Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kurtas- Rickshaw Design

They are in and they are fabulous! Take peek. Which one will I choose?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Farmers market- grass fead meats

 We are trying to eat less and less meat these days. But tonight we are going to the Farmers Market with hopes to buy some grass fead ground pork or beef from one of our local farmers. Along with our weeks worth of veggies. If so this is what I will be chef'in up for dinner tonight.


Chipotle Pork Cheeseburgers   Serves 4  Active time:10 min  Start to finish:20 min

1 lb ground pork (not lean) 
2 teaspoons minced chipotle in adobo plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce 
2 garlic cloves, forced through a garlic press 
4 slices Muenster cheese 
4 hamburger buns, toasted 
1 large tomatillo (1/4 lb), husked and rinsed, then sliced 
1/2 small avocado, sliced 
1/2 cup cilantro sprigs

  • Prepare a gas grill for direct-heat cooking over medium heat

  • Gently mix pork, chipotle, garlic, and a scant tsp salt until just combined. Form into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.

  • Oil grill rack, then grill patties, covered, 4 minutes.

  • Flip patties and top with a slice of cheese. Grill, covered, until just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more.

  • Spread buns with mayonnaise and assemble burgers with tomatillo, avocado, and cilantro.


Friday, May 21, 2010

The Present Man

as we like to call him at our house arrived minutes ago with this darling wrapped box and inside were fabulous poolside acrylic wine glasses! I am dying, perfect timing for pizza and wine poolside tonight. This is the sweetest gift from my brother in law's girlfriend. She is an interior designer at J Banks Design in HHI. Doesn't it makes you smile from ear to ear when the present man arrives with boxes of things you haven't ordered, especially since my husband is not a huge fan of the present man.

Happy Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Aren't these pics the cutest? I've been working on a bunch on elephant birthdays lately. Just LOVE them. Speaking of Ellies, Kayce Hughes/Pears and Bears is giving away a gingham elephant with purchase!

* Elephant pics found here.
* Ellie note cards available here

Monday, May 17, 2010

And the winner is...

number #1, Congratulations Lisa you are the winner! Email me your info so we can get those labels made up for you :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010


How fun are theses? I was looking for two new pillows on Jonathan Adler's site and stumbled upon these little darlings.  You could put together a family wall. Even add your pet! I love how Angie Hranowsky hangs them in the kitchen. *Peek here to order.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Kate Spade Bali Bound Sweepstakes

Kate Spade Bali Bound Sweepstakes: "Kate Spade Bali Bound Sweepstakes"

Flip to Summer

Yesterday was our official flip to summer mode. We are off to the beach this morning...I do need those cute pink striped chairs. Have a great weekend.
*photo from here

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

GIVEAWAY!!!!-wrap return address labels

The giveaway is for a set of 30 wrap return address labels. In any color combination!
To enter simply leave your favorite color combination in the comments section.
For multiple entries;
1. become a dani notes follower
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3. post the giveaway on your blog, site or facebook

Good luck! Entries will be accepted until Sunday, May 15th at midnight.

*The wraps may be purchased here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meatless Monday-asparagus & spring onion pizza

The perfect spring meal.
Asparagus & Spring Onion Pizza
Serves 4
  • Purchased fresh, raw pizza dough
  • 2 1/2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh chives
  • 1 Tbs. freshly grated parmesan
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Pinch of salt & crushed red pepper flakes
    For the topping:
    • 2 cups (1/2 lb.) fontina cheese, shredded
    • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
    • 1/2 cup ricotta
    • 1/2 bunch asparagus
    • 4-5 green onions, thinly sliced
    • Salt and black pepper, to taste
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll pizza dough out to a 10 x 15-inch rectangle at 1/4-inch thickness. Transfer to a lightly greased sheet pan.
    Combine next five ingredients together and brush evenly over pizza dough. Spread fontina cheese evenly over top. Stir the mozzarella and ricotta together in a small bowl and place small dollops over pizza. Cut one-inch tips off asparagus and reserve stems for another use. Spread tips over top and sprinkle with green onion. Season with salt and pepper.
    Cook in center rack of oven for 15 minutes or until all cheese is melted and lightly browned. Slice and serve warm.
     *Recipe from charleston magazine 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Aid flood victims in Nashville, TN-Kayce Hughes

One of my favorite lines Kayce Hughes is donating 50% of every order to the American Red Cross to aid flood victims in Nashville TN. Pick up a fab. Tunic dress or baby gift. Something darling for a good cause. From now until Midnight on Wednesday the 12th.


Head over to FASHION NOTED and enter to win this fab necklace! LOVE!