Remember when we started #smallspacesquad, a weekly round up of my and my friend & designer Erica Reitman‘s favorite small spaces on Instagram? (Catch up here!) Well, it’s time to share even more amazing, small space goodness with you guys — and encourage you to keep on tagging! The inspiration has been damn good lately, especially with the mix of dark and light, lots and lots of plants, and incredible styling.
Let’s be real here: my house was built in 1908 and kinda smells like it… there’s just this weird old house smell that I’m not totally loving. I’ve been a long time fan of Candelles, so I was delighted when they sent over the newest fall fragrances: Pomegranate Cider (Gwen’s favorite), Pumpkin Roll, Vanilla Maple, and (my favorite) Cabin Getaway. These yummy soy candles have done wonders for making my house feel way more home-y and ready for fall! They’ve been kind enough to also offer a giveaway for you guys, so be sure to enter below!
I’m about to enter my busiest time of year with work, so I don’t always have time to eat a proper breakfast. The closer we get to the holidays, it feels like the busier I get! I’m trying my best to stay energized and on top of my work out routine, so a good, filling, healthy breakfast is key. We whipped up a batch of morning muffins that are not only gluten free, but full of veggies and topped with an adorable (and delicious) quail egg!
After rounding up some gorgeous black dining chairs, I figured it was time to move on to the main event: the perfect round dining table! Finding a good table for my oddly shaped space was a little bit of a challenge, but with the help of ATG Stores, I was able to weigh all of my options and pick a gorgeous table that will be the perfect centerpiece for all of my upcoming fall entertaining!
With the frenzy of summer dying down and Labor Day weekend behind us, it’s the perfect time relax and hang out with friends. Maybe have that backyard barbecue you’ve been meaning to do while the weather’s still nice, or take a long-overdue camping trip… whatever it is, we’re here to encourage you to live it up a little bit!
Even though here in the Pacific Northwest summer is nearing the end, it’s all the more reason to spend time outdoors while you can. Whether it’s camping or hanging out at the beach, I love bringing the Underwood wines in a can with me. To keep their tasty sparkling wine cool, we DIY-ed the perfect DIY koozies!
As traditional as it can be, there is both a science and an art to the perfect roasted chicken. I’m not one to roast an entire chicken — instead, I opt for my favorite cut: bone-in thighs with the skin still on. There’s something so simple about perfectly crisped chicken skin. It reminds me of those comforting meals I enjoyed with my grandmother as a kid. It’s essentially comfort food… which is such a personal thing, right? Today I teamed up with Foster Farms to share my favorite comfort food dish, roasted chicken thighs, and why locally raised, organic, high-quality ingredients are key.
I’m about to reveal something that I’m not sure most of you guys know — I am a huge football fan. So imagine my excitement (actually, that word is an understatement) when American Express invited me to their exclusive Dinner on the 50 event for Card Members… literally, we had dinner on the 50 yard line at Century Link field and had the epic adventure of meeting Seahawks players, scoping out the Super Bowl trophy, and feasting on some amazing dishes.