Imhoff Homesteads :: Cheese Platter

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Imhoff Homesteads :: Cheese Platter

[New Years Eve Spread]

If you're anything like us, we wait until the last possible moment to figure out what to bring to a party.  Each time I spend hours trying to decide the perfect dish.  This my friends ... is my "go-to."

It's elegant, it's satisfying, and it's delicious!  And there truly is something for everyone, which is why it's perfect to bring to any dinner party!

The compenents are easy. I usually pick 3 to 5 cheeses to bring, depending of the size of the group.  I pair with different crackers, breads, and nuts.  You really can't go wrong, which is why it's so easy to put together!

I always add to the sides ... fruit [either fresh or dried], some type of jelly [usually peppered], and add fresh herbs for garnish.

This particular cheese patter contains ...

1. Murray's Estate 5 Month Aged Washed Caramel Gouda
2.  Fromager D Affinois [similar to brie]
3.  Merlot Bellavitao [my absolute favorite!]
4.  Shaved Sarvechhio Parmesan
5.  Murray's Irish Cheddar Cheese
6.  Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella

Jalapeno & Cheese Summer Sausage



1. Waffers
2.  Small Bread Samplers

Jalapeno Peppered Raspberry Jelly


Hope you enjoy this cheese platter!  Now what's your go-to dish you bring?!
*Cheese Tray from Williams Sonoma + Cheese Knives from Target.

Happy New Years!

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Imhoff Homestead :: The Photo Box

Friday, December 15, 2017

It seems like such an easy gift.  One that doesn't take much time to put together, but I am more excited about these gifts under my tree than anything I could find off Amazon.  These Photo Boxes are not only beautiful, but they are sentimental and tell their own stories.  I love how these boxes could sit on the coffee table and be picked up by anyone who visits or sits down.  Photos each wrapped with a proper bow, just waiting to be untied.  I can't wait to hand out these precious Photo Boxes to our loved ones.

Inside we have over 100 photos each, all filled with photos from the current year.  From birthdays to tournaments, home run balls to family vacations.  All randomly sorted.  I purposefully did not put the photos in order.  I love how each one is different, and therefore they wont feel like they have to go through them all in one setting.  Each time they pick it up, new memories are made.

No matter where they set these pretties boxes, one things for sure ... they will always looks good.  The simplicity of these boxes filled with families memories is what makes this one of the most perfect gifts.

We'll be "refilling" each year with all our memories from 2018.   May the new year bring you joy and happiness to you and your loved ones!

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Imhoff Homesteads :: Christmas Gift Guide for Him 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Imhoff Homesteads :: Christmas Gift Guide for Him 2017

It wouldn't be a complete Gift Guide if we didn't share with you our top Gifts for HIM this holiday season!  I don't know about you, but I feel like men can be extremely difficult to buy for.  They either want something very specific or in my case say "I don't need anything."  At least I give subtle hints!!

Have no fear though, we have compiled a GREAT list for every man this year, there really is something for everyone.  I love how versatile this list is, and no matter what your budget, you can find something that' he'll love and actually use!  Like the Women's gift guide, links are below for easy shopping!  Enjoy!

1.  Brookstone's Blue Party Speaker
If you know our family, you know just how much we use this speaker.  Yes, my husband has it and it goes EVERYWHERE with us.  Sporting games, tailgates, parties, road trips, and the pool ... because, yes, it's waterproof!  This speaker is super durable and has amazing sound!

2. Beard Oil and Beard Balm
Now we don't really have a "Brand" per say, but we can tell you that these products make their beard feel very soft and keeps them from drying out during the winter months. They will appreciate something that's "manly, but also makes them feel pampered!"

3. Tile Mate
Does your man constantly lose his keys or wallet?  I love this gift because it keeps them organized and less stressed. This super sleek design means it can fit anywhere!  They are super affordable too!

4.  Carnivore Club Rub & Grilling Salt Set
Nothing says Merry Christmas like Seasoning for Men.  Seriously, they go crazy about it and it's something that they are excited to use and test out!  This one in particular comes with different seasonings for different types of meat. "Each savory rub is hand-blended in small batches from traditional recipes and is specially prepared for a wide range of meats – from lamb and chicken, to pork and beef."

