Filed under designing the senses

Psychology of Interior Spaces

Psychology of Interior Spaces

  People don’t realize how much of an effect their interior environments have on their everyday lives. When I design, I like to take into consideration the basic aspects of the person who lives or works within the space.   The experience of personal space transformation goes beyond simply reflecting a sense of personal style … Continue reading

{Taste} Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

{Taste} Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

My recipe below continues to get comments and great reviews from individuals all over the world! Sticky Toffee Pudding is a British steamed dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, drizzled with a luscious warm toffee sauce (caramel) and topped with cool whipped sweet cream. Enjoy this dessert that will compliment any special meal, … Continue reading

{Taste} Designing a Summer Salad

{Taste} Designing a Summer Salad

SOUTHWESTERN SALAD WITH HONEY-LIME DRESSING SALAD 1 head of romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped 2 finely chopped green onions 2 ears of fresh corn – husked, cooked/grilled, cut off the cob 1-2 C. halved cherry tomatoes (any variety) 1-2 avocados – sliced for garnish or incorporate into salad 1/2 C. Jalapeños, chopped finely (optional) 1 C. … Continue reading

{TASTE} Fresh Strawberry Tarts

{TASTE} Fresh Strawberry Tarts

 Fresh Strawberry Tarts with Strawberry Glaze & fresh whipped cream 4 – 5 C fresh strawberries 3 T Cornstarch 1/2 C – 1 C sugar Put 2C of fresh (washed) strawberries in a blender (stems/greens removed) or food processor and pulse until smooth, add sugar (to taste) and cornstarch blend until mixed and smooth. Cook over medium heat … Continue reading

Designing With You in Mind

Designing With You in Mind

Valentine’ Day is just around the corner so this year I am going to talk about designing with you in mind.  Romantic designing in a home for sale in Wayzata, MN is capturing buyer’s hearts to see how elegant a home can be without being pretentious.  I chose a soft cream palette with a monochromatic … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cindy’s Apple Turnovers

VIDEO: Cindy’s Apple Turnovers

Apple mixture 5 – 10 apples (Cortland, Harlson, or Granny Smith) 1 cup white sugar dash cinnamon Peel and cut all apples into 1/8ths Sauté in skillet until soft. Mix/Blend together, then add sugar to taste along with cinnamon. Allow to cool before filling pastries. Pastry 8 oz (1 C) butter 8 oz pkg of … Continue reading

Getting Ready to Entertain

Getting Ready to Entertain

As the holidays near, it is time to get your dining rooms ready to accommodate your guests. The era of “matchy-matchy” furniture is now over.  It is all about the eclectic attitude of your space that is hot.  Truly, be creative and see just how elegant and beautiful your space can become.  You can take … Continue reading