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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On February 13, 2018
These light and fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes with sweet blueberry sauce are a breakfast favorite. To Make the Blueberry Sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 tablespoons water To Make the Pancakes 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated...Read More→
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Winter whites

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On February 6, 2018
We’re deep into winter, but spring is on the horizon. I’ve been busy photographing a few things around Carlton Landing for the past few months, and I’m seeing a consistent thread of white paint sticking around as a strong trend. It’s not just reserved for interiors, however – it’s taking over the exteriors by storm...Read More→
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Skillet Baked Apple Crisp

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On January 16, 2018
Special equipment: an 8-inch cast-iron skillet Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. For the crumb topping: In a medium bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt using a fork or pastry cutter. Cut the butter into small pieces and gradually add it to the flour mixture until evenly mixed....Read More→
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Cozy up around these fireplaces

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On December 18, 2017
Tis the season for curling up in front of the fireplace with something warm to drink and maybe also a good book. Whether you’re a minimalist, modernist, traditionalist or whatever else have you, there’s a fireplace in this roundup for you.  Beyond the pure function of a fireplace, they’re also a great focal point to...Read More→
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Time to decorate for Christmas!

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On December 1, 2017
With the upcoming Carlton Landing holiday home tour, I thought it might be fun to ramp up the decor inspiration a bit as we head towards Christmas. I LOVE Christmas and all the preparation, anticipation, and decoration. There’s something so happy about beautiful trees decked out with ornaments and houses outlined with lights.   This...Read More→
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Color Trends: what goes around comes around

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On November 7, 2017
I love watching how color trends evolve, and like most, everything that’s old is new again. And the same can be said for paint. Here’s a roundup of a few shades that are making a major resurgence. Have you tried them? HUNTER GREEN Hunter green was hugely popular in the 90s (I may or may...Read More→
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19 Fall activities in and around Carlton Landing

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On October 16, 2017
Fall is perhaps my most favorite season in Carlton Landing, and maybe it’s because it was the first time we ever came to visit. The mornings had the perfect amount of fall chill in the air and the afternoons were sunny and bright. I get asked all the time about what there is to do...Read More→
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Elements of Modern Farmhouse Fall Decorating

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On October 4, 2017
Fall wins the prize for my most favorite season. Bring on all the pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cheesecake… It’s the perfect time of year to wrap up in a cozy blanket in front of a fireplace with a good book and something warm to drink. Modern farmhouse decor has made the rounds...Read More→
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Roundup! 20 barn doors for every style of home

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On September 18, 2017
Barn doors have been one of the biggest trends to emerge from the modern farmhouse style that’s so big right now (and not fading away anytime soon if the excitement over Chip & Joanna’s new line for Target has shown). But the thing about barn doors is that they’re the perfect mix of form and...Read More→
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15 ways to prep for the fall season

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On September 2, 2017
It’s Labor Day weekend, and fall is almost within reach. We’ve just wrapped another beautiful summer on Lake Eufaula, and while I’m sad to see the season come to a close, I’m excited about what’s to come. Fall is maybe my favorite season in Carlton Landing; it was the first time we ever visited, and...Read More→
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A little Carlton Landing real estate stalking

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On August 19, 2017
With a realtor for a husband and a serious case of interior design obsession,  I am well versed in the ways of real estate stalking, or as I prefer to call it, real estalking. My theory is that this is due in part to a childhood spent attending open houses on Sunday afternoons with my...Read More→
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Gorgeous Rooms to inspire your Shiplap Dreams

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On August 1, 2017
Shiplap has been a major trend in decor for the past few years and its popularity doesn’t appear to be waning. Everything from lake houses to farm houses to beach cottages are being transformed with this budget-friendly textured wall treatment. This past week in Florida, we stayed in a gorgeous home that had practically every...Read More→
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12 farmhouse mudrooms that get the job done in style

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On July 15, 2017
You’ve got to appreciate a farmhouse mudroom: it takes a beating with muddy shoes, wet swimsuits, dog leashes, luggage, groceries – you name it. But a mudroom is the best of form and function if you’re lucky enough to have one. It’s a fantastic way to keep clutter out of your living areas and store...Read More→
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Bunkrooms: Do or Don’t?

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On July 1, 2017
The #1 trend I’m seeing in farmhouse design is to stack ’em high in a functional and fun bunkroom. Bunkrooms are a great way to fill an awkward space and to maximize how many guests you’re able to sleep at one time. What’s the difference between putting a couple of bunk beds into a room...Read More→
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How to decorate for the 4th of July

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On June 15, 2017
With summer in full swing, it’s fun to pull together a few ideas on how to decorate for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  In Carlton Landing, we’ll be celebrating with a community dinner and fireworks at the overlook (but I’m getting ahead of myself – more info on that to come!). I pulled together...Read More→
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Elements of a Stylish & Functional Farmhouse Kitchen

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On May 30, 2017
With our rural location in southeastern Oklahoma, the farmhouse design that’s present in Carlton Landing fits right into the landscape. There’s something attractive and comforting about a beautifully designed farmhouse kitchen. With an emphasis on function and friendliness, this particular style can be modified to be as traditional or as modern as you prefer and always...Read More→
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9 Charming Front Porches with Smart Ideas to Steal

  • Posted by Rachel Shingleton
  • On May 15, 2017
Editor’s note: Hello, Carlton Landing friends! I’m Rachel Shingleton and I’m excited to be a new contributor to the CL blog. My husband Simon and I live in Oklahoma City full time but have owned our home on the Boardwalk since May of 2014. Along with our two sons, we enjoy spending our weekends hanging out...Read More→
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The VERY Best Brussel Sprouts

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On December 9, 2016
On a recent trip to Northern California, Grant and I enjoyed a dish very similar to this. The moment I tasted this recipe, I knew I needed to recreate it as a holiday side. Ingredients: 1 lb. brussel sprouts, quartered 2 T. olive oil kosher salt/fresh ground pepper glazed pecans 4 slices bacon, fried and crumbled...Read More→
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Caramelized Onion & Bacon Frittata

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On November 15, 2016
I love frittatas! They are easy, flexible, and the perfect cross between an omelette and quiche. This is a great meal for using up leftover meat or veggies in the fridge. Complement with a simple green or fruit salad. Ingredients: 6 slices bacon 1 large onion 12 eggs 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1 cup grated parmesan...Read More→
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Homemade Ricotta & Roasted Grapes

  • Posted by Carlton Landing
  • On October 28, 2016
I love Fall entertaining! This appetizer is perfect for a cool evening porch party. Homemade Ricotta 4 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 t. salt 4 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice Line a sieve with cheesecloth and place over a bowl. In a large pot, slowly bring the milk, cream, and salt to...Read More→
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