My Rustic House

Esty Showcase: Rustic Wine Finds – Part II

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Following the coat tails of Rustic Wine Finds I, we are happy to share Rustic Wine Finds II.

What can be better than rustic wood paired with wine? {{Insert Silence Here}} –>Nothing, that’s right, NOTHING! I absolutely love this assortment of finds better than brie covered with Jalapeno Jelly and Chardonnay which is to die for. And even more than my favorite Wild Venison Stew with Cabernet Sauvignon. Yes, this selection of rustic wine holders, wine barrel hearts, wine bottle chandeliers, and wine stoppers tops the charts. Go ahead scroll down to see them and don’t forget we saved the best, most colorful, delightful and affordable pick for last

Reclaimed Wood Wine Storage Rack

Just say yes to this fun wine rack made from reclaimed wood and industrial screws. It’s so simple yet so dang cute. I think I’m buying two.

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How to Make Greek Yogurt Better than Fage without a Thermometer

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My family loves yogurt. It used to be plain yogurt which I made by the gallon but then it morphed into a love affair with Greek yogurt. I’ve made it with 2%, whole milk, and even a super fatty whole milk and cream version which was beyond this world. Though most days, it’s just plain ol’whole milk greek yogurt that we eat.

Personally, I hate most of the fat free, low fat Greek yogurts on the market like Choboni and Dannon Oikos. To me, they taste horrible and I have no idea how anyone can eat them. You’d have to hold me at gun point just to take a spoonful, they are so hideous to my taste buds. My mind is blown over our countries love affair with them. Yuck!

The only brand that I can stomach is Fage. Their whole milk greek yogurt is creamy and delicious the way I imagined yogurt should be. It’s also expensive and hard to find unless you want 0% fat which is why I became obsessed with making my own creamy, dreamy, better than Fage, greek yogurt.

To be honest, my first attempts at making Greek yogurt weren’t really that successful. In fact, the yogurt tasted off, not creamy and dreamy the way that Fage did. What I learned is this:

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6 Stunning Rustic Gingerbread Houses To Inspire You

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In our house, we are just starting to think about what style gingerbread house we will make this year. Every year the kids make gingerbread houses out of milk cartons, graham crackers and vanilla frosting while I drool over more sophisticated designs that I never seem to find the time to make.

This year, things are going to be different, I’m making a real gingerbread house(at least that’s what I’m telling myself) and it’s going to look like one of the following inspiring houses below:

  1. Rustic Gingerbread Log Cabin by Sue

    This is one of my favorite gingerbread houses. It looks so simple, though maybe a little time consuming, to make. Sweet little ducks complete this charming yet edible woodland home.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/14891524@N03/1595606322/

    This is a fabulous gingerbread house Sue!

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Etsy Showcase: Industrial, Rustic, & Reclaimed Finds for Wine Lovers

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Ash Basket with Wine from Black Ash Pack Basket

Gorgeous basket that I use as a wine carrier from blackashpackbasket.com

Oh, how I love wine. It hasn’t always been that way though. Up until several years ago, I couldn’t drink wine without puckering my face like I just ate a lemon; even the sweet wines tasted bad to me. But I preserved because although I didn’t like the taste, I was smitten with the look: the gorgeous glass bottles with stunning labels, the sleek glasses, and the shimmering liquid dancing in the light. Oh, the beauty of a glass of wine. I dreamed of being a wine drinker and today finally I am.

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Coastal Garden Room with Stunning Views & A Driftwood Table

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Langka & Zach Treadwell wanted a home that not only reflected their gorgeous ocean view in Pacific Palisades, California, it also celebrates the ethnic diversity of their 6 adopted children.  While I can’t imaging having white walls and floors with children, interior designer, Maya Williams, could and did.  Williams used lots of white paint and creativity to transform their out dated Cape Cod style home into a comfortable and relaxing place for the Treadwell family to call home.

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