Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Living Room/Dining Room Updates

And without further ado, the living room and dining room updates :)  We painted the walls Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan and I absolutely LOVE it!  It is a very light beige with a hint of grey and it contrasts just enough with our new moulding, which I had no idea what a huge affect crown moulding made until we had it done.  It is like putting a photo in a frame.

I love how much lighter and brighter everything feels now, but yetit still feels warm with all of the different textures used throughout the space.  I think my top 3 favorite finds for the living room are the chevron rug from Pottery Barn, the light wooden standing lamp from Target and the ikat chair pillow also from Pottery Barn.  Overall, I think all the patterns and colors came together nicely and I plan to leave it alone for another two years!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Greek Yogurt Alfredo Sauce!

This was so tasty!!!  I found the recipe off Pinterest and decided to try it and am so glad I did because Prescott and I both loved it.  It is light, creamy, lemony and fresh.  Great new alfredo sauce to add to the recipe book ;)

Light fettucini alfredo Ingredients: 1 pound angel hair pasta, 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt, 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese, 
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper

Boil angel hair pasta according to directions and blend the rest of the ingredients in a blender.  
Season with salt and pepper to taste, if it tastes bland to you, its because you didn't add enough salt and pepper, so add more salt until you get more flavor.  

Once pasta is done cooking lightly drain.  Then pour sauce and pasta back into pot and continue to cook, adding reserved pasta water or I used skim milk to continue to make it creamy as the pasta quickly absorbs the sauce.  Once you get the proper consistency and desired temperature, plate and garnish with fresh cracked pepper and parsley or basil.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Bathroom Reno

After realizing that we had been living in our home for over two years now, we figured it was time to freshen things up a bit, so Prescott and I have slowly but surely been updating each room. So far this is the only one that I feel is 100% done, everything else is close but I don't want to share until they are totally finished!  

So without further ado here is our updated downstairs half bath complete with Benjamin Moore Spanish Olive paint, Swiss Coffee white crown molding and framing of the mirror, updated light fixture, neutral Pottery Barn towels and framed prints we bought on our honeymoon in Paris.  I have really grown to love this little bathroom :)