Roundup | some Blue for you

I love the color blue. It’s always been my “favorite” color even though I go through phases of pinks and different shades of blues… well, here’s one blue that always is a favorite (and even Patriotic for weekends like these!). I would love to figure out a way to incorporate indigo into my apartment!

Happy Friday and Memorial Day weekend!!

Wednesday Roundup | Goin’ Fresh

My mouth’s been watering over these salads recently since the weather’s been getting warmer … and I just can’t wait for the veggies in grocery stores to get fresher! Enjoy these yummy tomato, avocado, etc. salad ideas!

Wednesday Roundup | Easter Time!

Easter is such a fun time for crafts. There are just so many adorable ideas out there, it’s hard to decide which ones to try! Since I was home this past week, I got to dye Easter eggs with my little sister. It was a blast since neither of us have dyed eggs in years…and I don’t think an Easter is complete without a few real dyed eggs.

easter egg dyeing

The only downside to the egg dyeing party was that we only had 6 eggs in the house and we couldn’t find any good rubber bands. We did the best we could, though… 🙂

While at Wal Mart the other night, I picked up some crochet thread, water balloons, and liquid starch so I could do this fun craft I’ve been dying to try. It was much messier and more time consuming than I thought it would be, but I think the end result was worth it!

Here are some other DIY ideas to try for Easter. Hope you enjoy!

Easter DIY Ideas

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Wednesday Roundup | Colorful, Wonderful Spring

With yesterday being the first day of Spring, today is a roundup of some pretty spring-y things… er maybe just things that I thought looked to be for the Spring time.

Spring is definitely one of my favorite seasons. I love seeing the first bunch of tulips that seem to pop up out of no where. Or when the buds on trees suddenly burst with color. Or maybe it’s the smell in the air that gets me, of new life and growth everywhere. People’s moods seem to even brighten up!

On my way home from work yesterday, my feet were feeling so cramped in my flats and I suddenly realized sitting on the train that I can finally start wearing flip flops and sandals again! My feet will be so excited to be free finally! 🙂 We haven’t had a very bad winter (as far as winters go in Boston) but it’s been a really long time since I’ve been able to leave the house in open-toed shoes. It’ll be nice to be comfortable again. Maybe my goal for next year should be to invest in some comfortable flats that fit me right (but that are still cute of course)! I’m so happy it’s Spring time.

But on with the pictures!

things for spring

 

1) Anthro Utensil Jar

2) Ladybug Cakes

3) Yellow Shift Dress

4) Coral Toms

5) Lamb Cupcakes

6) Turquoise Island

7) Strawberry Honey Butter

8) Glasses Case

Happy hump day, everyone!

Wednesday Round-up: This week’s good eats

This week so far has been a lot of cooking. All new recipes, too!  I decided today I’d dedicate my Wednesday post to the great recipes I’ve found in the past couple days.

Monday: I already posted about the pork chops we made Monday night, but I’m sharing again, just because:)

 

Tuesday: We had a nice big hunk of salmon in our fridge so I found this delicious recipe: Real Simple‘s Salmon with Dijon Dill Sauce. YUM! This was surprisingly quick and easy, so this one I highly recommend!

 

Wednesday: Decided to go simple last night since I was having friends over and my husband made a spaghetti casserole I found on Taste of Home. We used this recipe, modified it a bit based on what we had in the cupboard, added a little extra cheese on top, and loved it! Prep time was basically cooking the noodles and mixing everything in the pan and bake time was 30-45 mins.  My friends hadn’t even heard of spaghetti casserole and thought it was good–something they will try themselves.

 

Any other good recipes that are easy enough to do on weekday nights? I’d love your ideas! I’m really into “30mins or less” recipes as you can tell.

What’s for Dinner | Stovetop Pork Chops with Apples

Normally on Sunday nights we do a pretty simple dinner. We usually have our biggest meal for lunch right after church. Today, however, we were way too tired to cook something in the afternoon. After getting home we headed straight for the bed and took a nap. It was a long weekend so we wanted to catch up on some sleep.

3 hours later we woke–groggy, surprised it was already 5:00… and pretty hungry.

I flipped open my laptop and looked for pork chop recipes. I couldn’t find this apple pork chop recipe that I had done last time which turned out awesome, but I found a few others and decided since we had all the ingredients I’d just go for it.

I found this recipe at Taste of Home: Stovetop Pork Chops with Apples. I went for it based on the prep time. This one said 30 minutes and it was also only for two servings.

Definitely a good one you should try! We didn’t have any onion, but this turned out really well with apples, potatoes, a nice crispy but still tender chop, and a beautiful sauce to drizzle over everything.

Stovetop Apple Pork Chops