Romantic Beach Wedding

I’m in love with this romantic beach wedding I spotted on A Coastal Bride.  The wedding took place on Driftwood Beach, located on a small island off the coast of Georgia.  True to its name, this beach does not disappoint in trunk-sized pieces of driftwood (that I would love to get my hands on and turn into a coffee table! but that’s besides the point).  I love how the bride used oysters throughout the wedding, especially as part of the runner for the table setting!  Check it out:

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Oyster table runner for the win!

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coastal Thanksgiving Inspiration

Who else has already started planning their coastal tablescape for Thanksgiving?  I actually started planning three or four weeks ago.  I blame this on my type A personality and some weird need inside me that wants everything to be perfect.  ugh!  Any-hoo, I thought I would share my coastal Thanksgiving inspiration with you because tablescapes are hard or at least I find them challenging and it’s nice to have something to guide the whole process along.  Take a peek:

Coastal Thanksgiving Inspiration

This gorgeous coastal tablescape has been brought to you by Know How She Does It

 

Coastal Thanksgiving Inspiration

DIY Mermaid Corn from Breezy Designs

 

 

 

Coastal Thanksgiving Inspiration

Buy them or DIY! via Etsy

 

Coastal Thanksgiving Inspiration

You can never go wrong with sand, shells and coral! via Starfish Cottage

 

Coastal Thanksgiving Inspiration

Cinnamon is so festive! via A Beach Cottage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What to Wear : Winter Outfit

I don’t know about you but I’m sitting here wondering, “What happened to Fall?!”  It feels like it went from 70* to 40* in just a few days.  Eek!  I wasn’t prepared.  Now I’m scrambling to get my Fall and Winter assembles dredged out of my closet.  Note to self: Next year, no matter how warm October is, get your closet ready for Winter.  So here’s my first Winter outfit.  You can never go wrong with stripes!

 

What to Wear : Winter Outfit

What to Wear : Winter Outfit

scarf // sunglasses // gold wave earrings

gold anchor ring // striped sweater // navy coat

backpack // jeans // ankle boots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mermaid Quote

Mermaid Quote

Mermaid Quote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tiny Beach House Tour

Once again I’m sharing my love for a tiny house.  This one is like a mini beach cottage on wheels!!  It stands with only a mere 150 square feet of living space but all 150 square feet are adorable.  I spotted this tiny beach house on Tiny House Town.  You can actually rent it (click link to see rental details).  Which might be a good idea  to test drive, if you were seriously considering buying a tiny house.  Scroll down to check out this tiny beach house!

Tiny Beach House

Tiny Beach House

Tiny Beach House

There are so many beachy/nautical details like the posts on this bed

Tiny Beach House

Tiny Beach House

Check out the mermaid knob on the bathroom door!

 

Tiny Beach House

Loving this bathroom sink!

 

Tiny Beach House

Tiny Beach House

I love the idea of keeping colorful bowls and glasses out for display

 

Tiny Beach House

 

Tiny Beach House

Tiny Beach House

I love the beachy slates and tiny deck on this tiny house!

 

Tiny Beach House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatless Monday Recipe : Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna with Gardein

Last winter this veggie lasagna was one of my go-to recipes and I have a feeling that this winter won’t be any different.  It’s choke full of vegetables and even uses sweet potato noodles instead of pasta!  This meatless Monday recipe is perfect for vegan and gluten free eaters.  Also, it uses Gardein’s Beefless Ground, which gives it a heartiness that meat-eaters love too.  I’ll be the first to admit, it’s not my most photogenic recipe, however I promise that it smells and tastes AMAZING!  Check it out:

Meatless Monday Recipe : Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna with Gardein

Meatless Monday Recipe : Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna with Gardein

Ingredients:

Cashew Cream Sauce:

-4 oz cashews (1/2 container)
-1 large red potato (peeled + chopped)
-1 1/4 cup water
-1/2 tsp cumin
-1/2 tsp onion powder
-1/4 paprika
-1/4 chili powder
-1/4 garlic powder
-salt and pepper to taste

Lasagna:

-1 large sweet potato (can use oven ready lasagna noodles instead)
-1 large zucchini or 2 small ones
-1/2 bag shredded carrots
-1 – 2 tsp olive oil
-1/2 bag Gardein Beefless Ground
-1 jar of pasta sauce
-1/2 bag of baby spinach

Meatless Monday Recipe : Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna with Gardein

This is what your sweet potato noodles should look like for the lasagna

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425*
  2. While oven is preheating, set up a double boiler to steam potatoes and carrots
  3. While double boiler is heating up, skin and chop the red potato and peel the sweet potato into flat wide noodles (toss away the skins). Keep peeling until sweet potato has practically disappeared.
  4. Place shredded carrots, red potato and sweet potato into double boiler, keeping them slightly separate. Steam for about 15 – 20 minutes or until soft. You can test this with a fork.
  5. Slice zucchini and lightly toss with olive oil in mixing bowl. Place on baking sheet and once oven is preheated bake for 10 minutes (flip) and bake for another 10 minutes. Once they’ve finished, set them aside.
  6. Preheat oven again to 350*
  7. In a food processor, place all ingredients for cashew cream sauce (including red potato once it’s done steaming) and puree (set aside till you’re ready to layer your lasagna). Consistency should be thick but still slightly runny (should fall off your spoon) You can add 1/4 cup of water at a time if it’s too thick. If it’s like hummus then add more water and puree again.
  8. Pour half of the beefless ground into a bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir with fork and microwave again for another minute. If any of the beefless ground still looks frozen, stir again and microwave for another 30 seconds.
  9. Now you’re ready to layer your lasagna! You’ll want to make sure that when you’re done layering, there’s a 1/4 – 1/2” of room between the top of your lasagna and the top of your casserole dish. **Make sure to leave enough pasta sauce to thickly cover the top of your lasagna once you’ve finished layering**
  10. Start with a thin layer of pasta sauce on the bottom, add a layer of sweet potato noodles, spinach, followed by a layer of cashew cream sauce, add beefless ground, zucchini and carrots. Do this once more. Add a final layer of sweet potato noodles, followed by a thick layer of pasta sauce and any leftover cashew cream sauce.
  11. Place in oven for 45 minutes (you’ll see edges of pasta sauce start to bubble)Meatless Monday Recipe : Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna with Gardein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna with Gardein

Meatless Monday Recipe : Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna with Gardein

Meatless Monday Recipe : Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna with Gardein

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Heidi Klum Swim 2017

If you missed out on the launch of Heidi Klum’s new swimwear line last year, don’t worry because she recently debuted her resort collection for Fall/Winter.  My favorite is the one-piece shown immediately below.  Although it’s still not available on her website yet.  Finger’s crossed that it will be soon!  Check out the rest of the collection:

Heidi Klum Swim 2017

Heidi Klum Swim 2017

Heidi Klum Swim 2017

Heidi Klum Swim 2017

pictures 1, 2, 3 via FGR

pictures 4, 5 via Les FAÇONS

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