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 Find me on INSTAGRAM @MonicaHart1 All Images ~ Stefanie Knowlton Photography      With the luscious scent of lavender perfuming...
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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The Blueberry Mule Cocktail - 4th Sips

The Blueberry Mule Cocktail – 4th Sips

      R E F R E S H  this 4th of July with a cool concoction ~ The Blueberry Mule! It’s packed with fresh market blueberries, chopped  ginger and garden mint. Vodka gives it a spirited kick, fresh lemon juice will make ya pucker and the sparkling water gives it the perfect summer FIZZ....
4th of July DIY on KING 5 LINK!

4th of July DIY on KING 5 LINK!

  Getting up very  early is easy when you get to join the beautiful Joyce Taylor  and the KING 5 Morning News team for a little 4th of July  DIY!   Image via KING 5   A gorgeous Pacific Northwest morning from the rooftop garden of KING 5 in Seattle,  where I shared easy 4th...
DIY 4th of July Tray Tutorial

DIY 4th of July Tray Tutorial

  I’ve been busy creating unconventional  party pieces for the 4th of July! I’m still rocking the good old red, white and blue  but with a twist. Not a flag in sight…yet.  L o v e  Old Glory but I wanted pieces I could keep up, long after the Fourth fireworks fade. Like this fun...
Easy 4th of July Entertaining

Easy 4th of July Entertaining

    It’s 4th TIME  and sparks will fly! Starting to pull together the easy pieces  for 4th of July parties and such. Here’s the thing - I love upping the fun factor for the 4th by turning my everyday objects  into Red, White and Blue GOLD! You can too.     Look around your home and start collecting patriotic...
Father's Day Gift and Tablescape Ideas on KING 5!

Father’s Day Gift and Tablescape Ideas on KING 5!

Image via KING 5 Seattle   Loved talking F a t h e r ‘ s  D a y  tablescape and       gift ideas LIVE on KING 5!  You can check out the video links!   You’ll find: Simple handmade  centerpiece ideas in cool repurposed containers,          DIY gift ideas like...
Cozy Garden Corner - Mini Tour

Cozy Garden Corner – Mini Tour

  It’s just a small cozy corner of our garden. Somewhat hidden from view thanks to a beautiful NEW bluestone wall. {LOVE} It’s the kind of garden corner where crazy  fragrant rosemary tumbles AND     everyday ferns and succulents hang out.         It’s the kind of garden corner where an old...
Flower and Herb Ice Cubes

Flower and Herb Ice Cubes

  Pretty up your summer sips  with edible flower and herb ICE cubes! So simple to make, especially if you are growing edible organic flowers & herbs in your garden! For this batch, I plucked colorful nasturtiums and flavorful mint from our kitchen garden  and filled our  simple ice trays with pretty petals and minty...
Grilled Fresh Peach Crostini with Lemon Ricotta

Grilled Fresh Peach Crostini with Lemon Ricotta

  This just might be the BEST summer crostini e v e r ! My grilled peach and lemon ricotta crostini with fresh fragrant basil! So yummy! It’s summer party food personified!   When culinary inspiration hits me….it usually looks something like this ~ with delish ingredients sprawled out on the kitchen counter. Ingredients like:  ...
Gin and Cucumber Fizz

Gin and Cucumber Fizz

  R e f r e s h  this summer with this COOL as a cucumber cocktail! The Gin and Cucumber FIZZ.  It’s just a splash of Hendrick’s Gin,      fresh cucumber, a twist of fresh lemon and soda water – poured     over ice!       Here’s to a sip of classic...
Graduation Party! Congrats to the Class of 2015

Graduation Party! Congrats to the Class of 2015

  Had so much Fun pulling together Graduation Party ideas for my LIVE segments on KING 5 Seattle with the lovely Amanda Grace! {Here’s a quick screen shot.Thank you KING 5!}   Image via KING 5 Seattle   Let me tell ya, when they call YOUR kids name, you get this rush of adrenaline, goose bumps...
Summer Entertaining 425 Magazine Behind the Scenes

Summer Entertaining 425 Magazine Behind the Scenes

  In a SUMMER state of mind thanks to our Summer Entertaining  photo shoot with 425 Magazine! {Thank you 425!} Our beachy/nautical soiree will hit newsstands in late June. For now, here is a behind the scenes look at an evening packed with fresh entertaining ideas, simple recipes and plenty of DIY! This is a...
Kitchen Garden Totable -Stylish Raised Garden Bed

Kitchen Garden Totable -Stylish Raised Garden Bed

    It’s early  morning in our Pacific Northwest garden where cultivating & coffee go hand in hand. Been babying them for WEEKS now, finally…it’s time to plant. Grew these organic kitchen garden starts inside  from seed, in small peat pots and pellets. LOVE.      Cilantro for my yummy fresh salsas… sunny sunflowers, which will be soon be transplanted to our...