Donatella and Perla Blue

Chic & Cozy

Let me start off by saying two things. First, this was not meant to be a Kilgore dog photo shoot but it just kind of happened because they must be in my face at all times. Second, before I start this post I know damn well none of us need to love our beds any more than we already do. Having said that lets talk about things you can do to make your bed your one true oasis. Even with my dressing room, my favorite place in the house is in my bed. Here are my tips for making your bed so cozy chic.

  • In the winter, flannel sheets. In the summer, Egyptian Cotton. Do it you won't regret it.
  • I've said it once, I'll say it again. Make your bed every day! There is nothing better than crawling into bed that is made and pretty than sheets all over the place and sloppy.
  • Splurge on pretty throw pillows.
  • A faux fur throw will add chic, cozy and it so soft!


  • Fold your sheets under your mattress. This way at night you won't get tangled in sheets.
  • Tuck your comforter so that you can see the details of your bed (if there are any).

Seriously guys, my bed is life. I think at this point it's too comfortable...

On to this week's drink recipe. I'm about to get sappy ...  

This week, I'm making a "Whiskey and Wine". When I was perusing drink recipes I came across this and thought "It's mine and MK's favorite drinks made into one!". You see, as I sound completely cliché, that man completes me. So I'm cheersing to him this week for being the amazing man he is.

Here is how you can make this drink: 

4 oz red wine

2 oz whiskey  

1 tbsp Triple Sec

1 tbsp lemon juice

Simply mix everything and serve at room temperature.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


A Very Merry Christmas To You

With Christmas just a few days away I thought it would be a perfect time to share a little of my Holiday décor. Last year, at this time we had only been in our new house for about a month so to say that I was a little frazzled would be an understatement and yes we decorated but this year we actually had the time and energy to do it exactly the way we wanted it. MK had spent countless hours stringing lights outside to make it just right...and very bright. Ha!

We recently redid our foyer so new paint, new stairs carpeting, and new chandelier (not pictured) so we thought this was the perfect place for our Christmas card this year.

Of course we had the dogs in their usual spot. Our house was made for pencil trees!

From us Kilgores to all of you

Merry Christmas!

Happy Fall To All!

Happy Fall!
It's finally here!

 I can officially ramble on and on about all things pumpkin and faux fur!

Now that I have that out of my system today along with our front porch I'm sharing the wreath that I made, and my favorite chili recipe. Because nothing says fall like chili.

Here is my little fam in front of our door so ready for cooler weather! 

It isn't the first day of fall if that doesn't include chili! Like I said yesterday I have been cooking up a storm! I've shared a few chili recipes before but this one is slightly different in that it contains faux meat. But you cook it the same way.  To stay on the healthy side if you are using regular meat use turkey or really high quality ground beef. Here's the quick healthy recipe:

1 pound meat of choice  

1 small onion and a couple garlic cloves minced  

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 can diced tomatoes  

1 can tomato sauce  

1 cup broth

2 tbsp chili powder ( I use a good but because I like it spicy) 

1 1/2 tbsp garlic salt

3 tsp cumin

2tsp oragano  

Let the oil, onion, and garlic simmer for a couple minutes (until the onions are translucent) and then add your meat. After it browns add in everything else. I like to let it cook for up to two hours. Which is great because while that's cooking you can go to other things.  

Fast tip: if you like sour cream on chili opt for Greek yogurt instead for a healthier low cal choice. I add garlic salt and parsley to mine.  

I guess it's time to find a pumpkin patch to frolic in!