Hi there! We are two months into 2018 and for the most part, I’m liking it. It has been a lot of time indoors, a lot of shoveling (thanks, Joe!), washing off germs, and much cozying up by the fireplace. As it happens every year, I’m anxious to leave winter behind and move onto spring.… Continue reading Jan + Feb 2018
This week, one of my Pinterest pins came true! The process is depicted below and easily got done in one day. I feel that the part that took the most time was just dreaming up a color scheme between the pots and the flowers. We have a lot of projects going on around our place right… Continue reading Our tipsy planter!
There is a flower shop just down the street from us where we stopped in frequently last summer during our walks. Now that spring has arrived, we are officially sprucing up our yard and flower picking. One little project we wanted to do was to create our own hanging basket (instead of buying a prearranged… Continue reading Flower picking
Below are the four festive spots in our house. Photos were taken with my phone and I made sure to modify them with the cheesiest effects I could manage with Instagram. Pardon my recent absence from the blogging world. I was in Chicago spending some very necessary time with family (being fed some serious meals and… Continue reading Holiday House Tour
Before & After One of the things on our seemingly endless to-do list was to update our bathroom. We may not be the trendiest of folks, but we didn’t feel that sponge-painted walls and a dinged-up vanity with a broken drawer was very representative of us. Or very classy. So last weekend,… Continue reading Bathroom Facelift
Our living room toy situation was not a cute or functional one for anybody. It was hard for Cece to access all of her toys without falling into the toy box. And it was hard for us to clean around it and keep things organized. This week, I decided enough was enough. I hauled this… Continue reading Before and After: Toys
I’ve been on a huge pasta kick, not just lately, but probably my whole life. I love sauce and noodles. There’s not much more to explain. Last week, we had pasta three times, mixing up old and new recipes: Spaghetti with garlic shrimp, Alfredo sauce (jarred), Roma tomatoes and a teeny bit of Parmesan. … Continue reading Pasta Three Ways
I don’t fancy myself a seasoned cook by any means, BUT I’m really proud of this dish! So, it seems that every time I make lasagna I have a bunch of leftover ricotta cheese that almost always ends up getting thrown away. And throwing away cheese kind of breaks my heart. It goes against everything… Continue reading Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
There’s no getting around it. Joe and I have been in a meal rut. One more dinner consisting of pasta and/or chicken and cheese was not going to do it. So last week, I made a conscious effort to depart from my comfort foods (aka, foods I am comfortable making) and switch up the dinner menu. Here’s what happened! Monday:… Continue reading Spicing things up… in the kitchen
Printing and framing some of our wedding photos is something I’ve been meaning to do for about a year and a half. It’s just one of those projects that kept getting put on the back burner, especially with moving. But today, I made it happen. It’s nice to finally view them somewhere besides a computer screen. So if you… Continue reading Our Wedding Wall