All White Bathroom Renovation

Posting photos of our all white bathroom renovation. The before photos are too yucky to post! Needless to say we are very happy with the results.

We left the existing tall built-in shelf with some updating: painting the unit, re-lining the shelf bottoms, and getting new baskets and towels. We installed a new vanity and top, and toilet. We left the existing shower/bath, and put in new floor tiles.

 

Art Project for Kids: Spooky Halloween Masks

For me, Christmas and Easter are among my favorite holidays, by my son just LOVES Halloween! So to support his favorite holiday, I wanted to think of some fun ways to let him explore the idea of “dressing up” as different things.

I found these wooden masks at Michaels craft store. All you need is some washable paint and paintbrushes (…and maybe some newspaper to cover the table mess).

Mom joins in on the fun because I can’t help myself…

I encourage them to choose their own colors. If he selects orange for the pumpkin then cool, but if he were to select pink or blue, resist the urge to correct them, there are no right answers when being creative!

Even little ones can join in the project. A high chair tray, and wearing just a diaper, are perfect ways to limit the mess that is bound to happen!

Here is the proud pumpkin with his finished product!

Meow! (That’s Happy Halloween in Cat!)

Purple and Green Bridal Shower

Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with flower arranging. Something about it makes me feel so expressive and in touch with nature at the same time. The textures, colors and patterns come together like a collage and it just brings me so much joy.

So of course I was happy to plan my sister’s bridal shower, and went with a purple and green color theme that felt fitting for the fall.

As a graphic designer, I also make paper products to match. It was a beautiful day!

Energy Balls Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, then refrigerate for 30 minutes so the “dough” is not too soft to roll. Roll into small balls and keep in refrigerator.

Lilies and Tulips

In the dead of winter, it’s nice to remind yourself that one day Spring will be back! What better way than with lilies and tulips.

Lobster Dinner at Home

Our New Years Day family tradition is to start the year off with a delicious meal – lobsters at home. January 1st is actually my Dad’s birthday, and this has always been what he wanted to do to celebrate.

When gathering and celebrating, a charcuterie of meats and cheeses is always a nice way to start.

 

Some tips for eating lobster at home:

  • See if your grocery store will steam the lobsters for you – saves time and you know it will be cooked to perfection.
  • Make sure you have the proper utensils: Kitchen shears, lobster cracker, and seafood fork.
  • Melted butter and a lemon wedge are a great accompaniment to lobster.
  • Have a big bowl on table for discarding the shells, and paper towels on hand for mess.

I served this meal with shrimp cocktail appetizer, as well as sides of mashed potatoes, corn and asparagus. Delicious!