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Hello and happy Sunday! Hope you are doing well and enjoying a nice weekend. We had a busy week last week with the arrival of our enormous porcelain container and then the tole arrived on Friday, felt like Christmas in January:)

It is so wonderful that things are moving again (still slowly) but moving! We have all kinds of amazing things coming in for spring and I am so excited to continue to share them with you. Low key weekend, had a reaction to the booster so I have been home bound, hoping for it to subside today! Onward we go to this weekend’s post…….

 

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1 BLUE AND WHITE AROUND HERE So with my Christmas decor having come down, the house started feeling a little bare. I am longing to add springy touches but thought it’s  a bit too soon. Then on second thought, I forgot how much I enjoy seeing cherry blossom so out they came along with or beautiful faux peonies which are super realistic (click here to see our lifelike flowers) So I had fun tweaking with blue and white here and there, added a few new pieces.

 

2 NEW THINGS ON THE HORIZON We have these fabulous square hand painted murals coming this way in about 5 weeks, just love each and every one of them, having a hard time saying which is my favorite? How about you?

With spring just 6 weeks away, getting lots of fishbowls and planters on our Feb shipment. These are small 4″ x 6″ but perfect for small plants!

3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST What a gorgeous round up this weekend, back to all around beauty and inspiration.

 

4 A WONDERFUL COUNTRY HOME This is charming and so nicely doe. I love the kitchen and that green pantry/wine room is quite amazing. I love studying pictures to take away small details, I never know when I might want to apply them to a project of my own:) Click here to read more about this home over at Atlanta Homes Magazine.

Photographer- Emily Followhill (for Atlanta Homes Magazine)

5. THE PERFECT WINTER SOUP. I try to cook at least twice a week. I tend to go for comfort foods in the winter, they just hit the right spot on a cold wintry day. Ina Garten’s winter minestrone is a home run (found over at Simply Scratch) This is hearty enough to serve as a meal especially with toasted baguette rounds. So good, make extra to freeze!

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 short stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • kosher salt
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 quarts (8 cups) low-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth if vegetarian
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups cut green beans, frozen – no need to thaw
  • 6 ounces dried short pasta, like cavatelli or orecchiette

 

  • 3 handfulls (or 3 cup) fresh spinach (not baby), coarsely chopped

 

  • In a large dutch oven add olive oil, diced celery, carrots, onion, zucchini and garlic with a generous pinch of kosher salt.
  • Stir, cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
  • Next add the tomato paste, italian seasoning, dried thyme and rubbed sage. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Add in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes (and juices), low-sodium chicken broth, red kidney beans, cannellini beans, (frozen) cut green beans and 1 bay leaf.
  • Stir well to combine, cover and increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.

 

  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to simmer and add in 6 ounces short pasta, like cavatelli or orecchiette. Simmer the soup on medium-low to low heat witht the lide askew for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally, making sure the pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • When the pasta is cooked, chop up 3 generous handfuls of spinach (remove and discard stems) and add that into the pot of soup. Stir until wilted.
  • Remove and discard the bay leaf. Taste and season with kosher salt and black pepper to preference. For me, I measured 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt and a heaping 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. I eyeball the black pepper because it’s freshy ground.

 

6 SIMON BECK AND SNOW ART! People never cease to amaze me and the lengths to which some people’s creativity goes is spellbinding. This man is a snow artist (didn’t even know this existed) but wow! This is mesmerizing.

A little about Simon Beck-

Simon Beck is a British snow artist and a former cartographer.  Referred to as the world’s first snow artist, he is primarily known for his landscape drawings and sculptures created from snow and sand.  His work appeared in news media after he completed installations at Banff National Park in Alberta and at Powder Mountain in Utah.

He has walked more than 50 miles (80km) in circles wearing snowshoes to create vast snow drawings in Colorado. Imagine his physical condition!

7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY I always enjoy knowing your opinion on any given subject. Today we are talking about sleep. Something I am having a very hard time with lately. I have no problem falling asleep but almost like clockwork wake up around 2am. It is infuriating as I often wake up and literally cannot go back to sleep despite trying everything (melatonin Zquil, ativan) plus various apps like Calm, etc…..

I literally do not remember the last time I got a solid 6 or 7 hour sleep let alone quality REM sleep!  I have always been someone who needed very little, normally late to bed and up by around 5:30 naturally. I know you sleep less as you get older and am curious how many hours o sleep do you think you get on average a night?



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Thanks for stopping by. Wishing everyone a great and relaxing Sunday. I plan on having a chill day at home and hopefully catching up on some organizational projects as well as possibly planning out a new home office (desperately needed) !Until next time….

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Kitty. madden on

Last summer a group of about eight of my friends and I shared the same thing—- we were all waking at 2a.m.! Is it something in the cosmos?!? Then we agreed that from then on it would be comforting when it happened to think of each other awake as well.

Maria on

What a gorgeous selection you provide! It makes my day!

