Flowers, Food

Friday Five: Elizabeth Bradley Home

March 20, 2015
Happy Friday!!!
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+ 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. 🙂

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+ 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.

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I was a little nervous about serving Adam these raw, nut paste tacos (it does not sound appealing), but he really liked them. We both went back for seconds – both because they were delicious and they were low calorie, we needed to get filled up.
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+ 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.

Raleigh, NC - September 10-12 -  Elizabeth Bradley’s Botanical Collection is available now as a hand made finished needlework pillow. Elizabeth Bradley was founded in 1986, they have been designing and manufacturing quality tapestry kits and continue to add new designs each year. With a desire to provide needle workers with quality heirloom designs combined with an inspiration of historical needlework, their kits are crafted to provide customers with hours of stitching enjoyment and delight in the finished work. Elizabeth Bradley offices are located in Oxford, England and Raleigh, NC in the USA.

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.

Raleigh, NC - September 10-12 -  Elizabeth Bradley’s Botanical Collection is available now as a hand made finished needlework pillow. Elizabeth Bradley was founded in 1986, they have been designing and manufacturing quality tapestry kits and continue to add new designs each year. With a desire to provide needle workers with quality heirloom designs combined with an inspiration of historical needlework, their kits are crafted to provide customers with hours of stitching enjoyment and delight in the finished work. Elizabeth Bradley offices are located in Oxford, England and Raleigh, NC in the USA.
+ Let’s end on a very, very happy note – it’s SPRING! Winter is over!! We made it, guys, we made it!
Have a great weekend!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Laura LeaMond March 20, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Ah! I want that magnolia pillow NOW! gorgeous!

  • Reply BLovedBoston March 20, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Happy to hear your team won their first game…that bodes well for my bracket!! have a great weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Jenn March 20, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Love that couch–the event sounds so fun!
    Congrats on your team winning! Those flowers are amazingly arranged–you've got some talent girl!!
    Happy weekend!

  • Reply Sam @ Away She Went March 20, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Those raw tacos sound interesting, but I don't think they'd go over very well in our house. My boyfriend believes it's not a meal if there's not meat…haha.

  • Reply Christina Sotherden March 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Those flowers are so pretty! You did a great job! Love that couch, how cute!

  • Reply KatiePerk March 21, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Hooray for spring. Nice work on your flowers!

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