Outlander Collection Display Ideas for the Home

Cherished collections need a place in which to be displayed.

My collection started with only the first book. Little did I realize that my love for all things Outlander would grow to the extent it has today. Outlander is more than just a book and television series, it can also be a gateway to new friendships and adventures. Continue reading Outlander Collection Display Ideas for the Home

Road Trip to the Getty Center

Entry to the Woven Gold exhibit at the Getty.

A road trip to the Getty Center in Los Angeles was a must during Season 2 of Outlander. Since the first portion of Season 2 was centered around Paris, I needed to explore the exhibit “Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV.” The exhibition was held from December 15, 2015 to May 1, 2016.


There is a direct link between King Louis XIV and the character King Louis XV of Outlander. King Louis XV, portrayed in the Outlander series, was born in the Palace of Versailles on February 15, 1710 during the reign of his great grandfather, King Louis XIV. Continue reading Road Trip to the Getty Center

Outlander Kitchen’s Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley, A Review

On June 25, 2016 Sass3 attended the book signing of Theresa Carle-Sanders of Outlander Kitchen and Diana Gabaldon of Outlander book series.  It was a special occasion we’ll always remember.  This blog is a review on the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley where the event took place.  We felt that a review on this hotel was important because  Barbara Petters, owner of the the Poisoned Pen Bookstore, mentioned that Diana Gabaldon’s book 9 (Outlander series) signing may be held at this same venue.  For that reason, this information may be of interest to you. Continue reading Outlander Kitchen’s Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley, A Review

The MacKenzies’ Millionaire’s Shortbread

The finale of Outlander season 2 brings a conclusion to the dynamic adaption of Dragonfly in Amber. The anticipation of the emotional roller coaster ride at the series conclusion required the planning and preparation of a comfort food that I could share with friends as we watched. Thankfully Outlander Kitchen provided a wealth of choices. My daughter, age 9, was intent on helping prepare a special dessert. We ultimately chose the “MacKenzie’s Millionaire Shortbread” on p. 252. Continue reading The MacKenzies’ Millionaire’s Shortbread

Pulled Pork Family Dinner from Outlander Kitchen

Once I got a hold of a copy of the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook (a gift from Daddy; so thankful he “enables my addiction.” Now I can keep my signed copy in a safe place and use my unsigned copy as I cook.  I can write notes in it and it won’t matter when food splatters upon the pages!) I just had to try out a recipe right away.

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We hear the call of Terry’s Costumes!

Have you been hearing the call of the Outlander Costumes like we have?  Well, when Terry Dresbach’s Outlander costumes became available for viewing at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, once again and without hesitation, we dropped everything and answer that call. Here’s our our adventure. Continue reading We hear the call of Terry’s Costumes!

Outlander Inspired Headdress


As in the previous post, I discussed how the red dress from Outlander Season 2 inspired me to make individual head pieces for the ballet production of Beauty and the Beast. The Red Dress is so beautiful in color and design, that I used this as inspiration to make supplemental headdresses. The Red Dress motivated me to use the same color palette, while I also referenced the famous portraits of the artist Frida Kahlo for individual headdress design. Continue reading Outlander Inspired Headdress

Outlander Inspired Head Pieces


The costume designs of Outlander Season 2 were breathtaking. The fabrics and intricate designs present within each costume displayed artistry that can inspire us all. The red dress was one piece that inspired me to create a couple of Do It Yourself projects. I was asked to create costume pieces for a ballet performance of Beauty and the Beast. I looked for inspiration in many places. However, the true artistry of Outlander was the best source for creative material. Continue reading Outlander Inspired Head Pieces