Saturday, April 23, 2016

strawberry fields

We had a fun little family afternoon of strawberry picking this week.  I even had my real camera and took some pictures. This was our second time going to pick strawberries and we had such a good time. If you are local, Hall Family Farm is a great place to visit! 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

desk nightstand

We are in the process of finally updating our master bedroom. I don't know why we always leave this room last on the list to update. In celebration of our 8 year wedding anniversary though, the process of switching things up has started. Our home does not have a separate office space and currently I do not want to set one up in the playroom so we are creating a little workspace in our room. Honestly, with technology these days, you can really set up shop anywhere,  but we both wanted a space where we could go and shut the door if we needed to work from home while the kids are there too. I have always really liked the idea of a writing/reading space in the bedroom so my new nightstand is now a desk. The photos below are my inspiration for this little corner. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

3 things I may be living in this spring

I have always been a fan of spring and the newness it brings. I especially like bringing out those spring clothes or adding a few new items to my wardrobe! Recently I picked up the three items below and I can definitely see myself living in these this spring. 

I bought a short sleeve cotton maxi dress at TJ Maxx that looks very similar to this dress at a fraction of the cost. 

This skirt is adorable on. I just love it!

These will be on constant repeat for me.  Paul calls them my Jesus sandals. They are super cute. 

Happy almost Weekend! 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

easter 2016

We had a wet, but still lovely Easter celebrating Jesus, our Living Hope! We captured a few pictures of the day. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

windowpane check

I continue to be drawn to all the windowpane check fabric that I keep seeing. I am nervous to commit right now to it, but love how preppy and classic it looks. 

all via pinterest

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

pork chops with cilantro rice

The past couple of days have been glorious signs that Spring is coming. It always energizes me when the weather warms up to try new recipes. I fixed these pork chops with cilantro rice a couple weeks ago and again the other night. They are delicious so I thought I would share the recipe. 

What you need:
4 boneless pork chops
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lime
2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro

1. Mix dry seasonings in bowl and sprinkle over both sides of pork chops
2. Heat olive oil in pan over medium and place all pork chops on the pan. Cover. Flip Pork chops every couple minutes until cooked thru
3. Cook rice as you normally would then place in bowl. Toss in cilantro and juice of half a lime into rice and stir. 

If you want the avocado cream sauce, take the flesh of one avocado and two tablespoons of plain yogurt and puree in food processor. Drizzle on top of pork chops. It adds a great flavor! 

I served ours with fresh pineapple chunks!


Saturday, February 27, 2016

breakfast area

 Our breakfast area is finally starting to take shape. There is a lot of white in our kitchen, which I absolutely love, but I am also trying to add a bit of texture and warmth to it as well. Other than a new rug, this little space is almost complete for now.