Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wanting White

Lately, I really have been craving a new Duvet cover. I love these white ones they look so clean, relaxing and peaceful. My bedroom is orange and I think the white would just really make the room pop. There is something so cleansing about getting a new bed linens, its can be so refreshing.
Almost a year ago I went through a devastating breakup and all I can think about is how nice it would be to finally get rid of the bed linens we shared. Now that my soul is refreshed and whole again it seems like I am definitely ready to refresh my room.

Living in this room would be like waking up in paradise everyday.
In this picture I am loving the green headboard and the lamps.
Now this is definitely refreshing.


Cool and calm.

This one is my favorite. I love all the lamp shades and the bed looks so welcoming!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I heart these outfits they just look so spring like and the pants are on sale, a bonus.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I found this picture and I thought it was so fitting. Valentine's Day really just causes me some unnecessary stress. I am currently in a relationship, a new one which means this is our first Valentine's day together. So what does that mean for us? With 4 kids in tow and little money what am I expected to do for this occasion? Well, we are having tacos, the kids favorite, but hopefully we will top our meal off with chocolate fondue. Really what is Valentine's Day without some good chocolate? Hopefully, our night will end with some thoughtful reflection by all SIX of us on how grateful we are for each other and what our love, whether it be Mother and Son or partners means to us. Who am I kidding? I will reflect on how grateful I am for everyone in my life and my children will kiss me, tell me they love me and fight over the Wii the rest of the night.

However, I did manage to get this for that special someone: I love this little book but this means I now have to stress over what to write in it. Oh, if I could just channel the right amount of wit and sincerity it would really help right now.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

For Today!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Homemade Granola!

I found this recipe on the blog Sunday Suppers and knew I had to try it. I really love granola but sometimes the store bought granola taste like it has a funny coating on it. Making it yourself at home is easy and it gives the granola a fresh taste. This recipe was perfect, not to sweet but definitely had a good flavor. I added dried cranberries and my kids added chocolate chips, both went nicely with the granola. This granola must be really tasty because after giving some of the granola to my coworkers they keep harassing me for more, so I promptly gave them the recipe to make their own.

Here is the recipe: Simple but good

Homemade Granola Serves 4-6

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1 cup coarsely chopped almonds

3/4 cup honey

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter


Heat oven to 320 degrees.Place the butter and honey in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until the butter is melted. Place the oats and nuts in a large bowl, pour over 1/2 the butter mixture and toss well to combine. Spread evenly over the base of a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Stir, pour the remaining half of your butter mixture over the granola and bake for a further 5−10 minutes or until crisp and golden. Allow to cool and stir through additional items like raisins cranberries, pumpkin seeds or pistachios. Store in an airtight container

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I So Want This!

I love this shirt dress from Eileen Fisher, being a plus size girl its hard to find great pieces and this is definitely a great piece. This "Classic Collar Shirt Dress in Organic Cotton Breeze" is so worth the $178.00 dollars one would have to shell out to purchase this, come on its organic. Bring on my tax refund!!!
This dress is from Lands End. Its way more affordable at $79.50, but its not organic. I think I may need both dresses especially since they are different colors. Lands End really is beginning to have some trendy, less old ladyish clothes, either that or I am becoming old ladyish, yikes.
Isn't this so cute? I first saw this on this blog Simple Lovely. I can just picture this hanging around my neck with my three lovely boys names.

Here is the site if you want to check them out, the also have cool charm bracelets too.

Monday, February 1, 2010

French-Style Yogurt Cake with Orange

I have been wanting to make this French-Style Yogurt Cake sine I first read the recipe here at Orangette. The cake is very easy to make except as you can see from the bottom picture I did not cook it long enough and the center caved in a little. Also, I used oranges instead of lemons given the fact that it is winter and the oranges just seem a lot fresher.

After looking everywhere for yogurt in a jar, and even sending my sweetheart to a far away grocery store I was sure would have yogurt in a jar, I gave up and used the 1/2 cup as my measurement and the cake tasted great.

This cake is not that sweet but the orange glaze did give it that extra bit sweetness I enjoy.
I like this recipe and I look forward to making a lemon and almond version.
This cake and a nice cup of tea make the perfect evening!