Monday, December 29, 2014

♪ Carolina in the Morning ♪

We just returned from a 5 day stay in the mountains of North Carolina. We were hoping for lots of snow, but the weather didn't cooperate haha...We did manage to find some patches of snow when we drove north for a ways. It was little A's first time seeing snow and she loved it! She wanted to bring a snowball with her in the car. I absolutely love walking through the woods here and driving through the foggy mountain roads.

Friday, December 19, 2014

My Favorite Toddler Apps

Sharing my list of go-to apps for little ones today... These are a fun addition to our home preschool regimen and they help us survive long road trips or flights :)

1. First Words Deluxe  This is an excellent app for learning to recognize words and beginning to spell. The deluxe version costs $4.99 and includes 5 categories of words: animals, at home, colors, shapes, and vehicles.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Shop Update

Sharing today's new arrivals in the shop!

My Winter Reading List

There's nothing better than curling up with a cup of tea and a good book when it's cold outside :) Sharing my list of books to be read:



What are you reading/planning to read? 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Nutrient Dense Greek Farro Salad


This colorful vegetarian salad makes an excellent lunch or even dinner. I'm adding it to my regular rotation! 

Nutrient Dense Greek Farro Salad

1 1/2 cups dry farro
1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 red onion, diced
1 cucumber, (peeled or unpeeled, your choice), chopped
1 red bell pepper
1 cup chopped carrots (I used baby rainbow carrots)
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup kalamata olives, pitted
1/4 cup capers
1 8 ounce block of feta, crumbled
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tbsp vinegar of your choice (I used coconut vinegar but red wine vinegar would work well)

Boil farro according to package directions. Meanwhile, chop all veggies and combine them with the chickpeas, olives and capers in a large bowl (I used a 5 qt. pyrex). In a small mixing bowl, combine the oil and vinegar. When farro is done and slightly cooled, add it to the veggies. Crumble feta on top, pour the dressing over and toss well. Enjoy! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

My Favorite Winter Nail Polish Colors


1. UO Classics Collection in la ciel $5. A pretty, dark teal. I'm amazed at how many colors this pairs well with. 
2. essie in wicked $8.50. A deep bold red. I love that it is DPB, toluene and formaldehyde free.
3. UO Classics in storm $5. A moody dark grey reminiscent of winter clouds.
4. essie in penny talk  $8.50. A shimmery metallic rose gold. I am obsessed with all things rose gold right now, so this is perfect :)


And here is what they look like on...not the best paint job in the world, but hopefully you get an idea:

I used two coats for each of these. The UO colors probably could've gotten away with one coat though. I'm on my third day of wearing them now (and I've been doing dishes and making some jewelry) with no chips except for the rose gold...I've found metallics don't last as long, but are still nice for a special occasion or if you paint your nails every couple of days. 

What are your favorite colors for the chilly months?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Shop My Closet

Yesterday I started a major purge of my wardrobe, getting rid of all the things that no longer fit or that I never found a way to work into my outfits. There are pieces from Modcloth, Free People and Urban Outfitters, which I have started listing on eBay. Most are size small. I also have a gently used quilt set up for grabs. If you'd like to take a look here is the link to the board I created on Pinterest which links to the ebay listings: Shop My Closet

I'll be adding new things gradually over the next few weeks too, so be sure to check back regularly. 


Friday, December 5, 2014

Sweet Home Alabama

Last week we took our yearly trip to my hometown, Montgomery, AL. Unfortunately a lot of our plans had to be cancelled due to sickness; little A had a nasty cold and there was a stomach bug that was passed through the family...but we still got to visit with some dear friends and family, so it wasn't all bad :) I miss the cooler weather up there so much! I forgot to take my Nikon camera so there are just a few pictures from my phone, including a little outfit shoot:










{outfit details}
sweater: urban outfitters
slip dress and sunglasses: free people
leggings: ebay