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January 2016

Valentine’s Day Cocktail: Raspberry Coconut Bellini

- Drinks, Food + Drink

I’m always a fan of a fun cocktail, especially if it’s super simple. This Raspberry Coconut Bellini would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day brunch – it even has a conversation heart and frosting rim! Ingredients Chilled Prosecco Cream of Coconut Muddled Raspberries Frosting (I made mine with powdered sugar & milk, but you could use a canned version – whatever suits your fancy) Conversation Hearts Step 1: Crush conversation hearts in a Ziplock bag. Make sure you don’t hit it too hard with…

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Button Front Tunic + a Giveaway

- Mom + Baby

A big thanks to PinkBlush for sponsoring this post! This weekend was jam-packed: dinners with family, church, shopping, a fun brunch…and we definitely found a little time to just relax. I wore this flowy button-front tunic to dinner, but its perfect for just about anything since you can dress it up or down. I may or may not have already worn it several times since I got it! ;) I paired the top with black skinny jeans, black booties, and…

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The Best Way to Cook Tofu

- Food + Drink, Main Dish

Anytime I mention that I like tofu to someone who hasn’t had it before, they wrinkle their nose in disgust, baffled as to why in the world I would actually enjoy it. It never fails. BUT…I have been a vegetarian for several years and I will admit, it freaked me out a little bit at first as well, but just because I didn’t know the right way to cook it. I have had AWFUL tofu in some restaurants (not all,…

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Kitchen Pantry Reveal

- Home

Last week I shared our kitchen cabinet makeover…and I mentioned that we still had not painted our pantry because we weren’t sure which color to paint it. I asked for advice, and by far and away, the biggest suggestion was to paint the pantry WHITE. So… We painted it green.  I couldn’t help it. The green was just calling my name and I decided to go with my gut and make the riskier choice. I never said I was a…

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Epoxied Basement Floors

- Projects + Inspiration

Remember those 2016 home goals I posted about a few weeks ago? We can officially cross one off of our list! Our basement floor is now epoxied – woohoo! I know, I know…it doesn’t sound that exciting, right? Well, trust me…the basement’s “before” was pretty awful, so it feels REALLY good to have this project complete. To give you a full idea of what we were working with when we moved in, here are a  couple before shots: Scared yet? A…

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Plank Wall Inspiration

- Home, Projects + Inspiration

I have steadily been building an obsession with planked walls for quite some time now. I mentioned the other day on Instagram that I was considering planking the big wall that runs the length of our kitchen + dining room…and I have been searching for inspiration ever since. While I love the minimalist, clean look of white planks, I can’t get over how cozy stained wood planks make a room feel. We have a long list of projects that we are working on in…

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A Kitchen Update

- Home

After painting our kitchen’s upper cabinets, I took about a 2 week break before even attempting to start the lowers. This project hasn’t been my favorite, but only because it was a pain in the you-know-what. The transformation from when we first moved in to now, though, is aaaamazing. Here’s a picture from the day we got the keys to our house: Here are a couple photos from a few days before we started painting: Aaaaand here it is now…

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2016 Home Goals

- Home
2016 Home Goals

At the beginning of every year, people find themselves making “New Years Resolutions.” But let’s be real…things like giving up chocolate and wine, working out every single day of my life, and keeping my home spotless are just not realistic goals for me (especially with a new baby!). So, I typically don’t make a resolution. Instead, I (attempt to) make an effort every day to do something that betters my life in some way, even if it’s just something small:…

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Sweet Potato & Snap Pea Spinach Salad

- Food + Drink, Salads

During the day, it’s so easy to just re-heat some leftovers from the night before or make a quick PB&J. But the other day I really wanted something healthier…yet still super easy. As a vegetarian, I eat a lot.of.salad. So it’s important that I mix it up sometimes and use different ingredients, or I get a little burned out. This salad is simple and soo good. What more could you want? Ingredients Spinach Sweet potato Snap peas Olive oil Garlic…

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