12.12.17

TOMATO SOUP!

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’tis the season for soups! in the last week i’ve made chicken noodle, broccoli cheddar, white bean with kale and sausage and this tomato soup that we’re about to share with you. my aunt anne is my go-to recipe expert as she bakes and cooks hundreds of recipes and shares the ins and outs of what’s good on her blog. if i ever need a recipe tested or perfected she’s my go-to girl! i asked her for the very best tomato soup recipe and she shared this one that she got from The Kitchen in denver.  it’s so simple and decadent! important note, make sure you use a good quality butter and tomatoes! i value recipes on two things, how they taste (obviously) and the ease with which they come together. i like cooking but i don’t want to spend too much time doing it. this recipe fits both of my criteria. i hope you make some this week and enjoy it with a grilled cheese sandwich. – joanie

tomato soup | designlovefest

the kitchen’s tomato soup
serves: 6-8
what you’ll need:
1 large onion diced
• 1 1/3 sticks unsalted butter
• 48 ounces good quality whole peeled tomatoes, undrained (San Marzano brand is recommended!)
• 1/3 cup heavy cream
• extra virgin olive oil

tomato soup | designlovefest
tomato soup | designlovefest
tomato soup | designlovefest
tomato soup | designlovefest

• in a large pan, melt butter over low heat. add the chopped onion and a big pinch of salt. reduce heat to very low, cover and cook onions for 30 minutes, until translucent and soft but not browned.

• add the tomatoes with their juices. increase heat to simmer and cook for 25 minutes.

• blend the soup in your vitamix or blender (you may have to work in batches!) slowly adding the cream and adjusting the salt to taste. in my opinion, this soup needed a lot of salt! serve hot with a drizzle of olive oil!

tomato soup | designlovefest
tomato soup | designlovefest
tomato soup | designlovefest

stay warm, friends!

tomato soup | designlovefest
tomato soup | designlovefest
tomato soup | designlovefest

images by: ivan solis
styling by: joanie cusack + ivan solis

12.08.17

WEEKEND AT HOME / 92

with the holiday gifting season here i wanted to share some gift ideas for home decor lovers. i like the idea of gifting something very special like a handmade ceramic piece, potted plant, or a unique handmade storage basket. i love to shop from small shops for gifts that are handmade and splurge worthy items that someone might not treat themselves with normally. a few other gift ideas for home decor lovers are coffee table books, candles, and tschotskes like crystals and thrifted finds. there are so many special home decor gifts to give, what are your favorite gift ideas? – erika

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12.07.17

DRESS YOUR TECH / 215

christina fluegge from greige design made these pretty floral desktops for us. love these pretty peonies so much! aren’t they the perfect desktop wallpapers for these colder winter months? click through below to download them for your computer!

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12.06.17

ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER

entryway makeover | designlovefest
entryway makeover | designlovefest

i’ve lived in this house for two years and have been slowly working on finishing the rooms. my next challenge was our entryway. it was often a place for items i didn’t know what to do with and for clutter to pile up. there were always boxes or random items sitting on the white bench. i never hung the art…it just never got much design attention. so when Behr approached me about working together on a home project i knew it was time to tackle this room!

entryway makeover | designlovefest
entryway makeover | designlovefest
entryway makeover | designlovefest

when they asked me if i wanted to paint a room in my home from their 2018 Color Trends Palette, i was immediately drawn to their Color of the Year. i thought it would make a cool drastic change in the entryway and it would give me a chance to switch up my aesthetic and focus on a style that’s been inspiring me lately. a new friend and silver lake shop owner, tiffany, stepped in to help me choose the items for the room. she has amazing taste and made the room come alive!

entryway makeover | designlovefest
entryway makeover | designlovefest

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12.06.17

ATELJÉ NORD GIVEAWAY!

exiting GIVEAWAY today! enter to win $500 to spend at ateljé nord. they have so many well-designed items for your home. i have their afteroom bench in my entryway.

we love the scandinavian designs of their home decor! what are your favorite pieces? click through below the enter and let us know! good luck everyone!

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