Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Abriendo Inn Bed and Breakfast

Last month my husband and I were lucky enough to travel to Pueblo, CO for his brother's wedding. It was a beautiful, quaint, historic town and it was a perfect mini vacation. We got to stay at a bed and breakfast called "Abriendo Inn" http://www.abriendoinn.com/. If you have never stayed at a B&B you should give it a try. Usually, they are locally owned and operated and breakfast is included in the nightly rate of the room. We have stayed at a few in our travels and all have been great but Abriendo takes the cake!

 The front of Abriendo Inn

Dining room, entry, and stairs with stained glass windows

Abriendo Inn has been rated the best bed and breakfast in many Colorado publications. It is a historic home with 10 rooms to choose from, each with their own style and decor. The house has a big porch that we spent quite a bit of time relaxing on, and a beautiful neighborhood to take a walk around. The staff is wonderful and made a wonderful wedding weekend for the whole family.

Of course, I wouldn't be talking about the Abriendo Inn without mentioning their delicious breakfast. I have some pictures below and they offer some recipes on their website. It was delicious!

Breakfast #1: Oven poached eggs with herbed cream cheese on top of Mexican style beef on corn polenta with homemade herb bread and scones.

It was sweet and savory and I am definitely going to start poaching eggs in the oven.

Breakfast #2: Vegetable frittata with herbed skillet potatoes, bacon and homemade apricot bread.

Again a delicious start of the day!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Find your kitchen style

Recently, I took a tip from a friend and her blog post about finding your design style through a quiz online (Cardigan Junkie).  I looked and found a quiz that will help you find your kitchen style. Take this quiz on kitchens.com and let me know your results. Do you like what it came up with?

I took the quiz a few times and got the same answer each time. I am very pleased with the results. Maybe one of these days I will get one close to this.

My Results:

Country Kitchen - From Kitchens.com
Natural is the name of the game when it comes to your kitchen.
Your home’s country charm can extend beyond a farmhouse design. From rustic Northwest mountain homes to New England cottages, the country style manifests itself in natural wood furnishings and handmade items. Look toward plank doors or simple paneled doors done in natural and rough-hewn woods like pine, alder or maple.