23 June 2016

Life Lately

It's probably going to continue to be quiet around here for a bit as we finish packing up the house and get ready for our move. And then we'll have to settle in to our new apartment. I'm sure I'll be posting updates on Instagram, so you can follow along there. Until then, here's a little look at what we've been up to lately...

The end of May we celebrated 9 years of marriage. NINE. It kind of seems crazy to me, time is going by quickly. We decided to head to the ocean for the day. Went to the aquarium, grabbed lunch, and enjoyed the sunshine (all with our toddler in tow - she had fun!). It was a beautiful day and I'm glad we were able to do something at a different pace for the day. 

The weather has been quite nice around here and so the little and I have been trying to get out and walk at least once a day. We always see so many beautiful blooming trees on our route (although I think now they're all past blooming), and this particular day one had created the prettiest blanket for the pavement.

Packing up the house means that I've come across some things that I've had tucked away. This frame has been tucked away since we've moved in here. You can see how I used it at our last place here. Anyways, since I came across it I decided that it needed to be painted for E's room. Because, of course, I'd rather be doing little projects than packing! I'll share what it looks like in it's new home when we arrive.

And, by the way. Remember this little round-up I did of Target-like finds? Well I found this cotton rug at our Walmart and since we were in need of a rug, and the price was right, I decided it needed to come home with me. So far I'm really liking it. I'll be sure to share a little more about it once we get settled in our new place. 

I think I've been enjoying sidewalk chalk a little more than my daughter. She'll scribble a little and then walk around the driveway with as much chalk as she can hold. It's pretty cute.

Last week we were able to get away for a bit to see some family in Maine. It was nice to move a little slower and not have to worry about anything. The weather was beautiful and it was the perfect start to summer. We were even able to have our first bonfire of the year (with s'mores of course!).

That's just a little bit of what we've been up to lately.
I hope your summer is getting off to a good start! I'll be back soon, friends!

14 June 2016

Taco Bowls

Over the weekend we enjoyed taco bowls (more than once, I might add). Super easy. And to be honest, I may like eating tacos like this more than the original way. I think this will definitely be a go to for this summer.

Instead of throwing your taco meat and toppings into a shell or flatbread, simply pile it all in a bowl. I think next time I make tacos I'll use chicken and make chicken taco bowls. Yum!

I layered the following:
  • Lettuce
  • Crushed up nacho chips
  • Taco meat 
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Cheese
If I'd had sour cream on hand it would have been layered in there too! 
Seriously, yummy and a nice little twist on a classic. I also like the thought of cooking up a batch of taco meat to have in the fridge so you can pull it out for a quick meal - throw everything in a bowl and you're done!

07 June 2016

A Little Bit of Pink

I'm not one to decorate with pink (aside from in our daughter's room), but this pillow cover was too cute to pass up! I found it at Chapters Indigo on sale and thought it would add a nice touch of spring/summer to our home. 

While it does have the potential to make its way to our daughter's room, for now it's hanging out in our living room. Our living room no longer looks like this as I've got piles of things and half packed boxes all over. But amidst the chaos this pillow adds a little bit of happy.

Do you decorate with pink?

31 May 2016

What Are Your Favourite Herbs?

Hello friends! Just popping in today to share this DIY herb garden I did a couple of summers ago. I still love the fun update I gave these terracotta pots. It was easy and budget friendly! I just may have to do something similar this summer.

Speaking of herb gardens. I'm hoping to plant some herbs this summer as well. Cilantro & basil are always a must, however, I'm interested in knowing what herbs you like to plant and what you use them for. I'm always open to trying something new, especially if I know how to use them! The pots above contain chives, dill, cilantro, and basil - all ones I may have to plant again this summer.

So, suggestions please!