1. What’s Cooking in the Hermitage Kitchen? – Blueberry Bread

    Ingredients: 1 egg 3/4 cup orange juice 1 cup sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) Dash of salt Directions: Mix egg, juice, and sugar. Stir thoroughly In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients Add liquid to dry ingredients and stir by hand Fold in the blueberries Pour into lightly greased and floured loaf pan Bake at 350° for …Read More

  2. Thursday Trends: Copper

    We’re getting close to the weekend! To celebrate we’re giving you 5 of our favorite lighting fixtures featuring one of 2016’s biggest design trends: Copper! Quorum – Salento Sphere 26.75″ x 29″ Dimond – Copper Mercury LED Lamp 14.5″ x 26.5″ Kalco – Ambassador Pendant 34″ x 44″ Dimond – Praha Table Lamp (Polished Copper) 14″ x 20″ Quoizel – Ribbons Pendant 17″ x 17…Read More

  3. What’s Cooking in the Hermitage Kitchen? – Overnight Coffee Cake

    Overnight Coffee Cake Ingredients: 1 bag frozen dinner rolls 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 small package instant butterscotch pudding 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup butter, melted Directions: Grease a bundt pan and place the frozen rolls in the bottom Layer the rest of the ingredients in order ending with the melted butter on top Let it sit covered overnight In the morning, bake for 30 m…Read More

  4. September DIY’s: Weekend Wall Decor

    Here are 5 unique wall decor DIY’s we have found that you can easily accomplish in a day or less! Sunburst Mirror Take bamboo skewers, a mirror, and some gold spray paint to create this beautiful sunburst mirror perfect for any room in your home! Abstract Canvas In less than an hour, you can recreate these abstract canvas paintings to add a unique flair to your walls. Floating Shelves Follow thi…Read More

  5. What’s Cooking in the Hermitage Kitchen? – Tailgate Dips

    Football season is officially upon us! Here’s 3 of our favorite dip recipes that can be used at any tailgate this season. Enjoy! Corn Dip Ingredients: 2 (12 oz.) cans Mexicorn, drained 3 jalapenos, chopped 1 (4oz.) can green chiles, chopped 2 cups grated cheddar cheese 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup sour cream 3 green onions, chopped Pinch of sugar Mix ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 2…Read More

  6. 8 Ways to Transform Your Home this Weekend

    Many people think that in order to get a renovated space they need go through the stress of months of planning and remodeling their home. Here are 8 ways you can easily revamp any space in your home this weekend. Invest In A New Light Fixture. Changing out an outdated light fixture can bring a room back to life in no time at all. A trendy new light fixture or chandelier can take a room from an eye…Read More

  7. August DIY’s: Trash to Treasure

    We recently came across an amazing article in Country Living with ways to upcycle old collectibles laying around your house. Here are a some of our favorites from Laurren Welch’s article plus a few from other ingenious DIY masters! Teapot To Picture Holder. By simply wrapping artistic wire around the knob of an old teapot lid, you can make your own picture holder with an antique twist! We’ve s…Read More

  8. Choosing The Right Lighting For Every Room In Your Home

    Lighting is a subtly powerful thing. It can impact everything from your sleep schedule to your brainpower. So it’s understandable that you want your home, the place you presumably spend a big chunk of your life, to be lit nicely. But with so many different options to choose from, what do you do? Here’s a basic guide to get you started. The right lighting can make you feel relaxed or productive…Read More

  9. Bath Hardware and Accessories – How to Choose A Style and Collection

    Everyone would love to have a bathroom that is not only comfortable but is also beautiful. That could be the reason why homeowners grab certain bathroom accessories. But of course, the function of these accessories matters first before its aesthetic impact to the entire bathroom. In designing a bathroom, the question of what one may need to buy or what one may want to buy would surely arise. You c…Read More

  10. Bright Ideas to Update Your Home With Lighting

    Need to update the look, control, or energy efficiency of your home lighting, but don’t know where to start? Check out these bright ideas for home lighting makeovers – you’ll be on the road to fresh, new lighting in no time. Bright Idea #1: Motion sensors that save on lighting energy costs. It’s obvious that turning out the lights when leaving a room is one of the most basic ways to save e…Read More