Friday, November 9, 2018

Feel-good sides

The past two months I've been working really hard to make better choices with my eating habits - more veg, less carbs, and so much more water it isn't funny. Literally, I now have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, something I've never had to do and it really isn't funny. But whatever, I know the extra water is doing me good so I stick with it. With the holiday's around the corner I've been a little nervous about healthy eating. So I found these six recipes I'm going to give a try in the hopes I love them (I've loved most low-carb options I've been trying). That way I'll have some carry-in options for the various holiday parties coming up soon. If you have a favorite healthy side dish, please send it to me! I would love to give it a go. Recipes below for these yummy-looking options!

Eggplant and Zucchini Gratin
Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Mash
Oven-Roasted Mushrooms
Catalan-Style Spinach
Low-carb, Cheddar Garlic Biscuit

Friday, November 2, 2018

Get the Look

This feminine little home office has me wanting to makeover my own! I also think it would look great in a college student's room, paired with a bed with blush sheets, colorful throw pillows and a white duvet. Doesn't that sound perfect?! Links to all the items I would use to recreate this look are below!

desk | rug | desk chair | pouf | wastebasket | shelves | letter | vase | pillow | print

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

When one door closes...

... take it off it's hinges and paint it! I'm really into the look of painted doors right now. It seems so creative and intentional and I'm feeling so bold that I'm considering it in my own home! Would you ever do this? What color would you choose?!

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween Pinning

All of the Halloween goodness! With festive events approaching soon, I'm looking up fun decor ideas and tasty treats. I love going to Pinterest for this inspiration; there's always great DIY's and recipes.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Lisa Bardot is an artist I've been following for the past year because I love to watch her Instagram videos featuring behind the scenes of her drawings. Process videos are my zone-out time and I always leave feeling super inspired to create.

Lisa creates in a variety mediums, including block printing, which I find super cool. Even cooler than that though, is the 6' dog balloon animal her and her hubs made for an animal shelter benefit. I'm not even going to share pictures here, you need to head to her Instagram highlights and watch the process. Guys. It is so bomb.

Above I'm sharing a few of her illustrations from her webpage that I super adore, but in case you needed another reason to check her out, she also makes ProCreate brushes! They are perfection and you can watch how she uses them on her instagram.

site | instagram | shop

Friday, October 19, 2018

Busy Bee

When you're doing ALL. THE. THINGS. and you're starting to feel a little overwhelmed, don't forget to take time for yourself. Lately I've been go, go, go and I've found that even the smallest of breaks help to rejuvenate me.

  • Chair yoga: for 5-10 minutes, concentrate on your breathing and do some simple stretches right from your chair.
  • Take a lap around your building (or department or floor or whatever you can do) and look for something you've never seen before. Sometimes when we see something day after day we overlook it.
  • Add a plant to your desk. Something like aloe is purifying and survives well even in low light situations. The bright green will catch your eye and remind you of life away from the screen.
  • Leave the office for lunch or schedule a meeting at a coffee house - anything you can do to get yourself out of the office for a portion of the day. 

In this world of constant hustle, take a break every day. Then, girl, go on. Do your thing.