Whew! It has been a whirlwind week and it will continue to be one! I am up to my eyeballs in furniture makeovers for clients. I have a couple of rooms I have to finish designing for clients. I was at High Point Market all weekend. And my kiddos have a short week of school this week, plus a horse show and baseball playoffs. I feel so blessed to be able to do all of these things. I adore it! However, this weeks menu is a little bit of a “take what you can get” kind of menu. Sorry!
Wow! Week 3, huh? I need a nap. But I am so excited about the progress! I am blown away at how much this One Room Challenge has motivated me. It’s awesome! Now I want to make over my whole house! But I guess I better just finish up this challenge first.
This is the tale of a lamp. Or a light. A rusty horse light, to be exact. It was made out of reclaimed tin and wired up and shaped like a horse. And it was hidden in the back of a booth at an antique market. Now it is the crowning jewel of my daughter’s room.
The other night, when I couldn’t sleep, I was playing around on my iPad and I decided to explore my Epicurious app. I have had it for a while and use it from time to time to find new recipes. I was amazed by how well organized the app was! And before I knew it, my entire weekly menu was created. It really can be that easy! So every single recipe comes from Epicurious. (and every photo) Enjoy!
Not too much to report on week 2 of the One Room Challenge. I have cleaned out the dining room and organized things into the hall closet near by. The room is now just the furniture and awaiting paint. Yahoo! Here’s what I accomplished this week while cleaning and purging…..
What do you do with a cute little vintage schoolhouse desk that hasn’t been touched in years? You paint it, of course! And that’s just what I did when I happened across this vintage beauty! All wood and one piece, it was solid and just meant for some fixer-upper work. Check out what I did….
This week marks our Fall break. Yes, Fall break already. We have a short week of school and the weather is cooling off, FINALLY! I had a great weekend while my children spent the night at friends houses. I was able to flip through my favorite cook books in the morning to plan this weeks menu. All of these recipes come from these three cook books. They are awesome!
I have decided to join the One Room Challenge. It is a linky where bloggers are taking 6 weeks to transform one room in their house. I figured I needed a good kick in the pants for this. My dining room could use a makeover before the holidays. And not just a makeover but some serious plastic surgery!
This pumpkin bread is so moist and gooey and yummy that the whole loaf disappeared the day I made it! And it’s easy. Because I don’t bake, remember?! So dive in to this one. Scoop out your pumpkins, make some puree and BAKE!
I received a compliment the other day and it made me feel good and a little nervous. Here’s what I mean. Someone said to me “you eat so healthy and your family is so lucky to eat such a great menu!” It was such a wonderful compliment! But I felt like I was kind of a fraud. I really don’t feel that we eat overly healthy foods. I don’t shop only organic and read labels. I just buy what I know we like. We have never really eaten junk food as a family (sugar is our weakness). And I feel like I make the same things over and over. I am trying a few different things this (Spring Rolls, anyone?) and some regular favorites (steak and fries). But all in all, it’s sure to be a winner. I really appreciated the compliment and am using it as fuel to pay a bit more attention to the overall health content of my meals and to try new things to keep the variety going.
I am a New England girl with a Southern soul.
I love the colors of fall.
I eat anything that has pasta in it.
My family is my everything.
I rescue old furniture and antiques.
I adore hydrangeas.
And I cheer for the Boston Red Sox.
Welcome to my home!