Friday, December 19, 2014
Flower School: Winter Sage
I love sage. It makes a beautiful and aromatic fill
to any bouquet, centerpiece, and wreath.
purchase Sage here.
Smitten on Paper
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
This weekend I found a new love for
Its so delicious to sip on after dinner.
Every Christmas my mom makes flambe with Orange Liqueur
so I did a little research and found some amazing recipes.
Now I need to take a trip to the store for a bottle...
Featured above is a
Coconut Fig Panna Cotta
with Grand Marnier.
It looks pretty and I can only imagine how delicious this would be!
Also featured is a
Grand Marnier souffle
I want this right now please.
Do you have any recipes with Orange Liquor?
Grand Marnier Pancakes
seem like the perfect holiday brunch item.
makes me think of beaches and all things tropical...
perfect for the dreary winter days after the holidays.
All Recipes can be found here:
Panna Cotta from
William Sonoma ~ Taste
Grand Marnier Pancakes from
Family Table Treasures
Lilikoi Margarita by
Little Ferraro Kitchen
Monday, December 15, 2014
I will admit that I am not good at washing my makeup brushes.
Its not something I think about but I do realize how important it is.
So, this year one of my
resolutions is to wash my brushes more.
It also probably wouldn't hurt to buy new brushes ;)
Below are some products, ideas, and articles
in my case dirty makeup brushes.
An article on Vogue
about the ugly truth... guilty.
This great tutorial
on how to clean your brushes
The Beauty Department
- I need a fresh start.
This brush collection
on my wish list. I'm a big
This brush cleaner
Are you guilty of not taking good care of your makeup brushes too?
If you're not - what products and techniques do you use?
xo happy Monday
photo above by
Grey and Scout
Friday, December 12, 2014
Holiday Gift Wrap
I love wrapping gifts! They sit in my living room under the tree for almost a month
so I think its important to make them look pretty. Below are some
of my top picks for wrapping gifts this Christmas.
Let me know if you have any gift wrap tricks
Gift Wrap from Rifle Paper Co.
I'm obsessed with their stuff!
2. Red glitter tree gift trim from
3. Sparkly gold gift tags from
4. My favorite Christmas wrapping paper
5. My go-to curling ribbon
also from Target
Another Rifle Paper Co. favorite
7. ...and another from
Rifle Paper Co.
8. Who doesn't love a big red bow?! This one is
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
As you may already know Pantone picked their colors of the year
and I couldn't love them more. My favorite of the bunch is Marsala.
Which one did you love most?
Click here to see them all.
Monday, December 8, 2014
A Clean Start
Welcome to the new and improved Decor Amor!
This was quite the weekend. It was full of heartbreak, love, and memories.
I have been toying with the idea of combining Decor Amor and A L P
for a while now but carrying all 600 posts with me from the past felt a little cluttered.
But then I woke up Saturday morning only to realize that 90% of my photos were gone.
In one mistaken click of my mouse
of my work gone.
After a bottle of champagne I decided this was the blank slate I needed.
Thus the re-branding and reformatting of this blog all in one weekend.
It was so exhausting but more rewarding that I could ever have thought.
Even though I'm still upset to have all of my photos gone,
I am going to make the most of this and look forward to a fresh start.
Below are the blogging headers I used through the years
(and somehow managed to not disappear). I hope you enjoy and
thank you all for joining me on this new adventure!
& all blog headers by me}
Friday, December 5, 2014
Wreaths, Garland, and a Tree
I love my little apartment
So decorating it for the holidays is something I look forward to all year long.
This weekend Justin and I are going to pick out a wreath, garland, and a small tree.
The photo above is not my apartment but it looks a little similar.
My favorite piece of Christmas decor is the fresh garland
I hang over the doorway into our breakfast nook just like the photo.
I hope to post some photos of festive apartment soon.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Flower School: Holly Berry
Holly berries add that perfect pop of red to a classic winter wedding bouquet.
They also make for beautiful centerpiece additions and cake decor.
Holly is available year round and has a vase life of around eight days.
You can learn more
You can purchase holly berries
Monday, December 1, 2014
Christmas Wish List
This year my wish list is a little practical.
Things that I can't justify splurging on myself but I could actually use.
Below are the links to everything on my wish list but more than anything
I want a joyous holiday season with my family and friends.
Its what matters most to me.
I hope you enjoy!
This watch is so pretty.
I'm not usually a watch person but this one is gorgeous!
This coral sweater
is sure to brighten up a grey winter day
. My feet get cold and these would be sure to keep them toasty.
A new hairdryer
that won't dry my hair out.
I love my mom's and look forward to
each time I visit home.
This colorful necklace
is definitely on the top of my list.
I love everything about it!
6. A camel colored coat. With a belt.
fits the exact description of what I've been searching for...
at a price I can totally get behind.
A monogrammed pajama shirt
This pretty candle.
Wouldn't this just glow in a dim room?!
This amazing perfume.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
I wish you and your family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I'm going on a short road trip so I'll be taking a blog break.
We'll see you back here first thing next week.
The Sweetest Occasion