Wednesday, March 4, 2015

COLOR CRUSH






(images via Pinterest)

Picking the right paint color is no easy task. Every house is different and it really all depends on lighting, dimensions and what you have planned for the room. Your decor is different than that picture you pinned on Pinterest and all of the magazine clippings you have saved. One color that I have really gravitated towards recently is this slate-grey, navy tone. Dark colors can add warmth and depth to any room, especially when paired with white trim and decor that pops. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

QUINOA ENCHILADA BAKE

Last nights dinner was so good I thought I should share it right away. I love Mexican food and quinoa so this seemed like the perfect option. The flavor was delicious and it only took about 20-30 minutes total which made it an easy weeknight meal! 

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa 
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans
1 jalepeno pepper
1 tomato 
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cups enchilada sauce 
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 avocado-diced small 
Sliced avocado
Fresh cilantro


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) or 13×9-inch (3-quart) ceramic or broiler-proof baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Heat 10- or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and onion; cook 5 minutes or until onion is soft.
3. Reduce heat to low. Add quinoa, chicken, black beans, green chiles, chili powder and 2 cups of the enchilada sauce; stir to combine. Remove from heat.
4. Stir in Cheddar cheese. Transfer quinoa mixture to baking dish. Top evenly with pepper Jack cheese.
5. Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Then turn oven control to broil. Place baking dish about 5 inches from broiler; broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Remove from broiler. Top with your avocado

Monday, March 2, 2015

BEACH BOUND




I am counting down the days until my quick beach vacation with my family in Mexico towards the later half of next week. As I mentioned in my last post, this Boston winter has been long and well, long. I am anxiously awaiting some R&R, fish tacos and time with my sisters, brother and parents. Both my parents and sister have birthdays within the last week so it will fun to all be together and celebrate! I don't plan on buying much for this trip since it is so short but I could use a cover up or two and a new pair of sandals, mine are a little beat up. Above are a few of my finds. 

I am launching a redesign in the next couple of weeks but do have some good content ahead. In the meantime, if you are not already signed up for LiketoKNOW.it, I strongly recommend you become a member. LiketoKNOW.it is a new subscription app that works with your Instagram and sends emails with the products found in the image straight to your inbox.  Incredible, right? I will be using it for this post so if you are signed up and liked it all of the products from the post will be delivered to your email. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SALLY KING'S ATLANTA DIGS

Sally King Benedict is best known for her vibrant colorful paintings, and its no surprise that her new Atlanta home is a canvas of its own. She and her husband just had a baby and moved to Atlanta from Charlestown, the photos below were featured in Domino Magazine recently and I felt compelled to share for those of you that have not seen it! 









Monday, February 2, 2015

HOME OFFICE STYLE


A nasty cold and what seems like never-ending snow fall here in Boston has had me spending a lot of time working from home. It has me thinking it would be great to have a work nook or office space with a desk. I spotted this campaign style desk on one of One Kings Lane's sales a couple weeks back and I have had it bookmarked since, it's very stylish don't you think? It is definitely a little pricy but I found a few similar, more affordable versions on Ebay. I think it would look great with a comfy chair like this and a simple sisal rug. Speaking of rugs, if you've never been to eCarpet Gallery to have to head over to their site. I got a sisal blend rug from eCarpet for my family room and I absolutely LOVE it. It has the durability of a sisal but some wool which gives it a really nice soft feeling. Also, I saw this blog post and love the layered look of a sisal with a more decorative rug on top. Lulu & Georgia has the perfect rugs for this look. Lastly, I threw a surfboard up there just because Jake loves surfing and I think it gives the room a beachy, laid-back look.

Monday, January 26, 2015

WORK IT OUT

Winter can be a hard time to get motivated to work out. The weather isn't always in your favor, and hibernating certainly makes it easy to snack and stay cozy in leggings and sweaters. I am trying to get back into a healthy routine with some pilates classes, spin and even at-home workouts. Here's a round-up of some stylish workout gear...maybe this will get the motivation flowing? 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CLEAN SLATE















{images via Domino Magazine}

Anne Ziegler has made a career out of of being on the cusp of all the latest styles. She advises brands like Tory Burch and Express, so it is no surprise that her home is decorated to perfection. I came across a photo of her family room on Pinterest and search to find the source so I could see the rest! I absolutely love her blank white palates and all of her laid-back details, earthy materials and use of affordable wall art. 


Monday, January 5, 2015

BLACK AND WHITE