Thursday, February 11, 2016

hot water

Would you or could you?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

so cute

Are you kidding me... How cute is this! I would love to do this for my kids class. If only we didn't buy our other goodies.  Maybe next year! Are your little ones ready for Valentine's day? We don't have school this Friday so their school is passing out love notes and sweet treats on Thursday! For those of you who needed a little help in the love department for treat ideas.. Here you go! Shhhh I'm going to be a little jealous who ever does this one! Have fun! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


How do you show love... Through gifts? Through affection? Through words? Through quality time? Through service? I'll let you think of that one...  FYI I'm through words and gifts {wink}! Have you read The 5 Love Languages before... I think you should! haha You can thank me later!  Something about this kitchen I love. I love the runner. It just pops the entire room! I actually think I could have a picnic with my kiddos right on that rug. Adding in pops of color is so fun! Try it this month! Do something different in your home and even with your wardrobe... Be daring and just love!  

Sunday, February 7, 2016

happy sunday...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

today's the day....

It's our Coastal "alley" SALE today... 

9:00 am to 11:00am

Behind the old rustic rooster storefront... No joke in the ALLEY!

{look for the rustic rooster blue and white signs at either end of the alley}

Friday, February 5, 2016

coastal "alley" sale

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

rise and shine

 2 very fresh eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (any kind works)
  • 2 pieces sprouted or whole grain bread
  • 1 avocado
  • handful of greens (spinach/chard/arugula etc)
  • salt and pepper
  • drizzle of balsamic reduction
  1. Bring a medium non-stick saucepan full of water (about 2½-3 inches deep) and 2 tablespoons of vinegar to a full boil under a lid.
  2. Break eggs carefully into individual ramekins.
  3. Turn off heat and immediately add eggs gently. To add the eggs tip the corner into the hot water and allow the water to pool into the ramekin. Jiggle the cup slightly to let it start to set the egg, then pour out into the pan. Replace lid.
  4. Set timer for 3-4 minutes for runny eggs, 4-5 minutes for medium. Do not lift lid!
  5. While they are poaching toast the bread.
  6. Smash avocado and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Using a slotted spoon remove poached eggs to a paper towel to drain momentarily. If they are a little underdone to your liking leave in water for another minute or two. (Your locations altitude can affect this timing a bit as water boils at a lower temperature the higher your elevation. The higher your elevation the cooler your water is and thus the longer it will take for them to be finished cooking.)
  8. Top toast with avocado, a handful of greens, poached egg and a pinch more of salt and pepper. Add a drizzle of balsamic reduction if desired

Monday, February 1, 2016


Well, hello there Monday! I've been waiting for you! You can either break me or make me... I'm going to choose make me! Every morning I wake up and say,  5 {or more} things I'm thankful for. I really try... Since it's February 1st, Love month for me and my kiddos I'm going to go that extra mile and do it {smile}

* Here are my 5 things i'm thankful for * 
1.) I am so thankful for Taylor {my daughter}.
2.) I am so thankful for Ryan {my son}.
3.) I am thankful for my career/job {interior designer}... LOVE it! 
4.) I am thankful for my health.
5.) I am thankful for a roof over my head.

What are you thankful for? 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

happy sunday...

Friday, January 29, 2016

coastal "alley" sale

Thursday, January 28, 2016

neutral palette

I'm such a neutral kind of girl. I like things very simple and very calm. I feel that starting with beige, cream and tans... You have room to add pops of color later on in the project. Don't get me wrong I love color... Especially blues, yellows an pops of red... But I love just starting with the basics! I'm in the beginning stages of decorating a living room and dining room right now. So of course when I saw this living room my heart skipped a beat! Ha Ha you all know the direction I'm going towards {wink}... And I love it!     

A home is so personal... I begin by listening to my clients wishes and wants and take tons of notes and pictures. After the meeting I like to transfer all the notes I've written onto the computer to my clients file. Then I have a go to reference for any questions that I might have in the future when I am designing. I feel that's the ticket to success when you listen to what your client wants... I say this all the time, "I'm not living in your home... You are. I want to make you happy!"

So what doe all think of this neutral palette? 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


* colorful bowl of nutrients * 

  • leafy greens of choice  
  • cooked chickpeas {garbanzo beans}
  • carrots, grated or sliced
  • grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • red onion, diced or green onion, sliced
  • cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • big fat dollop of hummus
  • pepitas {pumpkin seeds}, to garnish
  • hemp hearts, to garnish
  • 1 lemon, squeezed at serving

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


I've seen a lot of kitchens.. I really mean a lot. Some old... Some new. Every time I see a kitchen I'm always intrigued by something. It's either the island and cabinet color, to the counter top... Even the hidden coffee bar... Key word "hidden"... So fun! I do make a mental note and then make sure I try it in a kitchen I'm designing. I'm attracted to the dark floors with the white cabinets and open shelving! Definitely no fuss and simple looking. I have a thing for organization so of course this kitchen caught my attention. It was winking at me when I was pinning! Look how adorable the little cafe curtains are... Very plain {in a good way}, but extremely attractive! I could see my kids running around in this kitchen... 

Monday, January 25, 2016

meal prepping


Hi! Hi! Hi!

Usually I do all of my meal prepping and market shopping on Sunday mornings, but my daughter and I ended up on a cleaning spree {kids want to have a garage sale to make money}... Turned trail run/walk together.  To be honest with you... It was the absolute perfect day! Oh It ended with making homemade chocolate chip cookies and doing manicures. Not a bad Sunday at all... Loved every minute of it!  What did you do yesterday... Would love to hear!

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