The Belmont Ranch: January 2017

Rustic Cozy Living Room

Monday, January 16, 2017

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There is nothing like cozying up next to a fire after a cold Winter day in New England. When I walk into a person's home, I immediately can tell if I feel comfortable, welcomed, or warm. I love entertaining and inviting our friends and family over, so having a cozy home is super important to us. When Anthony and I were searching for our first home, a fireplace was something that was definitely on our wish list. Unfortunately, sometimes everything on the wish list can't be granted. We talked about potentially adding one in the dining room, with a cute mantle and a gas hook up. Once I finally redesigned the living and dining room, we discovered that the fire place wouldn't necessarily even fit anymore. My husband had been talking for weeks about how he really wanted an electric fireplace that blew out a good amount of heat and didn't have a super lavish look to it.

Homemade Latte Made Easy

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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I know a lot of people who drink coffee, but not many who drink lattes. Lattes always have this stigma that they are more expensive than coffee. Lattes are also hard to make at home if you don't want to spend a lot of money on a special machine, but now there is an easy way to make lattes right in your kitchen! A latte made easy... it sounds almost too good to be true right?! Well my friends, I am here today to rock your world and tell you all about the new International Delight® One Touch Latte™. This new product is about to hit the shelves at Walmart this month and I got to try out all 3 flavors and share with you guys how easy peasy it is to make a coffee (or even hot chocolate) into a latte in just THREE steps!