Happy Weekend + Stella & Dot Winner!

Happy Friday everyone! Two updates for y’all:

Two Non-Girly Ways to Wear Pink | Rosemary on the TV

1) I’ve got another post up at Bourbon and Boots about how to wear pink without looking like a girly girl. So check that out if you’re interested.

Stella and Dot GIVEAWAY! | Rosemary on the TV

2) And more importantly, we’re excited to announce the winner of the Stella & Dot giveaway from (the amazing) Casie Selig! Congrats to Jamie Bradshaw for winning the Renegade Cluster Bracelet! Jamie, watch your email for instructions on claiming your priiiize! Thanks to everyone who entered, and if you didn’t win this one – better luck next time! Feel free to browse Casie’s Stella & Dot site anytime or contact her if you want to purchase something or host a trunk show.

Momofuku Milk Bar Crack Pie Recipe

Momofuku Milk Bar Crack Pie Recipe | Rosemary on the TV

If you’ve ever been to a Momofuku Milk Bar, then you know the sort of treasures to be had there. Birthday cake truffles (don’t), cereal milk ice cream (stop), compost cookies (I can’t). It is a heaven of delicious treats. And their top seller? The Crack Pie, named so because it is as addictive as a highly illegal drug. Turns out, Crack Pie ain’t hard to make. And should be a required skill considering that even those who live in NYC and have access to them can’t buy them for less than $44 a pop.

So head on over to Bourbon and Boots where my recipe is up and waiting for you.

PS. Don’t forget to enter our Stella & Dot giveaway! We’ll announce this winner tomorrow!

Life Lately (June Instagram Update)

Life Lately (June Instagram Update) | Rosemary on the TV

So this is a little late, but we’re just gonna go with it, okay? June was a pretty month in Instagrams – so colorful, thanks in part to the small fortune I spent at the farmers market last month. Arkansas produce this time of year is just too good to pass up. I also went to a going away party/fiesta for my friends Christie and Caleb, who have moved out of town. We miss them already!

For more, follow me on Instagram: @rohallma

PS: Don’t forget to enter our Stella and Dot giveaway! We announce the winner on Friday!

{CLOSED} Stella and Dot Giveaway!

Stella and Dot GIVEAWAY!

I absolutely love the super cute, affordable jewelry and accessories from Stella & Dot. This company is great at creating both stand alone statement pieces, and pieces that can be stacked and layered and collected over time.

Stella and Dot GIVEAWAY!

I’ve considered hosting trunk shows over the years and inviting my friends to come play in all the jewelry, but it never happened. Then recently, my good friend Casie became a Stella & Dot stylist, which means I have a pretty good reason to get around to that trunk show, don’t you think?

Stella and Dot GIVEAWAY!

One of my current favorite pieces from Stella & Dot is the Renegade Cluster Bracelet, which has black diamond pave beads and gold plated crystals and can be layered with all your favorite bracelets. And lucky for you guys, sweet Casie has offered to give one of these bracelets away to a lucky Rosemary on the TV reader!

Stella and Dot GIVEAWAY!

Stella and Dot GIVEAWAY! | Rosemary on the TV

To enter, simply visit Casie’s stylist site at StellaDot.com, take a look around and come back here to leave a comment telling me which item on the site is your VERY favorite. For an EXTRA entry, “Like” Rosemary on the TV on Facebook and share this giveaway with your friends!

We will choose a winner at random next Friday! Good luck!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!

Antiquing Adventures in Little Rock

Antique Hunting in Little Rock | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #vintage

VintageMarket1A couple Saturdays ago, I got up early and decided to hit up a few of my favorite local spots for antiques, since I’m on the hunt for the perfect credenza. It wasn’t my day for the credenza, but that didn’t make the hunt any less fun! I was in luck, because the South Main Vintage Market was taking place over at Bernice Gardens, so I stopped there first. This monthly market has vendors from all over peddling vintage (20 years old) and antique (50 years old) items as well as recycled and upcycled items.

