Happy 1st Anniversary, readers! I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog as much as I have loved updating it. As a treat to all of you, I am doing an Elizabeth Lanier Designs giveaway! Please leave a comment on the blog on which color of Camille earrings you would like and I'll do a random drawing Sunday afternoon. If you're like me and don't have pierced ears, leave a comment anyway and we can strike a deal! Send your friends over here and have them enter too :) For extra entries please go to Facebook and like our page - if you're already a fan I'll go ahead and add your extra entry.
Thanks so much for coming back everyday and reading, even if you aren't a "Fuller Follower" or a commenter, I appreciate your traffic!
In the days of Google and Wikipedia, the site of a hand held dictionary is becoming more and more sparse. So, kudos to Graphic Image for reinventing the dictionary with a stylish makeover. As Elle Decor pointed out, these would be a great graduation gift. Personally, I would love one for my desk or just a little color to my bookshelf. Purchase the thesaurus and dictionary and add personalization for a thoughtful gift set. Graphic Image has a ton of other cute gifts from a traveler's atlas to a wine reference notebook in fun, bright colors. Pick yours out here!
You may recall this post a couple of weeks ago about Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick. When we were in Vegas about six weeks ago I actually ended up purchasing it and absolutely love it. I have been a devoted Chanel Glossimier user for about ten years, and while I definitely still use my gloss, I am really liking this lipstick. I bought it in Romance, which looks like hot pink in the tube, but actually goes on a shiny, balmy pink. It gives me just enough color without being matte or overwhelming. I really suggest trying these out next time you hit the makeup counter.
lipstick on the left and Chanel Allure lipgloss on the right - loving that one too!
Have you seen the new section in the fresh produce area of Central Market? I noticed it a couple of months ago but didn't pay much attention until tonight. There's a small section with "cooking kits" (if you will) which include a recipe, the fresh ingredients and several add ons if you choose to get those too. Just like most things at this store, it is awesome! Tonight I bought the tortilla soup kit (pictured above) which turned out quite successfully.
For many of the dishes they give you a vegetarian and a non vegetarian option so there is something for everyone. They had everything from soup to fajitas to guacamole to Thai green curry. These are great options if you are only cooking for one or two people because you won't have too many leftovers and you get the exact amount of fresh ingredients the recipe calls for - no more buying cilantro by the pound only to see it spoil! There are options for bigger groups too if you are cooking for more. Can't wait to try the other dishes!
Urban Market Houston is back this weekend! Don't miss out on fabulous one-of-a-kind finds and antiques from all over. I will definitely be hitting the market on Sunday; don't miss your chance! Read about my last experienc here. PS: Don't forget cash or your checkbook as many vendors don't accept CC's.
Urban Market Houston In Midtown Houston: 3101 Smith St. @ Elgin 77006
Saturday night's show is an Early Buying Event:
$25 fee includes early buying, drinks and hors de'oevres, and re-entry on Sunday
Well, Target has truly outdone themselves this time. According to Vogue.com, Target and Missoni are collaborating for a collection to launch this fall. I have long been a fan of the colors and patterns of the decades-old Italian fashion house, so I can't wait to see what they bring to Target.
"Everything from clothes (women’s, men’s, kids'), to bed sheets, to enough dinnerware to set the table forcolazione, pranzo,andcena—all in plenty of Missoni’s swirls, zigzags, and near-hallucinogenic florals. “It’sbeen a fantastic experiencce, " saysAngela Missoni, “one we are eager to share with families across the United States."
By the way, the launch date just happens to be on the birth date of yours truly ... coincidence? I think not!
Love all of the different Clare Vivier clutches. The sweet details, simple shape and wide variety of colors would make this a great edition to your closet. What I love most about these soft leather clutches is that they are great for everyday or a night on the town. Unfortunately they are only sold in one store in Texas, but you can buy them online at her site. Take a look at her fun blog while you are there too!
I made this curried broccoli soup from the recipe below for dinner last night and loved it. It's everything you want in a summer soup: healthy and light! If you don't like curry this is obviously something you should steer clear from, but if you do like curry (or LOVE in my case) I wouldn't be afraid to use a full two teaspoons. I also added salt and pepper which the recipe doesn't call for. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
1. Trim tough stem ends from broccoli. Cut off 1 cup tiny florets from broccoli, steam separately until tender, and set aside for garnish. Coarsely chop remaining broccoli and the onions.
2. In soup pot, melt butter over medium heat, add onion and curry powder, and cook until onions are limp. Add broth and chopped broccoli. Cover, and simmer for 12 minutes or until broccoli is tender when pierced. Whirl small batches of mixture in blender until smooth.
3. Serve hot or chilled. If serving chilled, drop a spoonful of sour cream on top of soup before sprinkling on broccoli florets. Serves 6 to 8.
I can't remember where I found this image, but I absolutely love this look; of course it wouldn't exactly go in my elephant-filled apartment but it is a fabulous idea nonetheless. When it comes to my own home, I tend to gravitate towards colorful and ethnic pieces and these baskets are both.
Living in South Texas I am sure it would be easy to find colorful baskets like this in all shapes in sizes but I think plain baskets would look great also. If you don't live near a mercado (or something similar), I would try someplace like World Market.
What a great way to welcome guests in an entry hall at farm or ranch ... along with a bench or a couple of chairs covered in my favorite new fabric:
I don't know about you, but I may or may not have been at Target this morning at an embarrassing hour. Apparently I was not the only one since many of the sizes were already sold out. But, have no fear, I just finished my first cup of tea out of my new turquoise elephant teapot and scored a few other goodies as well. I was pretty disappointed that the first tunic from the post below is not online or in any of the Houston stores, but I did manage to leave with a few other great things. I will also note that the Target website has a great selection including accessories and awesome scarves that I did not see in the store. Above I pictured a few things I picked up along with a few other things I liked from the line.
PS: If you have someone between the ages of about 3 and 10 please check out the kid stuff - it's so cute! (I tried very hard to be able to wear the little girls elephant tunic)