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"The most essential part of designing your home is that you create a home that truly represents you...or the person you aspire to be."
Lori Fradella
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Simple Way to Make a Fantastic Cake

The Simple way to make a Fantastic cake

Since I was little, my mom has fostered in me a love for baking, and since I was old enough to work the oven all by myself, I have become the official dessert chef of my household… and of all of my friends. Over the years, I have learned how to make tiramisu, bread pudding, lemon squares and even fruit tarts. However, my love of baking started out with the most basic recipe of all: the yellow cake. I want to share with you my most coveted simple yellow cake recipe that really anyone can make:

1 box of any brand yellow cake mix



1 stick butter

Vanilla extract


1)      Follow the yellow cake recipe, simply substituting the milk for the water, and the butter for the oil. However, I always add an entire stick of melted butter into the mix, since it makes the cake moister.

2)      Add about a tablespoon of rum, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract to give the cake a bit of a different flavor, trust me it really does make a difference.

3)      Once the cake is out of the oven, feel free to put some yummy frosting or glaze over it and enjoy!


Friday, July 22, 2011

The best way to decorate a birthday table....

My daughter, who just turned 19, decided to celebrate her birthday with friends, at home, at the last minute!  Improvising is a key element when decorating. In this case, I used a bold table runner in a damask chartreuse green on the kitchen island. The table runner set up the theme for the birthday, by incorporating  plates, cups, and napkins in different colors- orange, hot pink, blue, yellow, and green-, and few candles around it, I was able to make a beautiful buffet table. Perfect birthday table for a teenager!!
Posting by Tania S.

Best Outdoors

Lack of outdoor space could be an inconvenience when buying patio furniture, but there are so many options. After many years of having a bold patio, I decided to decorate that space and make it as comfortable and nice as the interior of my home.  I bought an outdoor sectional which fits perfect for my small space. By adding few pillows, candles and keeping it simple, I have created the perfect outdoors. Do not forget to add green everywhere!
Posting by Tania S.

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