I love me some pretty jewels - - particularly bracelets that I can stack and layer. These delicate, globally inspired pieces from Shashi are just my style. You can view the full collection of all pieces here.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
I stumbled upon this bowl of beauty and wanted to repost the recipe. This warm Freekeh Salad from A House in the Hills is a perfect fall dish and packed with tons of nutritional benefits too.
•1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/4" cubes
•1 cup of freekeh
•1 cup pomegranate seeds
•2 large shallots, diced
•2 cloves of garlic, minced
•1/2 cup of mint (more to garnish)
•2 tablespoons coconut oil, more for roasting squash
•fresh cracked pepper
•sheeps milk feta
•Preheat oven to 375°F
•Place squash on a baking sheet with a silpat and roast for 20- 30 minutes, or until squash is soft. Set aside.
•Cook freekeh according to package instructions (I added in a tablespoon of chili infused olive oil to give it the tiniest hint of heat)
•In a medium fry pan combine 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with shallots and saute over medium/low heat until softened. Add garlic and cook additional two minutes.
•Add freekeh to pan and saute for an additional 2-3 minutes.
•In a large serving bowl combine freekeh and butternut squash. Allow to cool to warm, then add pomegranates and mint, fresh cracked pepper and sea salt to taste. Give it a good toss.
•Garnish with mint and feta. Enjoy warm.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
I just learned about this super cool monthly subscription for a box full of goodies curated for outdoor enthusiasts. For $25 bucks a month, subscribers get a box delivered right to your door, filled with products that will inspire your next adventure and introduce you to new brands. Fill out a simple profile and Cairn will select products that are specific to your favorite outdoor excursions. I just signed myself up today and I can’t wait to receive my first Cairn Box. Check it out here.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Make your living room extra comfortable to lounge in with a few pillow updates from the Turkish Textile Co. Shop on Chairish. Now that Fall is here it’s a good time to make living quarters as cozy as possible for the cold weather days when lounging by the fire becomes a top priority.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Now that Sunday football is well underway, it’s time to pull out some tried and true appetizers and cocktails when guests come over to watch the games. Bloody Mary bars are usually a huge crowd pleaser and pretty simple to pull together. Here’s a list of my favorite accoutrements after you’ve selected a good mix and vodka, followed by some photos for inspiration. Bottoms up!
The good stuff:
Old Bay Seasoning
Hot Sauces (2 – 3 choices)
Limes and Lemons
Boiled or Grilled Shrimp
Stuffed Olives (a variety)
Images via A Southern Twist, The Sweetest Occasion, Foodie Crush, Southern Weddings
Monday, September 21, 2015
I first saw these beautiful bags on a friend’s Instagram page as she foraged for wild sage before her wedding and I fell in love with the design. The bags are created using reclaimed sailcloth and vintage horse tack are crafted to be durable and timeless and extremely unique. Additionally, Susan Hoff is a 1% For The Planet member company, through which one percent of revenue is donated to environmental non-profits, which makes purchasing one of her bags even more special. Check them out!
Friday, September 18, 2015
This week, our community suffered from a devastating wildfire that burned hundreds of homes to the ground, displacing so many families and animals and creating chaos for several towns in the area. I’m so proud of how we’ve come together to help our neighbors, but we’ve only just begun and there is so much to be done. If you’d like to help donate, please click this link to view all the various ways to contribute. Many of these people have lost everything - - no donation is too small. Have a happy and safe weekend.