LEMON RICOTTA MUFFINS

We’ve had pretty mild temperatures around here lately which has me dreaming of spring – and wanting light lemony sweets.  I don’t know what it is about warmer weather that has me reaching for anything and everything lemon.  These lemon ricotta muffins fit the bill.  The lemon is bright without being overpowering and the ricotta makes them super moist.  There is also a slight almond flavor which is lovely.  I also can’t wait to try these cookies and this cake.

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LINKS I LIKE

A roundup of  Internet things that caught my eye this week

1.   Who said it – Donald Trump, Kanye, or Lord Voldemort?  These are both shocking and funny.

2.  This listing of the most powerful passports is really interesting.  The United States is tied with 4 other countries for the number 4 spot.

3.  The first uterus transplant in the US is really exciting and could mean women previously unable to have children could now do so.

4.  Glamour magazine rounded up some images of the red carpet before all celebrities had stylists.

5.  How the cocktail got it’s name.  Just reading this had me reaching for one!

WEDNESDAY WANTS: MINTED WALL ART

If you’ve never checked out Minted I’d highly suggest you do! It’s an online print shop where you can personalize cards, stationary, and other printed items as well as pick up some awesome art pieces. The best part about their art is they feature all independent artists. Several print sizes and frame options are available so you can customize the piece to your space.

I’d be happy with just about any print from their collection but these are some of my favorites:

 A Non Occasional Gathering
Logan’s nursery has a sailboat/nautical scene so this
print would be perfect.

A Non Occasional Gathering

Watercolor Abstract Flora Series
The colors in this one just make me really happy! The artist has a few
prints in a similar style and medium that would display lovely as a collection.

Watercolor Abstract Flora

Life is Sweet
The macaroons in this print are so cute and fun – it would
look great in the kitchen or dining room!
Life is Sweet

A Little Window
The pops of blue and red would add something special
to my otherwise neutral living room.A Little Window

Minted is also partnered up with one of my favorite home stores, West Elm.  There you can find even more great art pieces including these fun radish and carrot prints, this succulent, and this geometric pattern.

Check out Minted and let me know your favorites!

OUR FAVORITE BABY PRODUCTS

Logan recently turned 4 months old and it feels like we (somewhat) have things figured out.  He has fallen into a fairly predictable routine, although not sleeping through the night yet, and developed quite the little personality.  We even had our first giggles and spend most of our time now trying to make him laugh.  He changes so much from day to day and we still have a lot to learn, but at this point we have figured out some of the things that work for us and those that don’t.  Below are some of our favorite baby products that helped us survive these past few months. Continue reading

LINKS I LIKE

A roundup of  Internet things that caught my eye this week

1.  The SS United States, the 1950s fastest luxury liner, has been docked for years but a recent purchase of the ship by Crystal Cruises may mean it could sail again.

2.  The trailer for Fuller House has been released!  The Netflix original spinoff of Full House premieres February 25th and I couldn’t be more excited.

3.  Its National Wine Day!  Here is a list of tv characters most likely to toast to the day.

4.  Performances from this year’s Grammys are ranked from worst to best.

5.  Apple is fighting the FBI on their request to have access to data

WEDNESDAY WANTS: OVERALLS

I loved overalls as a kid so was super excited to see them make a comeback.  I haven’t worn a pair in over 20 years though so I’m really curious to see how they fit as an adult.  Maybe it’s the fact that I turn 30 this year that has me drawn to them – a last ditch effort to avoid growing up!

This pair is super affordable (on sale for under 25!) so is the perfect opportunity to try out the trend without breaking the bank.

What do you all think?  Will you try out adult overalls?

Blank Denim  //  Levis  //  Mavi Jeans  //  Madewell //
Topshop  //  Hart Denim  //  H&M  //  Old Navy

 

 

WEDNESDAY WANTS: OTK BOOTS

I’m having a moment for over-the-knee (OTK) boots.  In all honesty I wasn’t sold on the trend initially, but the more they pop up in stores the more they have peaked my interest.  I’ve seen them styled with jeans and dresses alike and am really digging the look!  I’ve found a couple options you can get for a steal, treat yourself and splurge on, or save your pennies for.

STEAL

Steve Madden // Vince Camuto // H&M

SPLURGE

Club Monaco // Aldo // Cole Haan

SAVE

Stuart Weitzman // Alexandre Birman // Pierre Hardy

Have you jumped on the OTK boot bandwagon?  I’d love to know how you wore them!

 

POT ROAST WITH ONION GRAVY

IMG_6030Is there anything better than a pot roast, especially one that has been slow cooked until tender?  It’s the perfect dish to warm you up and is one of my go-to comfort foods.  This recipe does not disappoint!  The onions are slow cooked with the roast then thickened into a savory gravy.  It’s the perfect family meal and can easily be doubled or tripled based on the size of your roast. Continue reading