Saturday, August 1, 2015

Charlie's Nursery Tour

I've been getting a few e-mails here and there with readers asking where I have been all these months and if I plan on blogging anymore. 
The answer is yes! 
I have just been really busy with other projects like my Etsy shop and taking care of my almost two (time flies!) year old son. 
I'm still here and I will try to be better about updating my blog!


Back in April 2013 (wow I am waaaay late!) I posted about our complete upstairs remodel here and promised to share the finished result. 
Better late than never!

When we bought our house, this room was dark and gloomy. It had one tiny window and only one small ceiling light.
My goal for the nursery was to brighten it up and make it more inviting.
We installed a larger window, can lights all across the ceiling, painted the room with a light color, and added a soft light colored carpet.
The room immediately became brighter and more inviting.

Quite the difference from this dark, gloomy before picture:

As for the decor, I love bright colors, mixing different styles and there always has to be a touch of vintage.
Charlie loves his nursery. We spend lots of hours playing, wrestling and just hanging out as a family in this little room.

Thanks for stopping by and touring Charlie's nursery!
I will try to do an update of the master bedroom and bathroom area soon!

 Happy Weekend!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Rustic Vintage Bridal Shower

My little sister is married!
Her wedding was on March 14th, but these pictures are from her Rustic Vintage themed bridal shower back in February.
I only have one sister so as soon as she got engaged, I got to work because I wanted every little detail to be just perfect.

We used lace, burlap, vintage books/book pages and lots of greenery to make this room come alive.
We ripped pages out of an old love poem book and glued them together to make table runners. 
We then placed greener over the runners and vintage books in the center.
The favors were coffee filled bags stamped with "Let Love Brew" on them.
There was moss hanging from lamp shade frames from the ceiling.
Stephanie's sister in-law made the cake and the mothers made lots of delicious food.
Everything from the decor to the cake turned out just perfect!

My little sister is so special to me and I was honored to be able to throw her this bridal shower!
Even though she's married and "all grown up" she will still always be my baby sister!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

All Things New Shoppe

Hello everyone! 
I haven't updated my blog in a reaaaally long time because I've been busy working on the grand opening of my Etsy store:

I am so excited to finally have the shop up and running as of last week!
I have always loved vintage and antique items and have been dreaming of opening a little shop for so long!
I decided 2015 was going to be the year to finally make it happen.

Here are some items that are available in my shop.
Please stop by and have a look around!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lemon zest buttermilk pancakes

We love pancakes and they are a Saturday morning staple in our home.
I've shared my favorite Banana Pancake recipe here and wanted to share another favorite of ours: Lemon Zest Buttermilk Pancakes!
These are so fluffy and delicious and best of all, easy to make!


2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp sugar or 1 tbsp stevia
Zest of 1 large lemon
3.5 cups buttermilk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
3 tbsp melted butter plus extra to coat your skillet

1. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda & sugar or stevia in a medium bowl to combine.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vanilla extract, eggs, lemon zest and melted butter.
3. Add flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
4. Allow the batter to sit for about 5 minutes. It should be fluffy and a little thick (not runny or     watery). If the batter is too thick, you can add a little more buttermilk.
5. Heat a large skillet or griddle and grease with extra butter.
6. I use one medium-large soup ladle full of batter for each pancake. Cook each pancake until bubbles begin to appear - then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.

Mmmmm so delicious!

Checkout more of my delicious recipes HERE!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snapshots of New York City (Part One)

We just came back from a week long trip to New York City last week.
This city never ceases to amaze me!
We enjoyed walking from morning until late into the night,
drinking hot tea with cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery,
watching hundreds of people hustle & bustle through Grand Central Station,
thrifting/vintage/antique shopping on the upper west side,
sitting at the Ace Hotel with friends and chatting for hours while drinking Stumptown Coffee,
eating delicious pizza at Eataly,
seeing the Radio City Hall Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes,
walking the Brooklyn Bridge,
admiring all of the vendors at the Chelsea Market,
eating LOTS of delicious food (lobster at Chelsea Market was my favorite),
seeing the show at Rockefeller Center & all of the Christmas d├ęcor everywhere,
trees for sale on the sidewalks,
a long stroll through central park,
comedy show at the Comedy Cellar & jazz at Smalls,
seeing the beautiful Greenwich Village,
ice skaters and Christmas shops in Bryant Park,
a tour of the famous New York Library,
walking on Highline Park,
going all the way to Queens to try out a famous diner for breakfast,
and just taking in all that is New York City.
Part two of our trip to come!
(See our 2012 trip to New York City here!)
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