Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bathroom Decor & Organization

Happy Sunday!

Another room in our house is done and is officially crossed off my list, well at least for now.  You see, in our house there is no such thing as a room being fully complete as things always change around here.  I like to keep things fresh by moving things around, it's all mental but it works.  As far as this room is concerned, I wanted a neutral color palette and a relatively simple look.

For more details about this room check out my corresponding video below.

I hope you are all doing fantastic!


Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall is Here!

It's no secret that Fall is my favorite season, with Christmas being my favorite holiday, so you can imagine my excitement when I began to notice the leaves changing color.  I really wanted to capture  our surroundings as we say goodbye to Summer and transition into Fall.  Let's take a look at what has caught my eye as well as a few goodies I have been enjoying so far.

Loving this pop of bright redish color around our neighborhood.

We have these trees all around us.

Going for a walk around the neighborhood and seeing all these 
yellow leaves makes my heart happy.

Here's that bright red color again.

Sipping some tea in my new favorite mug!

This Pumpkin Spice Brulee tea from Teavana is incredibly delicious, so so good.  Compliments of my sweet husband who knows me so well.

He also bought these vanilla shorbread cookies to go along with my tea - they were scrumptious.  
It was quite the combination! 

I love anything pumpkin (well, almost anything), and being that it's pumpkin season, I have been enjoying making these pumpkin protein smoothies.  You can find the recipe here if you like pumpkin as much as I do.

Wished we lived in this neighborhood, it's so beautiful!

Netflix finally added Fixer Upper!  I've heard so many good things about this show and all I can say is that it certaintly lived up to the hype.  Joanna is incredible at what she does and Chip has such a cute personality - he made me laugh out loud so many times.  I already finished season 1 and I can't hardly wait for season 2.  Good job Joanna and Chip!

Happy Fall everyone!  I hope all of you are enjoying it so far.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

First Month in a New City!

While going through my camera roll I came across some pictures I took during our first month in our new city, and I thought it would be fun to go down memory lane with you.  We have yet to discover so much more but here are some of the places/things we've come across and loved.  

One of my first positive experiences in our new city is this incredibly delicious bagel, it's so simple yet so good!  

I came across this cute little shop by the beach, love all the color!

We drove to downtown Portland shortly after moving in to check out this very popular ice cream place.  My sister in law told us about it after seeing it appear on Food Network (apparently it was rated #3 nationwide). I ordered their Petunia Strawberry Rhubard Pie flavor on a homemade cone, and I have to say that it was very very good, we're definitely going back.

That same day we stopped by Blue Star Donuts after hearing rave reviews from locals.  We were told they sell the best tasting donuts in Portland, not sure about the statement since we just moved here, but my classic sugar donut was very good.  

We visited our first farmer's market and I was blown away by the selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, not to mention the beautiful flowers.  My husband bought me a beautiful bouquet for only $5, crazy!

This corn was one of the sweetest I've every eaten.  I've been enjoying shopping for our produce at our local farmer's markets every week, love them!

Then there is this beautiful forest.

Thank you so much for coming along with me!  Have a blessed week. :)


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall Home Tour '15

Happy Fall, Everyone!

Fall happens to be my favorite season so you can imagine my excitement when it came to switching out some of our lighter decor.  Our home decor is very neutral and light in color, so I find that by adding a few touches around the house, the overall look and feel of our home transitions very easily with the new season.  Plus, we have a very active and curious 16 month old little boy who likes to touch everything his little hands can reach.  Due to this and the fact that we moved only a little over a month ago, I decided to keep our Fall decor rather simple this year.

Pumpkin Printable Source

This year I had the opportunity to participate in a fun Fall Collaboration Series hosted by Adrienne over at CrafTEA Mom on Youtube.  This tour is part of that collaboration.  If you would like to see more of our Fall decor simply check out my video below. The info section will have links to the other very talented ladies who participated in this collaboration, I encourage you to check them out! 

Here's to a new season!