Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Home Tour Part 1- Craft Area

Wow I can't believe we've already been in our new home for about 2 months now. I have been decorating, organizing and re-organizing like crazy! Today I am going to share with you the room that you see when you first walk in the door. We decided to make this a craft area since I no longer have an extra room for that. We have a lot of built in bookshelves in the new house so I utilized them for organizing my craft supplies.


This is my entryway with our vintage Victrola cabinet. My husband and I realized that is the only piece of furniture that we have kept since we lived in our first apartment! I made the little greeting at the entryway to say hello when we have visitors :)

Here is a view of the room from the entrance.

Some of my organization. I used mostly bins, jars and boxes from Ikea and Target! They house everything from Washi Tape to all of my fabric!

A couple fun crafts that I made. I redid this table to fir the room a little more with gold and white stripes.  I also took a frame found at the Salvation Army, painted it and added some twine for a fun photo display!

Another thing that I love to do is scrapbook. I recently joined the Studio Calico Scrapbook Club and get fun little goodies every month! If you enjoy scrapbooking you should definitely look into that!  These pages hang directly over my desk and can be changed whenever I want to display a new page!

I hope you all enjoyed my craft area tour! I'll be back later in the week with Kensie's nursery!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ricotta Blueberry Muffins

I LOVE to cook and bake!  It makes me so happy that you can mix certain ingredients together and make something amazing!  I am so excited to share one of my all time favorite breakfast muffins with you. They are adapted from Skinny Taste's Chocolate Chip Ricotta Muffins which are to die for as well! I wanted to make this a little more "healthy", so I added blueberries instead of Chocolate Chips...that's really the only difference, but it gives it such a different flavor!  Here's what you need!

*2 cups cake flour
*1 tsp baking soda
*3/4 cup sugar

*3 large egg whites
*1/4 cup butter (melted)

*8 oz. ricotta cheese
*1/2 tbsp vanilla 
*1 pint basket blueberries (or more if you'd like)

First in a bowl combine the flour and baking soda, set aside.  In another bowl, mix together sugar and butter until it's combined well and add the egg whites.  Next you'll add the ricotta cheese.  Once all of that is mixed up nicely, add the flour mixture and the vanilla. And lastly, fold in the blueberries.  The batter is pretty thick and sticky but that's perfect!  Spoon into muffin cups and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until a little brown on top.  DELICIOUS!!  And here is a fresh batch right out of my oven!

Hope you all find time to make these delicious little creatures! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Life Lately

For some strange reason I feel like life is just flying by! Little Kensie is almost 8 months already. How has that happened??!! Here are some fun pictures for my iphone from the past couple of weeks!


Friday, February 1, 2013


Hello there! I am starting a new link up every Friday at Life Rearranged.  I will be linking up my weekly pics from Instagram. It's always fun to me to see how people spend their days...kinda stalker-ish I know but hey, it's fun! :) Head on over and say hello if you'd like! Here's what we were up to this week!

This little love was sick most of the week last week so we decided to get out and spend a day shopping...she brings her stroller everywhere!

This face I tell you literally almost KILLS ME!! She is such a happy girl and LOVES getting her pictures taken!

 It's been so nice here we had to spend some time outside. We finally got a swing for Kensie to add to the swing set so it was perfect and they loved swinging together!

My husband and I will be married for 10 years this month! I can't believe how fast time has gone! I have been wanting boots for A LONG TIME and we found these and he got them for me for our anniversary...what a sweet man I have!

I figure I've always been a pretty organized person, but I love organizing other people's things more than mine! haha! A wonderful blog that i follow called  i heart organizing shared her budget binder and planner on her blog and I fell in love with them! The binders and title plaques are Martha Stewart from Staples!

life rearranged

I hope you all have a marvelous weekend!