This week, we at Robin Bond Interiors would like to share with you some of the great products that are available through our firm from some of our best window covering vendors. If you have any questions about these or any other products we offer please feel free to contact us at 512-358-7200.
For those who attended our event last week, here are the recipes as promised!
Our Summer event at the Exteriors Showroom was a success. We had great food and company. Karla at Exteriors educated people on the difference between good and poor quality exterior furnishings and the best part of the whole thing is that people brought in items that will benefit the following charities:
Any Baby Can
National Parkinson Foundation
Breast Cancer Resource Center
Williamson County Humane Society
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in giving to Gone for Good. Because of each of you, the above charities will benefit.
The hardest part of picking paint colors can sometimes be finding the right inspiration. A great way to start is by extracting colors from your favorite piece of art. Here are some color schemes taken from classic works of art to spark your imagination.
Here are some before pictures of a guest house that we are working on in Spicewood. The after pictures will be coming soon!
Our client Beverly Curci graciously invited the Bond family to a party in Johnson City celebrating the purchase of a ranch property there that will be a vacation home for the Curci's. Johnson City is Texas in all of its glory with long horns, Texas sunsets, and rolling hills. The club house where the party was held even had a Texas shaped pool. The party took place outside under the stars where we ate barbeque while being serenaded by a three piece band that played music by artists like Freddie Fender and Patsy Cline. What a great time! Thanks Beverly for the invite!
Watch this video to see a sample of sketches becoming custom draperies.
Emerald Green continues to be one of the hottest colors of 2011. Emerald green will bring a rich, deep tone to any room, at any time of the year. It’s especially welcome in winter in the harsher climates when there isn’t much natural green available outside.
The only caution about using emerald green is to not overdo it. Remember that this color tends to be dark, so you want to be careful if you’re thinking of using it for the walls of a room or for big pieces of furniture. Does this mean there’s no place for that emerald green sofa you’ve just fallen in love with? No, of course not. It just means that you may want to paint the walls of that room in a pale yellow, or a paler yet similar shade of green, or an off-white that will play well with the green.
1/3 C (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 C green salsa
1T fresh lime juice
1/2 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t granulated garlic
3 T chopped cilantro
2 T sliced green onions
2 C shredded cooked chicken
1 C grated pepperjack cheese
small corn tortillas
Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds so it's soft and easy to stir. Add green salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and granulated garlic. Stir to combine and then add cilantro and green onions. Add chicken and cheese and combine well. You can prepare up to this step ahead of time. Just keep the mixture in the fridge. Work with a few tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave until they are soft enough to roll without cracking. It helps to place them between damp paper towels. Usually 20-30 seconds will do it. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or come unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try the paper towel thing. Place 2-3 T of chicken mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges. Then roll it up as tight as you can. Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some kosher salt on top. Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown. Dip 'em in salsa, sour cream, guacamole, or Creamy Lime-Cilantro Dressing
1 pack (1oz) Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix (regular or buttermilk, and ignore directions on the packet)
1/2 C milk (or buttermilk depending on which packet you buy)
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/2 C roughly chopped cilantro
Place milk, mayo, and ranch mix in a blender. Juice the lime in there too, you should get about 2T juice. Toss in the garlic, cilantro and green salsa. Blend 'er up. Sample it and add hot sauce to taste. Make it several hours ahead of time to allow it to thicken.
Recipe by Ourbestbites.com