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chicken + dumplings

In food ideas on November 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

My sister-in-law, Tiffany, gave me this recipe a 4 years ago and I have been cooking it ever since!  It’s perfect for the cooler weather coming up (slowly but surely here in Florida).  I made it last week and ate it 3 days in row – every meal.  It’s that fantastic!  I don’t know the exact details of the recipe so I’m just going to use cute words in lieu of actual measurements …

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3 boneless chicken breasts

1 canister of homestyle 8 -10 biscuits

a bunch of flour

one bottle of everglades seasoning

a cup of chicken broth

Feeds an army of 8

Directions:  Pour the everglades all over the chicken in a way that seems like “Oh my God this is way too much”! Boil the chicken for one hour.  While waiting cut the biscuits into little dough squares and flour them down … like go crazy with the flour.  Once the chicken is done cooking take it out of the pan and slice it all up.  You then pour in the chicken broth for a bit more flavor.  Put the dumplings in one by one then throw in the chicken and let it cook for 25 more minutes … Then enjoy! Oh and then i toss in a half a stick of butter – ya know just in case!

photos & layout by charlotte anabar

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La Paperie & Print Shop

In Ain't my art on October 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I woke up Monday sick as a dog and have been horizontal since but today I finally got to go through my inbox and I received an e-mail from this awesome photographer and I am going bananas over her work!   Meet Kaitlin Rebesco!  I love her minimalistic spin on the prints!  Very crisp & clean!  Take a look for yourself and visit her ETSY store as well to see her other inspiring work!

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photography and prints by Kaitlin Rebesco

In Ain't my art, i made this on September 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

I recently deleted my ETSY account with my prints because I am trying to get new product photos, a new website etc.    In the meantime I was browsing ETSY – their product photos are something serious these days!  Check out these amazing products and photography!  Those constellation coasters are just dreamy.

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skull | gold ring | diamond ring | little girl | vintage stool |hanging cactus holders | constellation coasters
| printable calendar  layout by charlotte anabar

meet katie

In ideas on September 19, 2013 at 10:46 am

I am so lucky to be surrounded by such talent in Orlando!  Yesterday Katie and I went for a drive and took amazing photos for her company Knees on Leaves!  Katie’s micro ecosystems have, in my opinion, revolutionized earthy jewels and brought our necks closer to nature.  A passion for Mid Century Design inspired Katie to create one of a kind terrarium necklaces.  Her inspiration stems from nature, all things beautiful as well as chaotic and imperfect!  Katie’s products have been featured all over the web (here & here) , sold all over the world, and has accumulated over 7,000 followers on instagram.   Hop over to her website and getcha self somethin’ great!

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photos by Charlotte Anabar | Terrariums by Knees on Leaves

flower power

In i made this on September 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

I’ve got a crazy obsession for floral patterns right now!  We’ve got to get that calendar for the garden!

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calendar & iphone case | shorts | boots

wise words of breanna rose

In ideas on September 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm

This is all from a blogger I follow Breanna Rose

After receiving several emails inquiring about blogging platforms, I thought I would create a post for bloggers discussing the subject. While I highly suggest hiring a designer to create your own custom design, I realize that isn’t always in everyone’s budget from the get go, so I’m writing this from the perspective of template usage. The first thing you will need to do is decide which service you’d like to use for publishing. While there are many out there, the two that I always recommend are SquareSpace and WordPress ( self-hosted ). Their ease of use and support are what make them winners in my book, but I’ll dive more into them both below.

While I personally use WordPress, let’s start with SquareSpace ( SS ). Because if I hadn’t already paid for 2 years of hosting, I think I would switch over to SS sooner than later. You see, the thing that has always captured my attention with SS is their beautiful user interface. It’s much easier on the eyes and as a designer, I’ve definitely taken notice. Plus, they have several meticulously well designed templates that you can choose from and customize ( drag + drop style ), all of which do not require any HTML/CSS knowledge. A definite plus for beginners! Ultimately, you would receive a free domain name, an easily editable template, and a very secure website. It’s an all inclusive package that will leave you worry free.

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words & image by Breanna Rose

new prints

In decorative arts, i made this on September 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I was without a car for a tiny bit of the weekend which forced me to clean & work, work, work (because you won’t see me walking anywhere in Orlando).   Friday night without a car I found myself sobbing on the phone to my Mom proclaiming “… and I don’t even have a car and all I want is a bottle of wine!” She quickly reminded my pathetic excuse of a proclamation  that it would literally be done the next day.  Le sigh  – I just worked on website landing pages & made these pretty new prints for a wholesale order I received a few weeks ago!    They are the newest ones I’ve created  and I’m super duper happy with them!frames_2 frames_4 frames_6

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prints by charlotte anabar \ shop etsy

back porch nights

In i made this on September 5, 2013 at 7:55 am

Florida nights are getting a tad cooler – by Florida standards, that is!  But then again, back porch nights are amazing whether smouldering hot, luke warm, or freezing cold.  Here’s just a few of my favorite things to have in arms reach while I’m cocktailing.   Although, that Oscar de la Renta kaftan is not actually in my closet!

this song would be a good listening choice too 

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lights & chair | cocktail glasses | kaftan 

my prints + knees on leaves

In fun, i made this on August 30, 2013 at 8:24 am

I am so happy to announce a few of my prints will be up for sale on Katie O’Dare’s wildly popular website, kneesonleave.com!  Katie is such an inspiration and I’m so lucky to have her in Orlando!  Our hang out sessions usually consist of a few cocktails, a notepad to jot down our ideas, and tons of creative flow –  I like to think we keep each other balanced with any design dilemmas  we run in to!

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photography by Ashley Morgan Photography

meet Jenny!

In fun, i made this on August 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Jenny is one of my very best friends since 9th grade! We had a fun photo shoot over the weekend all over Orlando!   Jenny is an amazing artist (paintings below) like every birthday or holiday I’m usually begging her to paint something for me but Jenny left behind the artist lifestyle and got her bachelors at UF and Masters at UCF landing her an amazing job in a defense company!  I still wish we could be streets performers together beating bongos and over using “namaste” but alas … she’s still a talented beaut!

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photos by Charlotte Anabar / paintings by Jenny Bollinger