About Stephanie Spring

http://stephanie-spring.com

I love early mornings and Jesus, cooking and coffee, navy blue and white stripes and traveling.

Posts by Stephanie Spring:

Hugs and Quiches

Pepper season is still in full force over here (and so is lack of time!) This is the perfect combo for any family on the go that which can also truly satisfy the desire for a hearty breakfast! It is great for get-togethers and dare I say, (cough) the holidays?! Enjoy lovies because you’ll be receiving a lot of hugs and kisses after you make this one for your family! xo


Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 kale leaves
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO
  • S and P to taste



What to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Chop/dice the bell pepper. Pour EVOO into a skillet on medium to medium-high heat. Once it is heated, add pepper and cooked until just slightly brown or soft. In the meantime, tear the kale into small bite sized pieces and set aside.

Grease a pie pan (I used butter) and evenly spread kale and red pepper onto the bottom. In a separate dish whisk eggs and continue whisking as you add the milk. Pour egg mixture over pepper and kale. Bake for 25-30 minutes.


 

Party Time + Giveaway

It’s my birthday week and the one thing that never fails to be on my mind each year for any birthday is food! Thanks to some of my very favorite and very generous places, I’m giving one lucky winner a gift basket of four Bob’s Red Mill items of your choice, two free Purely Elizabeth products, two coupons for Stonyfield yogurt, and one Jade Leaf Matcha tea pouch! NINE of my favorite foods are going to one winner and I can’t wait!

Take a look at some of the recipes I make (and that you should make this week!) and scroll to the very bottom to enter the rafflecopter! Good luck! xo


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway runs until Sunday night! I will announce the winner on Monday, October 23, 2017!

Friday Favorites

Oh my goodness, do I need a Friday! 🙂 Don’t we all? You know the drill, here are my favorites from this past week.

One.

Earlier this week I talked about how I love keeping our home cozy (here) and blankets (like the ones below!) are a big part of that!

                                             

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Two.I was a guest writer for Urban Southern this week and talked about some of my favorite fall fashion pieces. You can read the entire post, here.

Three.

Yesterday my heart kept growing heavier with a lot of news. I am just so thankful that God knows our tomorrow’s and that there is always something to be grateful for.

Four.It rained a lot this week, which was perfect for my Easy Tomato Soup. Pair it with some grilled cheese for your weekend or a weeknight next week! 🙂

Five.

My sister and I used to LOVE this movie and it’s always fun to rewatch this time of year. 🙂

I pray your Friday is a great one filled with movies, blankets, and a bowl of soup! xo

Sweet and Cozy

As fall rolls around and leads into winter, cozy is the name of the game in our home. Whether it’s when people are over or just the two of us, there are definitely elements that create the sweet and cozy feel that makes a house a home. 🙂

  1. First up: Blankets. I just can’t get enough and the softer the better!                                                                                                               

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2. Candles. Since I’ve been burning Antique Candle Works non-stop I figured I would share some of my favorite scents with you. (Since I own almost every one! Shhh!) 🙂 These also make such cute Christmas gifts! (wink-wink!)

Sage and Citrus. Cashmere. Momma’s Kitchen. (Pssst..it’s on sale!) Good Tidings.

3. Simple decor goes a long way to making a home cozy. I bought some mini white pumpkins, some silver dollar eucalyptus, and mixed it with some pine cones. I have a few candles in the background too! Done! 🙂


4. Coffee please! I love having the Keurig on when people come over, especially in the fall and winter months. It instantly creates a cozy feeling of coffee flowing and makes me want to snuggle up with a warm blanket! 🙂 Happy fall everyone!

 

16 hours

5:30 a.m.

5:45 a.m.7:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

On average, there are about 16 hours in my day. 16. Some days the 16 hours are jam-packed and other days they feel much, much lighter! However, a typical day hasn’t changed much over the years and in a lot of ways I’m extremely thankful for that. If anything, the changes that have been made, have created margin within my day to take a few extra breaths. Here we are in my 16 hours. 🙂

5:00- Wake up & shower (Face Cleanser, Clarisonic Mia 2)

5:30- Breakfast (here) and devotions. (I use the Bible app, Proverbs 31 Ministry, or read my Bible).


5:45- Hair: 1.Shampoo and Conditioner 2.12 Benefits Hair Treatment 3. Hairdryer 4. Curling Iron, 1″

5. Straightener 6. Smoothing Serum 7.Hairspray 8. Volume Spray (and smells ah-mazing!)

Make-up: 1.Foundation 2. All Over Face Color 4. Clinique High Impact Mascara 5.Mineral Veil 6. NARS Lips: Color 1Color 2.

7:00- I get to school around 7:00 before the students arrive at 8:50. I get A LOT done during that time.

10:00- Planning period (Snack and grading/prep)

12:15- Typical lunch, here.

3:45- Head home to make dinner, like this.

Crock-Pot tip: I have been trying to use the crockpot about once a week this year. Since Eric and I are both gone more than 6 or 8 hours (like most recipes recommend) I have our meal cook overnight. Since I wake up before Eric, I remove the crockpot to give it time to cool and right before Eric leaves he puts it in the refrigerator. Then, we heat it up when we’re ready to eat that night! Easy! 🙂

6:00- We either head to the gym when Eric gets home or eat. Usually, eating wins and then we go for a walk afterwards. 🙂

7:30- Read, watch TV, etc.

9:00- Bed (yes, we go to bed early)!

I love this life so, so much. 🙂