Monday, April 30, 2012

The Perfect Classic Mojito

Start your week off right with The Classic Mojito! They're such a refreshing, cool drink. Classic Mojito

8 fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 Tbs. simple syrup ( see related recipe at bottom)
1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
Crush ice as needed
2 oz light rum
2 oz club soda
1 lime wedge
Serve 1

Put the mint leaves in the bottom of a glass.  Add the simple syrup and lime juice and muddle well.  Fill the glass with crushed ice.  Add the rum and club soda and stir briefly.  Add the lime wedge.

Simple Syrup recipe
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, bring the water to a simmer.  Add the sugar and stir until it completely dissolves.   Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.  Pour the syrup into a clean bottle, cap it and refrigerate until ready to use.

Note:  You can keep 2 months or longer in the fridge.


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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hallway Gallery

Well its been a week since my last post.  I'm still alive, just been working on a various projects :)

hallway gallery I'm completely smitten with my new hall way gallery that I just finished last weekend.  One of my favorite project I've done so far. What do you think?

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sneak Peek

Coming soon, I promise!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Pantry Makeover Reveal

Its about time right? This reno has been complete since last month or so...but I finally got the chance to took some photos yesterday and now its ready for the world to see!

See the before here.

Okay, here it is! It may not be some super huge pantry and high end design, but I  L-O-V-E it!
We emptied the entire pantry, ripped out the old shelves, wash down the walls. Then we painted the walls Behr Botanical Tint, installed 5 new shelves with simple white  bracket from Lowe's.Pantry After Pantry Makeover After-2
Need to pick up some sugar soon :)
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top: Shallots and Garlic| bottom: Onions
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misc items
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So that's it! A well organized pantry.  My new pantry makes me so happy!
If you have any questions feel free to email or leave a comment below.

Everything was previously owned.  The only thing we had to pay for was the paint, shelving brackets and two stripe baskets from the Container Store.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Zen Guest Bathroom Mood Board

Zen Guest Bathroom Makeover

I've been thinking about redoing our guest bathroom since I brightened up the living room and kitchen with new paint. So here's my plan.

1. I'm still debating between SW sea salt and comfort grey for the walls.
2. Replace our existing light fixture with this modern light.
3. I've always been a big fan of vessel sink and this one is just perfect.
4. DIY butcher block countertop
5. Love this simple faucet
6. DIY bamboo ladder towel rack
7. Paint our existing builder's cabinet to black
8. Already replaced the laminate floor with hexagon tiles/ white grout.  Love it so much!
9. I'm dying over this shower curtain
10. Just scored this bath rug at West Elm

Wish me luck y'all.  Have a happy weekend! Pin It

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bun Thit Nuong (Vermicelli with Vietnamese Grilled Pork)

Bun Thit Nuong is a very simple dish.  The complexity lies in the making of pork, beef, chicken or shrimps.  Otherwise, the remaining portion is extremely easy to put together.  Enjoy!
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Printable Recipe here

 dinner for two bun thit nuong
red bud

Hi - didn't mean to not update for so long! Weekends have been busy lately with working around our house, (redoing our guest  bathroom, installing kitchen backsplash and bamboo flooring next week)  so I haven't put in the time.  Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Pin It
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