Hi hope you are having an enjoyable weekend. Time to first announce the winner of the Enchanted Home goodie box. Congratulations goes to- #24 KATHY CHANDLER Please contact us at [email protected] to provide your shipping information so your goodie box can be on it’s way! ______________________________________ We have had an extremely wet and fairly cold May but hopefully that means a warm, dry June! I am out of town for a couple of days but have this and another post scheduled ahead of time, so fingers crossed they “behave” as they are supposed to! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, here we go with my Seven on Sunday…. _________________________________________ 1 MY AMAZING CUSTOMERS Always so blown away when I get to see my products in my customers homes….such talent! I get a real thrill seeing these pictures so please do keep them coming:) If you have any pictures you want to share that you want us to add to our online gallery and that may even. make it to one of these Sunday posts, please send to [email protected]. 2 ORIENT EXPRESS I mean come on- is there anything more glamorous than boarding the iconic Venice Simplon Orient Express!!!! The sheer luxury and old world elegance is mind boggling. Know one person who took the Venice to route and said it should be on everyone’s bucket list. No expense seems to have been spared and I heard the food can rival most top rated restaurants in any major city. Ready to go?All aboard….click here to begin dreaming:) 3 INSTAGRAM OF INTEREST Another beautiful bounty of amazing instagrams, some including a few new accounts that I think you will enjoy as well- 4 FOUND MY DREAM HOME IN PROVENCE! This was love at first sight, granted some of the interior rooms I would change out to be lighter and airier, it’s all aesthetics and that I could do easily. The grounds,ambiance and everything else has me dreaming and this is the next best thing to being transported to the movie, A Good Year! Love this! Interested? Click here to contact the agent and. promise me, that my finders fee can be exchanged for unlimited guest stays:) Domaine des Vences, Ventabren, Aix-en-Provence Domaine des Vences, Ventabren, Aix-en-Provence Domaine des Vences, Ventabren, Aix-en-Provence Domaine des Vences, Ventabren, Aix-en-Provence Domaine des Vences, Ventabren, Aix-en-Provence Domaine des Vences, Ventabren, Aix-en-Provence 4 A RECIPE YOU WILL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT Discovered this a few months ago and it is soooo good. Easy, healthy (made a few modifications) and good enough to even serve at a dinner party. The mild but flavorful dish is one of those that could satisfy almost any palette. Found it at Lil’Luna, click here to find more wonderful recipes. Ingredients 4-5 boneless skinless chicken cutlets pounded thin (about 1.25 lbs) salt and pepper 1/2 cup all purpose flour (used half of this) 1-2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic minced 2 cups chicken broth ( I used vegetable broth) 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp capers drained and rinsed 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt or more to taste angel hair pasta for serving if desired ( I serve it with a vegetable or zucchini spaghetti) sliced lemons for serving (I used a lot of lemon, sliced up 2 lemons) parsley for serving Directions Pound chicken cutlets and season with salt and pepper. Roll in flour and shake off excess. Heat oil in pan. Brown chicken on both sides over medium heat. Remove to a plate when brown, set aside. Pull pan off the heat and add in minced garlic. Stir. Don’t burn the garlic! When fragrant, add chicken broth and place pan back on heat. Scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Heat to a light boil and let sauce cook until reduced a bit. Add lemon juice and capers. Simmer again until sauce is reduced some and slightly thickened. Add butter and melt. Add chicken and any liquid on plate. Simmer together over a medium-low heat until sauce is to thickness desired. Pull off heat. Lightly stir in yogurt (can also skip this step and eat without adding yogurt). 6 VISIT LADY DIANA’S CHILDHOOD HOME! I would love to do this and this almost has me wanting to plot a trip to the UK for this very reason alone. I have always been a huge, huge fan and own almost every book ever written about her, just adored her, she was iconic and everything to me, that a lady should be. I still get teary eyed thinking of how sad she was in those last few years prior to her death. Such a kind, gentle and good person, good to her very core. No one will ever replace her. Even her beautiful childhood home seems to embody all that she was. How much fun would it be to visit the beautiful estate where she grew up;. Well now you can! From July 1st through August 31st, the home is open to the public (you must purchase tickets in advance). One of the most exciting things I did not know is that you can also have a wedding at Althorp! Can you imagine? I may need to renew my vows:) Click here for more info….. 7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY Are you good at carving time out for yourself? Even under stress and duress, are you good at recognizing when you need a self imposed time out or just a small dose of “me time”? I admittedly am not the best at it, but am working on it. I tend to do for everyone and not quite mastered the art of giving myself a self imposed time off/time out. I am really trying to work on that as I recognize the benefits and how important self care is during a stressful time. If you have tips, please bring them on:) Which best describes you and carving time out for yourself when needed? ______________________________________________ And that’ s a wrap friends for this weekend. Hope you enjoyed my post this Sunday and would love to hear what you have to say. Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day. Until next time……. PS If you missed my Enchanted Home newsletter about all that is new and incoming, click here PPS Last day to take advantage of our Provence planter sale, every planter is 30% off! Use code spring. Click here to see all of our fabulous Provence planters, a perfect time to spruce up your patio/pool/front door entry!