La Tarte Au Citron

Or as people who speak English say “The Lemon Tart”!

Ahhh now that Spring has officially sprung I’m ready to make all the spring recipes, clean every room in my house, including my closet. We’ll get to that later.

Today is all about the perfect French lemon tart!  Because spring screams all things fresh and lemon! 

For this recipe I used frozen pie dough to speed the process along. Bake on 350 for about 10 minutes and let cool.

What you need: 

5 eggs

4 lemons

1 1/2 tbsp lemon zest

1/2 whipping cream

1/3 cup sugar

Whatever you choose to decorate your tart with. I used lemon, blueberries, mint, and powdered sugar.  

What you do:

Simply whisk together the egg, lemon juice, and lemon zest. After that is combined, add the whipping cream and sugar. Pour into your cooled crust. Bake on 350 for about 25-30 minutes or until the center is set.

Let cool and enjoy!

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Decorating tips:

  1. I like to use ingrediencies that are opposite of the color wheel. Blue and yellow are complimentary colors which is why I chose blueberries.

  2. Add a pop of color. Mint does this perfect because it is so fresh just like lemon.

  3. Doing this design all over would be overkill so choose a side to decorate.

    Thanks for stopping by, and just think: today is Champagne Thursday and tomorrow is Friday. We can make it!

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Fundamentals of Fashion

Hi Friends!

This week’s Dior word of the week is more of a phrase.

I’m really glad he put this in his book…

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The reason I’m so glad he added this is because there can be so much pressure in fashion even if you are only slightly into it. That isn’t even counting the second you pull up Instagram and you see the sort of famous “Insta Models”. My point is I’m glad he said this because there truly is no key. Don’t stress out over looking “perfect”. Have about 10 garments that you love, feel good in, and know it’s a no fail look. For me, I adore a cape and you can’t go wrong with black and white.

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My food for thought? Own who you are, your style, and certainly don’t give a damn about anything else when it comes to dressing.

Be you.❤️

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Individuality will be always one of the conditions of real elegance.
— Christian Dior

Green Is Good

Happy St. Patties Day Weekend!

Today I’m talking all about green because Spring is quickly approaching and I’m sooooo ready for it! So ready, that I have gotten rid of all of my winter décor and made it Spring. I thought this was the perfect time to talk about how to make the perfect Spring mantle. When we bought our house it had zero mantles. I was horrified to say the least. Who builds a house without mantles?! So we added them. Decorating them is one of my favorite things. But, it can be overwhelming because type in “Spring Mantle” into Pinterest and you’re brain basically explodes because how could it not? So many ideas and different directions! I always thank my lucky stars that I got married before I had Pinterest because it’s just too much information.

I’m sure there are many methods as to how to make your perfect mantle, I thought I’d share how I do it.

  1. Start with a theme:

    Mine was green. Fresh looking greenery. I feel that the eye has to go a couple different places which is why I play with different heights.

  2. Go low and then go high:

    I started with greens cascading off of the mantle for a little extra drama.

  3. High:

    I got candle sticks, flipped them upside down, and glued these greenery balls on top for extra height.

  4. Low:

    We experienced candles burning our ceiling so low candles were the way to go this time (haha *shakes head*)

  5. Have fun:

    The piece has to fit you and your house. If you like it then do it! Play with different highs and lows and see what you love the most.

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As a stay at home/work from home Mom I have to look at my house all day so it’s important I like what I’m looking at all day. Also it is some much needed freshness from the winter gloominess.

While we’re talking about green, it is St. Patties Day Weekend after all so I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t do a fun green drink for you!

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What to do:

Mix the Vodka, Triple Sec, and Blue Curacao together. Then slowly add your Orange Juice until you reach your desired color of green. I ended up adding a good bit of O.J.

Enjoy your weekend! I hope it’s fill of booze, fun, and stories you’ll tell for years!

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