September 28, 2013



I’m going to make everything around me beautiful…that will be my life."
~Elsie de WolfeA romantic will perceive a richness of detail A romantic will perceive a richness of detail A romantic will perceive a richness of detail

I like to decorate my rooms with a softness….a calmness…….a place to comfort you…and yes, there will always be pink. Always…..

Remember affection. Touch….what does it mean to be a hopeful romantic?

A romantic will perceive a richness of detail

Being romantic involves your outlook on life….you fall in love with someone because of their soul, their intellect….their heart

Romantic people love to give love. They want to make sure their significant other feels special and appreciated. Yes, there can be grand gestures, but perhaps it’s the small ones that we remember….such as being the first one up to make the coffee or preparing a special breakfast.

 Being romantic means being sensitive….being aware of your spirituality and being able to express those feelings. Think of it as saturating your life with great beauty…not only with the love of your life, but with yourself. A romantic will perceive a richness of detail A romantic will perceive a richness of detail A romantic will perceive a richness of detail
Just add Champagne and this will be a wonderful way to
celebrate a romantic breakfast

2 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 cups whole milk
4 large eggs
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1 1/2 cups grated Gruyère cheese

 Place one 12-cup muffin pan and one 6-cup muffin pan in oven. Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk flour and salt in medium bowl to blend. Heat milk in heavy small saucepan over medium heat until very warm, about 125°F. Whisk eggs in large bowl to blend. Gradually whisk warm milk into eggs. Gradually stir flour mixture into milk mixture just to blend (batter may still be slightly lumpy).

Remove hot muffin pans from oven. Spray pans with nonstick spray. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each of 16 muffin cups. Top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese. Bake until puffed and deep brown, about 40 minutes. Remove popovers from pan.

1/2 pound butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
10 ounces of fresh strawberries, crushed

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or a bowl using a mixer. Blend until smooth and creamy. Best served at room temperature, but store covered in refrigerator.









  1. Beautiful photos and yummy looking popovers!

  2. Hi Estelle!

    I was wondering if you made that lovely rosebud wreath? And if you did might you
    tell me where you found the rosebuds? I cannot find dried rosebuds in the craft stores
    and the ones i find online seem very expensive........... thanks! deb

    1. No, I did not make this wreath, but I did certainly find it an inspirational idea! I have seen dried rosebuds in the craft stores we have locally, i.e. Michael's and Hobby Lobby. They are normally located in the wedding section or near the isles of adornments like birds and butterflies. You could also check with online stores. Best of luck making your own..it would be a fun project! Thank you for visiting Estelle's Deb!


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