Archive for October, 2015

Bows & Pumpkins

Monday, October 19th, 2015

With all the warm weather we’ve been having, Halloween has caught us a little off guard this year.

We’re calling it good with a few pumpkins laying around the place tied with pretty bows.boxwood clippings | bows on pumpkins

boxwood clippings | bows on pumpkinsboxwood clippings | bows on pumpkinsAn elegant fall is different than how it usually feels around here and we are liking it for a change!

How have you decorated for Halloween this year?!

Butternut Squash Fries

Friday, October 16th, 2015

We are always interested in new ways to get those veggies in so thought we’d experiment with making butternut squash into fries.

They turned out amazing!!!

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Peel and slice butternut squash.

Toss in olive oil, lay on cookie sheet and season with Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and a little dried rosemary.

Bake at 425 Fahrenheit, tossing once until golden brown, about 35 mins.

Mommy and toddler approved!

DIY Ten Minute Tutu!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Halloween is just around the corner, are you ready?
We made the easiest tutus for the babies and were thrilled with how they turned out.

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We used a black ribbon as a waistband and made sure to cut it long enough to be able to tie in a bow around the waist.
We bought black tulle HERE with a 40% off coupon, cut into strips and tied the whole spool onto the ribbon.

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boxwood clippings_ten minute tutu

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Ta-da! Not bad for $2 and ten minutes!

Do you have a little witchy, kitty or princess this could work for?

Em’s Toy Closet Organization

Monday, October 12th, 2015

It didn’t take us too long at all to realize toys, although fun, can be a nightmare!

Loose toys laying around in every room really make the house feel messy and dirty even when its not!

Last week we tackled all of Jane’s toys over at Em’s place.

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Jane mostly plays in Em’s family room (HERE), which has this closet she was using to store all of of her entertaining supplies (see HERE).

Our number one tip when we organize kitchens is to remove all items that are not used on a weekly basis.
We did just that and packed up all the extra dishes in 56 quart bins labeled ‘platters’, ‘crystal’ etc and sent them down to the basement to be stored.

We left my most often used cake stands up on the top shelf, but now had most of a closet free for toys!

Next we divided toys into groups and sizes.

Art supplies and little toys up on the top in 6 quart tubs HERE, medium sized toys and puzzles in the middle. Lastly, bulky, heavy toys at the bottom.

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We found the cutest wire baskets with chalkboard labels at the dollar spot in Target for only $3 each!

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It feels so nice to have all the toys behind one door at the end of the night and has made it easier to manage in the day as Jane only has a few toys out at a time instead of having everything down on her level!

This project was so fun and felt so good when we were done. The hardest part is always getting started!

How do you keep things from being a jungle of toys at your house?

We need your mommy tips!!!!

Goat Cheese Potatoes

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Rich, creamy and full of flavor…we are so addicted to goat cheese these days.

Goat cheese and potatoes? We had to give THIS recipe a try!

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Another awesome potato side to have up your sleeve, we give this two enthusiastic thumbs up for autumn comfort food?

What is your favorite dish right now? Please share!