5.  Meat Claws
The perfect accompany to the Carnivore Club Rub is meat claws.  How awesome are these?  They are great for pulling apart smoked or pulled pork, chicken, or brisket.  These in particular come with recipes too.  Heat resistant and bear claw shape make it easy to shred.  The Ultimate man gift.  These also make great stocking suffers!

6.  Sous Vide Cooker
Are we sensing a theme here?  Man [Heart] Meat?!  This is a great gift for the Chef in your life who loves a perfectly cooked Steak.  No really ... this is an amazing gift that allows you to cook your meal perfectly, every time.  This one includes wifi too.  This is FOR SURE on our list, he'll love it!  Precision cooker heats and circulates water in your pot, evenly cooking food to a precise internal temperature to guarantee perfect results every time.

7. Camping Mug and Blanket
We love this gift, and it's cute too!  It's great for the man who goes camping, hunting, or is one with nature!  You can even get this cute gift basket that includes coffee too!

8.  Amazon's Alexa
For the man who's always doing something and needs a little help :)  We love Alexa and think it's great for the man who's watching the game and needs something, or wants to play music while his hands and busy in the garage.  For the man who's just gotten out of the shower and needs the weather update before he leaves for work!  The possibilities are endless!

9.  Dart Board
For the gamer!  Give him something he'll love to do both by himself or with friends.  Perfect for the man came!  Add some darts and it's the perfect gift!

10.  Stanley Thermos
We love that once was old is new again!  This is a great gift for the rugged man or the traveler!  Never have cold coffee again!  I don't know a man that couldn't use this gift!  It's so versitle which is why we HAD to put it on our list!

11. MVMT Watches
Great versatile watches, in unique modern design, perfect for a man who loves watches.  If you're ma is stylist or needs an updated watch, you need to check out MVMT.  They are very affordable and have great designs!  Started buy two guy who wanted to create an affordable, stylish watch for both men and women.  I think they both succeeded!

12. Whiskey Ice Sphere Set
If your man likes whiskey on the rocks, he needs this ice sphere kit.  I have read all the reviews and  this seems to be the one that works like a charm!  I know we can't wait to try ours.  No more watered down Whiskey!

13. Ugg Slippers
Comfort is the name of the game!  He will LOVE and USE these slippers all-the-time.  I know my husband needs to get another pair, because he has literally worn these out.  I can't say enough great things about these slippers.  They actually are so nice, they will wear them out too!  Trust me on this one!

14. Men's Scarves
Yes, even men need [and like] scarves!  They need to be kept warm too!!  This is a super stylish scarf from JCrew which could go with many different outfits.  Dress up or down, this is comfortable scarf that will get lots of use!

15.  Yeti Hopper
Yes, I had to include something Yeti for our list.  These Hopper bags are great for transporting wherever you're headed.  Lightweight and VERY durable, you can't go wrong with buying a man a cooler... you know it's true!  We personally have the Hopper 30 and it's perfect!

Hope this list was helpful and good luck shopping for your man!

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Imhoff Homesteads :: Christmas Gift Guide for HER 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Imhoff Homesteads :: Christmas Gift Guide for HER 2017

Still looking for that perfect gift to give her this Holiday Season?  We've done the work for you and have compiled a list of our Favorite Holiday Gifts for 2017!  There is something for everyone, which is exactly what we love about it! 15 amazing gifts in ALL different price ranges for all different women.

Whether she is the jet setter, the professional, the adventurer, the athlete, the girly-girl ... this list has it all!  The hardest part is choosing which one to gift!  [Links below for EASY shopping!]

Did you figure out which gift she is going to receive this year?  Here's all the links to make your Christmas Shopping SUPER Easy!  Merry Christmas!!

1. Tory Burch Robinson Mini Chain Strap Purse 
Okay lets be honest, anything Tory Burch is a win but we love this mini purse with strap! Can be dressed up or down.  She'll carry it everywhere!

2. Williams Sonoma Winter Forest Candle
This is a GREAT smelling candle, and it's perfect for this time of year.  She'll love it, it's the perfect accessory to any room!

