Here’s a fabulous and basic recipe to help with your next dinner party. I’m personally not a huge fan of the jarred, store-bought tomato sauce but have been known to use it again and again out of sheer necessity and time constraints. If, and when I do, I like to jazz it up a bit by adding cooked garlic, herbs from the yard or sauteed veggies that might to a swell job masking the canned version. BUT then I discovered this easy recipe by Paul Sweet! And because your dinner guests (and family) deserve so much more, I hope you love it. …
Does your space need a bit of cheering up? Page Marchese Norman gives us a creative solution to a drab office by adding a simple monotone yellow throughout for a sunnier space. By adding canary-yellow artist’s tape (which doesn’t leave a residue) to book bindings, box bases and labels, the office has transformed itself from a neutral sea of tans, greys and whites to a brightly accented area. Incorporating neutral magazine holders, cd storage and oversize boxes to organize your space provides an easy palette to play with. Check out Martha Stewart Living for the full article. The colorful file folders shown are available through Paper Source.
I remember searching for ages on how to create my own not-traditional-ugly-brown bulletin board… and I couldn’t believe how easy it was to do when I finally figured it out! I made a few of these on my own before finding this helpful article at Martha Stewart Living. My own recipe involves laying fun fabric in matching patterns over thick foam board (and then tacking or hot gluing edges down on opposite side) that was cut to the size of my empty frames. I popped my newly covered foam board in and hung with ribbon, voila!
This is an easy DIY idea that will help transform any bare, unorganized space into a creative and modern work of art. Use any fabric that suits your fancy and find beautiful vintage frames at flea markets and garage sales. Check out the article for a quick and easy solution to creating your own.