Happy Friday guys! We’ve made it through another week. *happy dance* I swear, I don’t live for the weekends, but when the week is long and the weather is gloomy – the weekend is so welcomed by this girl! For those of you that have been around for a while now you probably know on Friday’s I like to share my favorite makers, artist and crafters. Supporting small businesses, hard working mamas (and daddies) and the creative spirit is so very near and dear to my heart. This week is no exception!
Since starting House Fenway a little over a year ago, I’ve made lots of new friends. Mostly other artists, that own their own businesses, Etsy shops and websites. Sami from ForEveritts Home is one of them. This girl is one of the handiest woman I know! Saws, drills, splinters and all – this girl gets right in there! Her reclaimed artwork showcases not only her power tool skills but the true beauty in repurposed materials. Each piece unique, Sami mixes a vast array of natural elements including reclaimed wood, moss, and florals to achieve these beautiful pieces of art. Each season she launches a new collection highlighting the colors and textures shown currently evolving in nature.
I feel honored to own one of ForEveritts Home’s pieces and I think it adds the perfect touch of Fall to my home. The juxtaposition of textures – the harness of the reclaimed wood against the softness of the moss and florals is so artfully displayed.
Sami has just launched her own website this month which includes a shop, blog and a beautiful inspirational board full of her creations. She is definitely worth checking out, following and why I chose her as my Friday favorite! Shop ForEveritts Home now >
Here is a gallery of some of ForEveritts Home’s other stunning creations:
Free Fall Coffee Printable
After an unexpected late September heatwave, it looks like we might be into full “Fall Mode” here in Wisconsin. Bring on the big cozy sweaters, tall boots and hot drinks!
I love Fall and all that it has to offer. I have so much fun creating and sharing free printables with my readers, I thought I’d create one to celebrate this lovable season.
Print, decorate & enjoy! ~M
Download Free Fall Coffee Print >
Not into coffee? I have a great mulled apple cider recipes perfect for Fall.
Check it out! Mulled Apple Cider Recipe >>
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This time of year my vegetable garden is quickly winding down. Most of my veggies are done producing for the season with the exception of that darn cherry tomato bush. This plant just won’t quit! By the end of the season, I’m pulling my hair out trying to come up with creative ways to eat the over abundance of my harvest. Cherry tomatoes being #1 on my list.
I found this easy and savory recipe to help me use up all those maters. It uses a handful of ingredients (which are usually found in your pantry) and it takes minutes to make. My favorite way to eat this dish is on a nest of fresh pasta. Yum…it makes my mouth water just thinking about it! Add a glass of red wine and enjoy!
- 2 (10 oz) containers cherry tomatoes, halved
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a medium bowl, toss together tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Transfer to a baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tomatoes are soft and tender (but not mushy).
- Eat immediately as a savory meal side or top on your favorite pasta, homemade pizza or grilled chicken!
Need a dessert for after dinner?
Check out my recipe for
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting >>
I adore kitchen canister sets. There is something so nostalgic about displaying a set of canisters on your kitchen countertop. Canisters are not only functional by keeping food fresh, they can add visual interest to an otherwise boring space. The variety of styles, colors and shapes seem to be endless making it easy to find a set that reflects your kitchen style.
I recently went on the hunt for my perfect canister set (it was tough) and compiled a list of my favorites. I had a couple attributes on my wish list when narrowing down my top favorites. The canisters needed to: have clean design lines, a classic style and be affordably priced. I think I found a group that met all of the requirements and will make a great investment to stand the test of time. If not, they will still look adorable on my counter. Enjoy!
- Aqua Dip Canisters – Crate and Barrel
- Ivory Farmhouse Canisters – Pier 1
- Utility Kitchen Canisters – White – West Elm
- Weston 3 Piece Kitchen Canister Set – Birch Lane
- White Distressed Label Canisters, Set of 3 – Kirkland’s
- White Ceramic Canisters – World Market
- Copper-Plated Canister Set – Anthropologie
- Cambria Canisters – Pottery Barn
Tips for keeping stored dry food
- Make sure you rotate your dry goods. Date all foods and food containers. Stored foods cannot get any better than what originally went in, but they can certainly get worse. If you don’t know how old it is — when in doubt, throw it out!
- Keep stored foods cool, dry and well ventilated. The temperature should be between 50°F and 70°F. Also, make sure it’s out of direct sunlight. Sunlight promotes oxidation and the subsequent loss of the food’s nutritional value and quality
- Make sure your goods are stored in a low humidity area. Most canisters have a rubber or plastic seal to keep humidity out to help food stay fresher, longer.
Looking for more favorites to shop?
Check out House Fenway’s Favorite Fall Throw Pillows
Fall is creeping up on us quickly and I can’t help but have fall comfort food on my mind. Septembers in Wisconsin are the prime time for apple picking. Apple pie, homemade apple sauce, tarts, apple butter, you name it — with the abundance of apples on hand, the skies the limit! One of my all time favorite Fall recipes is Apple Crisp. It’s super easy to make and I usually always have the ingredients on hand in my pantry. Here is my favorite version of this recipe. It’s topped with a yummy oatmeal crumble. *mouthwatering*Enjoy!
6 apples – peeled, cored, and sliced
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup old-fashioned oat
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter
Apple Crisp Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Toss apples with white sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl to coat; pour into a 9-inch square baking dish.
Combine brown sugar, oats, flour, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a separate bowl. Use a fork to mash cold butter into the oats mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; spread over the apples to the edges of the baking dish. Pat the crumble topping gently until distribued even.
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and sides are bubbling, about 40 minutes.