Cozy Bedroom Makeover

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My bedroom makeover is done! YAY! It’s taken a lot of time to get it to a place of total comfort. TBH when we first moved in, our bedroom resembled more of a dorm than a cozy, tranquil place. I was procrastinating on pulling the trigger on new furniture and decor—they’re hard choices to make haha.

Before we get into the cozy details, let’s look at some beautiful before photos! Lol. The bedroom furniture was way too dark and the curtains hardly let in light.

The bedroom needed a new fresh coat of paint and some new light fixtures. We also had a desk in there and it was just a place where we would keep folded clothes.

We have a pretty small closet so we definitely needed a big dresser that could hold a lot of our clothes.

I knew that I needed a whole lot of things and that’s where Lulu & Georgia came into the picture. I teamed up with Lulu & Georgia for this makeover and they supplied a good amount of the furniture and fixtures in the house.

I had my eye on this Aliyah Velvet bed (in color Pine) for a long time. I actually first saw it from this post and fell in love with it. I love that the velvet looked lush and soft. I also knew that I wanted the bedroom to feel like a hotel room: nice lighting, comfy linen sheets and just everything being nice and clean.

The first thing we had to do was get rid of the furniture in the room. We gave some away, stored some and gave the room a nice paint job. We painted the ceiling, too, which really brightened up the room. I picked Benjamin Moore “Paris Rain” for the walls and “Ivory Tusk” for the trim.

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Peach Shortcakes

Desserts, Summer

I’m currently in a very dark cave called 90-Day Fiance. It’s an amazing show, GREAT content. And surprisingly very good for productivity. I always need some sort of television that doesn’t require insane amounts of attention to play in the background while I work. And 90 Day show is perfect for that!

A few weeks ago we were blessed by being invited to a summer dinner party and I was tasked with dessert. I went strolling through the farmer’s market that weekend and I was stopped dead in my tracks by the fragrant, sweet smell of summery yellow peaches. Yum. I decided to buy a handful.

I wanted something that was easily transportable and would be easy enough to whip up in an hour or so. This fit the bill perfectly.

I made a sweeter version of Carla Hall’s biscuits. I added about 1/4 cup of sugar to make them a bit sweeter (they still weren’t very sweet so don’t worry).

I sprinkled the tops with turbinado/raw sugar and a bit of flakey sea salt; they were delicious! Since I was transporting this whole thing, this is what i did:

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10 Cozy Things to Make in August 2019

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YOWZA it’s August. July felt long, if I’m being super honest. It was slow and treacherous. August already feels fast. We have so much work to do this month and then we’re off to a little vacation (hopefully) at the very beginning of September.

But, I’m also still in a strong summer mood.

Hatch Chile Summer Squash Queso Fundido – August is the month of the hatch chile! I love this queso fundido version because it uses up a ton of zucchini and summer squash. I love to cook it down and then layer it with cheese. SO good.

VERY Good Blueberry Muffins – Look, it’s still summer which means blueberries are still thriving. Let’s take full advantage and make some blueberry muffins.

Strawberries and Cream Cake – This is my favorite cake that I’ve made recently. Because it’s just SO simple and delicious. It’s fresh tasting and bright. I love it.

Alfajores, Peruvian Style – I’m currently workshopping a new type of alfajore recipe but it’s of course based off of this classic. The cookies taste like a whisper, so amazing. And the center of course is filled with manjar blanco.

Late-Summer Veggie “Bolognese” with Cauliflower Gnocchi – I love bolognese made from pure vegetables. It’s so delicious and hearty but light all at the same time. This is spooned over a bed of cauliflower gnocchi. Have you seen this meme? It’s true. Lol.

Pollo a La Brasa Chicken Thighs – I have been a grilling woman this summer! These pollo a la brasa chicken thighs are my absolute favorite. They are SO delicious and tasty.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake – I know we’re all looking for recipes to use up all the zucchini that everyone has at this time of year. This chocolate cake gets so much of its moisture and texture from zucchini. It’s delightful and incredibly easy!

Blueberry Lime Poppy Seed Cake with Créme Fraîche Glaze – I love a good pound cake. I love the simplicity behind them and I love the texture: sort of dense cake that is perfectly sweet. This one has a good amount of lime zest and poppy seeds and blueberries. And the glaze on top is nice and tart, too.

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with Chipolte Hummus – I love a good grilled veggie sandwich. So light and summery. But with bread…my favorite. This one has a nice kick to it too, thanks to the chipotle hummus.

Late-Summer Peach Galette with Baklava-Like Filing – I love baklava like the next person. This galette has a bit of that type of filling at the base of it and then it’s topped with slices of ripe yellow peaches. YUM.