Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean Icing

Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean Icing Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean Icing

As the end of summer fades away I find myself enjoying the last of the garden fresh produce and fruits even more. Peaches come at he end of summer for us and always make a delightful treat. I’ve been so busy lately with the idea of moving to New York City (yes, you did read that right, I said New York City) that I haven’t been able to bake up some of the things I would really like to. Peach pie was one of those items I wanted to make but I settled for something quicker last week – Enter these Baked Peaches. Warm and sweet baked peaches covered in flaky puff pastry drizzled with vanilla bean ice cream, do I have your attention yet? Serve these up with some ice cream and you have a real winner.

A Fresh Peach Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean IcingThis recipe is simple for someone who is short on time but still wants something beautiful and tasty. You simply halve the peaches, remove the pits, cover with puff pastry, bake and drizzle with icing. If you are feeling ambitious you can make your own pie crust or puff pastry but with my schedule lately, that was completely out of the question.

Baked Peaches with a Vanilla Bean Icing Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean Icing

Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean Icing

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 4 Peaches

Baked Peaches with a Vanilla Bean Icing Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean Icing

Juicy Baked Peaches with Flaky Puff Pastry and Vanilla Bean Icing.

Ingredients

  1. 4 Peaches
  2. 1 Box Puff Pastry
  3. Icing:
  4. 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  5. 1/2 Tablespoon Milk
  6. 1 Vanilla Bean (can substitute for 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

Instructions

  1. Make the icing, if you are working with vanilla beans it is best to make this a day ahead of time for maximum flavor.
  2. Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla bean scrapings (or extract). Leave the vanilla bean pod in the icing overnight for the best flavor. Discard right before serving.
  3. Pre heat the oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Wash and halve the peaches.
  5. Place the peaches back together and cover with puff pastry dough. Seal them up tightly and poke a few fork holes in them.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees.
  7. Reduce the heat to 225 degrees and bake for another 20 minutes. The peaches should be soft and juicy and the pastry should be golden brown.
  8. Drizzle with vanilla bean icing and serve warm.
  9. Vanilla ice cream is option but highly recommended.
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 Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean Icing

Baked Peaches a morning breakfast treat Baked Peaches with Vanilla Bean IcingInterested in other great breakfast suggestions? Check out my other recipes with puff pastry > Cranberry Apple Breakfast Pastries and Apple Cinnamon Turnovers. Also here some awesome Apple Dumplings with Cranberry Cinnamon Sauce.

Vintage Decor Paint Desk Makeover

Office Makeover After Vintage Decor Paint Desk MakeoverOver the past few months, I had slowly been decorating and doing DIY projects for my office/blog space. My big and heavy old desk came with the apartment and since it’s so heavy and nearly impossible to move I’ve just kept it as is. I decided to give it a makeover with Vintage Decor Paint by Martha Stewart for a new look. Yes, this post is sponsored by Plaid and Blue Print Social but it was just the inspiration I needed to do a little revamping. The paint has a Matte Chalk Finish and is really easy to use and clean up.

Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint Vintage Decor Paint Desk MakeoverWhile I went with Beetle Black and Ivory, there are 22 delightful colors to choose from in this new paint collection available at Michaels. There are also cool furniture stencils available and I picked out the Fleur de Lis to add a little something extra to my desk. Martha Stewart Crafts also offers a Vintage Decor Antique Wax, I didn’t use it on this specific project but will definitely be giving it a try.

Office Space Before Vintage Decor Paint Desk MakeoverThis was my desk and space before the painting, pretty boring and washed out right?

 Supplies needed for my project: 

Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint

Vintage Decor Brush

Stencils

Painters Tape

Vintage Decor Paint Brush Vintage Decor Paint Desk MakeoverThis brush has a nice easy grip and covers a large area pretty quickly.

This paint doesn’t need any prepping or priming, just a clean surface to work on. I started by wiping down my desk with a damp rag and allowing it to dry completely. I did two coats of the Beetle Black Vintage Decor Paint, allowed it to dry and then added my fun stencils in ivory.

Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint Stencil Close Up Vintage Decor Paint Desk MakeoverHere is a close up of the stenciled desk drawer. While the Vintage Decor Paint can offer complete coverage easily, I decided I liked a more distressed and streaky look.

Office Makeover After Painting Vintage Decor Paint Desk Makeover

In addition to the new Martha Stewart Crafts® Vintage Decor Paint, visit Michaels to see more new product, including Martha Stewart Crafts® Erasable Liquid Chalk, Chalkboard Paint and Silkscreens to create your own chalkboard art! Learn more about the paint by watching this video below.

Introducing Martha Stewart Crafts® Vintage Decor Paint

 

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Trend Alert: Silver Cowboy Boots

Silver Cowboy Boots from Country Outfitter Trend Alert: Silver Cowboy BootsThis is a sponsored blog post by Country Outfitter but all opinions are my own, Horses & Heels thanks Country Outfitter for this opportunity! Photos provided by Country Outfitter.

Fall is finally here and it’s time to put away our summer boots and floral prints fall. Winter means a whole different style of cowboy boots and embracing a new few new shades like silver. The holidays are a perfect time to wear silver cowboy boots and take on a bit of bold styling. I have always loved metallics so embracing silver is very easy for me to do, Country Outfitter has a few pairs of Silver Cowboy Boots that will get you ready for a new season.

