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housekeeping vol. 3

Another week, another Skinnytaste recipe, but this week it’s something new to me! Harissa. Yall. Where have I been. I want to have this stuff in my fridge at all times and put it on all the things. Already dreaming of it on eggs for breakfast tomorrow. This is the recipe I used – served it up over some cilantro lime rice, diced cukes and red onion, a dollop of greek yogurt and a squeeze of lemon. Apparently there are about a billion variations on harissa recipes, and this is the one I want to try next. Love this. “Taking…


$100 room challenge week 3 – the pink bathroom

Hellooo and welcome to my week 3 progress on the $100 Room Challenge, hosted by Erin of Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry! I actually did things this week, which was needed after getting sick in week 2 and really only getting a little online research and budgeting done. If you need to catch up, you can read week 1 here and week 2 here. Today I’m sharing some paint progress photos and a little after-paint preview, all shot on my very fancy iPhone 6.  As a reminder, here’s a little checklist of the plans for the space, with the completed items…


housekeeping vol. 2

Okay, first and most importantly: if you want to feel like a GD wizard in the kitchen this weekend, make these bagels. I made them this week with five common ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now. “How have I had these five ingredients in my kitchen at so many times in the past and never combined them to make bagels before,” I mused to myself in a bagel-induced stupor. The only known side effect of the stupor is writing in third person.  I loved this artist’s home featured on Design Sponge. The quiet, comfortable vibe and…

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$100 room challenge week 2 – the pink bathroom

Nothing takes the wind out of “New Year, New Me” sails like a good bout of flu/virus/contagion. I was pretty much out of commission for four days this week, but still made a teeny bit of progress for the $100 room challenge in the form of online shopping/planning. (To catch up, read all about the challenge in my week 1 post here.) With only $100 to spend, every dollar needs to be accounted for. So I spent a couple of hours scouring the interwebz for the best, most inexpensive options for the things I need. Here’s what I’m shopping for,…


$100 room challenge – the pink bathroom

I’ve followed the $100 Room Challenge from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry for quite a while and am excited to participate in my first one. It’s a challenge that seems pretty manageable: you give yourself $100 and the month of January to fix up a room (or a closet, patio, whatever.) The New Year bug bit me on the butt and I’m feeling all organize-y and paint-y, so this year the challenge spoke to me.  But don’t get any crazy ideas. The pink bathroom will be remaining pink. I’m choosing the bathroom primarily because it’s our smallest room, so I’m hoping…