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Traditional with a Twist Home

I was watching the Real Housewives of Orange County the other day (obsessed) and I thought it was kind of weird that Heather knocked the newbie Shannon’s home as being kind of “grandma.” Because traditional and collected is so far from grandma in my mind. It’s just warm and lived in. As is the case with Carly’s lovely with photos by Anne Marie Photography. Click here for more!

Living/Dining Room
Green Floral Sofa: Hickory Chair | Cane Back Chair: Ethan Allen | Grey Oval Back Chair: Ethan Allen | White Side Table: William Sonoma Home | Green Garden Stool Side Table: Pier 1 | Window Bench: Ethan Allen | Round Coffee Table: Pottery Barn | Marrakesh Rug: JCPenny | White China Cabinets: Ethan Allen | Console Table: World Market | Dining Table: Ethan Allen | 4 Cream Dining Chairs: Pottery Barn |End Dining Chairs:Ethan Allen | Table Settings: Seedling Plantation | Accessories: Seedling Plantation | Drapery: Ikea

Family Room
Beige Sofa: Ethan Allen | Console Table: Pottery Barn | Plaid Chair: Ethan Allen | Ottomans: Ethan Allen | Rug: Pottery Barn | Shelve Accessories: Seedling Plantation

Upstairs Den
Brown Sofa: Pier 1 | Coral Chair and Ottoman: Ethan Allen | Desk:Pier 1 | Black Chair: Ikea | Vintage Items: Seedling Plantation | Wall Decor: Seedling Plantation | Drapery:Target

Baby Room
Crib: Overstock, Jenny Lynn | Armoire, Changing Table: Ethan Allen | Rocking Chair: Furniture In The Raw | Wood Monogram Letters: LeagueofLetters

Photography: Anne Marie Photography | Design: Seedling Plantation

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Spring Recipes Lightened Up

Spring is officially here. Which means…that Summer – and more importantly, swimsuit season – is knocking on our door. And I vow that this Spring I will actually start addressing the issue rather than waiting until the last minute and pouting because I don’t want to take off my cover-up. So here are some of my favorite Spring recipes, lightened up to get us into fighting shape in no time flat.

Lightened Up Spring Recipes
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Already at your goal weight – or kind of don’t care one way or another? Make sure to check out these gorgeous Spring recipes that we rounded up a few weeks ago. All featuring totally fresh, totally seasonal ingredients.

Persimmon Smash

We’re always on the hunt for cocktails that feel seasonal and fresh. So when Lynn at Easton Events, along with photographer Tec Pataja, sent us images from their recent harvest fest, our eyes went straight to the gorgeous Persimmon Smash cocktail. With fresh persimmon juice and a splash of St. Germaine, this is a champagne cocktail taken up a few notches. More cocktails here!

Persimmon SmashImpress your guests with this delectable drink.
prep time
2 Minute/s
cook time
total time
2 Minute/s
Serves 1Ingredients
  • 1 oz. Persimmon Puree
  • 1 oz. St. Germain
  • Champagne
  1. Grab a persimmon, remove the skin and blend in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 oz. of puree, 1 oz. St. Germain and shake.
  3. Pour into glass or champagne flute
  4. Top with champagne (or sparkling wine) and serve.