Inspired by…home of Bill & Giuliana Rancic

Inspired by…home of Bill & Giuliana Rancic

So I am totally obsessed with this couple, mostly because of their reality t.v. show that follows their crazy daily life (he's a real estate developer and motivational speaker, she's a television host, news anchor and fashion critic on E!) and their trials and tribulations as Giuliana overcame breast cancer and their difficulty to have children. They are [...]

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Who knew that one little ingredient could make a regular chocolate chunk cookie so incredibly amazing!?!?! There's nothing too crazy different about these cookies, except the salt flakes on top, and let me tell you, I'll never make chocolate chunk cookies without salt flakes again! Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies Makes 24 cookies 1 1/2 cups [...]

Fig & Camembert Crostini

Fig & Camembert Crostini

I spent most of the first day of summer cooking up a DELICIOUS 4 course meal yesterday and I have to say, I loved every single course! The appetizer was these little crostini with Camembert cheese and a fig spread. They were so flavorful but yet so quick and easy to prepare, a perfect appetizer for [...]

Foyer Table Re-do

Foyer Table Re-do

  I'm SO excited about this table you guys!! This was my first project with Annie Sloan chalk paint and I'm hooked. My mom has been using Annie Sloan paint on her furniture (she re-finishes old furniture and does an amazing job, check out her Facebook page...Simply Country Quilts & Antiques) and she swears by it. [...]

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

I'm always looking for easy on-the-go breakfast items for my husband to eat on the way out the door that are still relatively healthy. These whole wheat blueberry muffins certainly fit the bill. I tried to keep the ingredients whole wheat and organic and rather than using milk, I used Almond milk instead. They turned [...]

Mexican Corn-on-the-cob

Mexican Corn-on-the-cob

A tasty alternative to simple buttered corn-on-the-cob, Mexican corn (a.k.a. Mexican street corn, or elotes) is taken to a savory level with the addition of a few simple ingredients. You can make the cheese spread ahead of time store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before use. 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup [...]

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

So this isn't the healthiest thing I make for dinner...but it is tasty! And one of my husbands regularly requested meals. It is also a relatively easy recipe with minimal ingredients, and can be made ahead of time and popped in the oven when you're ready to eat. 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 can [...]

Deck Restoration

Deck Restoration

  Whoever lived here before us didn't seem concerned with the obscene amount of rain we get in the pacific northwest and saw no reason to put any sort of finish on the front porch deck. The wood was weathered and worn, dirty and grey; much like the wood I take off of a pallet [...]

A Closet Makeover

A Closet Makeover

When we moved into this house and I began to think about decorating, I told myself that I wouldn't have those couple of areas in the house. You know what I'm talking about...the black holes, where things get stored, never to be seen again. Well, for me, that has always been the coat closet. And [...]

Pineapple Cucumber Juice

Pineapple Cucumber Juice

This has to be one of my favorite green juices. You would think since the majority of the juice comes from the pineapple that it would be very sweet, but no. This juice, in my opinion is a great balance of sweet and "green". Just pop all the ingredients in your juicer and voila! Pineapple [...]