Around this time of year I start getting antsy for pops of color in my wardrobe. I’m all about classic jewelry that I can wear for years and doesn’t go out of style. But add a pop of color to a classic piece and it takes the cake. J.Crew always seems to find the perfect combination of classic and color molded into their jewelry. Treat Mom this Mother’s Day (and grab a few pieces for you and your friends!) with some fun new accessories! Happy shopping! 🙂 xo
Posts by Stephanie Spring:
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching! Eeeeek! So fun and yet so close! I’ve compiled some of my favorite recipes to make scrambling around for that perfect breakfast, appetizer, main course, or dessert a little less stressful. 😉 All the recipes are simple and ready for you to whip up in only T-minus 5 days! Have fun and enjoy celebrating the mamas in your life and show them some love from your kitchen! 🙂
I don’t know when my love for salmon started but once it did, there was no going back. It has easily become one of my favorite dishes and can be combined with so many different ingredients. Salmon with avocado salsa is definitely one of my go-to recipes but it is neck and neck with the lemon-butter salmon. It is extremely easy and equally as healthy. The lemon and butter combination creates the perfect sauce that has the salmon melting in your mouth and makes you want to go back for seconds. I love pairing it with asparagus or any green vegetable for a side. So simple. So good. See for yourself!
- 2 pounds salmon
- 4 Tbsp butter (cut)
- 2 lemons (sliced)
- Salt and pepper (optional)
What to do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a deep dish baking pan with foil. Place lemons on the bottom of the pan in the shape of the salmon. Place salmon on top of the lemons. Place butter slices on top of salmon. Season with salt and pepper (optional). Fold the foil around the salmon to hold in the butter and lemon juice as it cooks. Cook for about 35-45 minutes or until the top is getting white and the inside is tender.
I recently watched The Intern and fell in love! Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway are amazing! It is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time and a must see!
A few weeks ago Eric and I both tried Kombucha and loved it. I normally don’t like carbonated drinks but I lately, I find myself grabbing one or two of these at the store. I’ve tried a few of their flavors but I keep going back to Triology. So good!
I used our juicer a few times over the winter but there is something about making it once the weather starts getting warmer. Last weekend, we made Mornin’ Sunshine and it was love at first sip, all over again! You can buy the juicer, here!
Have a great Friday and an even better weekend! 🙂
I’ll just put it out there…I can’t take credit for this creation, it was all Eric. He’s extremely creative with mixing flavors and having it turn out amazing! I normally really don’t like pickles. At all. But, these were an exception. I loved them and found myself sneaking bites from the fridge. They have that perfect balance of hot and tangy, sweet and spicy.
- 2 English cucumbers (also called Hothouse cucumbers)
- 1 3/4 cups rice vinegar
- 3 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups of water
- 3 tablespoons Sriracha Sauce
- 2 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 4 teaspoons dill seed
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- Crushed red pepper flakes (Large dash per jar)
What to do:
*This recipe makes four pint jars or two-quart jars.*
Mix the rice vinegar, kosher salt, and sugar together with a spoon until the sugar is dissolved. Add 2 cups of water and 3 tablespoons Sriracha. Mix and set aside. Wash and slice cucumbers into chips or spears. We like the spears best. They are great for a quick snack. 🙂
In a small bowl, mix all the seasonings together and divide evenly among the jars. Fill the jars with your cucumber chips or spears. Evenly pour the liquid mixture into each jar, leaving half an inch to an inch of space at the top. Seal all of the jars and place in the refrigerator. You can eat them as soon as the next day, but they reach their best flavor after three to five days and last several weeks. Enjoy and buy all your Sriracha-loving friends this! 😉