This grab and go treat is hard to resist and makes a fun dessert for your next outdoor get together. Blend bananas and coconut cream, then pour mixture into a brownie pan lined with wax paper. Fold in mini chocolate chips, freeze then cut into squares. Place between graham crackers and garnish with more chocolate chips.
The holidays demand you go all out and that is especially true with your containers, curated here by Boxwoods Garden and Gifts of Atlanta. Here evergreens of different varieties, along with oversized ornaments and outdoor-suitable ribbon give these zinc containers a luxurious look. Two bookend containers at your entryway inside or out can set the stage for a festive holiday welcome.
Don’t be afraid to go bold with a dark, rich wall color, especially when mixed with earthy, global elements to give your space depth and interest. Lighter furniture and rugs balance these dramatic walls in this sitting room from Dana Wolter Interiors.
After white and natural wood, gray is the most popular finish for kitchen cabinets, but this is one trendy color that’s not at risk of going out of style. “Muted colors are soothing and easy to live with, and a signature of my work,” says designer Angela Free. “This home is located in the foggy San Francisco Marina district and the neutral yet rich palette allows for a seamless flow between the indoors and outdoors.”
One of the easiest ways to add holiday flair—fast!—is to use nature’s decorations: swags and garlands of fresh evergreens. They’re even a perfect choice for the dining table, where gracefully drooping branches make softly scented vase fillers.
Keeping floors on the darker side can help to his dirt from foot traffic. "Have fun in this space, it doesn’t have to be serious, it just needs to be your workhorse," says Nancy Epstein, Founder and CEO of Artistic Tile.
The holidays are the perfect time to go a little over the top with your decorating. Big statements like masses of baubles draped across a mantel or a reindeer figure standing in the middle of a seating area help create a truly special scene. Just keep your “wow” moments to one or two per room or area—otherwise your holiday fun could veer into “Santa’s Workshop at the mall” territory.
Husbands Bret and Mike had a traditional chapel ceremony in the Smoky Mountains at Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. If you're looking for an LGBT-friendly vendor, especially a religious venue, look for the Human Rights Campaign's blue and yellow equal sign logo on the vendor website. Some sites display a rainbow flag. That's a great way to know before you call when booking.
Entering the generously sized master bath, you’re immediately struck by how light filled and glamorous the room feels. The deep, modern, freestanding Roman soaking tub in the center of the room is the main focal point.
Kneeling to propose is a time-honored tradition that shows respect and love for your partner. Even in 2016, this custom is still relevant. We both got the chance to experience this ritual. But it's not for everyone. You don't have to kneel. Make another grand gesture or don't. You don't have to be bound to traditions. Create your own!