'Food'

Halloween Flashback: Candy Corn Inspiration

October 19, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s kind of crazy around here today and tomorrow so we are going to Flashback to some of the fun Halloween posts I’ve done that are still timely now. Today we are looking back at some fun and original ideas using everyone’s favorite Autumn sweet, Candy Corn. This has to be one of the most versatile candies around, perfect for eating and decorating. Join me for a look back at all the fun uses for this corn shaped sugary snack. Enjoy!!!

To read the original article click here, I’ll catch you soon, I’m running to the store for more Candy Corn. 

Crate & Barrel Halloween

October 6, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Yesterday I shared some great vintage and vintage-inspired items with you from Etsy and today I want to share some mid-century inspired Halloween decor from Crate & Barrel. I always enjoy shopping at Crate & Barrel or visiting their website, so many of their items take inspiration from the 1950’s through the 1970’s in the shapes they use and the patterns used on fabrics and serving ware. I’m particularly excited about the Cauldron Bowls and the Ghost pattern used on several of the dining and serving pieces. Let’s take a look at all the fun and spooky items from Crate & Barrel and as always, Enjoy!!!

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10 Fall Cocktails: Round 1

September 27, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It has cooled off dramatically here in Oklahoma and it rained all day yesterday, it really feels like Fall is here. I thought we would take a look at some of the new cocktails created by mixologists across the country, especially those that focus on the flavors of the Fall season and that will work well with some of our favorite Fall appetizers and meals. We’re going to look at 10 cocktails, starting this morning with the first 5 and check back later today for the second 5 links and recipes. I’m not posting the recipes themselves but I am providing the link to the websites where I found the cocktails, just click on anything orange under the cocktails photo. OK, let’s start mixing, Enjoy!!! (above via)

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Autumn 2017

September 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

We’ve made it to another Fall when our thoughts of color turn to warmer colors like Oranges, Browns, and Burgundy and brightness of Yellow. Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons since I love the cooler weather associated with both of them, the holidays and colors. This fall I’m hoping to get an Etsy page up and going that I’ll share here on the blog when I have new items going up on it for sale, I’m going to mainly focus on holidays and creating wonderful things for you to enjoy in your homes and that you can also give as gifts. I’ll be sharing with you decorating projects I have going on, both Holiday decorating and Interior decorating. I just took fabrics to my friend who sews for me and she’s making new bedding and drapes for my bedroom and I’ll share that with you as soon as it’s done. For now let’s take a look at some beautiful images of Autumn decor that hopefully inspires us to enjoy the cool, crisp days of Fall and all that they offer. Have a great day and Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Eating Out In San Miguel de Allende

September 20, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Let’s face it, one of the things we all look forward to when on vacation is what and where we are going to eat. We were not disappointed in the choices we had of places to dine in San Miguel, while we chose pretty much authentic Mexican for all of our meal choices we did branch out, especially at lunch, sometimes you get tired of chips and salsa and are wanting a good salad or maybe some pasta. Today I’m going to share with you a list and look at most of the restaurants we visited on our recent trip to San Miguel and I’ll try to remember what we ate where. I shared a lot of these on my Facebook page, here. For now, pull up a chair and Enjoy!!!

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Carolyn Wilson, Artist

August 9, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I recently discovered artist Carolyn Wilson while I was searching for images for another post, another happy stumble upon. Carolyn is a California artist who knew she had talent from a young age and was encouraged to pursue her abilities by her father. Today she paints beautiful images of landscapes, animals, food, and flowers. I love her style and choice of colors, I particularly enjoy all the work she’s done that’s connected to England. She works in watercolor and also has some mixed medium works available, including some that combine tissue paper collage and paint. Today I’m featuring some images of her paintings and encourage you to visit her website here and check out a lot more of her work, as always, Enjoy!!! ( above image, Hachiya Harvest)

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Charley Harper Collection From West Elm

July 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Yesterday we explored the artwork of American artist Charley Harper, I was doing that for two reasons. First, because I enjoy his artwork and second because West Elm just announced a new collection of items in their stores and available online that they’ve created in conjunction with the Charley Harper estate. There are several wonderful pieces available from West Elm, a wonderful chair done in a print we featured yesterday and some wall art. I particularly like the pieces for the kitchen, the white ceramic trays decorated in Charley Harper prints run from $8 to $19. I’ve gathered up some photos today for you to see of some of the items, check them out at West Elm’s website here when you have a chance, for now, Enjoy!!! (above, Tapestry Wall Art)

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Bee’s Wrap ~ Sustainable Food Storage

May 16, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Sometimes the old ways are the best ways especially as we take on things like Sustainable storage, something that is quickly becoming popular as we try to figure out ways to live on our big blue planet without harming it and ourselves. Bee’s Wrap is a company that is taking on sustainable food storage and eliminating plastics from our kitchens and was founded by Sarah Kaeck in 2012. Kaeck rediscovered the art of infusing organic cotton fabric with beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin which results in a stylish, washable and reusable alternative wrap to plastic wrap and containers. You use the warmth of your hands to mold the wrap around whatever you are covering, whether it’s a sandwich or a piece of fruit, then as the wrap cools it conforms to the shape of the object and creates a seal. The wraps are usable multiple times and can eventually be disposed of in compost piles or used for other things such as firestarters in fireplaces or when camping. The wraps come in fun colors and patterns, check them out here as well as the different sizes and shapes of Bee’s Wrap, Enjoy!!!

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NYC Dining: The Monkey Bar, Buddakan & Vaucluse

April 26, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I LOVE to eat, I love good food and I think that’s because I was raised by people who love to cook and take great pride in what they create and that was passed on to me in my love for good food and cooking. Part of the fun of a vacation for me is where we are going to eat and on this recent trip I took to New York City we ate at three restaurants that are new to us. I’m going to share some images of each restaurant and tell you a little bit about our dining experience at each place. As much as I love good food I also love a great interior in a restaurant, it doesn’t have to be over the top with everything gilded, but just have a definite direction or theme and do it well, the three restaurants I’m going to talk about today all have a distinct look to go with their menus and the looks are all done beautifully. So, join me as we tour The Monkey Bar, Buddakan and Vaucluse, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Balthazar & War Paint

April 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Hello!!!!! I hope everyone is off to a great start this week, I’m sorry I didn’t get any posts up yesterday, I was playing catch-up after getting home from my weekend in New York City. I want to do a couple of posts and share with you some of the things we did and places we visited while we were in NYC. One place we always visit while in NYC is Balthazar Restaurant, Balthazar is a French Brasserie that was opened in 1997 by restauranteur Keith McNally, it’s one of the closest places I’ve ever dined that is truly like being in Paris. (above image via)

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