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Valentine’s Day date night in

February 1, 2016

movies in bed

This week I’ve got a Valentine’s Day line up for you starting with a Valentine’s Day date night in idea that might be good to have in your back pocket in case dinner plans fail;) In our first few years of marriage, babysitters were hard to come by, so most of our Valentine’s Day dates looked a lot like this. After picking up ingredients to make dinner for two, we would wait till the kids were asleep and cook our favorite apps, dinner, and dessert. We’d follow that up with a stack of movies we would never last through, popcorn, movie candy, and all of the blankets we owned. Still my favorite way to spend the 14th if you ask me;)

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As you might guess, we have become popcorn snobs over the years. Here’s a few of our favorite toppings you can test out for your own popcorn buffet next movie night…

Base: Popcorn oil (magic stuff)
Seasonings:
Cheesy – Parmesan, dill, and salt
Sweet – Cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg
Savory – Lawry’s Seasoned salt, chili powder, and cayenne pepper
Wooden bowl
Wooden snack bowls
Serving Tray

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And while we are on the topic, here are some of my all time favorite romantic comedies:

Return to Me 
You’ve Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
About Time
The Importance of Being Earnest
Emma
Any Audrey Hepburn or Doris Day flick

What about you? All time favorites? 

(Bedding lineup: Linen sheets, Faux fur blanket, linen pillows c/o Wayfair)

open faced breakfast sandwhich

The Weekend Guide

January 29, 2016

adventure
 
Wearing….
This adventure tee with a favorite pair of stretch denim and cawfee mug in hand. My friend started Novaelle this year to help different women’s causes (currently it’s the Nepali rescue project!), and lemme tell ya, it will quickly become the most comfortable tee I own. Living AND maybe sleeping in it. I’ll pretend we are doing something adventurous this weekend and something more exciting than taxes. 

open faced breakfast sandwhich
 
Tasting….
Gabe has always liked to make up sandwich recipes, and I willingly volunteer as tastebud tribute. This one was so good, that I not only swallowed it whole, but decided it was smart to always have the ingredients needed in stock….just in case:

French bread grilled in kerrygold butter (the good stuff)
Two slices of grilled canadian bacon 
1 Fried Egg
Sharp white american cheese
Tzatziki sauce
Dill
 
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Watching….
We were in sore need of some new shows to binge watch, since we were all caught up on our usual favorites. Thanks to all your suggestions, here’s a few we’re intrigued by:
Madam Secretary
Peaky Blinders
Agent Carter

To be perfectly honest it was a helluva week, and I am probably a little too excited January is ending. (By the looks of Monday’s post comments, I take it I’m not the only one!) So I plan on ordering take out tonight and diving head first into the weekend. See you Monday with the start of Valentine’s Day fun (I do love a good excuse to holiday).

before and after

Dresser Makeover using Removable Wallpaper

January 26, 2016

dresser makeover

 

We have some old dressers around here in need of some TLC, but I wasn’t quite up for a full overhaul. Have you seen all the fun removable wallpaper prints and murals from Walls Need Love? I have worked with removable wallpaper before, so I knew it’s sticky side was pretty easy to manage. However, I could still use some practice on cutting straight lines! Read on for the easy instructions for a dresser makeover using removable wallpaper.
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