favorite plate walls

plate walls
Over 5 years ago (five!), I shared some of my favorite plate walls. I ran across the post the other day, and immediately knew I wanted to do a follow-up. I love the variety, interesting layouts and creative freedom of plate walls, and today, I’m sharing 10 that I especially love…

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francois et moi (these are PAINTED! Amazing)


madigan made


aunt peaches


house & home


burlap+blue (plus, the cheater’s way to hang plates)


the design files


the nest


den of opulence




lettered cottage


best kid ever {free printable}

kids printable

We all have one (or more!), and today’s free printable is a frills-free, goes-with-everything way to remind your kid that he/she IS the best ever. Click here for your own “best kid ever” printable file. Just print (the file is sized at 8×10), frame, and hang!


eating smarter with eat smart + garlic cheddar biscuits {a recipe}

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When schedules get busy, it’s always nice to have a few fool-proof, easy-to-throw-together meals that we can turn to. And when that meal includes these easy cheddar drop biscuits, it’s even nicer.

drop biscuits

Before we get to the biscuit recipe, though, let’s talk about the salad that inspired them.

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It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Eat Smart products, and we really love salads around here-they’re easy, good-for-you and a great lighter meal. This Beets & Greens salad, though, takes things up a notch. Like all Eat Smart Vegetable Salad Kits, it combines six or more superfoods and is perfect for those wanting a sophisticated, convenient and healthy salad option.

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After combining all the ingredients, I added the white wine vinaigrette dressing, and tossed together.

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And here it is, ready to eat…

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Eat Smart has a great variety of salad options, you’d be hard-pressed not to find one (or seven) that you love…

eat smart

Now, let’s talk biscuits. I think drop-biscuits are the greatest invention ever. We love biscuits around here, but hardly ever have time for the rolling and cutting that traditional biscuits call for.

biscuit recipe

These drop biscuits only need a few ingredients…

garlic cheddar biscuits
2 cups all-purpose
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
¾ cup cold milk

For the butter topping:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

In a mixing bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder until combined.

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Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture is crumbly. Mix in cheese. Mix in cold milk just until combined.

garlic cheddar biscuits

Drop biscuits (this recipe makes about 12) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Mix together 3 tablespoons melted butter, ½ teaspoon garlic, and ⅛ teaspoon salt in small bowl then brush lightly on top of each biscuit, reserving rest of mixture for later.

cheddar garlic biscuits

Bake biscuits at 425 degrees F for about 12-15 minutes or until browned on bottom. Remove from oven and while still hot, brush more melted butter mixture on top.

cheddar garlic biscuits

recipe adapted from snappy gourmet

I’d love to know-what are your go-to meals for busy nights?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.