Friday Favorites

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1. Anchor Scarf

2. Chevron + Anchor Pillow

3. Silver Anchor Earrings

4. Clinique Lipstick

5. Clarisonic Cleaning System

6. Anchor iPhone Case

7. Anchor Socks

8. Sterling Silver Knot Ring

9. Beach Print

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DIY – Gold Leaf Coasters

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Supplies Needed:

canvas fabric
gold leaf sheets (available at an arts & crafts store)
spray adhesive
mod podge in satin finish
pencil
ruler
scissors
paintbrush
foambrush
sewing machine
neutral tone thread
iron

Directions: 

1. Iron your canvas to get rid of any wrinkles.

2. Fold it in half so that you have 2 layers overlapping.

3. Use the ruler to draw a 4″x4″ square on your canvas, and cut out the square from both layers at once to save time.

4. Sew both layers together with a neutral tone thread, leaving about a 1/4″ border all around.

5. Spray adhesive on the areas where you would like to apply gold leaf (this doesn’t have to be too specific). Make sure to do this on a piece of cardboard or other disposable workspace, and in a well-ventilated area. Let set for 30 seconds.

6. Use a piece of wax paper to remove a sheet of gold leaf and gently lay over the adhesive area. Use a clean, dry paintbrush to carefully press the gold leaf onto the canvas, and remove excess pieces of gold leaf.

7. Use the foambrush to gently spread mod podge over the gold leaf, paying special attention to the edges of the gold leaf. Let dry, and voila! You have your coaster. Repeat for as many coasters as you would like to make.

via SMP at Home

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Sun & Sea Quote

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November 17, 2014 · 9:00 am

Apple Cider Waffles

ingredients:

2 cups flour

2 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp all spice

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup apple cider

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

 

Salted Caramel Sauce:

ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter (cut into small pieces)

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 tsp salt

directions:

1)  In a large bowl, mix together all of your dry ingredients.

2)  In a separate bowl, whisk your eggs until they’re frothy.  Then whisk in milk, apple cider, oil and vanilla.

3)  Gradually add your wet ingredients to your dry, and mix until just combined.

4)  Heat up waffle iron.  Spray with cooking spray if needed once it’s warmed up.  Pour batter onto the hot waffle iron.  Cook until golden brown.  Serve!

directions:

1)  In a large saucepan, heat your sugar over medium high heat.  Do not walk away from the pan!

2)  Gently start swirl the pan once the sugar starts to melt, but don’t stir.  Keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.

3)  Simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved and starts to turn an amber colour.

4)  Wait until it’s just a bit darker than the initial yellow colour, and then quickly add your butter, heavy cream and salt.  Stir like crazy!  This mixture will foam quite violently, so be careful.

5)  Remove from heat and allow to cool down to room temperature before serving or placing in the fridge to store.  The sauce will thicken as it cools.

(*It will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge)

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Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes

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November 10, 2014 · 9:00 am

Inspirations

Our latest inspirations for the Fall & Winter Collection are filled with deep sea blues, tumbled treasures and more!!  Check out our inspirational pics:

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Southampton Home Tour

Enter the luxurious home of J. Christopher Burch of Southampton, NY.  The home is filled with beach inspired blues and comfortable yet incredible stylish pieces.  My favorite room is the office!  I’ve never been a huge fan of lucite but I absolutely love it in this space!!  Take a look:

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