Our kitchen is truly the heart of our home. We spend so much time in here eating meals, doing homework, and most importantly cooking. I put a lot of effort into the design of my kitchen because I love cooking, especially with my husband. It’s usually my time to unwind, but cooking can quickly turn from fun to stressful when you have hungry, bored kids at your feet wanting to know when dinner is ready. Enter in my lifesaver Samsung family hub refrigerator!!
I never imagined how useful this refrigerator would be! It serves as a source of entertainment for my little ones with the coloring note pad app, music, and YouTube built in to the family hub. It makes cooking dinner less stressful and more entertaining! I can’t tell you how many times I have found my kiddos giggling as they pull up a photo of mom or day and draw on mustaches and funny hats! I regularly set up the coloring note pad for my youngest son before I start cooking. Then I know he is happy, entertained, and close to me if he needs anything which makes meal prep and cooking relaxing and enjoyable!!
Although I love to cook I’m definitely not a gourmet chef! I make a super simple sauce to put over chicken or fish that you would think took me all day to make! My favorite simple sause for the summer is this Herb Lemon Cream sauce. It’s delicious on any protein and so ease to make!
Add Dill, Sour Cream, Chicken Stock Concentrate, Dijon Mustard, Lemon and hot water to a med size sauce pan. Heat thoroughly till all the ingredients come together stirring frequently with a wisk. Let simmer for 5 minuets, serve warm over your favorite protein or vegetables!
Over the past few months I have felt my style evolving, not necessarily changing but just becoming more refined. It’s funny to look back on how my style has changed over the years and grown up right along with me! One thing I have always loved is a vintage twist in my decor. I love to mix styles, specifically modern with a twist of vintage vibe, and that’s exactly what I did in my sunroom!
The real star of this room is my new handmade vintage inspired Rune rug from Revival Rugs. I have been a long time fan of their beautiful rugs and I’m so excited to add one into my home! I love the natural colors, the beautiful design, and of course I’m a sucker for any rug with fringe!! This rug is inspired by nomadic tribes. They were limited by the size loom they would make their rugs on, so they would commonly join long narrow panels together to make a larger, wider rug. How cool is that! I love knowing the story and history behind vintage pieces, as well as the design inspiration of vintage reproductions. It truly gives more life to a piece of decor for me.
This room is the perfect space for my new rug because this is where I have so many of my vintage inspired faux found pottery I have made. Have you tried this project yet?! I’m seriously obsessed with making these! They are the perfect compliment to each other and bring the whole look and feel of the space together, with a little bit of a story! This room has such a warm welcoming feel to it now and it’s a place we love to gather together as a family and enjoy a meal!
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I have been super interested in the benefits of replacing our fabric softener with wool dryer balls. I love the idea of it being chemical free because a couple of my kids have very sensitive skin. I also love that you can add a few drops of essential oils to give your clothes a fresh smell!
I set out to make my own and give then a shot! They are super easy to make and there is a good chance you already have what you need around your home, making this a very affordable project!
If there has ever been a DIY project that I have been obsessed with it’s this one! I have lost count of how many ugly containers I have turned into modern vintage looking faux pottery, and I still want to do more! It’s such a fun project that you really can’t mess up and will always turn out beautiful!
You can use this technique on practically anything. I have used ugly pottery, glass vases, plastic pots, even a set of lamps!! Click here to see how my lamps turned out. I’m completely in love with them!
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