Scenario Home

Scenario Home is a online shop that sells luxury home decor items.  I came across this shop and now I am a BIG fan!  They have a ton of cool home accessories like trays, garden stools, office desks, bedroom furniture & more. Perfect because I am currently shopping since we are moving out soon! I highlighted a few of my must-have pieces from their shop - epecially the  faux fur throw & the black diamond garden stool - gorgeous! Oh wait, my dream desk too....but a bit beyond my budget right now sadly....

Ok, so I'd love to know.......which of the pieces below is your favorite?

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Jen's festive finds

We are approaching the Holidays & it's time to start thinking about gift ideas as well as sprucing up your home for the Season! I like to drink coffee. Wait...... I LOVE to drink coffee & hot chocolate in the yummy.  Speaking of Holiday & Winter, this past weekend I went shopping at Sur La Table & would love to show you my Festive Finds.

What do I mean?!?

Well.....Nespresso arranged for me to go to their cafe boutique to enjoy treats for two & then treated me to a shopping spree at Sur La Table. While there,  I picked up many things for myself & some gifts for my mom & a couple friends!  One of the coolest finds was the Nespresso Vertuoline Espresso machine - perfect for large cup coffee drinkers! I think you'll love all the goodies that Sur La Table has in store, they even have a cooking-class area,  for those interested in learning to cook - who knew!?!  Read below & discover why these are my Festive Finds, hope you feel inspired & pick something up for yourself or a friend!

Looking for a gift idea for that special cook in your life,  then you must check out Sur La Table here.

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FOOD: Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Honey Mustard Cream

Welcome to Fall, Made By Girl! This is Jen from Pretty Eats serving up a perfect autumn dish, Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Honey Mustard Cream. As we approach Thanksgiving, why not try a super healthy dish that's drizzled in cream sauce? 

This is so easy, no peeling of the squash and no long baking time. Adjust flavors and ingredients to what floats your boat, and celebrate this golden season with a delectable little Fall treat!

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Honey Mustard Cream
Ingredients:  makes 4 halves

    •    2 acorn squash, halved and seeded
    •    1 cup cooked quinoa
    •    1 cup cannellini beans
    •    1 small onion, chopped
    •    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    •    1/2 cup crumbled feta
    •    1/4 cup each, chopped green onion and parsley, plus more for garnish
    •    1/2 cup heavy cream
    •    2 tablespoons each, brown mustard and yellow mustard
    •    2 tablespoons honey
    •    2 tablespoons olive oil
    •    Salt & pepper to taste


    •    Place squash halves cut side down in a microwave-safe container. Cover with a paper towel, cook 10 minutes or until soft.
    •    In a small jar or other lidded container, combine Honey Mustard Cream ingredients (last 5 ingredients listed). Shake well and adjust seasoning to suit your taste.
    •    Saute onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes.
    •    In a bowl, combine onion, garlic, beans, quinoa, feta, parsley, and green onion. Season with salt and pepper to suit your taste.
    •    Lay cooked squash halves on a baking sheet lined with parchment, cut side up. Fill with quinoa mixture, topping with more feta if desired.
    •    Set broiler to low heat.
    •    Broil acorn squash for 5 minutes until fragrant and golden (keep an eye on them!)
    •    Drizzle with Honey Mustard Cream, top with additional green onion and parsley. Enjoy!

-images and recipe by jen olsen

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Fashion: How To Wear a Pussy-Bow Shirt

Hello MadeByGirl readers! Sandra from Blasfemmes here with a trend for those of us who are into a chic and versatile way to doll up our wardrobes this fall: the pussy-bow shirt. These shirts are incredibly wearable and 100% office work-appropriate as long as they're not sheer. For me they also have the power to make me feel like a boss-lady in a high-level executive position (though I'm not).

It wouldn't be right for me to leave you without a few personal favorite pussy bow blouses to be rocked this fall. Besides the Maje one I also adore: this, this and this. What do you think of this trend?


