Fall Color Inspiration

Autumn is right around the corner… and with it comes cooler temperatures (thank goodness!!) and of course beautiful fall colors.  These inspiring tones are sure to get you ready to jump into a new season.  So break out those sweaters and get ready to order yourself a delicious pumpkin latte…because it’s all about Fall!

Slide1Cadmium Orange is a dramatic tangerine tone with a retro vibe and a huge pop of personality.

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A sophisticated take on olive green with a soothing and chic feel.

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An easy going warm and rustic shade with a cozy vibe reminiscent of fall foliage.

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A relaxing blue-gray with a cool and calming feel and an almost ocean-like vibe

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A mix of violet, orchid, and amethyst is a sophisticated pop of color.

Are you READY for fall!?!  What are your favorite hues of the season?

Happy Fall Ya’ll!

~ Jillian

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Monday Mantra: Falling into Place

Oh what a year it has been so far.  It would be an understatement to call it a rollercoaster ride that has gotten us to this point.  If this last year has taught me anything, it’s that things happen for a reason and even if you feel like your world is crumbling around you, there is a bigger plan in motion that promises to bring great things.  I am so thankful for everything we have experienced because it has brought us to the most wonderful time in our lives.  We have a sweet little miss that brings unimaginable joy into our lives and I am fortunate enough to spend more time with her then I ever thought I would be able to.  All things fall into place, even if the journey to get there seems a little bumpy.  Looking back, those bumps were totally worth it.

“Sometimes when things are falling apart
they may actually be falling into place”

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Cheers to finding your path, surpassing what you thought would make you the happiest and ending up exactly where you belong.

~ Jillian

Trends to ♥

There are so many fabulous trends happening right now in the design world.  The problem is narrowing it down and figuring out what and how to make them apart of my life!  Here are just a few to get your creative juices flowing…

Trend #1: Bold Blue

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Trend #2: Neutral Texture

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Trend #3: Warm Wood Tones

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Trend #4: Geometric Pattern

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What are your favorite trends happening right now?  Have you changed it up and brought them into your home??

~ Jillian

Yummo: Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Dinner these days around our house has definitely changed.  Now we are balancing pulling together a healthy and FAST dinner with snuggling and playing with our little miss before she heads to bed.  Add to that the fact that me and hubby have totally different likes & dislikes and you’ve got yourself a tough challenge!!!  So when I find recipes that we both can enjoy I’m sold!!  It’s super important that our meals are quick,easy and healthy of course!  So much of what we buy at the store these days is full of junk.  Preservatives to extend shelf life and added things that just aren’t good!!  Pulling together something this easy makes that store bought spaghetti sauce totally unnecessary!

Easy Spaghetti Sauce

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Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients:

  • Gluten-free Spaghetti Noodles (my favorite is Quinoa pasta!)
  • Ground Turkey
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried Onion
  • Dried Oregano
  • Tomato Sauce
  • *Reserved Pasta Water
  • Red Pepper Flake
  • Cardamon
  • Salt
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Shredded Parmesan (and any other spaghetti topics you like!)

Directions:

  1. Brown ground turkey (or ground meat of choice) & cook pasta.
  2. Season with garlic powder, dried onion & dried oregano. (add a splash of tomato sauce to prevent the meat from sticking to the pan if necessary)
  3. Add apple cider vinegar, worcestershire sauce and reserved pasta water.
  4. Season with red pepper flake, cardamon and salt.
  5. Add remaining tomato sauce and let simmer for flavors to combine.

*This is not an exact science!  If you love spice add more of the cumin and red pepper flake, if you are a vinegar kind of person…load it up!  Adjust the quantities to your taste and enjoy!!

**I usually broil up some broccoli or throw together a salad and the hubby makes a quick garlic toast to go along with his spaghetti! (easy…toast with garlic powder and melted cheese slices!!)

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~ Jillian