There’s something about spring that always makes me so excited to grocery shop and switch up everything we eat and drink. The local markets are chock-full of beautiful, fresh produce right now. One ingredient that I haven’t had a chance to explore much is rhubarb. Admittedly, I’ve always been intimidated by rhubarb and it’s tartness. I can wrap my mind around rhubarb when paired with strawberry and in a pie… but all other forms sort of stress me out! Or rather, they used to until I tasted my first sip of this rhubarb + pink peppercorn cocktail!
Happy Friday and greetings from High Point! I flew in a bit early to hang out with my friend Lindsay of Suite One Studio and I’m so happy I did. It’s been really fun to check out her new studio space, meet her tiny zoo, and finally see her house. Our plan for the weekend is to check out the market early, but also to scope out some of Lindsay’s favorite antique shops and eat some gooood Southern food. I’m going to be oversharing on Instagram, so be sure to follow along to see it all FIRST.
In case you missed it, here’s what we shared on the blog this week:
source: Soho Home enamelware canister set.
In the tiny bungalow, we’ve worked really hard over the past year to minimize our waste and our impact on the environment. That means no more plastic and certainly nothing that is disposable… so I’ve searched high and low for stylish, but functional dry goods storage containers. There are tons of options out there and I figured we’re not alone in trying to green-up our home. Even if you’re just trying to avoid using plastic in your kitchen, these storage containers are a great place to start.
Happy week 2 of One Room Challenge! This week was all about planning for our backyard oasis. Not only did I make a rough floor plan for us to follow, but we also created an epic to do list of everything we need to do before we reveal the finished space. Oh, and our dining room is currently stacked to the ceiling with all of the new pieces we’ve received from the amazing sponsors! Let’s dig in, shall we? (Pun only a little bit intended.)
It’s an exciting day when a book arrives in the mail… but it’s even more fun when it’s a book by a blogger you’ve admired for years! Melissa Coleman from The Faux Martha is one I’ve watched for years. Her minimalist aesthetic and easy-to-follow recipes are so inspiring — and don’t even get me started on her gorgeous home. With the release of her first book, The Minimalist Kitchen, Melissa shares 100 of her best recipes and tips. Today I am sharing one of my favorite recipes from the book, quinoa bibimbap bowls + giving away a copy and an Oxo product!
I’m a huge list-maker, so this year I’ve been keeping a list of all the books that I’ve read so far. The list is approaching double digits, which feels like a lot to me, considering that I consider myself a slow reader. Given how much I’ve been traveling though, I’d say it makes sense! I wanted to share some of the books that have really stood out to me lately in case you’re looking for something good to read. Whether you want a juicy, can’t-put-it-down novel, a delicious and gorgeously photographed recipe book, or a decor book to inspire your next makeover, this list should help you!