This weekend I felt like being a little crafty. I wanted new mantel decor and thought it would be fun to use some pumpkins. I really wanted to find white pumpkins but no can do. So instead I just spray painted them. It was super easy and the entire project took probably 20 minutes or less. This is such a simple project and the perfect way to add a fall touch to your home. You can write anything on your pumpkins, some other suggestions are autumn, fall, october, grateful, and harvest. Read below for step by step instructions.
This is my first fall being in my 30's, being a mom, and being back home in Eastern Washington where I don't have to deal with rain. Fashion has become so fun for me again, last year being pregnant I was just trying to not look 1000 lbs so now that I am finally getting my pre baby body back I've been loving rediscovering my style and obviously buying new stuff. Moving back to Eastern Washington brings a lack of clothing stores, but it gives me access to my Mom's closet which is almost as good as a Nordstrom department store. Plus all the clothes are free so it's even better:) I stole this new vest from her and she might not be getting it back.
As the summer winds down I have to start thinking about actually cooking in the kitchen. Thank goodness we have a few more weeks left of grilling. But with the wind this weekend I decided to get back in the kitchen and come up with some new healthy recipes for fall. I think this was a great option and a nice departure from my usual stir fry. The glaze I made for the chicken was to die for! Ok so the directions seem kind of complicated but this meal literally took me like 20 minutes or less to put together. I talk more about simplifying the process at the very end of the blog post.
Military inspired look has been the rage for awhile. So when my mom bought me this jacket I was so excited. Most days I'll probably just wear this jacket with jeans and a t-shirt. But for this blog post I thought I'd fancy it up a little with a black dress and some over the knee boots. I love the mixture of "fancy" and "casual". Yes I did just refer to a cotton black dress as "fancy" probably because this is the "fanciest" I get now a days!
Wood textured watch.... sign me up. When Jord watches contacted me asking if I wanted to do a giveaway I was beyond excited. These are some of the most unique watches I've ever seen. I was able to pick out my very own so I could tell you all about them. I opted for this classic look picking the fieldcrest zebrawood and maple watch. As you know I'm all about casual and this watch is casual and also perfect for fall. They are giving one of my readers a $75 e-gift card so make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to find out where to enter the giveaway.
Blush and olive is my favorite color combo right now. I wanted to do a post all about it.... then I stumbled upon this Theory leather jacket at a consignment store and it kind of stole the show in this blog post. You can still see how I'm wearing this blush olive color combo and I can (humble brag) all about this killer jacket I found for under $50 that retails for WAY more than that!
Is it fall yet? I'm so ready for jeans especially black jeans. I love my white jeans, but with a baby they are constantly getting bleached. Black jeans pair better with motherhood (plus they are WAY more slimming). So today I'm blending some more fall and summer fashion pieces together for the "transitional" season we are in. My parents are remodeling their house and put in this awesome wall in, so I've been taking tons of photos in front of it. Sadly it'll be covered soon by a dining room table so until then I will overwhelm you with this shiplap white washed wall!
I love personalized stuff especially personalized kid stuff. So when Randi from Bella Simple Jewelry contacted me asking if she could send me some handstamped personalized jewelry I said sure. I was so excited when my box arrived. I was surprised to see not only some personalized stuff for me but also a necklace with Leo's name on it and my new favorite item..... the zipper pull for Leo as seen in the photo. More about that genius idea below. So that inspired me to write a blog post on my favorite personalized "kid stuff"!
Agh the dreaded shoulder season. There is a few more weeks we can get away with wearing our fun summer clothes, but soon we will be in the month of September where we want to bust out our new fall clothes but the weather is too warm. It's the shoulder season for style and so that is what this post is all about. Here is how I pair my favorite summer and fall pieces together to get you through the rut of September.
Sometimes I crave breaded chicken, but since I'm gluten free that isn't an option. So I decided to make fake "breaded" chicken using quinoa instead of bread crumbs. This was my first time making it and I loved how it turned out. The quinoa was crunchy and we still made it a little unhealthy by adding in some cheese. It was one of those "healthy meals" you don't even know is healthy. The best part is my husband enjoyed it and has asked for me to make it again! So that must mean it's a "winner"!