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5 Fall Recipes to Try

October 24, 2014 · 0 comments

What better way to kickstart the week before Halloween than with some amazingly delicious fall recipes!? If you follow me on Pinterest then you already know I have a dedicated board that is oozing with recipes I would like to try. This week I dug up fie recipes I am dying to try this season. From breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack time, you are sure to find something to delight your palette!

BREAKFAST: Pumpkin French Toast Muffins

Pumpkin French Toast Muffins

Recipe Via Cooking Classy Blog

LUNCH: Potato Corn Chowder with Bacon and Kale

Potato Corn Chowder

Recipe Via Good Life Eats

SNACK: Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Recipe Via Two Peas + Their Pod

DINNER: White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Recipe Via Design Wine Dine

DESSERT: Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread

cream cheese filled pumpkin bread

Recipe Via Averie Cooks

Do you have any favorite fall recipes? Share them below with us! Have a great weekend!

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Decorating your fireplace mantel for the fall season is by far one of my favorite things to do. It’s the one place that you can be unique and show your personality. Here are a few ways to turn your turn your fireplace mantel into a wow-worthy centerpiece for the holidays

The right mix of seasonal and non-seasonal accessories can enhance even the simplest of fireplace mantels. Pair everyday accessories like windows, vases, and candlesticks with seasonal accents like pumpkins and fall foliage. Adding these small touches goes a long way.

fireplace mantel holiday decor 2

Via The Frugal Homemaker

Style your mantel with a few vintage pieces to create a warm and cozy feeling. Anything from mason jars to mercury glass to old windows. Be creative and have fun with it!

Fireplace Mantel Holiday Decor

 

Via The Lily Pad Cottage

Show off your personality and design style! It’s your home, so decorate how you want to!

 

fireplace mantel holiday decor 3

 

Via The Bungalow Blog

 

How do you decorate your fireplace mantel for the holidays? And if you don’t have a mantel, do you decorate something else?

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You may have seen the sneak peak of a nursery I designed over on our Facebook page a few days ago. Well, I am excited to announce that we welcomed our precious baby boy, Jayden, in early September and that nursery happens to be his! My hands have been pretty full, literally – I cannot stop snuggling and kissing him. He is so much fun but being a mom definitely has been a full-time job in itself. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t change it for anything. He sure is the perfect angel baby. Here is a sneak peak of our newborn shoot (don’t worry, when I receive the photos from our fabulous photographer, Heather, I will share the cuteness).

Jayden Moore Heather Bee Photography

My husband purchased a gently used professional camera shortly after Jayden was born (mostly to take high quality photos of our little peanut) and so I decided to test it out on the nursery. I am not a professional photographer, but these photos are better than what my iPhone can capture.

When we found out we were having a boy, I immediately knew I wanted a vintage nautical themed nursery. We already had the dresser and side table (the space was previously our spare bedroom). This was a inspirational mood board that got me started.

Baby Moore Mood Board

Nursery View One

Nursery View Two

We own a 22 catalina sailboat and when I was searching for the perfect bookcase, it wasn’t happening. So I was pleasantly surprised when my husband said he would build Jayden’s bookcase…and he nailed it, wouldn’t you say? That’s right, my husband built-this custom sailboat bookcase from scratch.

Boat Shelf

Boat Shoes Detail

Football Detail

There are so many handmade items in Jayden’s nursery. The  artwork, throw pillow, and custom Growth Chart all came from Etsy.

Pictures

Pillow Detail

Growth Chart

This Set Sail sign was hand painted painted by my grandmother. Jayden’s name wasn’t revealed until his birth so when she comes to visit, she will add his name across the top.
Set Sail

The antique dresser and night stand are from two of our favorite local stores, Hip and Humble and Lucketts. I replaced the original hardware with more appropriate knobs and pulls I found at Anthropologie.

Dresser

Dresser Detail

I hope you enjoy Jayden’s vintage nautical themed nursery tour as much as I had designing it! Of all the projects I have done, this has been one of my favorite spaces, by far. I spend the majority of my time in the nursery these days and I enjoy every moment.

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Yesterday I had a new client consultation for a potential kitchen renovation. Every room was decorated beautifully, except the kitchen (aka her problem child). She has been living with it for years now and its time to say goodbye!

One way we brainstormed ways to add elegance and sophistication to the kitchen while keeping the overall design style of the rest of the apartment was in the backsplash design. Kitchen backsplash can be one of the most important features of your kitchen. Not only does it create a focal point for the eye, but it also adds protection to your walls when cooking and baking.

When it comes to your kitchen backsplash, the possibilities are pretty much endless. At a variety of price points, colors, sizes, and materials available it can be an overwhelming decision (on top of all the other decisions you are already making). Here are a few of my favorite trending backsplash looks.

Stacking
A contemporary look to the traditional subway tile is stacking. The subway tile can be installed horizontal or vertical, but rather than a brick-like pattern, the tiles simply stack on top of each other. This helps create clean lines and adds a contemporary feel to your space. When stacking, ditch the traditional 3” x 6” subway tile size and opt for a larger subway tile, 4”x 8” or 6” x 12”.

stacking backsplash

Via Style at Home

Slab
Another trend that adds a classic look to any kitchen is a slab backsplash. This is a great style if you are going for a simple and sophisticated kitchen look.

slab backsplash

Via Style at Home

Herringbone
This look is very in right now (for both backsplash and floor patterns). I especially love the look in a Carerra marble-like material, but you can also do it with subway or glass tiles.

Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

Via Bliss at Home

Do you have a favorite backsplash look? I would love it if you shared your thoughts below!

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I cannot get over the simply beauty of this living space. I love the heave, bulky staple furniture paired with soft and fluffy accessories. There is something about this space that calls my name and wants me to cuddle up in front of the television or with a good book. Be careful with your cup of coffee or glass of red wine though :-)

white on white

If you look closely on the wall between the windows (just behind the fresh blooms), you will see 2 vertical artwork pieces followed by 2 small wall shelves. A brilliant storage solution for a small space (if you don’t have small children, that is).

*Note: This home was recently featured in Style at Home Magazine. If you click on the photo the link will take you directly to the website to view more photos of the home- that never made it to press!

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