Monday, April 11, 2016

Paleo Blackberry Crumble

A few weeks ago, Ryan and I decided to make a lifestyle change and become healthier.  After a little research, we knew that Paleo was the way to go.  Honestly, it's the best decision I've made.  I've lost that last bit of baby weight and my skin is glowing.  But as much as I love eating paleo, I was still needing that sweet fix.  You know, like a pie or cake or something.  So I decided to try my hand at baking a Paleo Blackberry Crumble and it was amazeballs.  It was so amazing, I wanted to share it with you! 

What you need:
2 pints blackberries
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup melted butter (or coconut oil)
2 tbs. maple syrup
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 pinches of sea salt
What you do:
*preheat oven to 375
Place the blackberries in a 9x9 baking dish and squeeze the juice from 1/2 of the lemon over them. Give them a good toss to slightly coat the berries.
In a bowl, combine the almond flour, nuts, melted butter, remaining lemon juice, syrup, cinnamon and salt.
Spread the nut topping evenly over the blackberries until the fruit is bubbly and the topping is golden brown. (roughly 35-40 minutes.)


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Target Home Wishlist

If you haven't been to Target recently, you're missing out in a big way.  It's a new season, the shelves are full and they do not disappoint.  So today, I decided to share a few of my Target favorites.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Dining Room

When we moved in, I promised to do a home tour, however, I've yet to follow through with that.  fail. So in an effort to make good on my promise, I give you our dining room!

With an open floor plan and white walls, I wanted to bring in some warmth.  By adding a colorful rug, plants and the texture of the light, I was able to do just that.  My favorite thing about this space is hands down the rug but it also happens to be my least favorite piece.  With a messy toddler and an infant learning to use a spoon, the rug gets messy in a hot second which is a total pain in the ass.  The things we do for style, I guess.  


wire picture hangers:  IKEA
wood stool:  IKEA
table:  D.I.Y.
chairs:  Craigslist/D.I.Y.
plants: IKEA

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Miles 5 months

Well, this little guy is already five months old.  How did that even happen?!  I haven't done any type of update on M.J. since three months, so I decided to share some stats today....ya know, since he doesn't have a baby book.  #momfail

AGE:  5 months
STATS:  18.4 pounds and 27.5 inches
NICKNAMES: M.J., monkey, chunky monkey, snuggle bug and love buns.

MILESTONES:  Rolling over, laughing hysterically and trying so hard to crawl.  Slow down big man.
FAVORITE THINGS: Boobies, of course! Miles loves his jumper, his JOOVY walker, tummy time, playing with his big sister, being outside, being tickled, and bath time.
LEAST FAVORITE THINGS:  Napping anywhere other than my chest.  
NOTEWORTHY: This week at the doctor's, we got the okay to start experimenting with solids. hooray!  I'm crossing my fingers he likes pureed vegetables better than Mila did.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Miles Nursery

I've been working on sharing our house tour (in no particular order) and today, I wanted to share a peak inside Miles nursery.

When I started to design little mans room, I had no set theme or inspiration.  I had a few hand me down pieces from Mila that I wanted to incorporate and I knew I wanted the space to be modern.  I started purchasing random items that I thought would tie the space together and thankfully, it worked like a charm.  
The finished product is relaxing and modern and I couldn't be more pleased.  


Sleigh Crib:  Pottery Barn Kids
Crib Blanket:  Etsy
Storage Bin:  Target
Dresser:  Vintage
Chair: Vintage slip-covered chair found at local thrift store - added rocker base
"Awesome"  Print:  Target
"Eye" Print:  Vintage from eBay
Floor Lamp :  Target
White Lamp:  IKEA
White Crib Light:  IKEA
Book Shelf:  IKEA
Marble Bookends:  Target
Ceramic Bear:  Target
"Miles Davis" Print:  Vintage record

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Oh, What Fun!

This Christmas was Miles first Christmas and Mila's most magical Christmas!  This was the first Christmas where Mila was really excited about Santa.  We called the North Pole at least 576 times and watched Elf daily since Thanksgiving.  We even made sure Mila heard Santa outside her window on Christmas Eve.  Magical.  

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

D.I.Y. IKEA Mirror Hack

If you read my last post, you know I had a hard time finding a piece of art that I liked for the living room.  We tried using our existing art and nothing looked right.  We tried purchasing new art but still, no luck.  So after weeks of searching I gave up and decided to do it myself.  We had an IKEA mirror laying around, collecting dust so I decided to paint it.  It was a bit of challenge, but so worth it!  

Here's how we did it:

1. Remove the mirror from the frame.  This a bit tricky and the most time consuming part.  
You'll need a box knife for this step.  Flip the mirror over, and use that handing knife to remove the seal around the edges.  Once that's done, you should be able to gently push the mirror up and slide it out of the frame. 

2.  Sand that glass down.  Don't go crazy, you just want to rough it up enough for the paint to stick.

3.  Prime it!  We did two coats of white primer to ensure the paint would stick.  

4.  Paint it!  For the base coat of white, we used Valspar "Gloss White", latex enamel paint.  
Once that dried, we used Rustoleam "Gloss Black" and "Flat Black." We spattered the paint with a brush and drizzled it with a spatula.  You can't mess it up, so get crazy!

5. Once the paint is dry, you can put the mirror back in the frame. Slide it in the same way you got it out. Easy peasy.  

6.  Caulk it!  Now that your mirror is in place, you'll want to caulk the back where the sealant originally was.  

7, Hang it!  You now have a one-of-a-kind piece of art!