Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pining for Pink (aka The Lament of Summer's End)

Somehow, I blinked and it was Wednesday night.  How did that happen??  

With only a few days letter of summer before I begin teaching and trying to wrap up some Over the Moon projects, it has been a busy week!

But needless to say, I have still found time to browse pinterest....funny how that happens, right?  It seems that everyone is lamenting the wane of summertime, as I've been seeing a good deal of romantic pinches of pink in people's home decor pins.

I must say, there may be no more exhilarating combination than PINK and CHINOISERIE!

Do you think the Mister would let me get away with this all pink living room......??!!

1 / 2  / 3 / 4

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Baby Shower

Last Saturday we loved celebrating the future arrival of a very special baby! These parents-to-be have meant so much to my family, and my mom, sisters, and I were so excited to shower them with gifts and love!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Monogram Monday 7.22.2013

I know, I know.  It's not really a monogram....but this bracelet is still the bomb diggity.  I've been wanting one of these bad boys from Charm & Chain for years.

LA?  Could this sample be any more perfect??!!  I love the design of this piece.  It adds a little jazz to your everyday monogram!

And how cool is this glass locket that opens from the bottom?  It's the perfect mix of industrial and femme.

For more delightful goodies, check out Charm & Chain's monogram shop.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Back to my own Bed

It seems like I haven't seen my own bed in weeks!  As soon as we get back into town, I barely have time to do laundry before we are back on the road.  

After market this weekend, the hubs joined us in Atlanta for a Braves game on Saturday.  We had such a blast, but I am thrilled to be back home!  Finally, we will be in town for a full 3 weeks before one last summer hooray in Savannah.

How is it that vacations are more exhausting than staying at home?  I hope I can find some bed-lounging time while it's still summer.

Doris Day
Audrey Hepburn

Marilyn Monroe
Vivien Leigh

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Off to Market!

Wish us luck!

Over the Moon is heading to market to stock our online store with tempting treats and glorious goodies while we continue to develop our own products!

We are so excited for our first market experience and cannot wait to meet all the industry geniuses. Oh, and we are going to a seminar taught by the property brothers...don't be jealous..

See you all next week!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Baby Shower Invitations

While I'm still going to plenty of weddings, it seems that I've started the transition from nuptials to baby showers.  In fact, I'm hosting one for a dear friend at my house next weekend.

As I was on a hunt for the perfect invitation, here are some little beauties that really struck my fancy!

1- Minted
4- Minted

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Independence Day!
The hubs and I are in Mississippi this weekend for his high school reunion so we will catch you next week!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Delicious Summer Salad (and Pizza, too!)

Do you know Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman?  She always has the best recipes!  When I came across her Grilled Peaches & Pecans post, my mouth started watering!  She has some great ideas of concoctions you can make with grilled peaches, but my favorite was the salad.

Ree's rendition calls for blue cheese and a maple syrup dressing, which aren't really my style.  So instead here's what I did:

1. Pre-heat your grill. Cut and de-pit a few peaches.  Rub the tops of them with brown sugar, then toss them on the grill on med or med-high (depending on your grill) for about 10 minutes.
2. Rinse off some spinach, or whatever green you choose!
3. Rough chop some pecans, maybe about 3/4 cup or so and throw it over your spinach.
4. Crumble some goat cheese over your spinach and drizzle with some olive oil and balsamic dressing, or the same dressing used here.
5. Take your peaches off the grill and cut them in half again.  
6. Take this little treat to the face!

And while you're at it, why not make a few little pizzas to scarf down, too?

I like to use a dough recipe from a Williams-Sonoma cookbook I have:

Combine 1 1/4 cups warm water, 2 envelopes active dry yeast, 2 tsp red wine vinegar and 3 Tbsp olive oil in a bowl of a stand mixed fitted with a dough hook.  Mis on low speed until just blended, about 30 seconds.  Add 1 cup of flour and mix on low speed for 30 seconds.  Continue to slowly add 3 cups of flour, 2 tsp sugar, and 1 Tbsp salt and beat on low speed.  After all ingredients have been added, raise the speed to medium for a minute more until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.

Remove bowl from stand and drizzle dough with oil.  Turn the ball of dough several times so it is fully coated.  Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rest at room temp for 30 minutes.

Divide dough into 4-6 equal pieces and roll each into a smooth ball and place of baking sheet.  Cover with damp towel and let rest for 10 minutes at room temp.  Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 6-8 hours.  If you're dough has been chilled, let it rest at room temp for about 30 minutes before rolling it into a delicious crust!

Top with whatever toppings you like.  Above: a classic pepperoni and mozzarella and a roasted red pepper, feta, and basil.

You can also freeze your extra dough then let it thaw out the day you want to make your pizzas!