Franki Parde on

Lady…the “creations” you discover are…Remarkable!! Honestly, you really cannot know how your “selections”…for lack of a more beautiful word…give me pause. These bleak winter months (not my season!) just got better today. 3am to 5am is my nemesis…*sigh* franki

Ms. Tracey on

That snow art. I’m amazed❄❄❄ thanks for the soup recipe Tina. We are in the freezer here on the South brrrr

Lee on

Tina,
Sleep has been a problem for me as well. My advice is go now and have a complete thyroid panel with an endocrinologist (GP don’t generally order the complete panel) I found many answers to my sleep problems. If in South Carolina try DR Brittany Henderson in Charleston,SC. ( Check her out on Instagram and the web -stellar credentials)

Patricia Sappington on

Good Morning Tina!Im just like you .Been having problem sleeping for a while.I tried everthing too!Feel your pain girl!
I’m excited for the spring g items as well but am trying to enjoy the winter as well.Every day a gift!Hope you feel better as well!
Best wishes!
Pat S.

Marilyn Holliday on

I don’t know if this has been mentioned. There is an article
about you Tina in Southern Lady
Magazine this month. I enjoyed
reading.
Thanks for all the beauty.
Marilyn

Denise on

For sleeping, try a cup of Rooibus red tea before going to bed. It is natural and works for me!

Amjean on

I want you to know that I received the tablecloth, and it is beyond beautiful! I have admired it in your photos
for a few years and was so excited to be able to purchase one.

Jody on

1) I have black out curtains, which close at sunset so my bedroom is dark for sleeping and stays dark until sunrise due to the Lutron programming.
2) I take 300 mg. of magnesium in a glass of water 2-3 hours before bed time
3) I do not keep my phone, laptop or iPad anywhere near my bed at night, and don’t browse the internet
4) I do not listen to music or watch tv in bed
5) The temperature of my bedroom is cool at night and I sleep with the window open for fresh air (unless it’s summer and the a/c is on)
6) I have an extremely comfortable and supportive mattress so I do not toss and turn.
7) I have 850 fill power, soft, 100% goose down, sleeping pillows from Dewoolfson Down which support my head and neck perfectly
8) I have clean bedding on my bed twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays). I love falling asleep on clean, ironed sheets!

Beth A. Christoff on

Not getting a ton of sleep these days due to getting 2 puppies at Thanksgiving! Thought of you, Tina, when we lost our beloved Scotchie last September. I still enjoy seeing pictures of Teddy and fondly remember your “golden shadow”! My family couldn’t bear the silence in the house. I guess the few sleep –deprivation induced wrinkles are worth it. Have a great week!

Deanna on

About sleep…I take a sedating antidepressant to help me sleep, since anxiety is an issue. I also take Klonopin, since Ativan doesn’t last as long. Then I sleep through the night and drink caffeine as soon as I wake up. I hope you find something that works for you. Thanks for the beauty on a dull, gray day. It’s fun to see what you post on Sundays!!

Patti Hobgood on

Sometimes I think our blood sugar drops during the night which could disturb sleep patterns. And then again there is always good ole stress. Naps have become a necessity but I call it resting!

Ellen on

Love seeing all of your blue and white scattered around the house everything is so pretty and I have enjoyed every piece I bought from you. I was so excited to get my tablecloth it is even more beautiful in person and I will be using it next weekend for a small dinner party.

I also suffer from sleep deprivation I do not go on any type of social media or devices one hour before I want to go to sleep and I always have a glass of wine around 8 PM which makes me tired definitely helps me stay asleep at least for five or six hours. hope you feel better and get some sleep I also had a reaction to the booster which lasted two full days, it included fever a horrible headache and achiness. but at least you’re done!

Leila Jane on

Regarding sleep ~ it only took 10 years but I finally found something that works for me and it’s not heavy pharmaceuticals. I use hemp extract in the form of raspberry flavored gummies. There is no THC in them. They contain cannabinoids and melatonin. Melatonin by itself did nothing for me. I’m able to order them online and they’re shipped from Colorado. The company I use is called Charlotte’s Web, Inc. They make me sleepy in about half an hour, then I fall asleep easily and STAY asleep but don’t wake up feeling drugged or groggy. Everyone is different and I’m considerably older than you but these work the best of anything I’ve tried over the years!

Patsy on

Made your soup today! Awesome and it made quite a lot! Will be freezing half for the cold weeks ahead. Thank you for sharing.

Teena Tucker on

Jody has got her regimen down!👏 Here’s my sleepy time cocktail that has been requested by friends! 1) sleepytime tea,very hot. I like honey vanilla chamomile Twinings but you can also do Sleepytime tea extra & it miraculously closes your eyes 2) A big fat Magnesium supplement 3) 2-10mg melatonin QUICK DISSOLVE … very important! If you wake up at 2:30 or 3:00 am just take one more 10 mg quick dissolve melatonin, no water necessary, just keep one bedside and don’t turn on any lights. It has been told to me by a doctor that Melatonin does something good for your brain that Benadryl does bad for your brain… So I do not worry about taking up to 30mg of melatonin per night… I sleep great at age 66 & I hope this helps some of you Enchanted Home Adorers, like me! Sweet Dreams 😴

Joan on

I am beginning to feel like less sleep and waking up in the middle of the night is my new normal ‘post COVID’.

Thelma on

Tina
Try Magnesium for sleep

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