3. Swell 17oz Water Bottle
If she works out, runs, or is an athlete, this is a GREAT water bottle to gift!  It's beautiful and will keep her hydrated throughout the day!

4. Bare Minerals Finish Brush
If she wears makeup, she'll love this brush. It helps to create that smooth finish on her face and is so so so soft!!!

5. Stella & Dot Personalized Locket
Perfect if she loves jewelry.  We love that this necklace is long and comes in both silver and gold!  It can be personalized with her monogram and photos of family, friends, or quotes inside! Make sure your Stylist is Natalie Imhoff when you go to checkout!

6. Kindle Oasis [Waterproof so we can read in the bath!]
Raise your hand if your girl reads in the bath?  OR does she just plain love to read?  This kindle is super lightweight, paper thin, and is WATER PROOF!  You're welcome!

7. Jon Hart Monogrammed Clear Travel Bags
If she loves to travel, get her these personalized Monogram clear toiletry bags.  Both functional and CUTE!

8. J Crew Camp Socks
Winter is cold!  Warm her up with these camp socks.  They are super in now and she'll be so happy her toes are warm! Extra Tip ... pair them with No. 15 on this list!!

9. Mark + Graham Leather Charger Rollup
Every time I travel my charger cords and ear buds get all tangled.  This is a great personalized case to keep them all in one place, easy to find, and untangled.

10. Viktor + Rolf Flowerbomb eau de parfum
This is an amazing scent, and it's selling out this holiday season!  We had a hard time finding it in our local mall, because it's that popular!   Perfect for Sisters, Mothers, Aunts, Friends, Girlfriends.  We personally love the rollerball.

11. Bombe LaLaLa Luxury Bath Bomb Set
If she loves to take baths, get her this luxury bath bomb set that she will enjoy each time.  They smell wonderful and make the water feel like velvet!  Plus the set is SUPER cute!

12. Magnolia Market Green Yeti Cup [Small]
One of our favorite gems!  We take this everywhere! Perfect for coffee ... water ... wine .... Just Saying!

13. OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish
This is our go-to color this year!  It goes on so smooth and is the perfect light neural!

14. Magnolia Market Tessa Throw
 I just may have gifted myself with this Tessa Throw.  I only have one complaint ... EVERYONE, including the dogs, steals this blanket. It's SO soft and really does keep you warm!

15. Sperry Duck Boots
It may be No. 15 on our list, BUT it was No. 1 on our Personal list this year.  They are BACK in and we LOVE THEM!  I know I have a pair under that tree of mine, and I am dying to open the box!!!!

Let us know what you think?!  We're so happy to help you with your shopping needs!  Check back later this week for the Christmas Guys Gift Guide ... now that's a mouthful!  Enjoy!

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Imhoff Homesteads :: Christmas Tablescape 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017
After all my Christmas Decor is taken downstairs to carefully unwrap, before I put up my trees, before I hang my wreaths ... I open my table settings bin for Christmas.  It's one of my favorite joys of the season, creating another table for a special meal with family and friends.

This year was no different, however, there were a few pieces that I received throughout this year to make this table even more special.  You'll notice the same snowflake china as last year, even the same centerpiece tress.  However, You'll find something really special in the center, Ryan's Grandmother's Silver Candelabra.  She gave these to me last Christmas, and I have cherished them ALL year, waiting for the perfect opportunity to use them.  Her silver candelabra goes perfectly with our Silver Snowflake theme, and I am so honored to hold on to this piece in our home.

You'll also notice Ryan's Grandmother's Silver Flatware that she also gave me to hold.  It's timeless and beautiful.  I am so lucky to have it to cherish and remind me of family when they are so far away.  It's just little pieces like those that give me the greatest joy this holiday season!

I found these amazing galvanized chargers on the CHEAP this year.  I had been eyeing Pottery Barns for quite some time, but the steep price tag always turned me away.  These are $20 for 8, and they are perfect for this setting!

Thank you for taking a peek at our table this year!  You can find last years setting by clicking HERE.

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#restorationhardware #windsorchairs #target 

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