6.07.2012

Game Four

Someone's team needed a little help winning a Stanley Cup playoff game last night, so I turned to Pinterest and cooked up a storm in the ol' kitchen, promising this dinner would be the good luck charm his team needed.

So...

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I combined this Baked Chicken and Spinach Flautas recipe with this Pineapple Mango Salsa recipe to create the perfect winning heat and sweet flavor combo.

And guess whose team won? That's right. There's magic in this dinner. 
Oh, and a little sparkling Pinot Noir didn't hurt either.

Try it.
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6.06.2012

Bedroom Pop

I feel like I may be the last person on Earth to find out about Joss & Main, but just in case I'm not alone, go check it out! Yes, it's another one of those sites where you have to create an account to access the deals, but so far I think it's worth it. It's not the cheapest place in the world but I'm finding it's good for accent items for the home. 
Let me explain.

Our bedroom is always the one room in the house that gets neglected. I never have energy (or funds) to decorate it the way it deserves after tending to all the other rooms in the house. Our new bedroom has a lot of potential because it has pretty windows and an old fireplace complete with a mantle. It's a bit small with our giant Ikea furniture, so I'm hoping to give it a little pop of color with a new rug and some throw pillows. Look at me going wild.

Here are the pillows I'm coveting big time from Joss & Main. They're on sale right now for $25.95 each so I've decided I can choose a couple and mix them with some graphic print pillows from Target I found in a pretty mustard yellow color.
 
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Here's the rug I bought from Overstock.com.

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I think this will brighten up the room just enough to make the bedroom feel loved. I'm one of those crazies who think rooms and houses have souls and need to be nurtured every now and then. I also used to name and dress up trees when I was little so perhaps this is the more adult version of that affliction? Either way, I'm going to make you love me, bedroom of ours. 

Have any of you lovelies used Joss & Main? Do you think that colorful anchor pillow is a little too much for someone who lives right next to the ocean? I'm trying to infuse a little nautical decor without being too literal. Oh heck, I love it. It's happening.

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6.05.2012

Meanwhile...

Yikes! 
I keep getting a bit distracted with our new little life here in New England and do hope you accept my deepest apologies as my posts may be a bit scattered. Or maybe I finally made it out of the wild jungles of my #girlsafari alive! Either way, I'm going to have to bake you all some cookies and pour us some wine while we catch up. Still friends?

I had a grand time on safari with a bunch of gals I've been meaning to meet who inspire me daily. We escaped to Brea's cabin up in Maine where we had a couple days filled with delicious homemade pizza, gourmet s'mores (thanks Meg!), flower crowns (oh yeah, Becca), amazing Polaroids (neat-o, Stacey) and great company. I encourage you to grab a group of ladies and get away for a little girl safari of your own!

Our little gang of safari troopers, left to right: Becca Olcott, Meg Simone, Stacey Hedman, Me, and Brea McDonald,

Ridiculous.

I felt like I was at the cool kids' table the entire trip. 
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(All via my Instagram - "youstirme" if you want to follow!)


Now I'm off to catch up on all the pretty blogs I love dearly. 


Have a gorgeous day, lovelies!

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