I took the last few months off from working on anything on here because I wanted to really think about the content I want to be publishing going forward. It was also the busiest part of wedding season/the holidays. I’ve had some time to sit down and set some goals and brainstorm ideas and I’m excited to jump back into posting again. The blog is going to take a little bit of a different (and hopefully better) direction this year. Hopefully it’s something you all like!
And now a little catch up on us, and we’ll move on to newer things:
Our BFFs Monica, Heidi, and Harry came down and visited us for a couple days.
Jane has really taken to being a home depot helper, she was especially fond of helping choose mums for the porch this fall. One of our two weekends in Martha’s Vineyard. The Harbor View hotel in Edgartown is top notch, for anyone planning a trip. Lots of dinners outside on the patio. Our college friend Linsday from London Photo came and did our family pictures. Christopher played soccer but decided it wasn’t for him. “I want to go home, I’m tired of running.” I braved a climb to the top of our 15 foot ladder and put up a swing for the kids. Jane has only fallen out once thanks to an overzealous push from Christopher. Still feeling like ballers living by the ocean. Jane is coloring on everything. If you plan on coming by give me a few minutes warning so I can get the magic eraser out. My mom and dad sent me my grandma’s piano for my birthday. I love having it here. The kids love it too. The piano may feel differently… Jane and her friend Natalie went to the zoo in Providence. It’s definitely the best zoo in the area. If you’re in Boston head down there for a zoo, skip Franklin Park and DEFINITELY skip the Stone Zoo. We are working on our bedroom right now. We got a new bed, and lights and built some floating night stands. That plant has already been killed by Jane the plant dumper Another trip to Martha’s Vineyard. These are from Lucy Vincent Beach in Chillmark. It has some awesome cliffs and large rocks. Momma and Poppa Hansen came! We filled them with fish and chips. Chad’s brothen Kellen came for a visit for one day too, Apple picking with Grandma Jil. Fall festival with Grandma and Grandpa B. Halloween.Bedazzling A surprise birthday stay at the Verb hotel and a bruins game for Chad’s birthday. Jane turned 2! We introduce the Snoop dog into our family. After re-homing Buckley 6 months ago we really missed our doggie friend. Thanksgiving snow! A family trip to NYC (museum of natural history, central park, FAO schwartz) Santa! Chad and I had a wedding published in the GORGEOUS new publication, Geraldine. It’s available online and at select Anthropoligie stores. Our first Christmas in our house. On to the new year!
I posted this dessert topping recipe over on You Are My Fave a little while ago (like a year ago), but thought I’d share it again here as we’re getting into apple picking time and I’m sure a lot of you are wondering what to do with those huge bags of apples you picked.
This is a really easy, and really delicious addition to any dessert. It would taste really great on a cheesecake or ice cream, or maybe just rolled into a warm tortilla mmmm.
Apple Dessert Topping:
- 4 Apples, cubed
- 10 Tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 4 Tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. Melt butter in medium sized saucepan
2. In a small bow mix together all dry ingredients.
3. Stir the cubed apples into the dry mixture.
4. Add apple mixture to the butter once it’s melted and stir, add vanilla.
5. Let simmer on low heat for 20-30 minutes.
We have a bed, we have closets!! (I’ll post some pictures tomorrow once they’re more put together) The next step is filling in the room with some lighting. We have a golden flying saucer light on the ceiling (very 80′s and nothing next to our beds. We have one table lamp in the room that we turn on at night when we go up to bed but that’s it. I’ve been scouring the internet for some dreamy, yet affordable options and here’s what I’ve narrowed it down to. What do you like best?
1. Color Cord
3. World Market
4. Shades of Light
5. Shades of Light (young house love collection)
6. Shades of Light
Our bedroom is a disaster. Seriously, a cluster cuss. Our office is in there and we have only one tiny closet to share between the two of us so all of our clothes are on clothing racks or in a dresser that’s too big for our bedroom. Our kids come in all the time mess with everything and make it feel even more messy. It’s time to change things. I have plans. I need a place that’s peaceful and organized and more serene. Chad needs the kids to stop touching his stuff and so do I. When we moved in (not that long ago, I know) we decided we wouldn’t really put any effort into our bedroom. But I can’t deal with the chaos any more. Time for a solution.
Here’s my inspiration:
Neutral tones with a rustic, but modern feel.
We need some pictures up on our walls. There’s nothing for poor Chad to look at in there except my ugly mug. Closets!! Built in PAX wardrobes from IKEA, which is what we’re going to go with. A bedside table! We’ve had nothing since we moved. Everything just gets tossed on the floor next to the bed…and then subsequently stolen or stepped on by children.
Here’s the progress so far: Closet building materials have been purchased, the giant dresser has been sold (which means all of our clothes are now on the floor, and I bought a new bed, something I’ve been dreaming about for 5 years. I’m excited for everything to come together in the next couple of weeks!
I’m on the hunt for some nice rustic picture frames, anyone have a good source?