Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts, so here’s a little bit of what we’re enjoying at our house these days:
1) Another photo wall!
I haven’t much effort into making our master bedroom look pretty, so I think it’s time to turn some attention to this poor, neglected room.
I asked Ben if he inwardly groans when he comes home to see yet another wall filled with the now-familiar squares of paper which signal another photo wall.
He said no, but he does wish we could put one really big picture above our bed. I agree with him, but unfortunately, big is expensive, and photo walls are almost free! Once again, this one will use up frames and canvases that I already have around the house.
Thank goodness for a husband who doesn’t mind when I hang up millions of pictures.
And how many photo walls can one house have??! I have at least two more in mind…
2) Lisa Byrne’s new book, Replenish.
I was given an advanced copy to provide a review on Amazon before it’s published, and it is FANTASTIC. I am loving it. For any moms out there, definitely start thinking of buying this one when it comes out. I’ll be doing a review on my blog sometime soon.
3) Creamy Avocado and Rice Salad
I made this one up, which is highly unusual for me, but now I eat it all the time.
One day, I was craving, very specifically, some kind of nice, fresh salad for lunch. I wanted, very specifically, something crunchy, with rice in it, and some kind of creamy dressing to tie it all together. I searched for a very long time on Pinterest, and came up with nothing, which was quite disappointing.
Finally, I gave up in a huff, and thought, “Fine, I’ll make it up myself!!”
So I did.
I mixed up 1 1/2 cups of rice, 1/2 a cucumber and 1 pepper, both cut into small pieces. For the “dressing”, I mixed 1/2 an avocado with a bit of lemon juice, salt, and basil.
Very fast, summery, and perfect for those times when, like me, you are craving something crunchy/creamy/rice-y.
4) Easiest-ever method for cleaning a glass cooktop.
I found this method on Pinterest, and it works very well, and is super easy.
What are you enjoying around your house right now?