Antique Hunting in Little Rock | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #vintage

Next up, I couldn’t leave SoMa without heading across the street to my favorite Little Rock shop – Clement/Sweet Home, where the curiosities and stacked-to-the-ceiling vignettes make browsing as much fun as shopping. I love love love the gold  ship pictured below.

Antique Hunting in Little Rock | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #vintage

Antique Hunting in Little Rock | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #vintage

From there, I headed north to Roy Dudley Estate Sales, which is always a good spot to find high end antiques, silver serving pieces and imported items.

Antique Hunting in Little Rock | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #vintageBecause I’m particularly hoping to find a mid-century credenza, the day wouldn’t be complete without a stop by Galaxy Office Furniture. This place is piled high with tons of mid-century furniture, housewares and general oddities. There’s more to look at in this place than you’ll ever have time to sort through. They had a few mid-century dressers and even some credenzas, but none were the perfect piece for me.

Antique Hunting in Little Rock | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #vintage

Antique Hunting in Little Rock | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #vintage

So even though I came home empty handed, it didn’t even remotely feel like a wasted Saturday. Where are your favorite places to shop for antiques around Little Rock? I need as many recommendations as possible!

 

Star-Spangled Strawberries Recipe

Star-Spangled Strawberries Recipe | Rosemary on the TV #holidays #recipe #4thofJuly #red #white #blue

If you’re scrambling for a last minute, quick and easy dessert or snack for your 4th of July holiday this weekend, be sure and check out my guest post today over at Treatsie! I’m showing readers how to make red, white and blue, cream-cheese stuffed Star-Spangled Strawberries!

Star-Spangled Strawberries Recipe | Rosemary on the TV #holidays #recipe #4thofJuly #red #white #blue

 

Just five quick ingredients using farm fresh fruit and you’ve got yourself a sweet, tart, cream cheesy treat! Get the recipe here.

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmLast week, I got the opportunity to revisit P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm to participate in Farm2Home 2014, a full day event sponsored by Arkansas Grown and Arkansas Made, programs created by the Arkansas Agriculture Department, in partnership with P. Allen Smith to promote eating and buying local. I’m a big fan of eating ingredients purchased from local farmers’ markets, as well as shopping at locally owned boutiques and eating at locally owned restaurants, so this event was right in my wheelhouse!

Besides, who wouldn’t want to spend a day at Moss Mountain Farm?

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farm

We arrived to a delicious breakfast spread and a quick introduction from Allen before touring his gorgeous home and gardens. For more photos of the home, check out this post from my visit a couple weeks ago when I was invited to attend an event for #AR549.

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmThe gardens were in full, summery bloom and as Allen led us down the garden paths, he pointed out the different plants and was happy to answer any of our gardening queries! I’ve always been so impressed with these gardens and the way the home has a 6,000 gallon cistern under the yard that collects rainwater to water the plants with.

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmAfter the tour, Allen and Butch Calhoun, Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Arkansas, gave a brief talk about the importance of supporting local growers, and then we were given the opportunity to chat with a panel of farmers from around Arkansas including Beth Eggers from Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries, Mark Morgan of Peach Pickin’ Paradise, Chuck McCool of McCool Farms and Bob Barnhill of Barnhill Orchards. Hearing directly from these farmers was enlightening, and they really do rely so heavily on our support both at farmers markets and, as in Morgan’s case, visiting the orchards in person.

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmAfter a quick tour of the vegetable gardens (where we ate blackberries right off the branch), we were treated to lunch by Chef Jerrmy Gawthrop from Greenhouse Grille in Fayetteville. Award-winning black bean burger with a Greek yogurt bun (yum)…triple berry baby kale salad (yummmm) and for dessert, Greek yogurt cheese cake with a raspberry peach sauce (YUMMMMMM). Before we could fall into a delicious food coma, it was time for the good stuff: a mini-farmers market, just for us!