Look #1: 1. Burberry Scarf // 2. Maje Pussy-Bow Shirt // 3. Saint Laurent Bag // 4. Blank Denim Pants // 5. Christian Louboutin Pigalle Look #2: 1. Maje Pussy-Bow Shirt // 2. Kate Spade Dorothy Coat // 3. Warehouse Skirt // 4. Prada Bag // 5. Zara Heels Look #3: 1. Maje Pussy-Bow Shirt // 2. Alice+Olivia Flare Military Coat // 3. Alice+Olivia Skirt // 4. Stuart Weitzman Boots Look #4: 1. StylebyStories Double Pearl Earrings // 2. Maje Pussy-Bow Shirt // 3. Theory Houndstooth Coat // 4. Chanel Boy Bag // 5. Paige Skinny Jeans Burgundy // 6. Valentino Rockstud Shoes  

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Design: Breeze Giannasio

Hey guys, aren't you all glad it's Thursday...finally the end of the week! We head to L.A. tomorrow for another quick trip, but tonight the move continues!   Yes, we are moving again - no particular reason except the rent is slightly less & the layout is nicer. It is still in NYC.  With that said, I've been super inspired to start decorating again! Bring it.

I sold several items from my home already, so I could buy a few more things to spruce up the new place.  Some of my inspiration comes from Interior Designer, Breeze Giannasio.  I admire her work & can't get enough of the sophisticated & stylish designs. Breeze has an impressive background, with a Harvard Law degree under her belt and several years experience as a corporate lawyer.  She was born & raised Hawaii, (like my husband!). 

After having been in corporate law for 8 years, she went back to her true passion, Interior Design. Looking through her portfolio it's clear that livability, comfort and function ground every design. I love that she also offers online design consultations as well if you're not in her area....Visit her site here

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Tuesday Flowers

 We are in the midst of moving into a new apt.  So please excuse some of my current apt is mostly bare. I can't wait to start decorating the new place and bringing in the fresh flowers....
 In the meanwhile, have a great day!

In the meanwhile, check out this DIY for the gorgeous Chanel flower vase above here.

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This is a series called, "Let's Get This Look" - where we put together a SIMILAR wardrobe to help you "get that look" based on what others are wearing.  It's that simple.  If you missed the previous post, here it is.

model image via denim blog // sweater via she inside // black opaque tights via target
// bracelet via saks fifth avenue // striped skirt via oasap // earrings via jcrew // booties via jcrew // ring by yves saint laurent // satchel by vince camuto

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Hello everyone,  its Lisa with another dose of design! As quickly as trends come and go in the design world, it is important to recognize those design elements that are constantly being reinvented and used in unique, innovative ways. A favorite of mine (that I love solely because it really reminds me of fall) is wood. Wood is no longer restricted to a medium for furniture and flooring, it is really something that can be a part of every single design surface. It can be used for funky counter tops, shelving, herringbone wall panels, lighting, you name it!

Take this space via apartment therapy for example-the live edge wood countertop is applied to the stark white, contemporary countertop/cabinets and it completely steals the show. So fresh and organic feeling and it brings a new life to a wood species and tone that may have seemed dated or one-note.

Or this super clean space via the contemporist, where the stark black and white space is contrasted with a warm, rustic wood paneling really captures wood in an amazing way.
And how about wooden staircases taken to a whole new level? This particular one was designed by Arcquitectura en Movimiento via the Stylish Eve and really showcases how amazing wood can really look!
Wood can be a part of your home in so many fun ways, here are some of my favorite wood pieces right now! 

1 light fixture via design boom // 2 wall sculpture// 3 chair// 4 table// 5 side table// 6 ice bucket via 1st dibs// 7 mirror

Have a great weekend!!!!

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Sophia Webster

Hey guys! We are in the midst of packing & selling things in our apartment for our  upcoming move. We're only moving to another building for those of you wondering. But if you see my apartment, it's a BIG mess...can't wait to settle in & start decorating! So today, I wanted to introduce you to Sophia Webster.

Sophia Webster is your go-to girl if you're looking for unique shoes that make a statement.  Her style is colorful & bold, and expect the unexpected with her shoes.... like heels with angel cool is this? Her collection ranges from high heels to boots... all with a unique touch & feminine flair! I have told myself that I will one day own one of her shoes - and it will be like a piece of art in my closet... What a cool idea it would be to collaborate with her on a show design....don't you think?!?!?  Cocoa & Hearts & Sophia Webster - aaaah dreaming about it now?

