July 15, 2012

Shabby Apple Winner & Random Pics

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Hubby and I have been busy at work around the house. We added wainscoting to our entryway and have been painting a majority of our main floor. Can't say it has been a lot of fun but the results are totally worth it. I've been taking lots of before and after pics and I hope to share them sometime soon. In the meantime, here are some random pictures via Instagram (love that app!).

And I am a day late to draw a winner for the Shabby Apple giveaway. Too busy painting yesterday! 
The winner is #41 - Gina @ Crave to Save. Conrats, Gina!

July 5, 2012

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

****This giveaway is now over. Thanks to everyone who entered! The winner is Gina @ Crave to Save. Congrats, Gina!!****

I am excited to be teaming up with Shabby Apple for a great giveaway.  If you haven't heard of Shabby Apple they are an online boutique selling women's dresses, skirts, jewelry and accessories.

Shabby Apple has graciously offered one of my readers a $75 gift card to their site.

You have two chances to enter -

1st Entry: 'Like' Shabby Apple on Facebook {this is a requirement to enter}.  
After you've taken a look at Shabby Apple's website leave a comment here telling me what dress or accessory caught your eye.

2nd Entry: Are you a follower of Frilly Details?  If so, leave another comment.

Please be sure to include your email address if you don't have a blog.

**Giveaway is open to readers with a USA shipping address**

A winner will be selected July 14

June 14, 2012

Crazy About Succulents

Well, I have a new favorite plant this year. Suddenly I have gone succulent crazy! Before this spring I don't think I have ever planted or owned a succulent. Now I have a couple pots outside and a cute little plant by the kitchen sink. Mixing and matching succulents is a lot fun since there are so many variations of the plant.
Here's my first succulent garden I planted a several weeks ago:

Yesterday I was running errands and noticed the local nursery had all plants half price. I had to use some major self control to keep from buying one of everything! They had beautiful succulents that were quite large for only $2. What a deal! Later in the day I went to Target and discovered several pots on clearance. So I got the plants and the pot for half price!

And here's my cute little plant that sits by the kitchen window.

Linked to: Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home, Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring,
Strut Your Stuff @ Six Sisters' Stuff, Bloomin' Tuesday, Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

June 7, 2012

The Best Iced Coffee

While I was busy 'pinning' things this week on Pinterest I ran across a recipe for iced coffee that caught my eye.  I am a huge fan of cold brewed iced coffee and am always open for a new variation.  I usually brew it with just coffee grounds then add vanilla Torani syrup when I'm ready to drink.  This recipe has you add brown sugar and cinnamon to the coffee grounds.  Sounded interesting enough to try.

The original recipe can be found on Food 52.

Here's what you need:

2/3 cups ground coffee
3 cups water
1 tsp cinnamon
3 T dark brown sugar

Put everything in a quart jar and stir.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, pour coffee through a fine mesh strainer.  

I use a reusable coffee filter (pictured below).  This step takes a little time.  I've found that stirring the coffee in the filter helps it strain a little quicker and it's also helpful to remove the grounds before pouring more coffee through.

After the coffee has been strained, fill a glass with ice and pour in coffee until glass is 3/4 full.
Then add milk or cream to taste.

This is the best iced coffee I've ever had.  It's amazing!  I've made several batches this week and have enjoyed every sip.

Linked to: Strut Your Stuff @ Six Sisters' Stuff, Overflowing with Creativity @ It's Overflowing,
Tempt My Tummy TuesdayTuesday at the Table, Tasty Tuesday,
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

May 23, 2012

Giveaway WINNER

Thanks to everyone who entered the NOVICA giveaway!
Congrats to the winner, Wendy at Relatively Unique.