Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kimball Kitchen: Perfect Scrambled Eggs

I am by no means an egg lover; in fact they often gross me out with their slimy texture, odd smell, and sometimes questionable “funnies.” But after eating these eggs they only have me coming back for more! Ryan watched this video on how Gordon Ramsay cooks scrambled eggs and they are seriously delicious! You will never want to scramble eggs any other way. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

I can hardly wait to decorate the Christmas tree! I know, I know, Thanksgiving hasn't even got here, but I just got around to putting away Halloween decorations and since I don't have anything for Thanksgiving; that leaves CHRISTMAS.  Ryan and I decided to do the old school blown glass ornaments for our Christmas tree.  They are all so unique and fun.  I can’t wait to see what we collect over the years.  Our collection so far (in addition to some plain colored balls):

Friday, November 11, 2011

422: Kitchen Open Shelving

We have a serious lack of top shelving in our kitchen due to a large window. The big window is nice and provides lots of light, but the compromise has left us wishing for more accessible storage for everyday items.  Our go to home solution source aka Ikea came through yet again for a perfect solution.  I was able to find shelving that matches the stain of our cabinets perfectly, along with some cool metal hardware. What once was an awkward gap from the cabinets to the window is now open shelving. 

Design*Sponge: Book Signing

I was so excited when I opened my inbox to see Grace Bonney would be visiting Denver on her book tour. She is the founder of the popular blog Design*Sponge and just published her first book, Design*Sponge at Home.   I knew I had to go and get my copy signed! If you do buy the book, I recommend getting it at Anthropologie. They are selling an exclusive edition with 16 extra pages!  

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Slave Labor

My friend Laura and I volunteered our hands for a night of crafting at Anthropologie. It was so fun to be behind the scenes of their fabulous holiday d├ęcor and mingle with inspiring local ladies. We chitchatted about our love for crafts and all things anthro, a perfect girl’s night out.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Kimball Kitchen: Fried Pickles

Fried pickles and homemade ranch for dipping are a perfect snack for some college football. I used the Paula Deen recipe as follows:

1 24-ounce Jar Kosher dill pickle spears or slices
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup Louisiana hot sauce (I like Texas Pete)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 gal peanut oil
2 cups Uncle Bubba’s Fry Mix

Drain the juice from the pickle jar and refill the jar with the garlic powder, hot sauce, and buttermilk. Marinate the pickles for at least 30 minutes.
In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, heat the oil to 350 degrees F. Drain the pickles. Put the fry mix in a large mixing bowl, and toss the pickles to coat thoroughly. Shake off the excess mix by tossing lightly in a strainer and deep fry the pickles in batches for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the size of the spears.
When golden brown, remove the pickles from the oil with a clean strainer or slotted metal spoon and place on paper towels to drain off any excess oil. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

422: Guest Room

Remember over a year ago when I purchased that beautiful gray birdcage wallpaper? Well it made it on the walls, barely. I would definitely recommend calling in the professionals when it comes to hanging wallpaper. We had several booboos to work around and camouflage, luckily the paper is so busy they aren’t too noticeable. So our guest room is complete, and I love it. Now accepting reservations!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

So excited...

... for Thanksgiving when we will all be together! I love my sisters.