I am all about keeping your home staples the same throughout the year, but bringing pieces from the outside in, in order to bring the seasons to life.
I stopped at one of my secret weapon home decor stores for accessories: Ikea. (sshhhhhhhhhh… don’t tell anyone, but I love their accessories department).
It’s unbelievable what small changes can do to your space.
Continue reading “Summertime Decor”
Long time, no read… I know I’ve been MIA for a while, but… I’m Baaaaaack!
I’m going to be very transparent… I needed to take a hiatus from blogging because the blog lost the fun aspect of sharing ideas I’m living out with my followers. This will be different. This time it’s going to be on my own terms. I’m not going to create content when there is none. I’m not going to make myself post when I’m not feeling like I have anything to contribute. I’m only going to post when I sincerely believe you can use this for your life.
Enough of that! I want to share with you how to create an awesome breakfast dish, without the effort of cooking several dishes.
Continue reading “Best Brunch Bake”
I don’t know about you, but I feel like these past few weeks have been a whirlwind! I recently closed on my home, and wanted to make sure the entire interior of home was freshly painted to give a clean and fresh feel.
A decision that can be difficult to make is a paint color. I understand that paint can be one of the least expensive decisions when it comes to making a major design difference in your home; however, painting is time-consuming, and laborious. I want to take the guessing out of paint, and make this a much easier decision to make.
Ready? Let’s get to it!
Continue reading “How To: Pick a Paint Color for Your Home”
Happy Fall, Embarquers!
This season only seems to be only be about pumpkin (which, don’t get me wrong- I love it!); however, apples don’t get enough credit!
One of my favorite things to do on the weekend in the fall is to go to apple orchards. There are few things more beautiful than listening to the crunch on the fallen leaves beneath your boots, and feeling the cool, fresh, crisp fall air fill your lungs.
After a lovely afternoon, I came home with two large bags of Zestar and Honeycrisp apples and knew I had to put them to good use, so I consulted my mother on her favorite apple pie recipe, and we came up with this little gem. Hope you enjoy!
Continue reading “The Ultimate Fall Treat: Swedish Apple Pie”
Even though it may be September and people can barely keep calm about Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I am someone that likes to keep summer going as long as I can (since it’s so short in Minnesota). Here are some of my favorite adult beverages for warm weather
Let’s get to it!
Continue reading “A Fabulous Summer Cocktail”
Happy Thursday, Embarquers!
I was at Costco the other day (big surprise), and saw their selection of salmon, and my mouth started to salivate… Salmon is not only delicious, but incredibly healthy for you. It has 40g of protein per serving, no carbs, healthy fats, 100% of your daily B-12 vitamins, the list goes on…
I went out to my garden, picked 5 sprigs of rosemary, grabbed some lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper and get to work.
Let’s do this!
Continue reading “Salmon for Days”
Happy Friday, Ya’ll!
The weekend is here! I was thinking that since there’s only so much time left in the summer, it would be fun to create a list of fun things to do with the rest of the days left. These are not only fun date ideas but also great ideas to do with your friends as well.
Let’s get to it!
Continue reading “7 Things to do Before the End of Summer”
Hope your week has been an awesome one!
Something I’ve been trying to eat more are… brussel sprouts. I always hated them as a kid, but I want to give them a second, third and fourth chance 😉
Ready to try it out with me? Let’s do this!
Embarque’s Brussel Sprouts
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After making the decision to move across the country, I decided I needed something new in my room to give it a fresh feeling, and I knew new bedding would do just that.
Doesn’t it feel like there’s something intimate about picking out your bedding? It’s something that touches your skin for approximately 8 hours everyday, so it better be comfy and personalized to your needs. For example, if you tend to get hot in the middle of the night, make sure you have breathable bedding that will keep you cool all night.
Continue reading “Fresh Start, New Bedding”
I apologize on the delay between posts. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. I sold my house in Austin, moved all my belongings (with a lot of help from my sweet brother and dad- shout out to both of you!) and moved to Minnesota to be near my family.
Back to the post…To give you a little background, my dad has been making this pico for twelve years, and after quite a bit of experimentation, it seems to be almost perfect. Now, let’s get to the good stuff… Who’s ready for some pico?
Let’s get to it!
Continue reading “The Best Pico de Gallo”