HOME-SPIRATION: Patio Dreaming

David and I are headed to Dallas this weekend and we are both so excited! We can not wait to get back to our own house instead of this teeny tiny apartment! And of course we are looking forward to the amazing weather! I have a feeling we are going to spending the whole weekend outside. David and I usually spend quite a lot of time on our friends patios when we go home, enjoying the time we have with them and of course the gorgeous weather. I have recently been dreaming of our patio plans and here are some of my favorite home-spriations!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

HAPPY HOUR: Hot Toddy

With all this cold weather in Cincinnati, I have been getting the sniffles so frequently! David and I were out one night to dinner one night and I ordered a drink, when the waitress told me I sounded like I needed tea and she was going to make me a Hot Toddy. Of course I had never tried one (if you know me I rarely take adventures with my food) and of course I became obsessed! To the point where David and I immediately after dinner went and bought a teapot and whiskey! Here is my favorite recipe for a Hot Toddy and a few of my favorite home goods to go along with this amazing drink.

HOT TODDY.

HOT TODDY.

INGREDIENTS.

1.5 ounces of whiskey (my favorite is Maker’s Mark)

1 tablespoon of honey

quarter of a lemon

1 cup of hot water

1 Chamomile tea bag

*coat the bottom of the glass with honey. add liquor and lemon. on the side heat

up a teapot full of hot water and make a cup of Chamomile tea. Add the tea

to the glass, stir, and enjoy!*

A Hot Toddy just feels right when you drink it out of a classic Irish Whiskey glass! I can't wait to get some of these! The Anchor Irish Coffee Glass from Katom Restaurant Supply for only $50 for 2 dozen!!

A Hot Toddy just feels right when you drink it out of a classic Irish Whiskey glass! I can’t wait to get some of these! The Anchor Irish Coffee Glass from Katom Restaurant Supply for only $50 for 2 dozen!!

 

I love this teapot! Its the exact one David and I got at  Target! The Chantal Stainless Steel 1.8 Quart Teapot for only $29.99

I love this teapot! Its the exact one David and I got at Target! The Chantal Stainless Steel 1.8 Quart Teapot for only $29.99

We are Starbucks junkies in this household! Here is a great Chamomile tea!

We are Starbucks junkies in this household! Here is a great Chamomile tea!

 

Of course the best part! Maker's Mark! The better the whiskey the better the hot toddy!

Of course the best part! Maker’s Mark! The better the whiskey the better the hot toddy!

 

 

HOLIDAY: Valentine’s Day Treats

If you know me at all, you know that I love any excuse to celebrate and of course any excuse to eat sweets. This is why Valentine’s Day is the most perfect holiday in the world! Here are some of my favorite sweet-spirations for this Valentine’s Day week!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

How easy! I can definitely see myself handing out bags of these for any holiday!

How easy! I can definitely see myself handing out bags of these for any holiday!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

I am obsessed with these! And how adorable are these little parchment paper baggies?!

I am obsessed with these! And how adorable are these little parchment paper baggies?!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Always a healthy option!

Always a healthy option!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Valentine’s Day Wedding

Some say that a Valentine’s Day wedding, the day where all things glitter pink and cupid flies around, might be a cheesy day to pick for your special moment, but this Valentine’s Day I dare to defy that! I found some amazing Valentine’s day weddings that are delightfully stylish and sophisticated. Never let a cliche or misconceptions others have prevent you from having the wedding of your dreams!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

HOME-SPIRATION: Double Sinks

The week of Valentine’s is all about pairs. This is the week to buy chocolates for two and of course celebrate your better half. I had to pay homage to this idea of couples and pairs with a home-spiration full of amazing double sinks. I think that most of us who live with our significant other know that one of the keys to a very happy home life is double sinks! Here are some of my favorite double sink h0me-spirations…

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

I love this concrete sink look!

I love this concrete sink look!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Okay this might not give you a lot of storage in your bathroom but it is just downright adorable!

Okay this might not give you a lot of storage in your bathroom but it is just downright adorable!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

I love that these two sinks are far apart enough to give a separate space for each person to have as their own!

I love that these two sinks are far apart enough to give a separate space for each person to have as their own!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Love!

Love!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Love those modern lights!

Love those modern lights!

HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR: The Lady In Red

Valentine’s Day is always the perfect day to share a cocktail and a box of chocolates. Here is one of my favorite holiday cocktails.

THE LADY IN RED COCKTAIL.

THE LADY IN RED COCKTAIL.

INGREDIENTS:

1.5  ounces of Maker’s Mark

1 ounce of POM Pomegranate Juice

half ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice

Chilled Ginger Beer

Combine lemon juice, pomegranate juice and

bourbon in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.Shake vigorously for a minute

then pour over ice in a rocks glass and top off with ginger beer.