Monday, September 29, 2014

etsy love

Etsy is one of my favorite websites for so many, gifts, art, I thought every once and awhile I would share some of my recent favorite Etsy finds and the awesome artists, crafters, and stores behind them!

1 // sound wave print of your voice saying a personalized phrase - such a cool gift idea!
      find it here by Newton and the Apple

2 // love this buddha print tank top, I'll be ordering it in heather gray I think!
      find it here by Episode Graphics

3 // these gorgeous prints just blew me away
      find them here by Clare Elsaesser

I can't decide which one to get for my bedroom. I might have to settle for both! 
I love the titles too, "My Home is the Sea" & "Married to the Sea"...if I ever got a tattoo, I think it would be something along those lines <3
4 // i've seen these home tees on a few blogs now and they are super cute!
     find them here by Homeland Tees

When I end up ordering one, it'll have Great Britain on it ;) 

What are your favorite Etsy stores?? I always love learning about new items on the site! xx

Friday, September 26, 2014

friday finds

1 // healthy mac & cheese recipe I tried out this week - has hidden veggies within it and tasted great! If you are interested in the recipe, let me know and I'll do a post on it!

2 // new Instagram account I found and fell in love with... @witanddelight_

3 // love this oatmeal cowl-neck dolman sweater from Forever21...waiting for size small to come back in stock, and it's going right into my shopping cart ;)

4 // new music dropped from one of my main me some Lenny.

5 // speaking of...I need this tee.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

weekend wrap-up

1 // New jammies from Old Navy - the leggings have little pink hearts on them <3

2 // My sweet girl - she was so excited when Daddy got home from his work trip this Saturday, her butt almost fell off from wiggling so fast!

3 // I started up a new {old lady} hobby this weekend...can you guess what it's going to be??

4 // Cute idea for all you pet parents out there! Found this while trolling Instagram this weekend, and want to make one for my "little" doberman.

Friday, September 19, 2014

friday finds

This collection drops September 23rd.
I need to get my hands on that ivory coat, it reminds me of an Elie Tahari one I wanted last winter...hopefully it doesn't sell out too quickly! 
I've had my eye on the horizontal gold bar necklaces for awhile, but wasn't sure what I would get stamped into it.Then, I noticed on Instagram that one of my favorite Etsy stores can make little paw prints...
So yes, I am going to be a crazy dog mom and get one with Deedee on it ;)

3 // Ficus Microcarpa Ginsing from Ikea
Need this little potted plant for our bedroom!
In white of course ;)


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

healthy chicken curry ~ crock pot recipe

In an effort to do more cooking at home (and eat healthier meals) I worked on an easy crock pot recipe this past week: Chicken Curry. 

I'm not super skilled in the kitchen, but I found this really easy to prepare and really tasty once it was finished! Aaron liked it too - so I think I'll chalk it up as a win :)

Makes: 4 to 6 servings

1 pack chicken breast tenders (cut into chunks/cubes)
1 cup loose-pack frozen cut green beans **I used fresh green beans
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion **I love onions so I used a whole cup
1 14-ounce can vegetable broth
3-4 teaspoons curry powder

2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 14-ounce can light coconut milk
Cooked brown rice (optional)

I also added red peppers and broccoli to mine and increased some of the veggie amounts since I love lots of vegetables in my meals.

1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine chicken and chopped vegetables. 

2. Stir in broth, curry powder, and brown sugar. **I used a small whisk to get everything really mixed in

3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. 

**I made mine over the day last Tuesday, so I cooked on low for 6 hours.

4. Stir in coconut milk. **Again, used a whisk

5. Spoon rice (already cooked separately) into bowls, and ladle curry over the top.

Nutrition facts per serving: about 250 calories (without rice)

I plated this dish 2 different ways - on a plate over rice as an entree, and in a bowl as more of a soup dish.
This has some great flavors and was super easy - so I will definitely be making it again.
Maybe next time I will make a few tweaks...if I'm feeling creative!


Monday, September 15, 2014

life lately

Hiya! While I've been keeping up with all of my favorite blogs, I've definitely fallen out of posting over the past couple of weeks. You ladies know, sometimes life just gets hectic and there is no time! But I'm back, with a little recap of what's been going on...

The last weeks of summer were spent with friends and outside enjoying the last few really warm and sunny days before fall sets in...

1. Rummy-bears from the Jimmy Buffet (end of summer) party
2. The cutest flip flop sandal cookies
3. Fabulous friends 
4. Deeds resting at the park after an intense game of fetch :)

1. Sunflowers at Franklin Park
2. Out for a walk around Franklin Park - taking advantage of photo shoot opportunities
3. Baseball playoffs in the country (A's team is in the championship this coming Sunday!)
4. Day at the dog park with my favorite furball

1.Prep for a new crock pot recipe, Chicken Curry (will be posting on it soon!)
2. Busted out my first fall outfit this Saturday for Aub's soccer game - it was chilly!
3. Fishtail braids for work
4.Deeds supporting her favorite team, who has an AWESOME win this past Sunday!