1. Rethink Your Home Lighting

    Your home furniture and decor are very important, but they’re not nearly as important as your lighting. Without the proper lighting your artwork, couches, countertops, and home accents would lose their impact and appeal. Everything must work in harmony, and if your lighting is lacking, it could be time to rethink your fixtures. You may have one room, such as the kitchen, that is in need of a ser…Read More

  2. What’s Cooking In The Hermitage Kitchen? – Lasagna Soup

    Ingredients: 2 tsp. olive oil 1 lb ground beef or pork 1 large onion, chopped 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp. dried oregano 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 can tomato paste 1 (14 oz.) can fire-roasted, diced tomatoes 2 bay leaves 6 to 8 cups of water 8 oz. mafalda or bowtie pasta 1 Tbsp. dried basil, or 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped salt and pepper to taste Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese for ga…Read More

  3. Thursday Trends: Edison Bulbs

    World Lighting Appreciation Day is the anniversary of Thomas Edison’s first successful test of the first practical commercial light bulb in 1879. We only thought it fitting to give you 5 of our favorite Edison Bulb lighting fixtures this month for our “Thursday Trends!” Trans Globe 8 Light Edison Pendant Trans Globe 4 Light Edison Pendant Drum Crystal World 4 Light Black Down Pendant Minka L…Read More

  4. What’s Cooking In The Hermitage Kitchen? – Chicken Piccata

    Ingredients: 4 chicken cutlets 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 tsp. garlic, minced 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. capers, drained 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter Fresh lemon slices Directions: Season cutlets with salt and pepper, then dust with flour Coat pan with nonstick spray and add olive oil Saute chicken cutlets 2-3 minutes. on first side over medium-high heat. Fl…Read More

  5. How To Make Your Rooms Feel Bigger With Lighting

    We all have those small rooms that no matter what we do always feel cramped. Here’s 5 ways to transform your small spaces with light to make them feel bigger than they actually are! Light It Up! In smaller rooms, natural light is your best friend. The addition of drapes to your windows can make your room feel more crowded and block off the light coming in. Instead, leave your windows bare so mor…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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