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Christmas Dinner with Farmer John

By on December 16, 2017

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Schyler and I are spending Christmas apart this year (I will be with family in Eastern Washington and he will be with his family in Seattle) so we had a special, early Christmas dinner. With the help of Farmer John, I made a honey roasted pork dish with their pork shoulder and maple roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon using their classic bacon slices. I served these plates with delicious herbed Yukon gold potatoes. Keep reading for these delicious recipes!

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DIY Mini Christmas Wreaths

By on December 12, 2017

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These mini Christmas wreaths are so simple and pretty! Natural and simple decorations is the theme for my Christmas decorating this year. This DIY was under $3 and only took 10 minutes to make! All I had to pay for was the string and I gathered the pine tree and berry branches from my backyard. I love DIY’s that are super affordable and easy to make.

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Sauvie Island Farms Christmas Photos

By on December 11, 2017

My talented friend McKenzie did it again with these Christmas photos! I love everyone of them. Photos are such an amazing way of capturing moments we would like to remember forever. That’s why I love to find every occasion to take photos with loved ones. Schyler and I took Christmas photos at a tree farm last year so I wanted to keep up the tradition this year. We headed to Sauvie Island Farms to find the perfect tree and take some fun photos.

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Winter Fashion in the Pearl District

By on December 10, 2017

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Here in Portland, OR, we don’t usually get snow until January. We have been having a fairly warm winter so far which is nice because I have been able to wear some layered outfits. I’m sure I’ll have to whip out the winter jacket soon but for now I’ve been getting away with some lighter coats. I wanted to share some of my favorite winter pieces with you guys!

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DIY Pinecone Garland

By on December 6, 2017

The count down to Christmas continues! I still have a ton of things to check off my list, but at least my decorating is done. I wanted to share another one of my DIY Christmas decorations. This pinecone garland is the perfect natural Christmas decoration! Pinecones really speak Christmas to me and I thought a garland would be a great way to incorporate them into my decor this year. The best part about it is that it's practically free! I had twine sitting around from a previous DIY but you can easily get a roll for under $4. I gathered these fallen pine cones from trees in my neighborhood. I'm pretty resourceful :)

The count down to Christmas continues! I still have a ton of things to check off my list, but at least my decorating is done. I wanted to share another one of my DIY Christmas decorations. This pinecone garland is the perfect natural Christmas decoration! Pinecones really speak Christmas to me and I thought a garland would be a great way to incorporate them into my decor this year. The best part about it is that it’s practically free! I had twine sitting around from a previous DIY but you can easily get a roll for under $4. I gathered these fallen pine cones from trees in my neighborhood. I’m pretty resourceful 🙂

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DIY Christmas Wreath

By on December 1, 2017

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I love wreaths! They are so bright and cheery. They definitely complete a door step! I have been making one for every season so I had to keep up the tradition. I really wanted my Christmas wreath to be simple and natural. If you have seen my other Christmas decor DIY’s you might have noticed that’s my theme for this year. I gathered the materials from Craft Warehouse for under $18.

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DIY Natural Ornaments

By on November 29, 2017

I love natural and simplistic Christmas decorations like these ornaments. I got this idea while scrolling through Pinterest and I thought they would be perfect this year! This DIY was under $6; all I had to buy were the plain glass ornaments. It's the perfect and simple DIY to make while enjoying some cocoa with friends or family.

I love natural and simplistic Christmas decorations like these ornaments. I got this idea while scrolling through Pinterest and I thought they would be perfect this year! This DIY was under $6; all I had to buy were the plain glass ornaments. It’s the perfect and simple DIY to make while enjoying some cocoa with friends or family.

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Christmas Bucket List

By on November 24, 2017

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I have always loved lists! Check lists, to-do lists, bucket lists… Growing up, I would ask my mom to write my chores down on an list. I would call it my “Amelia Bedelia List”. Amelia Bedelia was a series of children’s books about a housekeeper that I read while growing up. I would go through each chore on the list and check it off until I was done. There is something so satisfying about completing a list!

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Cute Holiday Pajamas and Slipper Boots

By on November 21, 2017

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As the weather starts getting colder, I like to stay warm in festive holiday pajamas and slipper boots! I think it’s a great way of getting into the holiday spirit. I work from home so I’m usually in lounge wear, but with fun pajamas like these I still feel really cute! I love the idea of wearing matching pajamas with your significant other or family on Christmas morning. Maybe I can get Schyler to wear them with me! ;D

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Top 10 Things to Do in Edinburgh

By on November 16, 2017

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On a recent trip to Europe with my sister, we took a train from London to Edinburgh, Scotland. I really wanted to visit Edinburgh because the author J.K. Rowling lived in Edinburgh while she was writing the Harry Potter series and she drew a lot of her inspiration from the city. My sister and I are both obsessed with Harry Potter and we loved visiting the spots that inspired the books. Edinburgh is such a charming, medieval city that makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. Scotland has been on my travel bucket list for awhile and I am so glad I got to experience it! Here is my list of the top ten things to do in Edinburgh.

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