-- an online store filled with modern furniture, lighting and decor.
A 18x18 PILLOW GIVEAWAY!!! From InMod.
Read below for the details.
Seriously, this is a fun place.InMod -- where you can design your own bedding! And create your own pillow designs! All so easy, too. And then when you're finished being the designer, you'll want to check out their Deals page; just click on the so-named tab on this page here. Before I show you some of the tantalizing finds you'll discover on this site, let's talk about the GiveAway! yahoo.
InModis giving away one pillow to one lucky personliving in the 48 contiguous states.
Perhaps you recently saw their Design Studio pillows and bedding on the Today Show? Whether you win the pillow or not, check out the process:
So what you do is go to Design Your Own Pillow on InMod. First, select a design category and then choose from one of many styles (animals, flowers, abstracts and etc.). Like so:
The first step in the design process. Select a design.
As a customer, you have two sizes from which to choose. An 18x18 and 26x26. (The winner of the giveaway receives a 18x18 pillow that he or she designs.) From there, decide what fabric you like: cotton, linen or silk. Prompts then will ask you to pick one
to several colors needed to fill in and complete your design.
I created some above, so you could see. Chances are your pillow will be one-of-a-kind. Prices vary, primary based on the fabric selected.
To Enter for the 18x18 Pillow GiveAway:
(you can enter once or three times)
1.Leave a comment below.
(if you have any problems, please let me know by sending me an email.)
2. For a second entry, go to InMod by clicking here. Return to Love Where You Live
and leave another, separate comment, saying what you found on the site that you liked.
3. Tweet or share on your Facebook page.
Return here to Love Where You Live and tell me.
One person will be selected randomly on Thursday, Dec. 8.
The winner will be announced on Friday, Dec. 9.
You then will be asked to design your pillow.
Please remember to provide your email or to check back that Friday.
Did I mention FREE SHIPPING? That's a big deal. And no re-stocking fees or taxes.As a thank you for the GiveAway, I hope you'll visit them -- and find something you can't live without. No doubt! They've got a packed online shop, featuring tables, desks, outdoor furniture (for adults and children), bedroom pieces, and more.
Do It Yourself 100+ Paint Projects
by the staff at Better Homes and Garden
I think you'll like this book!
I've pulled some project samples that you can see by clicking here -- or you can go to the Shopping Page whenever you like.
I like it when Do-It-Yourself projects are easy. In this case, most require five or fewer steps! How great is that?! And what a deal at $14.29! It might be just the gift your DIY friend, husband, sister -- or whomever -- might want this holiday season.
HOW TO MAKE ADD A LITTLE HOLIDAY SPARKLE TO BASIC VOTIVE HOLDERS:
1. Use scrap booking stickers to create a design on plain glass votive holders -- or hurricane glass.
2.In a well-ventilated area, spray the glass with silver metallic paint.
3. When dry, peel off the stickers. Add other sparkles, such as glass stones or rhinestones.
I haven't met a recipe that I didn't want to change -- even a little bit. This one is no exception. My aim is to make it healthier, using less sugar, for example . . . . So, to begin, let me tell you how I altered the recipe below with good results.
First off, I used fat-free organic milk. I also opted to go a bit lighter by using 4 egg whites and 1 whole egg -- not the 4 whole eggs, as dictated in the recipe below. Additionally, I used 1/2 cup real organic maple syrup rather than 3/4. I didn't have the crystallized ginger, so I chopped up some pecans and added a small dollop of yogurt. I love this dessert.
1 1/2 cups 1% milk
4 large eggs
3/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons whipped cream
1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Put a kettle of water on to heat for the water bath. Line a roasting pan with a folded kitchen towel.
2. Heat milk over low heat in a small saucepan until barely steaming but not boiling.
3. Whisk eggs and syrup in a large bowl until smooth. Gently whisk in the warm milk (a little bit at a time so the eggs don't cook). Add pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; whisk until blended.
4. Divide the mixture among six 6-ounce (3/4-cup) custard cups. Skim foam from the surface. Place custard cups in the prepared roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the custard cups. Place the pan in the oven and bake, uncovered, until custards are just set but still quiver in the center when shaken, 45 to 50 minutes. Transfer custards to a wire rack and let cool for 45 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until chilled.
5. To serve, top each custard with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of crystallized ginger. (Again, since I didn't have the cystallized ginger, I topped it with chopped pecans -- that I did have. Plus a little yogurt.)
HERE'S ANOTHER RECIPE -- WITH MY HEALTHIER TIP! It's a Scarlet Quinoa Salad. YUM!
This quinoa (keen-wah) salad is a favorite! Everytime I prepare it, someone asks for the recipe. If you're interested in reading about the nutritional benefits of this grain-like crop, go here.
I plan to share all the ingredients of this recipe, which I found on a bag of Eden Red Quinoa. However, *instead of the plum vinegar, I use apple-cider vinegar. Why? Well, the plum vinegar has a whopping 1,050 grams of sodium per teaspoon!! (yikes.) The apple-cider vinegar contains zero (0)!
Ingredients: 1 medium beet, peeled and diced (2 small)** 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. plum vinegar (*I use apple-cider vinegar) 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 red radishes (optional) 2 tbsp. finely minced red onion 1/4 cup chopped scallions or chives (optional) 1/4 cup dried cranberries (or cranraisins) 1 cup red quinoa
Preparation: Rinse quinoa in cold water. Add 1 cup quinoa to 1 1/4 cup boiling water. Add chopped beet(s).Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes and fluff. When cool, toss with remaining ingredients and serve. Or place in fridge, as it works as a cold salad. Serves 4.
**Cut off the beet leaves, rinse to add to a green salad or in cut up into small pieces for a pasta salad.
The Scarlet Quinoa Salad, is a pretty red dish, as you might imagine. Think holidays? or anytime, like I do . . . .
Water ensures skin health and weight management/loss.
So, drink up. Consider adding to your daily diet the veggies above and the following foods that contain at least 75 percent water by weight: apples, limes, lemons, cantaloupes, watermelons, strawberries, plums, pears, kiwis and grapes.
Foods that Keep Your Skin Healthy and Young.
Click the bowl of tomatoes for the article and recommendations.
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Love Where You Live
To know me is to know something about my experiences.
It seems important that I first thank the many photographers and editors I've met while working with such publications as Traditional Home, Better Homes and Garden, Remodel, Renovation Style, Decor, Tuscan Style, French County, Beautiful Homes and others. Each project that I worked on helped hone my own design eye. And in each home that I scouted -- and then shared with editors -- I also met some very welcoming homeowners and talented professionals. Again, through those experiences, I remodeled and decorated my own homes with a greater level of confidence. As a result, I do indeed love where I live. And I wish the same for all those who visit this blog. By sharing ideas, techniques and inspirational photos, I hope you will always find happiness at home. And your own individual style. Recently, it occurred to me that Love Where You Live embodies so much more than interior design. That's when I established sections that share recipes, favorite gifts, travel ideas and more. I hope you enjoy your visit here. I love hearing from you. And do hope you'll return again and again. My very best, -susan