Alyssa Cole

Chili Chocolate Valentine Truffles

Valentine’s Day is coming up and, even though my kids are 13 now, I still love to make festive treats for them. I saw this recipe at ALittleClaireification.com and just had to try it out for them. The truffle recipe is divided into two parts. 1) chili chocolate ganache 2) coating and decorating of chili chocolate …

DIY Tulle Valentine’s Day Wreath

During the fall one of my more creative friends crafted this Harvest Wreath. She is so crafty!! Check out her Esty store. This project has been lingering in the back of my mind every since I saw it – thinking, “I could totally take this on!” Valentine’s Day presented the perfect opportunity and, turs out, …

Master Bedroom Makeover – From The Floor Up

It’s time for a total re-haul of my master bedroom. I bought the house several years ago and have been focused on getting the other rooms in the house up to par, so my bedroom has been on the back burner. Until now. I decided to do a total room redo, and I am starting …

Kick-start 2014 with this Simple Salsa recipe

I love salsa! No, not the dance — the appetizer! I also love super simple. This recipe was given to me by a co-worker years ago and has become a staple in my home and almost anywhere that I am charged with bringing finger foods or appetizers.  There is one warning for this salsa – …

Inspired Style: Trend Boards

Looking for the newest trends in design? Check Mohawk Home’s Inspiration Boards to stir your imagination and discover the perfect details to refresh your home. What’s your style? Crafted Modern Woodland Creatures Refinements Nouveau For more inspire-worthy ideas, check out Mohawk Home’s style boards (http://www.mohawkhome.com/inspiration-boards/) and Pinterest.  

Rustic Pine Holiday Table

Rustic is one of my many styles, and this Rustic Pine dining room setting has the perfect amount of class and rustic charm all rolled into one.     Would you like to recreate this look for your own dining space? It all starts with the table! Weathered and distressed, this gorgeous table is perfect for …

Weekend Project: FrogTape® Shape Tape Art

FrogTape is Fabulous! Have you ever used Frog Tape for painting? They now have FrogTape® Shape Tape™ and it comes in several different shapes, but my favorite is the chevron! It is SO super easy. Just cut the shaped tape the length you need. Paint a section of your project along the edges of the tape; …

Lovely Outdoor Lighting for Longer Nights

It’s official, we’ve lost an entire hour of daylight. The trade off, however, is that we now get one more hour of cool, winter evenings to enjoy. My favorite! Why? Because this time of year for me brings a renewed love of my outdoor spaces… for family time, garden parties or simply lounging by the fire. …

Holly Berry Tablescape for Christmas

I don’t know about you, but at my house eating is just as important as the presents come Christmas Day! My Momma always taught me presentation is important. For yourself, your gifts, and your dining room. A lot of things have changed since Momma hosted Christmas at her house. She and I don’t exactly share …

Recipe: Mexican-style Street Corn

Having just returned from a spectacular 4-day trip to/from Napa Valley a lil’ over a week ago, I am still basking in the post vacation giddiness that comes with  thinking back on the inside jokes that sprang from too much delicious wine or scrolling through the ton of captured Instagram pics. Gorgeous wineries, invigorating hikes, …

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