Monday, July 28, 2014

nesting: guest room inspiration

i've been dying to incorporate pink into a room. scofield is all about keeping our home 'gender neutral.' i guess i can't blame him. normally we compromise pretty well, but the one thing we can't seem to agree on is painting a wall pink. i want a pink wall in our house so badly, but there's pretty much no chance i'll convince him. considering he really won't be spending much time in the guest bedroom, i'm determined to add a little pink somehow. oh, and polka dots.

our to-do list for the guest room:
  • scrape popcorn ceilings
  • peel wallpaper
  • paint room white
  • add a rug
  • plants and painted pots
  • picture above the bed
  • add side tables, lamps, and a breakfast cart

he's an art kind of guy, so maybe i can finagle in some pink with a little art work. all in the name of art, right? ;)

we'll see how it goes...

Friday, July 25, 2014

some links for your weekend

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// love this article on networking for introverts. it's so helpful, especially for an introvert like me.

// have you seen colbie caillet's music video for her song, try? it's beautiful and inspiring. a must-watch.

// or how about john legend's video for you & i (nobody in the world)? this one could have made me cry. also... they played this song on an episode of grey's anatomy, which makes me love it all the more.

// this inspirational commerical for always. such an uplifting message for girls of all ages.

// this series of leadership talks from my church. it was part of a men's round table series, but a group of women and i have been going through it every tuesday night. i have been so motivated to grow and learn. these are talks i think any one could benefit from.

hope your weekend is lovely, restful, and... inspiring!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

nutella mousse

i think it's pretty clear by now that i am in love with nutella. i've made nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies, nutella brownies, and now this nutella mousse. the best part is this recipe is so easy to make. only two ingredients, and bam - a decadent dessert. don't worry, you don't have to tell anyone it's that easy ;)

nutella mousse

  • 1/2 cup nutella
  • 1 1/2 cups light cool whip

in a mixing bowl, combine the nutella and cool whip. use a hand mixer to whisk until the mousse is light and fluffy. spoon into dessert bowls and garnish with a little whipped cream and oreo crumbs. serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator.

because nutella is already so rich and dense, i reached for the light cool whip versus the real stuff - heavy whipping cream. with the strong flavor of nutella, the flavor wasn't comprised at all and it's makes the dessert just a little lighter and 'healthier.' 

Monday, July 21, 2014

weekend snapshots

 ^ we worked on the house a good bit this weekend. scofield and his dad tore down a wall in our kitchen, while i did a little work on the bedroom. have definitely made progress, but still have a ways to go!
 ^ "no experience is ever wasted. everything has meaning." nothing like some wise words over a cup of coffee. thanks oprah ;)
 ^ our church recently bought a new building. we've been meeting at a local civic center for a few years, tearing down and setting up each sunday. we finally have our very own, permanent building and we are so excited. so sunday we had a church gathering at the new building and celebrated with a frozen yogurt truck...which i thought was the coolest thing ever. i've seen ice cream trucks and food trucks, but never a frozen yogurt truck! it was amazing.
 ^ note our friend sean in the back ... ha!

hope you had a great weekend! 
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