I love when the Pantone color of the year is introduced and my style feeds start to fill up with inspiring uses of the new trend setting colors!
This years Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra- Violet and I am loving it!
This color could be viewed as a seemingly difficult color to introduce but it’s actually really fun and easy! You can go for the gusto and introduce it as a primary wall or accent wall color. I utilized a very similar color when redecorating a medical office that I worked for at one time. Needless to say it met some skepticism until it was on the wall, and wow what an impact. This color has a soothing effect, and has an unexpected appeal.
Not sure about painting an entire room purple? No problem! Try adding accent pieces, a vase, a chair, maybe just a picture frame. You’ll be amazed!
Is you’re interior not ready for a splash of color try your garden! Ultra-violet is a prevalent floral color! Go for a classic Nikko Blue Hydrangea, or purple campanula in your perennial gardens and purple verbena, and night sky petunias in your patio pots and hanging baskets!
Close up of fresh hydrangea with white blackground isolated
There are a ton of ways to make this year’s Ultra-violet influence part of your indoor and outdoor decor. How will you use it?
On our recent vacation we decided we wanted to have a casual night out for dinner so we set off in pursuit of a tasty place to sit and enjoy a good burger.
On our last Vegas adventure we ate at Gordon Ramsey’s Burgr you can read my early post about that restaurant. This was a totally different experience. No posh restaurant vibe surrounded by fire features this was a truly casual Pub vibe with really good food, and best yet great service!
We were promptly seated in a comfy booth, there were TV’s playing basketball games, and the waiter greeted us and got our drinks right away. Although we had a waiter, we were consistently being taken care of by at least three staff members at any given time. Making sure glasses stayed full and everything was to our satisfaction. I have to say though it never seemed intrusive or over the top. Just polite, excellent service.
Andy ordered the pub burger and I ordered a Bourbon BBQ chicken Sandwhich, we shared and I have to say both were amazing!
The burger was thick juicy, well cooked with lots of flavor, and not over dressed and sloppy. It really was burger perfection.
The chicken Sandwhich followed suit. Coated with a tangy bbq sauce, and pickled cabbage it was really delicious and full of flavor!
Out side of excellent food and service costs were well aligned not too expensive but worth every penny, and the pub offered a little table side fun with drinking games, and fun info printed on the placemats.
I would highly recommend Michael Mina’s Pub 1842, it is located in the MGM Grand Casino Hotel, in Las Vegas! Enjoy!
I spent the day creating a new look for barnwood and baked goods! I hope you like it! I find it’s easier to navigate and puts all the newest content right up front!
Along with my new look here on the site I created…by myself…a new Logo! I think I’m in love I like the font and clean crisp look. It’s so hard to make decisions like this for a hobbiest blog. I mean how much is too much lol.
If you’d like some more exclusive content and inspiration follow me on Instagram @barnwoodandbakedgoods and now on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/barnwoodandbakedgoods
I’m looking forward to the new year, it’s always my favorite time of year. Setting new goals the thought of starting fresh is awesome! So how about some new resolutions!
I find myself still not in the physical shape I would like to be in so although cliche…I will lose a few stubborn pounds, drink more water, drink less alcohol lol, and generally get to feeling good again! I have lost almost 20lbs in 2017 but I’m still not where I want to be. So onward and upward. Maybe this will open a door to healthy recipes in the “kitchen” on this blog site stay tuned!
Another area of focus for me this year, I will continue to get more organized and I will start to tell people NO! I’m bad about this if someone needs a volunteer or a donation I’m always on board. I still am but sometimes it would push me to the very brink trying to get it all done! So, I will try to be organized to the point that I will better rknow my limitations, help where and when I can but try really hard not to stress myself out so much.
My third resolution, I intend to find more time for my spiritual life. I really miss going to church and the community that comes with having a church family. I’m not going to go into the details of why I stopped going. I use the excuse that my job occupies all my time, but in my heart I think it’s a lot deeper than just a scheduling issue. I will pray more, find time for church, and I will start to rebuild my relationship with God.
So, there it is! I have a lot to do this year! I hope your resolutions are meaningful to your plan for the year, and that 2018 is the best year ever! Thanks for reading!
Strolling through Instagram recently I’m seeing this fabulous trend of mirrors on mantles. I love the added architecture, and open feel it gives each room. Here are a few of my favorites, however the geometric mirror shared by @zevyjoy is to die for!! What do you think? Which is your fave?
While pondering our up coming winter project the addition of a 3/4bath on the lower level of our house… I decided there is definitely a place in this world for a little bit of glitter. In this case it will come in the form some shiny gold tile work which I recently fell in love with on Instagram. Here are some of my favorites! What do you think?
The Autumn decor trends are now readily available in stores and I found myself truly excited tonight over one particular display at TJ Maxx!
It was gorgeous!! The blue green tones with soft iridescent oranges, gold accents, and even burlap!
I was positively giddy rearranging their display to see how I could pair things up at home lol! I love this time of year! Happy Fall Y’all!!
Pie season is well on its way! I love finding little gems like these for quick and easy pie decorating ideas! Check it out!!
Link here! https://youtu.be/lhZNwpAfCi4