A Happy Happy Year

 

December 27, 2013

Just a few of my favorite shots from Instagram from a year filled with constant change. Looking forward to another crazy year in 2014!

Stripes

Tada!

Crazy Boys

Boys

Charchar

Foxy

Leo

Pretty Cat

And can you believe these little guys were only THIS big… or should I say tiny about a year ago!

Wow!

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  Something Pretty

 

November 7, 2013

I think I might be watching a bit too much Breaking Bad, but I was inspired by Hank’s geode collection to do an Etsy jewelry search for geodes. I have decided this white and gold bauble is the Pretty I Found that should make it’s way to my necklace collection… to be fair I can’t really wear necklaces right now since the boys love to yank as hard as they can at any jewelry I wear, but one day I will be able to rock this (get it… rock this… I’ve had too little sleep I think…)

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  A Living Room Rug

 

November 7, 2013

Eventual living room rug….what do we think? I’m diggin’ the Ikat pattern, as always well done West Elm.

Rug Three

Rug Two

Rug

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  SAHM Kitchen Dreams

 

November 7, 2013

Now that I’m a Stay-At-Home-Mom (SAHM) I spend a lot of my time menu planning, shopping, cooking and of course cleaning up! Zach and I were married over four years ago so the time to dress up and smile pretty at showers and our wedding and be spoiled with registry gifts is long behind us. Now I have to dream… okay lust…. over certain kitchen items. Here is my current list of items that somehow I don’t have in my arsenal that would make my daily cooking and baking 1,000 time easier and let’s face it more fun!

We are a family that likes to stir fry. We will toss a ton of variation of meat and veggies and sometimes fruit into our Asian inspired stir fry dishes. We have a wok that has treated us well for 10+ years but it is getting old, weathered and does not have a lid. I know this would be the one addition to the kitchen that Zach would love.

I recently started reading Dinner: A Love Story. It is an amazing blog about cooking for a family and the importance of eating meals together. Although Fox and Leo are still babies I do try to sit in front of them and share there meals every day (Leo really loves to get food nice and goopy and then try to feed it to me). In DALS there is an entire section of one pan meals. I would love to start cooking these but I really, really, really need a large saute pan, perhaps two. This would give our poor fry pans a break and let them get back to the important jobs like cooking eggs.

The food processor and stand up mixer are givens for any SAHM I think. I have been baking breads, think banana, pumpkin and zucchini as well as cookies a lot and sometimes the hand mixing it just too much.

How is it that I don’t have a whisk? I think it’s because somehow I have either ruined or lost all of mine. I did try a silicone whisk and was not a fan.

Lastly those amazing plastic nesting bowls. These bad boys are on my list since I sadly broke two out of my three bowls I got for our wedding. I could easily use all four of these in one day for all the cooking I do.

 

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  Happy October

 

October 6, 2013

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My little pumpkins, as seen below, are still keeping me busy now that they are starting to figure out how to walk. Perhaps if I can find the time to get crafty I’ll try out the above, super cool, chalkboard pumpkins. Or… I’ll just plan to make some pumpkin muffins (greatest mix ever!) and sip on apple cider.

 I hope everyone has a happy October filled with fun tricks and yummy treats.

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  Affordable and Awesome!

 

June 24, 2013

An affordable and dreamy rug folks. I am just waiting for a client that has the right space and edge to pull off this rug. Thanks Ikea for being awesome.

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  Currently Can’t Live Without: Beauty

 

June 20, 2013

 

 

Beauty Blender

Beauty Blender Pro from Sephora

This product, The Beauty Blender, has transformed the way I put on my tinted moisturizer (aka foundation or base) every day. I’ve always been one to get a big $2.00 bag of foam triangles from CVS and slowly work my way through the bag over a year. These little blenders are much firmer than the cheap-o sponges you typically buy (and yes the price is a bit jaw dropping) but I believe they are worth every penny. My foundation is applied in a much smoother and even coating and it takes much less time to achieve that even coating. I have firmly put these little wonders in my “can’t live without” bucket.

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