel sprouts I cut in half lengthwise and the onion into large chunks. Apples just need to be cut into slices.

Cut little slits in the skin on top of the chicken breasts and slide little pats of butter up under the skin (thanks Joy for this idea!!! Yum!) Mince or chop garlic and slide under skin as well. Rub top of skin with extra butter and garlic as well as sprinkle the herbs de provence, salt and pepper to cover the top the chicken. Stuff inside of chicken with 4-5 slices of apple and the sprigs of rosemary. Tie the chicken legs together with kitchen string or twine. Place chicken in a shallow dish that has a lid. Arrange vegetables around chicken to cover the bottom of dish. Cover and bake for 1 hour.

Take out of oven after 1 hour, and ladel about a half a cup of chicken stock onto top of chicken. Cook for another 15 min uncovered. This will allow the skin on top to get crispy and brown. Yum!

That's it. Enjoy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

DIY mirror project

Jeremy and I decided to make our own mirror for our master bathroom. We've been giving our bathroom a makeover lately. We went to an old salvage yard and bought some door jam wood and found a cheap mirror at Southern Thrift and voila! Pretty funny process though of figuring out how to make something like this, but we like how it turned out!