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March 2017

March Self Portrait

I'm participating in the March Meet the Maker Instagram challenge this month. It's my second year and only at seven days in, and I'm already feeling so inspired! Even though several of the prompts are the same as last year, I have pushed myself to think outside the box - and even plan ahead on [...]

Black backdrop

I feel like these are a little reminiscent of the old school Rifle Paper Co. my how they've changed their offering! I had no idea. When I was in college I applied to be an intern and it was just stationary. Although that was about 10 years ago! I'm practicing some new flowers with my adorable [...]

February 2017

Southwestern Spaghetti Squash

What you need1 spaghetti squash, whole1 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp ground cumin1 tbsp chili powder 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp paprika1/4 tsp salt1 green pepper, chopped 1 yellow pepper, chopped 1/2 onion, chopped4 roma tomatoes, chopped1 cup frozen corn15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained4.5 oz can diced green chiliescheese, greek yogurt, green onions and [...]

She wore flowers

In the bangs of her hair. Spring is just around the corner, which means flower headbands, flower crowns and lots of bright colors abound. I'm totally digging these new succulent-like flowers I found last weekend.

February Self Portrait

The short time I spent in Thailand has and will continue to shape my life. I learned so much not only about a whole other side of the world, but about myself. I spent some time this week looking back at the photos from my trip and I think, "who was that girl?" Was I [...]

Vegetarian Chili

In need of a quick, healthy and pretty easy chili recipe? I'll forward the thanks to my overseas chefs who always have the perfect recipe when I need it. This was also a huge hit for our Super Bowl party last weekend! What you need:2 tablespoons olive or canola oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped [...]

January 2017

Hair Combs

The hair comb bang wagon has arrived. When are you jumping on?

Portobello Pizzas

Super easy lunch for this productive Monday off from work. The original recipe was vegan, but I couldn't pass up a handful of cheese. It was totally worth it. What you need: 2 portobello mushroom caps pizza sauce veggies of your choice, I used red, yellow and green bell peppers and jalapeños pepperoni shredded cheese [...]

Miniature Wreaths

Lots of snow makes way for new Fairview Place products! Introducing Miniature Wreaths. These cuties measure approximately 18" long and the hoop, or actual wreath is 4" in diameter. Super cute in a nursery or gallery wall. Or hang on a door knob. I think these will make fun custom orders in the future as [...]

January Self Portrait

I decided after a cleansing run late this afternoon to do my monthly self portraits a little different in 2017. Instead of posting at the end of the month and reflecting on the previous 30 days, I'm going to capture my goals for the month within the first few days. This seems only fitting I [...]