8.12.2014

around my home // a girl's space

Back in December we decided to give the kids their own rooms.
A little space in the house to call their own.
I decided to keep my daughter's room with the black and white theme, but decided to add some pops pink and gold. (You can see what the what it looked like >>> HERE <<< )
I had plans for a few DIY projects before I posted, but life is so busy that I just haven't got to do any of them (planning for the near future though, so stay tuned)
 
My favorite is hearing my daughter reading from her room.
In her own little world, with out a care expect for those words on the pages.
I find myself sitting in the corner imagining her growing up in this space.
Will it change as she grows?
What will her style be like?
Will she love antiques as much as her mother does?
 
As I tuck her in at night, I kiss her goodnight and pray she knows just how much I love her.
 



 
 Mounted Photos C/O Tiny Prints
'Do What you Love' Print C/O BC Print Shop
Driftwood Tassel Wall Hanging from Sand and Starfish
 

 






 


8.05.2014

baby shower || the details

My sister and her husband are expecting their first baby due this October. We are so thrilled and can't wait to meet this little guy who is already loved by so many already!!
 
This past weekend a group of wonderful ladies threw her the most beautiful baby shower. Every detail was just perfect and so fitting for the occasion. Delicious parfait station and to die for tostadas were some of the yummy foods we all enjoyed. And the desserts.... they kind of left you speechless!
 
It was so great to see so many wonderful ladies shower my sister with so much love and laughter. I am so excited for this next chapter of her life, motherhood is life changing and amazing!
 
 

 
A BIG thank you to all the lovely ladies who put this entire shower together, you all did such an amazing job!!!

7.16.2014

peach | treat

If I could eat fruit all day EVERYDAY with out the tummy ache- I would!!
It's almost like a guilt-less sweet treat.
Lately I have had this uncontrollable craving for peaches. [I might have even pinned a few peachy recipes]
And these are the days I wish I had a lovely peach tree in our backyard (might just have to add that to the to-do list).
I picked up a few peaches the other day from the store and couldn't wait to whip something up with them. I had plans for something elaborate, but it's been blazing hot here and we are going on week 3 with no a/c - so I went with something simple, like really simple.
 
I halved my peaches and placed them cut side down in my skillet with about 2 tbsps. of butter. Set the heat to low and let them sit there for a bit. I had some leftover cinnamon crumble from this mornings muffins which was easy to whip up.
 
Cinnamon Crumble
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter (soften)
  • 1 1/2 tsps. of cinnamon
Mix in a bowl with a fork until combined into a nice crumble.
 
After the peaches had been sitting for about 10 mins (they felt somewhat soft) I flipped them over and sprinkle the crumble over the tops. Let them sit in the heat for another 2 minutes so the peaches could absorb up the crumble mixture. And that's it. Pretty simple right.
 


 
I really had no intentions of making up a recipe post, but since I have been trying to get behind the camera more I saw an opportunity to do a quick little food shoot and thought this would make a nice little post.
 
What are some of your favorite Peach recipes?? Please share, I might have to go raid my Oma's tree!!


7.15.2014

baking | bread

kitch-en [kichen]
- a place to gather to create lots of memories
 
Spent the day at my mom's this weekend. She had the kids help her mix up some sourdough bread. The kids were tickled they got to add the ingredients and stir it all together.
I love watching them with my mom, they all have a blast together. And it always ends with "That was so much fun GiGi!!"  I grabbed my camera (which I have been good about keeping with me this past week) and snapped some quick photos.





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