Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Small Bathroom Solutions : Vanity

Tis the season for renovations and remodeling!  Tax time has come and with the return you can give your bathroom a little upgrade.

If you're dealing with a small bathroom and you want to give the illusion of more space without having to sacrifice storage here is a solution for you.

Try a vanity that has legs!  The legs on this vanity gives you an airy feeling that gives you the illusion of more space.  The baskets provide enough storage without it feeling closed off.

Antique table is an eye-catcher for this space!  This "vanity" adds the right amount of warmth to this all white bathroom.

Here's a great one that is small in width but airy and full of style at the same time!

Apothecary Sink

There are so many options to create a more livable, visually appealing and storage friendly bathroom.  Have fun in choosing the best vanity that represents your style!

If you would like to talk to me personally about design solutions for your space visit me at

Friday, February 13, 2015

Avoid This Decorating Mistake

Have you ever been caught up in that "cool" piece of furniture?  The one that looks good and would seem to be the compliment to your space.  You purchase on a whim and's not functional, practical and definitely not comfortable.

Here's some tips..
Think about how you use your space.
How do you function in it?
Would the piece your buying help with your lifestyle?
Can you sit on it and be relaxed and comfortable?

Will you love it for the long term or just for the week?  Buyers remorse?

Remember just because it is beautiful doesn't mean it's practical.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Make Your Mouth Water

Sometimes I have to get in touch with my Puerto Rican roots and make this recipe.  My family loves it and I get my girls involved with the process.  If you like pork I promise you after you try this you will love it!
Now I need to let you know that it's a bit time consuming but so worth it!  Try this for a Sunday dinner and impress your relatives with your chef skills!

Pernil de Cerdo al Horno
(Roasted Pork Shoulder)

10 garlic cloves ( I love garlic)
8 black peppercorns
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tbs canola oil
2 tbs cider vinegar
1 6-pound pork shoulder

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a mortar and crush.  Rub the meat well with this "adobo".

Let the meat rest overnight.  All those spices will settle all the way through the meat.

Next day preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Bake the pork shoulder in a roasting pan for 3 a 3.5 hrs.  I usually turn the meat every 30- 40 min to crisp on all sides.  Use meat thermometer to get to desired temp.  It should look like this when you're done..


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