In case you hadn’t heard – we’ve moved to Chicago! Long story short, last spring we left our beloved city of Austin and came to Chicago (where I’m originally from). Our original plan was to stay in Chicago temporarily for the summer and definitely(!) leave before the winter. Well, as you see, that didn’t really happen because here we are. I’ll spare you the details, but we spent about 7 months this past year jumping between airbnb’s, hotels, friends’ houses, and parent’s houses (with a marble slab in our car’s trunk to continue shooting recipes). After all of that, we are SO happy to finally be settling into our new home in the windy city.
Here’s a sneak peek of the new kitchen! What I love about it is that it evokes the style of our Austin kitchen without being a clone of it. I will always love subway tiles, white cabinets, and marble (although the new counter-tops are quartz that look like marble), but here I love the pop of the dark blue and and the brushed brass details.
I’m also so smitten over these curvy wooden Norman Counter Stools from Rove Concepts. Choosing counter stools is difficult because they’re such a focal point in the kitchen. I absolutely love the way these look here. They’re also super comfortable to sit in, which is important to me. Rove Concepts SO kindly sent them to us and they’re also offering a giveaway to our readers – see the bottom of the post for details!
On the other side of the kitchen, we have this cute breakfast nook. We thought about doing a built in bench/banquette sort of seating but I really wanted a round table to contrast the strong lines of the kitchen island. I had this Carrara Tulip Table in my mind from the get go – it’s a 100% marble top (it weighs a ton!) and I love it because we can do some of our photography in this area. It’s also a cozy nook to have breakfast in, hence its name: the breakfast nook.
Rove Concepts is giving away a $250 credit to one lucky reader – if you win, you get to use the credit toward anything you want from their store! Their furniture and home decor items are so so lovely! To enter, follow Rove Concepts on Instagram, then go to roveconcepts.com and come back here to leave a comment below telling us your favorite product.
This giveaway will end November 6th and is open only to U.S. and Canadian readers.
Have you been holiday shopping this weekend? If not, here’s a great start – for this giveaway 6 WINNERS will each win a copy of The Love & Lemons Cookbook along with a $50 Whole Foods Market Gift Card. So whether you’ve been waiting to get your copy or you’re looking for a great gift, enter now:
This giveaway is now closed, winners will be notified.
Special thanks to Whole Foods Market for partnering on this post and providing the gift cards!
Today, we’re celebrating our cookbook launch with one last giveaway – and it’s a good one! You may have noticed that I have a thing for smoothies, blended soups and creamy sauces. I just love my Vitamix – but have you seen the new copper Vitamix!? It’s pretty, it’s powerful, and one of you will get one!
pictured above: Carrot Gazpacho with Lemongrass and Creamy Miso Brussels Sprout Fettuccini from the Love & Lemons Cookbook.
This giveaway is now closed, thanks for entering!
If you don’t have a book, click here to get one!
A winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only.
And congrats to @jamielynne19 who made our Quinoa Tacos and won the Staub Cookware Giveaway! Thanks to all of you who entered – it was so fun to see what you all made!
Special thanks to Vitamix and Williams Sonoma!
Happy Monday! To celebrate the 3rd week of our cookbook being in the world, I have a really fun giveaway. I absolutely love my Staub cast iron cookware and it’s the best I’ve ever owned so I thought – why not share the love?
The pieces are made in France, the quality is amazing, and they look SO beautiful. I’m giving away the 4 cast iron items that you see here in this post. I mean, not literally these, you will get brand new cookware and you can choose whatever colors you want too.
One lucky reader will receive these lovelies:
– one 12-inch cast iron fry pan (pictured above)
– one large 5 1/2 Qt. cast iron cocotte (pictured at the top of this post)
– two cute mini cocottes (pictured below)
(a value of $878!)
Here’s how to enter:
1. Make a recipe from the cookbook and take a photo. (If you don’t have a book, click here to get one!)
2. Post your photo on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook with the hashtag #loveandlemonscookbook between April 11th and April 19th, 2016.
Post as many different recipe photos as you like and feel free to cross-post them on each social channel for extra entries – just be sure to use the hashtag so that we can see all of your entries. A winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
recipes pictured in this post from The Love & Lemons Cookbook:
Summer Squash Succotash (page 272)
Cardamom Apple Crisp (page 4)
Special thanks to Staub for hosting this giveaway!
Aaaaand the gifts continue! T-minus 6 days until the book is out and today we’re giving away aprons! 12 lucky readers will win a Love & Lemons apron – pre-order your copy of the book now and fill out THIS FORM to enter! This is our last pre-order gift, so be sure to get your copy and enter before April 1st! If you’ve already pre-ordered, feel free to enter the giveaway, just be sure to fill out the form.
You can pre-order the book from any of these retailers:
USA: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Books-a-Million / Google Play
iBooks / IndieBound / Kindle / Kobo / Nook
Canada: Amazon / Indigo
Fill out THIS FORM before April 1st to enter the giveaway!
Official Rules: 12 winners will be chosen at random. No purchase necessary, open to U.S. and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec), 1 entry per household.