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These days, it seems like we’re always on the run. I don’t know about you, but it’s rare that I have time to sit down and enjoy a home-cooked meal that my entire family loves. But cooking healthy, family favourites doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. These simple tips will give you more time with your family and might even result in the occasional comment of, “Thanks, Mom!” rather than, “Why do I have to eat this?”
Nothing Beats Pizza for Dinner
Although it’s easy to grab a takeout pizza on the way home from work, it’s much more fun to have your kids help design and build their own. You might even consider a family shopping trip to purchase fresh cheese, meats, and veggies for toppings. If you’re not into gluten, you’ll have a bit more work to do, but a homemade, gluten-free crust can be quite tasty. Consider different sauce choices as well, rather than the traditional tomato-based variety. A pesto or alfredo sauce might be a winner with your family. And the best part? You just pop it in the oven, bake it until crisp, and voila! You have the most delicious homemade pizza within minutes.
Healthy Pizza is Possible
The BBC’s Good Food website paints a gorgeous picture of what healthy pizza looks like. Surprisingly enough, the recipes they list aren’t that difficult. The most important part of eating healthy is to buy fresh, wholesome ingredients, like organic tomatoes, basil, peppers, mushrooms, and even bacon to change things up a bit. Following the recipe is a good choice as well, but I’ve discovered making slight alterations to my recipes can really make the meal, especially with picky eaters in the house.
Other Fun, Healthy Meals to Prepare at Home
Speaking of picky eaters, have you tried the sneaky trick of adding veggies to your kids’ favourite meals? Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s a great way to introduce children to new food combinations and provide the vitamins and other nutrientsthey need to stay healthy. Mac and cheese with fresh, chopped carrots or peas is a good start. What child doesn’t love mac and cheese?
For a fun twist, why not have the kids help you make zucchini bread with chocolate chips? They’ll learn how to follow a simple bread recipe from start to finish, and they get to clean up the extra chocolate chips they “forgot to add to the bowl.” With all the healthy recipes out there today, it’s not too difficult to find something your family will enjoy eating as much as they enjoy helping you make it.
The Christmas season is here! Are you ready? For those of you that have embraced Farmhouse decor in your home – you are in luck! There are so many amazing Farmhouse Christmas decorations that you can add to your home this season without changing up your decor style.
As a home decorator and blogger – I am always looking at social media, TV shows, magazines and well everywhere… I’m always searching for inspiring design and decor for myself and for my clients. I have noticed through my own social media that my own style has evolved over time and no doubt this is due to all of the inspiring images. I follow so many home decorators and designers on Instagram but I definitely have some IGers that I find so inspiring…
Inspiring Home decor
Lately I am drawn to simplicity, clean lines, neutral tones and accents in blue. I personally love a mix of styles but I do love a modern farmhouse look. Being a mom of 4 I need ideas that allow for storage and also family life. I love mixing textures, too!
Top 10 Most Inspiring Home Decor Accounts on Instagram
1.The Coastal Oak
The Coastal Oak is a new source of inspiration for me. I just discovered this account and I absolutely love it! Simplicity at it’s best – I love the neutral tones. Wood and blue accents too – plus how Amy is real about family life!
2. Craftberry Bush
This is just one of the many inspiring photos on Life on Virginia Street. I love Sarah’s taste – and her blog (and Instagram) she shares more than home decor – there’s fashion + beauty, DIY, recipes and more. Her home yours are so inspiring and she shares her shopping list, too!
4. Project Allen Designs
Ashley is one of my favourite IG accounts – Project Allen Designs – I love her clean and simple style! Her home is stunning and her bedroom has totally inspired my master bedroom update(which I will be sure to update you all on). I love how she also shops at ‘everyday’ places. I cannot wait to see her kitchen update!
Kind+Abellis another account that inspires me because Emily has such a strong sense of family and incorporates that in her designs. Family spaces can be beautiful, too! She creates spaces for everyday living which I love!
6. Jonesville Blog
Hailey has a beautiful eye for simple styling and perfecting balance in home decor. I love her mix of textures and modern lines – her taste is amazing and she is one to follow! She shares her DIY projects and styling tips. Her account is beautiful and i know there is so much more to come!
These are the Home Decor Instagram accounts that are inspiring me these days – do you have any favourites?
Stools are a kitchen island (or breakfast bar) essential! Much like lighting a kitchen bar stool can set the tone and add that needed dose of style into your space. Stools should be comfortable (of course) but they should compliment your style and add to the room. We all have different elements on our checklist when it comes to furniture but these farmhouse stools that I sourced (likely) meet all of those expectations.
I love a crisp and clean white kitchen and these wood and black stools just pop! The copper accents add a farmhouse element. But the blend of clean lines, simple styling and lighting choices give this farmhouse inspired kitchen a modern edge.
Emerald green was Pantone’s colour of the year in 2013 but it seems that this year (at least this fall) it is making a bit of a comeback. Last week, I dragged my husband into a few home decor stores (I like to browse, he would rather do anything else that look at home decor). I noticed so many deep and rich emerald green tones. I love them!
Emerald Green Inspiration
I love the luxurious and sophisticated element that emerald green offers to any space. Clean white (or almost white) walls have been the go-to for most home owners and decorators but lately I have noticed some designers opting for deeper jewel toned walls in smaller spaces like foyers and home offices.