When my husband and I bought this house we envisioned having an open concept plan for the kitchen, lounge, and dining area. We also wanted to take out two small windows and put in a french door that would open into the yard. The Kitchen remodel was a really big project so we outsourced the engineering & construction. I’m going to go through the process including the downfalls and wins along the way.
This Spinach Artichoke Chicken Skillet recipe is delicious and a family favorite. If you are a fan of Spinach Artichoke dips, then this recipe is for you! It’s super quick and easy too! I enjoy cooking. But if a recipe takes more than 30 minutes, it just doesn’t end up working out with our routine.
I love a quick and easy DIY scrap wood project. Do you have scrap wood? I do, a mountain of it. It came in handy when I needed a tray for the decor in my Bathroom makeover – go check out that project here. I made a quick and easy DIY scrap wood tray with Minwax stain so I could display my favorite candle and room spray. The best part is that I didn’t spend a cent, I made it within a few hours, and I love how functional and pretty it looks.
IKEA is one of my favorite places to go to get stuff for the kids. Their simple design makes it easy to fit into any style, especially when you can personalize it. It makes for a super quick & easy LATT hack. You can’t beat the prices either. The LATT table and chair set is made out of raw pine so it’s a blank canvas ready for personalizing.
Our guests were arriving in a week, and our guest bathroom needed a makeover. The guest bathroom is also my kids’ bathroom. So I wanted something simple, hardy, functional, and budget-friendly. Did we have enough time? I’m going to walk you thru the small updates we worked on that made a world of difference for a small space.
San Onofre Bluffs Campground is one of the most amazing untouched parks/beaches you’ll go to in Southern California. No cell reception forces you to unplug while you’re there and allow you to truly take everything in. It actually felt good to be off the grid for awhile and focus on the family and not be distracted.
A few months back I ordered a Studio McGee Olive pot from Target, you can find it here. Unfortunately, they packaged it so badly when they shipped it, that it broke. I started the return process online with a few photos. Target refunded the purchase but requested I dispose of the product instead of bringing it back to the store. I couldn’t bring myself to throw away such pretty stems. I ended up keeping them and hoped I would find some use for them.
We have a family cabin in Lake Arrowhead and they have some amazing thrift stores around town. When we go up the mountain, I like to go hunting for treasures. When I saw this beautiful French Provincial Nightstand, I had to have it. The style had such charm and would be perfect for my daughter’s room update. It needed some TLC tho.
Butter Chicken Curry is one of my favorite dishes. My husband, being born and raised in Durban South Africa, loves a good curry. There’s a large Indian community in Durban and you can find the most delicious authentic curry dishes there. So the bar for a good curry dish is pretty high.