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Welcome!  I'm Virginia, I started this blog as an outlet for my obsession of beautiful home design, landscape design, cooking, entertaining and DIY projects.  I hope that you will be inspired to browse my collection of photos and ideas that I have found in magazines, blogs and on-line to help you design or remodel you house, beach house or outdoor living area.  I love finding new interior designers or architects that impress me enough to blog about.  I have been a foodie forever and I love to create menus and entertain.  Also, I love beautiful tablescapes, fabrics, flowers and the list goes on....

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Hey Guys,  This soup is a pretty as delicious!  A great easy dinner with crusty bread and house salad, or an ideal starter for a fall dinner party.  This will become one of your favorite autumn soups.  Bon Appetit!

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup


  • 4 Butternut Squash
  • #10 Can of Apples
  • 2 Tbsp. of Minced Garlic
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 Oranges
  • 2 Spanish Onions, Chopped
  • 1/2 C of Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 C of Champagne Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. of Ground Nutmet
  • 1/2 Gallon of Whole Milk
  • 4 Qts. Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper


  1. Peel and dice butternut squash in 3/4 to 1 inch cubes.  Place squash in kettle and cover with water.  Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer for 1/2 hour until tender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 1/2 hour.
  3. Use the blender or food processor and whip until smooth

Bon Appetit

How to Create A Sunflower and Candle Sunflower Centerpiece

Create a stunning candle arrangement with the simple tutorial featured in this Pottery Barn video. For this striking summer candle centerpiece you will need some basic supplies: a silver vessel, fresh sunflowers, tapered candles, seasonal blooms and a floral foam base. For this candle arrangement, start with the silver vessel.
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One Pan Lemon Chicken and Asparagus

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Chilled Gazpacho with Serrano Chilies

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