The Inspired Room http://theinspiredroom.net Voted Readers' Favorite Top Decorating Blog Better Homes and Gardens, Decorating Ideas, How to Organize, How to Decorate, DIY Decorating, DIY Decor, Home Blog Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:30:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Brunch Recipes & Entertaining Ideas http://theinspiredroom.net/2014/04/20/easter-brunch-and-entertaining-ideas/ http://theinspiredroom.net/2014/04/20/easter-brunch-and-entertaining-ideas/#respond Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:30:02 +0000 http://theinspiredroom.net/?p=55091 Puff Pancakes (Dutch Babies) If you are looking for a quick idea for a spring or Easter brunch, you’ll find a few of our favorite easy recipes in this post as well as some other fun spring entertaining tips and ideas for around the table! This weekend we are having Ebelskivers with cinnamon apple syrup, YUM! Have you […]

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If you are looking for a quick idea for a spring or Easter brunch, you’ll find a few of our favorite easy recipes in this post as well as some other fun spring entertaining tips and ideas for around the table!

ebelskivers recipe

This weekend we are having Ebelskivers with cinnamon apple syrup, YUM! Have you tried these? See the recipe here.

Delicious Berry Tart Recipe for The Inspired Room

Last week Michaela shared her delicious fruit tart recipe! Let us know if you try it!

Mix and match spring table

Decorating a fun spring table

drink station

10 simple tips for hosting a party (with a cute drink station!}

blue mason jar summer drink

Refreshing Blueberry Lime Drink in a Mason Jar

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How to arrange a flower bouquet (with a cute video and super easy tips!)

Hand Painted Easter Eggs

And if you are doing some last minute Easter egg decorating, here are our marker eggs!

Find lots more Easter ideas in our Easter DIY section, as well as some pretty ideas for Spring here.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend! See you Monday with a peek at my living room and a new cabinet!

PS. Did you read Jack’s blog yesterday?! More details coming soon!

Happy Easter! He is risen!

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Spring Flower Arrangement & Easter Fruit Tart Recipe http://theinspiredroom.net/2014/04/17/spring-flower-arrangement-fruit-tart-recipe/ http://theinspiredroom.net/2014/04/17/spring-flower-arrangement-fruit-tart-recipe/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:21 +0000 http://theinspiredroom.net/?p=55001 Super Yummy Fruit Tart RecipeHello again, friends! It’s Michaela here, back this month with my entertaining post. I’m sharing a Spring flower arrangement and a delicious dessert for the new season today! This would be a wonderful treat for Easter brunch! Let’s dive into the floral arrangement first… Flowers I used: Roses from my garden, Lisianthus, Ranunculus. Step 1: I […]

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Hello again, friends! It’s Michaela here, back this month with my entertaining post. I’m sharing a Spring flower arrangement and a delicious dessert for the new season today! This would be a wonderful treat for Easter brunch! Let’s dive into the floral arrangement first…

Flowers I used: Roses from my garden, Lisianthus, Ranunculus.

Spring Flower Arrangement
Step 1: I began by adding my roses. This was the most substantial flower I had, so I used them to create a criss-cross base for the rest of the bouquet. Start by taking off the leaves and thorns of the roses. Next, create the criss-cross pattern in your vase/pitcher by crossing the stems of the roses (as seen below). This will create a grid pattern, which will help you stand up all the other flowers in the vase relatively straight.

Spring Flower Arrangement for The Inspired Room
Flower Arrangement DIY for Spring

Step 2: Add in your Lisianthus. I love this flower because it’s pretty inexpensive, available at your local Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s almost year round, and it has a lot of bulky greenery. I put a few of these stems in between the roses, to fill holes.

Pretty Flower Arrangement DIY

Step 3: Grab your Ranunculus and fill in the remaining holes with these little guys. Stand some straight up, drape some off the side and have fun with it. The more blooms drooping off to the side, the more “effortless” the arrangement will look.

How to Arrange Flowers

Pretty DIY Flower Arrangement
Now I’m going to give you the recipe for a yummy fruit tart!

Fruit Tart Recipe and DIY Spring Flower Arrangement

Preheat: 400 degrees. coat 9-inch tart pan with nonstick spray, butter or oil.

For the crust, process in food processor: 1 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt, minced zest of 1 lemon.

Add: 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1 egg yolk to food processor and blend until mixture starts to clump around the blade. Press dough into bottom and up the sides of prepared pan. Bake crust until golden about 12-15 minutes.

For the filling, blend the following into a large bowl: 1/2 cup purchased lemon curd, 3 eggs, reserved egg white in a large bowl.

Combine: 1/4 cup flour, 3 Tbsp. cornstarch, pinch of salt. Add this to the lemon curd mixture.

Simmer: 2 cups whole milk, 1/3 cup honey, 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into cubes over medium heat.

Add a little of the milk mixture to egg mixture in a bowl and whisk to combine (just to be sure your egg mixture doesn’t scramble when the hot milk and honey mixture are added!) Add all of the egg mixture back to the sauce pan. Simmer mixture over medium heat until thick and bubbly, 3-5 minutes. Off heat, add 2 Tbsp. butter to pan. Whisk until smooth. Pour filling into cooled crust, smooth top, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill tart for 4 hours to set.

For the glaze and berries: 1/4 cup apple or apricot jelly, juice of a lemon, 1 cup each fresh raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, sprig of fresh mint if desired. Melt the jelly and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat, glaze top of tart before adding fruit. Place your fruit, dab with more glaze and serve within 1 hour of making.

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Fruit Tart Recipe

Delicious Fruit Tart Recipe for Spring

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DIY Spring Flower Arrangement and Fruit Tart Recipe for The Inspired Room

The tart was delicious and the flowers were gorgeous! Hopefully this sparks some colorful tablescapes and treat ideas for Spring and Easter. Let me know if you give it a try!

Happy Spring!

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The Two Secrets to Keeping My Pantry Organized http://theinspiredroom.net/2014/04/16/the-two-secrets-to-keeping-my-pantry-organized/ http://theinspiredroom.net/2014/04/16/the-two-secrets-to-keeping-my-pantry-organized/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:30:19 +0000 http://theinspiredroom.net/?p=55045 Two Secrets to Keeping A Pantry Organized by The Inspired RoomMy small pantry under our staircase is one of the most organized rooms in our house! I am so excited that my pantry makeover is featured today on one of my favorite blogs, I Heart Organizing! This little pantry by our kitchen has been one of my favorite spaces in our home ever since we completed it […]

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Organized Pantry Tips

My small pantry under our staircase is one of the most organized rooms in our house!

I am so excited that my pantry makeover is featured today on one of my favorite blogs, I Heart Organizing! This little pantry by our kitchen has been one of my favorite spaces in our home ever since we completed it about a year ago!

Want to know my secrets to keeping it organized? I don’t know about you but I am much more likely to keep a room or area of my home organized and cared for if 1) I redesigned the room from top to bottom myself so I really love it and 2) if it is open to another room or used regularly.

People often fear having an open pantry or open shelves because they want to be able to close the door on any potential mess. But I’ve found that when a space is open I’m more conscious about keeping it organized!

Since my pantry meets both of my requirements of being pretty and open for viewing, I can assure you it still stays organized most of the time! VICTORY!

You can read the Q & A on my pantry and see the feature over at I Heart Organizing! Thanks Jen! :-) 

Organized Pantry with Baskets

Two Secrets to Keeping A Pantry Organized by The Inspired Room

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