+ In my floral design class this week we worked with landscape and vegetative designs. These designs are more natural and somewhat represent a garden or flower box. You would think it would be easier to be more organic and free-flowing (compared to following strict rules in other designs), but it was a bit of a challenge to recreate a natural look. It was my first time working hands on with ranunculus and anemone; while delicate, they are quickly becoming two of my favorite flowers. I really enjoyed the wild nature of the Queen Anne’s Lace.
+ Kentucky won their first game of the tournament. 5 more to go. 🙂
+ I made “raw” tacos the other night. Raw constitutes using no heat while preparing. Instead of a traditional meat filling, like ground beef, I made a nut paste. It was a little weird at first, but with the avocado and other ingredients, it really worked. I modified the raw tacos from The First Mess. My modifications were sriracha instead of cashew sour cream (the three hour soaking time was not possible) and collard greens instead of swiss chard.
+ Charleston ladies, I have an event I’d love to pass along. Tonight and tomorrow at The Boutique on Broad Street, there’s a special cocktail hour and trunk show to celebrate the launch of two new Elizabeth Bradley Home collections.
The new Botanical Collection consists of 8 traditional botanical designs on two background colors and The Blooms Collection consists of 25 designs and features brand new color palettes. The Blooms Collection is really perfect for any home – from traditional to contemporary. I’m absolutely adoring the hydrangea and magnolia pillows – they remind me so much of walking around Charleston.
Stop by the trunk show or cocktail hour to check out these new gorgeous needlepoint designs.