T.G.I.F. “Thank Goodness It’s So Fabulous!”

THIS FABULOUS FRIDAY, I HAVE FOUND…

“It’s So Fabulous!” Design Favorites of the Week: This week, we have been learning about Staffordshire pieces, and although I have shared several pictures of my personal collection, I saved my 2 very favorite pieces for Fabulous Friday! Here are they are….

This piece is actually quite tiny... not more than a few inches high. I treasure him so much for a few reasons. First my husband purchased him for me as a very special gift, and I actually ended up using him as the sole inspiration for my son's first bedroom design! Second, this little guy is not just a figurine, but he is also a whistle! So FABULOUS!

The large figurine in the back of this grouping is one of my all-time favorites. He is just such a charming gentleman, isn't he?!

“It’s So Fabulous!” Gift Idea of the Week: I have been told a time (or one-hundred!) that I am a difficult person to buy gifts for!? However, I recently received an absolutely FABULOUS and CREATIVE gift from a dear friend that I am so excited to share with all of you.

At first glance, you might assume that this is simply a beautiful pillow. However, upon closer investigation, you may be able to tell that it was once a scarf that my sweet friend had made into a custom pillow sham! Isn't that a FABULOUS gift idea?

“It’s So Fabulous!” Inspiring Nature Photo of the Week: This photo is actually one that a friend shared with me after returning from a camping trip. I thought it was such a peaceful scene. And after all, who can’t use a little more serenity in their life, right? Exhale….

The reflection of light off of the water is so calming. I can almost hear the frogs croaking their songs.

“It’s So Fabulous!” Recipe of the Week: As many of you may already know, I am a bit of a health food addict, and as a result, my youngest daughter, Grayanna, has started eating healthy, as well. When we dine at the restaurant in our local health food store, she typically orders the all-natural peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Her love for this delicious lunch made me wonder if she would possibly enjoy this new recipe I found for PB&J Muffins…. Hmmmm…. Definitely worth a shot! Drop me a comment and let me know if you have a chance to try this recipe before I do! (Found at www.Deliciouslivingmag.com).

PB&J MUFFINS

Makes 12

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup nonhydrogenated creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup low-fat (1 percent) milk
1/2-3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup finely grated carrot
1/2 cup finely grated zucchini
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
All-fruit strawberry or raspberry fruit preserves

1. Preheat oven to 400º. Spray paper muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With two knives or a pastry blender, cut in peanut butter until coarse crumbs form and mixture is no longer powdery. Add milk, honey, carrot, zucchini, eggs, and oil; stir until well moistened.

3. Spoon about 2 tablespoons batter into each muffin cup. Top each with about 1 teaspoon fruit preserves. Cover with remaining batter. Bake 15–20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

PER SERVING (1 muffin): 304 cal, 40% fat cal, 14g fat, 2g sat fat, 36mg chol, 9g protein, 39g carb, 3g fiber, 283mg sodium

“It’s So Fabulous!” Quote of the Week:  “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” – By Antoine de Saint-Exupery

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and has two locations at 7753 North Kings Hwy and 7751 North Kings Hwy.