Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween!

How fast is this year flying by? Seriously, tomorrow is already Halloween? We hope all you ghosts and goblins have a wicked holiday but before we send you off with the little ones for a trick-or-treat whirlwind we offer these important safety tips. (source: Cleveland Children’s Clinic).

Keep it happy and safe!

Halloween Safety Tips | the white dahlia

Florals: Styled Shoot

This past weekend we had a bridal bouquet styled shoot for a fun update to our design portfolio!

We knew we wanted one bouquet to have a super eclectic, rustic feel. We added burgundy peonies, white stock and mini calla lilies entangled in a super leafy greenery. It was absolutely breathtaking!

White and Fushia Bouquet | the white dahlia
White and Fushia Bouquet | the white dahlia
White and Fushia | the white dahlia

White and Fushia | the white dahlia
White and Fushia Bouquet | the white dahlia
White and Fushia Bouquet | the white dahlia

White and Fushia Bouquet | the white dahlia

For the second bouquet we styled we wanted it to have super bright and vibrant colors that really popped! For this bouquet we used bright orange tulips, pink mini calla lilies, fushia roses and chartreuse green chrysanthemums. We found the perfect farm backdrop that made the colors all that more gorgeous…

Colorful Bouquet | the white dahlia
Colorful Bridal Bouquet | the white dahlia
Colorful Bridal Bouquet | the white dahlia
Colorful Bridal Bouquet
Colorful Bridal Bouquet | the white dahlia

Concept, Styling and Design by: The White Dahlia | Photos by: The White Dahlia

Kick The Can: Try Our Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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No really, honestly, this is the easiest cranberry sauce you’ll ever make and the best tasting. This holiday give our Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce a try and you’ll kick the can forever. We want to share this recipe with our followers because it has been a long time favorite at our family table. With walnut, raisin and orange accents – we promise you’ll LOVE it! Okay, so are you ready? Here it is…

Ingredients_cranberrysauce  Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients:

1 12oz package fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup sugar (add more to taste, or less)
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 tbs of orange zest

Bring water + sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan.
Add cranberries and return to boil.
Reduce heat, add orange zest and boil gently for 10min, stirring occasionally. Berries will start to pop.
Add orange juice, raisins + nuts. Remove from heat and stir together. Let cool. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

Makes 2 1/4 cups.

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That’s it! It’s that easy! Enjoy!

Did you make it? Leave us a comments and tell us what you think!

plus, a quick leftover recipe:

Cranberry Turkey Panini:

2 slices store bought sourdough bread
2-3 slices leftover turkey
leftover Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce to use as spread
1 slice baby swiss cheese
cooking spray

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Spread a thin amount of our Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce onto one of the sourdough slices. Pile on turkey slices, top with baby swiss cheese and add the second slice of sourdough. Spray bread slices with cooking spray. Add to grill or panini maker. Wait until the cheese is gooey and the bread is toasted!

Simple and delicious! Pour yourself a glass of your favorite Vino and enjoy (we have become fond of drinking our wine out of a standard mason jar!).

Recipe by: The White Dahlia | Photos by: The White Dahlia

Fragrance of The Month: November

One of our favorite things about our Fairfax & King Collection by Found Goods Market is the down home rustic feel it gives you, exactly the same cozy feeling you get with the fall holiday. These candles are an all natural soy blend wax  that is highly fragranced with florals, fruits, greens and spices. We chose our Monticello Pomegrante fragrance because its airy and sweet with the essence of pomegranate, lemongrass, rose and tart grapefruit! (YUM!) Totally perfect for Thanksgiving (Hello, hostess gift?! – We think so).  

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Our Monticello Pomegranate fragrance is available in our Recycled Glass Reed Diffuser, Boxed Tumbler, Soap Bar (with Shea Butter) + 3-Wick Bowl.

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Our Fairfax & King Collection draws its inspiration from the nation’s oldest apothecary. These recycled glass vessels are finished off with a wax seal and tastefully packaged in natural materials A.K.A they’re eco-friendly! The candles and diffuser are PERFECT for any room in the house i.e bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and we love using the soap in the kitchen and bathroom for hands or use it in the shower for your whole body!

Available on our website http://www.thewhitedahlia.net

Welcome to The White Dahlia Blog

Thank you for visiting our blog! We are so excited to get started and show our followers everything that is The White Dahlia!

On this blog we hope to feature our lovely Floral Arrangements and sneak peeks at Weddings + Events we partake in, Candles and Home Decor products currently in stock (how to use them and why they’re AMAZING!), Recipes, Interior Design, Invitation + Graphic Design as well as, easy to follow DIY’s.

We hope you’re as excited as we are and we CAN NOT wait to start blogging…

 

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