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmFarmers and producers from all over the state (and participants in the Arkansas Grown and Arkansas Made programs) were set up under a huge tent, offering samples and telling us about their farms. Above, Bob Barnhill and Butch Calhoun talk seriously about heirloom tomatoes.

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmWe sampled berries, cheese, muscadine wine (!), breads, cakes. And yes, I’m aware that we had just finished a huge meal. But we couldn’t….stop…sampling. There was plenty of time to talk to each farmer and learn about what they do and where and how.

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmAnd Loblolly’s ice cream truck was there, too. More sampling, duh.

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmMy friend Hannah and I chatted for a long time with Ethan and Ellyse, the brother-sister team from Heirloom Kitchens and Ethan’s Heirloom Gardens who create baked goods from passed-down recipes and grow heirloom plants as well.

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmWe also met Josh Hardin of Laughing Stock Farms, Joseph Post of Post Familie Winery, Joey of EG’s Funky Yard Bird BBQ sauce, the sassy gals from Wicked Mix, plus many more – all of which you can read about here on the Arkansas Grown website.

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farm

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmOur final tour of the day was to see Allen’s “Poultry Palace”, a large barn built to house the number of heritage chicken breeds raised at Moss Mountain Farm, including Silver Lace Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, White-Faced Black Spanish, and Silver Spangled Hamburgs.

Farm2Home 2014 at P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm | Rosemary on the TV #arkansas #eatlocal #farmAnd after all that, we were treated to one last party, with music by the always lovely Bonnie Montgomery, cocktails and treats before heading home. It was an awesome (albeit sweaty and a bit dusty) day and one that sent me home thinking about all that Arkansas has to offer. We’re lucky to have the type of weather and seasons that allow us to produce food most months of the year.

If you’re interested in learning more, be sure and check out the Arkansas Grown website, as well as P. Allen Smith’s website, for ways that you can support a local farmer. If you’re not sure where to start, I suggest checking out a farmers market and getting to know the farmers you’re buying from.

The Bernice Garden Farmers Market, Sundays from 10am-2pm, is my personal favorite and you’ll see me there almost every weekend. It’s also right down the street from some local favorites like Boulevard Bread, the Green Corner Store and Loblolly Creamery, The Root Cafe and Clement/Sweet Home.

Where do you shop for local goods?

Fresh Fruit Tarts with Coconut Cream Recipe

Fresh Fruit Tarts with Coconut Cream | Rosemary on the TV

This week, I revisited the farm of P. Allen Smith for Farm2Home 2014, an event that focused on eating and buying locally grown produce and Arkansas-made goods, something that I try to do as often as possible. So I thought it was sort of fitting that I’ve got a guest blog post up over at Treatsie today sharing the recipe for these fresh fruit tarts with coconut cream, made from whatever fruit is plentiful at your local farmer’s market right now! I used fresh berries and rhubarb for these but wouldn’t peach be amazing too?

Fresh Fruit Tarts with Coconut Cream | Rosemary on the TV

 

Fresh Fruit Tarts with Coconut Cream | Rosemary on the TV

Fresh Fruit Tarts with Coconut Cream | Rosemary on the TV

Pop on over to Treatsie for the full recipe, and be on the lookout for my blog post about Farm2Home 2014 next week!

Credenza vs. Console

Let's Talk about Sectionals, Baby | Rosemary on the TV

I mentioned yesterday that with our new sectional in the living room, we’ve got a big, wide open wall that is dying for a new piece of furniture. When we moved in, I hung some artwork – gallery wall style – on it, but it’s time for something new. But what?

I’ve narrowed it down to two options: a credenza or a console. Each option has it’s own pros and cons, so let’s break it down.