Check out the full line here + JCrew carries a couple in their shop that I believe are exclusive to them.

photo by Carmen DeWitt via matchesfashion 

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7 Stylish Booties

One of my favorite styles of shoe is the bootie. I love them because they look really good with jeans & sometimes short skirts. What a better season to wear them then Fall...right?  There are hundreds of styles out there so I decided to pull some of my favorites for you.

I KNOW some of you may NOT wear #1 or #7 - they're def a little wild, but I say experiment a little & try something different.  Black all the time can be boring! -  Happy shopping! 

1. calf hair ankle boots via jcrew | 2. boot by steve madden | 3. billie boot by madewell | 4. suede ankle boot via jcrew | 5. wedge bootie by nine west | 6.  WHIT+Jacques levine via shop bop | 7. rag & bone newbury boot via shop bop

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Moving Sale!!

 It's that time again!  We are moving to another apartment & I'm looking to sell a few items from my office.  Obviously this is only for NYC locals - as I am not able to ship any of this. I'm located on the Upper East Side.

  • Crate & Barrel filing cabinet - $100  measurements: 20x21x25.5 (good condition)-SOLD
  • IKEA tall white book shelf - $65 (great condition) -SOLD
  • Leather white lider chair - $90 (has a few scratches on the left arm, but arms can be removed if you want) -SOLD
  • IKEA craft work table - $100 (I changed out the knobs and added pricier gold ones)-SOLD
  • 2 black lamps - $20 each- (good condition) -SOLD
  • 2 white lacquer night stands/side tables with drawer from west elm -$35 each - measurements: 21"W x 16"D x 25"H (good condition) - SOLD
  • Upholstered black wing chair with white piping - $125 - (good condition, rarely ever sat on)- SOLD

Please email me if interested, thank you!- You can also check out some framed prints i'm offering for sale here.

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FOOD: Basil, Feta, & Proscuitto Pizza Twists

Hello Made By Girl and hello Autumn! Jen from Pretty Eats here, and I'm not alone in loving this time of year. It's the season we can start using our ovens again and have cozy nights at home. Here is a super fun dish that you can add any of your favorite ingredients to: Basil, Feta, & Proscuitto Pizza Twists. I love this scrumptious snack for cocktail parties as well, so get that oven cranking and satisfy your cozy cravings with these bites!

Basil, Feta, & Proscuitto Pizza Twists
Ingredients:  makes 12

    •    1 package of pre-made pizza dough
    •    1/2 cup marinara sauce, plus more for dipping
    •    1/2 cup crumbled feta
    •    6 slices proscuitto
    •    1/4 cup basil leaves
    •    1 egg, beaten

    •    Preheat oven to 350F.
    •    Roll dough (1/2 package at a time) to about 1/4" thickness
    •    Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce, a sprinkle of feta, 3 slices of proscuitto, and cover in basil leaves.
    •    Gently roll up and slice every 1 1/2 inches, laying on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
    •    Repeat process with remaining half of dough.
    •    Brush slices with egg.
    •    Bake 350F for 15-20 minutes, until golden, and enjoy!

-imaeg and recipe by jen olson

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West Elm 15% off Sale

Hey guys, sorry I've been away... I had some personal things to take care of in California - but now I'm back.

We are literally coming back & getting ready to move to a new apartment soon. So...enter, West Elm. Last year I hosted a Holiday event at their store here in NYC, and it was a blast. Lots of ladies came out to do some DIY projects while I showed them a few "how -'to's" - You can see photos of the event here.  So speaking of West Elm, I'll be moving to a new apartment this month & that means new decorating is in store.

I've been looking at some items from West Elm to decorate the new place. Here is a roundup of a few of my favorite pieces. This Addison desk with antique metal brass base is gorgeous don't you think?? Speaking of shopping, they're also offering an additional 15% off of their clearance items right now - that sale goes on until this Monday, so definitely take advantage of that!

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