I tend to wear more bold pieces so incorporating silver boots in my wardrobe would be easy but I do have a few tips in case you are not sure where to start. Wear silver boots with neutral outfits and avoid wearing sequins or other bold pieces unless you want to look like a disco ball. It’s all about moderation and how you dress when it comes to silver. The shorter the boot, the less of an impact it’s going to have so try wearing a boot with a shorter shaft if you are not sure about where to start. Here are a couple of must see boots from Country Outfitter.

Miranda Lambert Silver Cowboy Boots Trend Alert: Silver Cowboy BootsMiranda Lambert is anything but boring and it’s no surprise when she decided to add some silver boots to her collection. Don’t go out to the barn with these beauties but take them dancing or out on a date. Quicksilver Silver Cowboy Boots Trend Alert: Silver Cowboy BootsThese Quicksilver boots have a more toned down silver look and also come in a snip toe with a high heel. Now Trending Silver Cowboy Boots Trend Alert: Silver Cowboy BootsKick up your heels and get into the seasonal silver trend!

This is a sponsored blog post by Country Outfitter but all opinions are my own, Horses & Heels thanks Country Outfitter for this opportunity! Photos provided by Country Outfitter.

12 Chic Cowhide Pillows for the Home

Chic Styling with Cowhide Pillows 12 Chic Cowhide Pillows for the Home
I recently purchased a cowhide pillow I found on a flash sale at Joss and Main a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been waiting for it to arrive and decided to share some other pillow favorites of mine. The photo above is from Spice Warehouse in Tribeca, New York and was designed by Marie Burgos Design.
But now on to the fabulous cowhide pillows,  the pillow I bought is in the round up of these twelve, can you guess which one it is?

12 Chic Cowhide Pillows for Your Home 12 Chic Cowhide Pillows for the HomeShop the all of the pillows below by scrolling through.

Love cowhide? Check out Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces and Cowhide Rugs: 17 Ways.

 

DIY: Travel Map Pots

DIY Travel Map Pots with Cacti DIY: Travel Map Pots

I’ve been into succulents and cacti for a while now but I finally pulled the trigger and bought some cacti plants a few weeks ago. Adam and I picked up some rocks from the red and black beaches of Santorini and I wanted to incorporate them with the cacti plants. This inspired me to make these cute travel map pots to remind us of our honeymoon and time spent in Greece.

You can easily make your own travel map pots to remind you of your adventures too! Use this post to get inspired. Black and Red Rocks from Santorini Greece DIY: Travel Map PotsSupplies Needed: 

Plants

Small pots

Rocks (optional)

Map print, you can easily find this in the scrap-book section of the local craft store.

Mod Podge and scissors.

Optional – rope, or paint.

 

DIY Supplies for Travel Map Pots DIY: Travel Map PotsThis project is so easy! All I did was cut out my map print in assorted pieces to fit my pots, glue with Mod Podge and finished off the tops with a little bit of rope. The rope was perfect for covering up the spots where my map print didn’t line up perfectly. I painted the one pot with black on top and added the black stones and left the other one plain for the red beach.

Tiny Cactus Plant DIY: Travel Map PotsUse tongs or heavy-duty garden gloves when transplanting your cacti to another pot. Pot with Map Print DIY: Travel Map PotsThe map print doesn’t have to line up, in fact I think it looks better cut into pieces.
Tiny Cactus Plant with Red Rocks from Santorini Greece DIY: Travel Map PotsOnce your pots are done, add in cacti and rocks. Tiny Cactus Plant with Black Rocks from Santorini Greece DIY: Travel Map PotsEnjoy your new travel map pots!

Red Beach in Santorini Greece DIY: Travel Map PotsThis is a photo I took of the red beach in Santorini, Greece. It was one of mine and Adam’s favorite places when we visited. The water was so blue and the red cliffs were absolutely breath-taking.

Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces

Cowhide Chairs and Home Decor Horses Heels Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces
It’s no secret that I adore all things cowhide. Can you blame me? I personally love a mix of cowhide accents with modern glam. I featured Cowhide Rugs: 17 Ways previously and thought it was time for a follow-up post on cowhide chairs. Here are ten inspiring spaces featuring cowhide chairs all found on Houzz.com. To see the original image on Houzz, just click on any of the photos.
contemporary dining room Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces
A modern contemporary dining room with cowhide chairs.
 
contemporary bedroom Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces
A corner bedroom space with a cowhide chair.
 
contemporary family room Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces
A contemporary family room featuring two cowhide chairs.
 
rustic bedroom Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces
A rustic bedroom with cowhide chairs and accent pillows.
 
eclectic family room Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces
A comfortable looking lounge chair in an eclectic family room.
 
contemporary bedroom Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces
Bright and contemporary bedroom with rustic accents.
 
industrial home office Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces
A home office with industrial touches and a modern cowhide chair.
 
contemporary dining room Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces
A beautiful dining room with six lovely cowhide chairs.
 
contemporary living room Cowhide Chairs + Inspiring Spaces
Modern and contemporary living room in the city.
All photos embedded from Houzz.com
 

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