Credenza vs. Console | Rosemary on the TV #decorating #furniture

Credenza vs. Console | Rosemary on the TV #decorating #furniture

Credenza vs. Console | Rosemary on the TV #decorating #furniture

Credenza vs. Console | Rosemary on the TV #decorating #furniture

Credenza vs. Console | Rosemary on the TV #decorating #furniture

 

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Console

But not JUST a console! A console with two benches pushed up underneath it. A sectional is plenty of seating for us, but when we entertain and have friends over, having extra seating to pull out would be convenient. We could potentially keep two benches on the other side of our coffee table all the time, but being able to push them out of the way when they aren’t being used would be nice.

Pros:

1. Benches for extra seating

2. Surface area for lamps

Cons:

1. Lack of storage

Credenza vs. Console | Rosemary on the TV #decorating #furniture

Credenza vs. Console | Rosemary on the TV #decorating #furniture

Credenza vs. Console | Rosemary on the TV #decorating #furniture

Credenza vs. Console | Rosemary on the TV #decorating #furniture

Credenza vs. Console | Rosemary on the TV #decorating #furniture

 

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Credenza

Credenza, sideboard, buffet or server. Call it what you will, but I’m referring to a long, low cabinet with closed storage and a bit of surface space on top, which would be numbers one and two on the list of pros. Though these are traditionally found in a dining room, a credenza is a handy piece of furniture to have in a living room too.

Pros:

1. Storage

2. Surface space for lamps

Cons:
1. No space for benches

Okay, help me out: console or credenza? What would you do?

Let’s Talk About Sectionals, Baby

Donning Draperies | Rosemary on the TV #DIY #drapes #curtains

Three years. THREE YEARS we have lived in this house. And three years I’ve been lying on old, slipcovered couches. Comfortable? Yes, but aesthetically pleasing they were not. The couches had belonged to Aaron’s parents and were approximately 25 years old. We kept them covered with tan slipcovers, which meant that every day, I had to tuck and pull at the covers to keep them in place. But we were biding our time until we could find afford the perfect sectional. And then, a miracle happened.

Let's Talk about Sectionals, Baby | Rosemary on the TVOver Memorial Day weekend, Aaron and I went to Dillard’s to complete our wedding registry and as we were roaming the department store, trying to find the home goods section, we got a bit lost and had to cut through the furniture department. Now, anyone who has ever bought furniture in Dillard’s knows that you can’t set foot in that place without at least three well-meaning sales people stopping you to offer their services. And since we weren’t shopping for furniture that day, we had our heads down, our speed up and our focus on getting through there quickly.

Let's Talk about Sectionals, Baby | Rosemary on the TV

Which is why there was a cartoonish SCREECH as I came to a sudden stop when I saw this sectional right by the entrance to the home goods department. It was literally the last piece of furniture we were going to pass by. It was almost exactly like the West Elm Henry sectional that we’d been eyeing for years, but the price tag, marked down for Memorial Day, was A THIRD of the price. And did I mention free delivery?

Let's Talk about Sectionals, Baby | Rosemary on the TV

It was such a great deal, we bought it then and there, posted our old couches on Craigslist and waited patiently until it arrived. Of course, as the delivery men were bringing it in, I had a mini-panic attack that it was WAY too big for our living room, something that hadn’t even occurred to me in the store. But it’s actually inch-for-inch smaller than any of the other sectionals we considered. And it’s perfect in every other way.

Let's Talk about Sectionals, Baby | Rosemary on the TV

Until yesterday when Habitat for Humanity came to pick up our old couches (no bites on Craigslist, surprise surprise), they were pushed up against the gallery wall in the living room, and now that they’re gone it’s very clear that I need something else against that wall.

Let's Talk about Sectionals, Baby | Rosemary on the TV

A credenza? A console table with X-benches pushed underneath it? Of course, the side table will be replaced, and we plan to add built-ins to the wall where the TV is. And I’m willing to get rid of the somewhat awkwardly placed chair, which is why X-benches for extra seating might be a good idea. I’m scouring the internet for inspiration, but any/all ideas are welcome!

What would you do?


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