I needed to use up some eggs I had and could think of only one (sort a) healthy way to do that. Frittata! But, I don’t do well with portion control on my own, so I decided I wanted to make them individually sized (and freezable!).
After scouring the internet (read: Googled for like two seconds) I came across this delicious recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod.
I followed the recipe exactly (loved the breakdown of the eggs: 5 whites, 2 whole) and the addition of the turkey sausage. I also threw in some roasted red peppers…just cause.
And, after just 25 minutes (plus prep time) I have a great little breakfast or even dinner (with a fresh salad).
I went out to the outlets this weekend and bought the cutest Kelly Green Loafers from Nine West. I know these are going to be a staple this fall and wanted to put together some outfits to help you see how versatile these brightly colored flats can be.
I was instantly drawn to the Alder Shirtdress as soon as it was released. I couldn’t get the chambray look out of my head though and I really did not want a chambray shirtdress (a little cliche at this point, I think…no offense). So, I took to my “clear my head and steal some design inspiration from the pros” site, Polyvore.
This skort is an exact dupe for Simplicity 1370. Don’t believe it can be that easy…look! The *only* think I would do is shorten it a bit. Maybe three inches or so. This skort hits the upper side of the mid-thigh while the pattern is truly mid-thigh. Test it out with some muslin so make sure everything is kosher on the back side. No leaky-cheeks, please!
And, because I want these project to be super simple for you, here’s the fabric you need. This faux leather is specifically made for apparel so the weight will be spot on.
This is a super easy design to replicate. It’s just an A-line skirt after all. (Note the details: waistband and hip zips) Quilted leather (the faux stuff) is pretty common online. I found it at Fabric.com for just $15/yard.
But, to make sure this stay classy and doesn’t look trashy, I wanted show you this pic, too:
You can really tell from this stock photo how exaggerated the A-line is. This is critical to keep it from looking too tight in the wrong places. It should be more of a bell where the apex is hanging from your hips.
As a surprise to the boyf for renewing our lease I set out to finish our apartment. It was so overwhelming when we moved in because I was — yet again — downsizing. This place is just 560 square feet!
I know, right!
So, when we first moved in, the first priority was to organize and get everything to fit. But, after I did that, I just stopped designing. I had the itch to re-do a couple of months ago, but with our lease ending and no decision on what we would do, I put it off.
As soon as we renewed, I was ready and got to work right away on creating our new oasis.