Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016

From our home in Houston, Texas, wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Continue Reading

Candlelit Christmas Wreath

Candlelit Christmas Wreath

The house is decorated, the presents are wrapped, the cookies are baked and the Christmas table is set. But if you think that it sounds as if everything is under control, well, it’s not! I have some more shopping to do, a little bit of cleaning and lots of cooking. However this morning, I put everything… Continue Reading

White Forest Christmas Table Setting

White Forest Christmas Table Setting

I first started thinking about my Christmas table setting in August last summer, when I found this remnant on sale at my local fabric store. I bought it, not too sure how I was going to use it. As Christmas approached and time was flying by, I decided to go the easy way and use the fabric to make three… Continue Reading

Easy DIY Holiday Gift for Any Hostess

Easy DIY Holiday Gift for Any Hostess

Next time you accept a holiday party invitation and need a gift for the hostess, forget about the most common ones such as a bottle of wine, flowers or a dessert. Instead, consider offering something very unique that you’ve made yourself: a hand-soap dispenser for their powder room, personalized with the family name and a sweet quote of… Continue Reading

My Seasonal Inspiration: Tabletop Christmas Trees

My Seasonal Inspiration: Tabletop Christmas Trees

This year, I can’t get enough inspiration from these small Christmas trees sitting up high on tables, consoles, dressers and nightstands! Either they’re artificial or real, planted in a pot or placed in a container, small or tiny, I spot them everywhere and I could have them in every room of the house! The kids’ desks… Continue Reading

A Healthy Winter Recipe: Almond & Cranberry Quinoa Bowl

A Healthy Winter Recipe: Almond & Cranberry Quinoa Bowl

Just like any other meal, a good quinoa bowl must have the colors and the flavors of the season. My recipe is super easy to prepare but absolutely rich in taste: a little sweetness from the cranberries and a little salt from the soy sauce, somehow crunchy from the almonds, and fully aromatic from the dressing. As… Continue Reading

Mini Canvas Christmas Gift Tags – So Cute & Easy To Make!

Mini Canvas Christmas Gift Tags – So Cute & Easy To Make!

Each holiday season, I devote a little extra time to make gift wrapping extra special, and this year was no exception! My personalized mini canvas gift tags are so easy to make, absolutely adorable and totally affordable! These gift tags are nothing more than mini white canvases with a 3D holiday sticker on them and a stenciled… Continue Reading

How I [Almost] Skipped Fall

How I [Almost] Skipped Fall

I think I missed a season…. The weather has been so warm, here in Houston, Texas that it didn’t feel like fall. At all. I was waiting for the temperatures to cool down to take out my fall décor and to make a pumpkin craft or two, but I guess this isn’t going to happen!… Continue Reading

World’s Tiniest Built-In Shelf / DIY Picture Ledge

World’s Tiniest Built-In Shelf / DIY Picture Ledge

I was looking for a very special way to hang this very special pair of oil-on-canvas paintings painted by my mother. Because of their theme, their natural place is the kitchen – although not necessarily! I found the perfect spot for them above the little built-in desk, right off the kitchen. Framing them was the obvious… Continue Reading

Hi! I'm Angelica! For the last ten years I've been sharing my cooking, home projects and ideas with my sister Irene. "Once Again, My Dear Irene" is just an extension of our daily chats. Moreover "My Dear Irene" Continue Reading
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