Hi friends! First want to announce the winner of the box of goodies, congratulations goes to- Please email us at [email protected] with your shipping info so your surprise box can be on the way! ___________________________________________________ Hope you are well….if luck is going my way, I will be heading to PB for a few days when you read this, fingers crossed! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend. The last week we have seen a notable dip in temperatures and I could not love it more. One night I even wore a light sweater and a wrap, it was so pleasant and comfortable. I am just over the humidity and heat! Plus the cooler temps signify getting closer to the holiday season which is always a fun but hustle and bustle time for us. So, onward to my post this weekend…… _____________________________________________ 1 A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR 2023 ORNAMENTS COLLECTION I am so excited over these, I can barely wait to decorate my tree! We will hold a presale on these in a few weeks and these beauties are on the way. In addition restocking our best selling ginger jar, pagoda and Sattodrshire dogs ornaments as well. They all mix and match so beautifully. I shared all of the ornaments in detail on my recent Enchanted Home update post, click here to read. We will hold our first ornament presale on Oct 3rd so mark your calendars! 2 AN EASY PEASY PASTA THAT IS SO GOOD! This pasta is on rotation at our house, my sons love it and its almost aways a sure way to entice them home for dinner. Best part is its so simple! Ripe tomatoes are key, one thing I had a plethora of this summer (and am still picking). The beauty is how simple this is. Fresh ingredients are what makes this so flavorful. I feel like the fresher your ingredients the less you need. This is easily a main course of a very delicious side dish. Can be served at room temp as well. Approx. 6 very ripe tomatoes ( or 3 cartons of ripe egg or Compari tomatoes) A generous cluster of fresh basil 5-6 garlic cloves Olive oil Sea salt and pepper Freshly grated Parmigiano Dash of half and half or whipping cream Add a light coating of olive oil to sautè pan, cook garlic cloves, cut in half until golden brown. Add chopped tomatoes and a small handful of cut up basil. Cook on low for approx. 10 minutes until well cooked, season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, cook your pasta (very al dente as it will continue to cook when you add tomatoes). Salt your cooking water and reserve a small amount when you drain pasta. Gently fold in cooked pasta and add approx. 1/4 cup of salt water. Add heavy cream or half and half and half to taste. I normally add about 1/4 cup. Gently mix and season to taste. Add another cluster of cup up basil. Once mixed, serve onto plate and add freshly grated parmigiano with a few basil leaves for garnish. Enjoy! 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Oh you can definitely see fall is in the air, but there are a few summer themed instagrams thrown in as they were too pretty to not share….. 4 A FALL THEMED DINNER TABLE I had such fun setting the table in my new dining room with our incredible blue tulip dinnerware (collaboration with Caroline Roehm) and adding some fall touches. I departed from my normal palette of softer tones and opted for richer fall tones and the rusts work so beautifully with the blue and white. The finishing touch was the individual pumpkins on each place setting….just love how this came out. All that was missing was a bowl of delicious hearty fall soup:) Click here to see our dinnerware Click here for pumpkins 5 A LITTLE FALL INSPIRATION I had fun going through my camera roll the other day and looking back for fall inspiration. Here are some pretty fall inspired vignettes from seasons past. This year I am kind of obsessed with the rusty tones against the blue and white, so plan on using that as color scheme this year. I am looking forward to doing a little “fall tweaking” around here in the next few weeks….. 6 NEW HOLIDAY TRAYS! We are going to offer a beautiful holiday keepsake/gift idea, these fabulous traditional old world feeling Christmas trays with a family name or address. We will offer one of four designs with a personalized name, short message or address. What a beautiful gift for a family to bring out every holiday season! These will be online as of next week to start preordering stay tuned:) Here are the other designs we are working on- 7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY Curious where you fall not the coffee spectrum. I used to drink 3-4 cups a day (throughout the day) then I went down to one in recent years but since I rediscovered my love for iced coffee, I am back to 2 cups a day (sometimes very big cups) but thinking since cooler weather is here I will go back to hot coffee, once a day. The funny thing with. me is I am really particular about what coffee I drink. I would forgo coffee if I cannot have Starbucks or Peets (or any other comparable dark roast, yes, I do love strong coffee) A friend and I were talking and she said she guessed most people have one cup a day, whereas I was thinking maybe more? How about you? Are you a coffee drinker? Are you loyal to a brand? Check all that applies to your relationship with coffee! Check all that applies to your relationship with coffee!___________________________________________________ Because our one day “welcome to fall” sale had a glitch yesterday and the 25% was not working we have extended it until tonight at midnight. SITE WIDE 25% off (exemptions are presales and 50% off items) For anyone who placed an order yesterday, you will be refunded the 25% off and will receive a confirmation email. Use code- fall Thanks for stopping in, wishing everyone a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. Until next time….