Not that I expect that I have a big following or anything…but I am happy to say that I am back. I have been planning some posts in my downtime and I am happy to get back to blogging. The past few months have been a whirlwind with travel, work, the brewery, but it feels like the dust is settling and it’s time to enjoy Summer.
With that, I have another reason why I have been MIA… I’M PREGNANT! 21 weeks to be exact with a BABY GIRL!
So I will be back soon with a ton of ideas. I promise they won’t all be about little Baby Leavelle, but there may be a good chunk!
Right now, I am looking outside my window to snow. Instead of April showers bringing May flowers, it’s looking like it is going to be April slush & snow. However, I know Spring is still technically here and warmer weather is just around the corner. I’ve been browsing online daydreaming of walking my dogs in the park enjoying the sunshine. Here are my favorite picks for the next season for Window Shop Wednesday.
1 Fruit-Striped Fun Dress // 2 Slate Muse Bag // 3 The Peel World Necklace // 4 Breezy Bring Green Skirt // 5 The Dotted Line Bracelet // 6 Evelyn Whiskey Tortoise Sunglasses // 7 Sealed with a Twist Sandal // 8 All Things Wondrous Watercolor Dress
A few weeks ago my friends Emily, Lashley, Melissa and I joined Lexy from The Proper Pinwheel and Erin from artsocial for a night of crafts at West Elm. The ladies put on a great night and we met so many great local bloggers.
All of the ladies personalized their lanterns using cut tissue paper. We worked away on our paper lanterns and I impressed myself by making a beautiful ombre one. I am excited to find the perfect spot for it, but I haven’t quite found it.
We were also given great bags full of craft supplies that have been sparking my imagination for new projects. Hopefully this means I will update more.
Lately I have been browsing trying to find a good vintage clock for my home. I have been searching all over etsy for the perfect one. I am mostly interested in a vintage school clock. I actually hate the sounds of clocks, but I am hoping having it in the living room won’t annoy me as much as in a bedroom. I have found some great wall clocks on etsy and wanted to share for window shopping wednesday.
Objectify Red Shade Wall Clock // Braun Wall Clock // Modern Numbers Clock // Geometric Clock
This weekend marked the second weekend in a row with virtually no plans, and I was pretty happy about it. Last weekend was about doing nothing, this weekend was about tackling projects! On Saturday afternoon I decided to go to the store just for a few things, but ended up filling my cart thinking of new recipes. I have NOT been cooking for months, so this was a big deal.
This meal was one of my first recipes that I have ever made up. Yep, all by myself. Of course there were things I would change, but it was worth a shot.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Pepper Jack Enchiladas
- 2 cans of enchilada sauce
- 5 flour tortillas
- chopped green onions
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 cup of black beans
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
- 1 cup of spinach chopped
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1 tbsp tony’s creole seasoning
- 2 tablespoons oil
1) Set oven to 350. Finely chop of sweet potatoes and toss with olive oil and tony’s. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes. I also made rice during this step.
2. Mix together cheese, spinach, garlic, green onions, black beans in a bowl.
3. In a small baking dish, cover the bottom with enchilada sauce. Create an enchilada rolling station and also put a little enchilada sauce on the bottom of that. Add sweet potatoes to the cheese mix and scoop about 3/4 cup of mix into the tortillas. Roll up and place in your dish.
4. Place all enchiladas in the dish and COVER with sauce. I like to put foil on top to keep the moisture in. Bake for 45 minutes and cover with cheese!
EAT! Let me know how they turn out!