Hi there! How is your weekend going? And Valentines Day? Do anything special? We had a very cold Valentines Day (no surprise) with flurries but not the snow they said we could get (thankfully)? and met two of our closest friends for a fun and lively dinner. It is a tradition we have had for a long long time and I wouldn’t want it any other way. First order of business is to announce the lucky winner of the darling Giddy Paperie desktop calendar, congratulations goes to…. #110 LC says: ? Oh I am such a fan of this company! I just noticed the Mini Art To Go, though. I guess it?s new or maybe I had just looked over it before. Love the size, and the idea! AI also love the poppy bowl (I?ve already forgotten the exact name). This would work great for me. I have a collection of little flower condiment bowls for spring and summer patio parties. I need to add the poppy bowl to it! Please email me at theenchantedhome@gmail with your shipping info! Today will be a day of doing projects around the house, honestly it is just too cold to go out. It is FRIGID here. In continuing on with my so far successful closet project, it’s a work in progress but I am making baby steps towards a more organized closet! So here are my Sunday seven…… 1. THE VERY BEST IN DRY CLEANING. I thought this would make for an interesting little tidbit. I mean the word dry cleaning hardly conjures up lively conversation,? but does your dry cleaner have it’s own website and concierge? A fancy name? A top posh NYC address? Mine neither:) But I have a fancy friend who lives in NY and was somewhat a jokingly bragging to me about her cleaners. So after I did an eye roll, I have to admit she piqued my curiosity.Then I found out it’s hardly any run of the mill cleaners. This is where the fashion elite send their clothes and they wouldn’t dream of sending them anywhere else. This is a very fancy cleaners. Very. With price tags I am sure to match and what dry cleaner actually posts pictures of their celebrity clientele? It is interesting, bizarre and kind of fascinating all at once! Say hello to Madame Paulette…..if you are kind of curious too, click here to find out more! 2. BASEMENT PROJECT. If you missed the intro post on our basement project, click here. We have been working on it for about 6 months now and finally things are starting to wrap up. We are now working on the bathrooms and I am delighted with my final contenders for the floor. I have chosen two (one for each bathroom). These are from The Tile Bar. I cannot recommend them enough, beautiful things, very competitive prices and super fast turnaround. They rock! Click here to visit Tile Bar. Can’t wait to see them installed! And how gorgeous is this sink for the “lower level” (like that better than basement) powder room? 3. WALLPAPER. The only downside to doing design projects is how I fall in love with things I am doing for other people and my mind gets away from me and suddenly I am doing a little “off the path” exploring. So I was looking for wallpaper? ideas for a customer, and found by chance this paper that I am so in love with. This seriously had me rethinking of painting my cabinets in the laundry room to a white just so I could put up this paper! Crazy? Yes, I know, no worries it’s not happening:)? Looks like gorgeous delft tile….it’s so fresh, would make laundry a pleasure! Then I fell in love with these, if only I had a ski house… And a room for all my blue an white, if I did this is what would go on the walls….. or this one And if I had a crystal closet.. And Pierre Frey always gets me dreaming of using these classic favorites.. 4. INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST . I never tire of all of the incredible beauty and inspiration on Instagram. Whether its taking me away on a mini virtual vacation to somewhere warm, or enticing me to cook up something good, there is always something wonderful on Pinterest. You will see a heavy emphasis on Valentine’s Day this week… 5. MY TALENTED READERS STRIKE AGAIN. My readers never ever cease to amaze and wow me, love getting your pictures of things you have bought from my shop and seeing them up in your beautiful homes. Just check out these latest pictures submitted (the second and third are from a current and on going e design project, we just installed the new light)…. 6. THE ENCHANTED HOME SHOP. Very exciting happenings at The Enchanted Home shop! Some really wonderful things are going on…the first round of monogrammed napkin orders are finishing up and will soon be on their way to their lucky owners. Click here to see monogrammed napkins. And then the chinoiserie tole that I am just dying over has gotten put up on my shop as of yesterday, a few more pieces being added today and by day’s end it will all be up! Really loving both of these products……all my favorite things! A promo just started on the line as of Monday morning 8am click here to see. Black Chinoiserie Greek Key Tea Caddy 7. A EASY PEASY APPETIZER. I have bragged about and shared my delicious baked brie on my blog before. So the other day two friends were stopping by and I was too lazy to go to the market so started brainstorming about what I could serve. I always keep Phyllo dough in my freezer and I being in a creative mood, decided to try my hand at creating “mini baked brie bites”……and by golly, they came out amazing! I was exited to have created a new and wonderful bite size appetizer, so much easier than serving the big round, which can get messy to serve. So here is what I did. If you have something coming up and need an absolutely delicious appetizer…..I highly suggest this! You need about 1/2 of a brie wheel, cupcake tin, cooking spray, brown sugar, nuts (chopped) flour, brown sugar and egg whites Roll out phyllo and cut into 3′, about 4″ x 4″, put into cupcake tin, add a chunk (about size of large ice cube) inside, sprinkle brown sugar and nuts on top, then add a small pat of butter Add a small pat of butter Then “wrap them up” seal on top Brush on egg whites to “seal” the dough” They are now ready for the oven Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 30 min ( I turned it way down and let it cook another 5 min to insure it’s extra oozy:) Voila! The mini brie bits are ready to be enjoyed, I serve with Carrs water crackers…yum yum I wish I had one right this very minute. So that my friends is what’s new with me. Hungry? Yes me too:) Hope you are having a wonderful and enjoyable weekend. Wishing you a fantastic Sunday and end to your weekend. A reminder to anyone who has asked, all the tole pieces should be online by later today/tomorrow. Until next time…. PS Be sure to check out the chinoiserie tole promo just starting on Monday at 8am! Click here.