Girls' Night In with Monica Hart at Woodinville Lavender

Girls’ Night In with Monica Hart at Woodinville Lavender

Styled and produced by Monica Hart  ~ La Famiglia Design All Images ~ Stefanie Knowlton Photography      With the luscious scent of lavender perfuming the air… Girls Night In...
Girls' Night In with Monica Hart - 'Simply Citrus' and the BIG Announcement(S)

Girls’ Night In with Monica Hart – ‘Simply Citrus’ and the BIG Announcement(S)

Girls Night In ~ Citrus Style!   All Images – Stefanie Knowlton Photography    So excited  to share this stylish & COLORFUL  Girls Night In with you! The evening wrapped around  ...
Autumn Inspirations ~ The Table

Autumn Inspirations ~ The Table

Fall Gathering ~ My fall  picnic with a twist  continues with…The Table. Images ~ Stan McMeekin The twist  is…we’re staying in, for this  fall picnic! Yep, I’m taking our formal  dining room, down  a few notches...
Girls Night In No. 3 Mother's Day ~ Party in Progress

Girls Night In No. 3 Mother’s Day ~ Party in Progress

A Sweet Event ~ Okay, we’re picking up right where we left off with our ‘Girls Night In’  Mother’s Day… ~ Images Stefanie Knowlton ~  inspired soiree… with gorgeous Rendezvous...
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Tasty Tailgate Tips! Roasted Pork Tenderloin Brioche Rolls

Tasty Tailgate Tips! Roasted Pork Tenderloin Brioche Rolls

Image Stefanie Knowlton Photography When it comes to college football…I’m a huge #UW #Husky football fan!  But you don’t have to be a #DAWG to love these tasty  tailgate bites & sips! Showcase  your own mascot & colors at your next tailgate gathering with a few of my simple tailgate entertaining essentials starting with a fab...
DIY Cabinet Makeover Reveal

DIY Cabinet Makeover Reveal

  Remember our old pine cabinet that used to display our son’s prized Star Wars  Lego creations? {See previous post} Well, this is the BEFORE… and here  is the AFTER…following a few fresh coats of Annie Sloan  Chalk Paint & wax!     I went with  Old White  because I wanted a clean and simple...
Project: Old Cabinet Set for a New Makeover

Project: Old Cabinet Set for a New Makeover

  The old pine cabinet has been living upstairs for 10 years, holding our son’s prized and rather dusty Star Wars Lego creations. *   *   * If said  son {who is now a freshman, away  at college}  is reading this, NOT to worry…I’ve boxed THEM ALL in tissue! Yes, the Millennium Falcons, X-Wing Fighters, Death Star and other...
Tailgate Time! Got Game?

Tailgate Time! Got Game?

  Stefanie Knowlton Photography   I kinda have a thing  for purple & gold!  Once a #UW Husky – ALWAYS a UW Husky! So I’m celebrating the start of the season with a few easy & tasty tips to dress up your next tailgate party!    Let’s kickoff the college football season, with a pretty purple...
Fall Breakfast ~ Irish Oatmeal

Fall Breakfast ~ Irish Oatmeal

  They had me  at the packaging, seriously…Irish oatmeal, steel cut and in a super bronzy, pretty tin! It’s the REAL  deal and it’s what’s for breakfast!     We’re going old school. Forget the microwave. It doesn’t cook in an instant  but boy,  it is SO worth the extra few minutes! AND for me, it’s nostalgic. I...
Happy September!

Happy September!

  We’ve turned another page on the calendar! Can you believe it’s SEPTEMBER? The FALL shift is underway at our house. Yours? It’s that time of year when I crave rich  harvest colors, earthy extras and COMFORT food!!!   While away on a trip to Walla Walla, “the guys” trimmed one of our Magnolia trees, ...
Summer Garden Bounty

Summer Garden Bounty

So I’ve been sharing A  LOT  on Instagram lately… {Come join me @MonicaHart1} Some rather delicious pictures – from our edible  garden flowers, like these delicate zucchini blossoms which I stuff with seasoned ricotta then drizzle with olive oil and bake {YUM} to … the bounty of tomatoes and basil which I turn into a...
Almond & Blueberry Granola

Almond & Blueberry Granola

  L~o~v~e a GOOD toasty, crunchy granola! On a recent family trip to San Francisco, I had the best yogurt &  granola combo at a fun little breakfast/lunch spot. When we returned home I had to try to recreate it! It’s so simple!     My version calls for oats, almonds, blueberries and quinoa!  YES! Quinoa!...
Easy Entertaining Extras * Under the Stars * Cocktail Course

Easy Entertaining Extras * Under the Stars * Cocktail Course

    It was a fun & b~u~s~y weekend!!  Our weekend wound down with a simple but yummy Sunday evening dinner at home on the patio with great friends. Nothin’ fancy…just easy  entertaining and lovely star watching, all beneath the glow of the Super Moon! We kicked things off with a quick cocktail course. To keep it simple, I...
Flavored Olive Oils ~ Sweet Basil

Flavored Olive Oils ~ Sweet Basil

    Simple Dinner Prep  I’m talking about flavored  olive oils! So yummy, so easy and a little drizzle here and there…can truly elevate a summer meal!     This morning I ventured out in the kitchen garden and snipped some of our gorgeous  fresh basil. Very verdant & fragrant! & SWEET!      To...
Cocktail Corner: Lemon & Mint Cooler

Cocktail Corner: Lemon & Mint Cooler

  Summer Sips! While on vacation in Southern Cal we found ourselves in a swanky  little LA rooftop bar! A cool lemonade & mint  cocktail caught my eye and so when we came home … I naturally  had to try and recreate it!    Here’s my take on the Lemon & Mint Cooler ~  ...
Beet It! Roasted Beet & Radish Salad

Beet It! Roasted Beet & Radish Salad

    I could LIVE on this! My Roasted Beet, Radish and Herb Coated Goat Cheese salad! SO simple, SO earthy, SO DIVINE!     Just LOOK at that luscious color!!! #NoFilter!     Ruby red  and gorgeous golden beets   peeled, drizzled with good olive oil, sprinkled with S & P and     ...