Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake Bars {with Oatmeal Crust}

LemonRaspberryBarsMain

Cheesecake is one of my very favorite desserts! And my husband loves raspberries (and pretty much any kind of dessert!). We happened to get a gorgeous organic pint of them in our food co-op basket this past Friday along with oats, lemons, and cream cheese…all organic! So it seemed like destiny to make these bars. […]

Tea Cart Makeover {with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®}

Tea Cart Makeover with ASCP

My husband is always looking on Craigslist and he stumbled upon this adorable tea cart not too long ago and I immediately fell in love with it. We snagged it for $55 from a sweet couple looking to make more room for their grandchildren. This is what it looked like before: There’s a little handle […]

Spring is in the Air Printable {in 6 Color Options!}

"Spring is in the Air" Free Printable in 6 Color Options

I don’t know about where you live, but here near St. Louis, it’s Spring-like one day, and winter-y the next! But inevitably, Spring is just around the corner so I worked on creating a colorful free Spring Printable in 6 (8×10) color options. Just print and frame to add some simple Spring décor to your […]

DIY Paisley Chalk Paint Knife Block

DIY Paisley Chalk Paint Knife Block

If you’ve been wanting to try Chalk Paint but haven’t yet, this is a great little project to test the waters! Below is a before and after of the knife block. This would also make a great handmade gift idea for Mother’s Day or even Christmas. I started by painting the whole knife block with […]

Meal Plan Monday, No. 55

Meal Plan Mondays

Note: Many of you know this by now, but for any one new…We focus on a clean-eating, real food diet. I buy organic whenever I can (especially for the produce dirty dozen and dairy/meats) and prepare the cleanest version possible of any recipes I use or link to in the meal plan. We also try […]

Red Wine Mushroom Quinoa Soup

Red Wine Mushroom Quinoa Soup

This is such a yummy and grown-up soup that pairs wonderfully with homemade bread on a cold night for dinner! It’s one of my favorites. You can also sub barley for the quinoa or use a bit of both for different textures. Since you do a lot of “stirring constantly” with this recipe, it helps […]

French Typography Trunk Makeover

French Typography Trunk Makeover {with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®}

We’ve been working on making our family room feel more “homey”. Last fall, we moved into base housing (Air Force) and the houses aren’t bad but they are very basic with white walls that are a bit drab so we added drapes and re-arranged (again), which left us needing and end table between our two […]

Meal Plan Monday, No. 54

Meal Plan Mondays

Note: Many of you know this by now, but for any one new…We focus on a clean-eating, real food diet. I buy organic whenever I can (especially for the produce dirty dozen and dairy/meats) and prepare the cleanest version possible of any recipes I use or link to in the meal plan. We also try […]

Thai Drunken Noodles

Thai Sweet and Spicy Chili Drunken Noodles

There’s a local Thai Place where we love their Drunken Noodles! And if you know me, I’m always trying to re-create our favorite dishes at home where I know exactly what’s going into our food (and we end up paying less than eating out too!). My hubby declared this one spot-on and it’s really easy […]

Shabby Chic Spring Mantel {and How-To Make a Moss Wreath}

Shabby Chic Spring Mantel {and How-To Make a Moss Wreath}

I met a longtime friend who’s about to have her first baby any day now for lunch in the city last week. I went early since the area where we met for lunch has fabulous shopping (my favorite running store, a 2-story Michael’s, Nordstrom Rack, Whole Foods…and that’s just half of what’s in that “strip […]

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