Stella & Dot Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Looking to make a statement this Valentine's Day?  
Check out Stella & Dot's new Spring Line, I am just gushing over it!

Make your Valentine's Wish List ... then send your husband HERE!

Shop with me online, host a trunk show and receive free jewelry, or just bring your catalog to work
with you and share the Stella & Dot Styles with your co-workers!  Everyone loves Jewelry! 

Don't be stuck getting chocolate and a card this year ... make a statement!


The Pampered Mom's: Grilled Soy Sauce & Brown Sugar Salmon

Thursday, January 10, 2013
As I announced yesterday, through my business, The Bridal Solution, where I design, style and plan weddings all over the country, I have been asked to start styling for a popular food blog "somewhat" close to home.  I am REALLY excited about this venture.  They say in business, do what you love ... well I am living it up, let me tell you!

I thought I would try my hand at a little food styling this morning, and decided dinner last night would be a good opportunity to start things off.  Like the photos from last night, my [food stylish] job will be consistent with clean lines, simple and appetizing.  Wish me luck :)

Without Further Ado, here is one of my favorite recipes for our family.  We have Salmon once a week, and this seems to be the favorite so far!

Grilled Soy Sauce & Brown Sugar Salmon:

Get enough salmon to feed  your family.  The marinade recipe below works really well for 2 large filets of salmon, but of course, you can make more if you need to!

#1. Prep Salmon
Lay your salmon out flat and and sprinkle with lemon pepper and garlic powder

#2.  Wisk the rest of the ingredients together to create the marinade.  This marinade is the perfect combination of salty & sweet!

#3.  Place salmon in a large plastic zip lock bag and add the married marinade.  I usually do this about two hours before I expect to start grilling.  Place bag in the refrigerator to chill.

#4.  Grill Salmon.  Each fillet is different, but for me what usually works is when I cook the salmon for 7 minutes on each side.  Salmon should be flaky when done. 

2 filets of salmon
TT lemon pepper
TT garlic powder
TT salt
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water

Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog.  It's mostly about my adventures as a mom, wife and business owner!  I love beautiful things, I love weddings and I love creating memories!


Pampered Mom's DIY Fabric Shades

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
We are starting off 2013 with a DIY project that is sooooo simple, it will only take you 15 minutes or less!  Yep, you heard right.  It's so easy, that my kids were telling me what to do next!

I have lived in my home for 6 years now and there are two windows that were never covered.  In fact, they sat bare, because I could not decide what would look best.  I tried many coverings, but nothing worked out.  It was either too long or too short, not the right color, etc.  FINALLY, I came across this fabric and immediatly knew what I wanted to do.  Don't you just love when that happens? Oh, and major bonus.  This project cost me a total of ONLY $15.00.  That was for 2 window coverings remember.

So here's the final product ..

The whole project really is that simple.  You need to cut your fabric to the size of your window.  I actually leave one inch on either side and fold over with the adheasive tape  to create a perfect edge.
Fold over each side of you fabric, making sure the top has enough room to slide the tension rod through.  The iron-on adheasive fabric table is really easy to use.  Just cut the tape, fold the fabric, touching the tape on either side and iron.  It takes about 30 seconds per side.

Once the fabric is folded on each side, slide the tention rod through the top and hang!  Wa-La!
Perfect DIY Fabric Shades!

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