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go-to meals: buttery chicken sando

This is one of my favorite go to meals on a lazy night!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do...

buttery chicken sando
butter lettuce
buttermilk ranch dressing {hidden valley is my pick}
bread {organic sprouted is my favorite}
best rotisserie chicken you can find {whole foods has delicious reasonably priced ones-best when day old}

Toast bread, slather with ranch, add lettuce and stack the chicken.  Easy and delicious!

blankies tied up with strings...

Interior Design by Nina Freudenberger of Haus Interior via Lonny

cozy blankets tied up with ribbon...what a fabulous idea?
this is a great way to store blankets while not in use!


one of my favorite seasonal things is "special editions" of brands that I already love. 
spice cake candles & deep romantic burgundy nail polishes make for fun fall treats.

do you have any fall favorites that are "special editions?"

2012 Calendar

Yep, I'm already thinking about 2012 calendars.  Crazy, I know. Anyway, I've always enjoyed Red Stamp's free printable calendars.  Of course I've already printed this one out and laminated it for my desk. If you're just as jazzed about getting a calendar can find this one and others here

diy: delicious cinnamon & sugar lip scrub

I've used my cinnamon oil for a delicious lip scrub that I must share!  Legitimately, you could lick it off your lips it's that good.  Lip scrubs are a wonderful way to exfoliate the lips during winter months when they become dry and they only take a minute to make at home.  This is the recipe I used:

2 tablespoons of cinnamon oil {see this post to make your own}
1/2 tablespoon of raw sugar 
1 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar 
a drop of vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and store in any small container.  I love the ones I purchased in store from here.  

To apply: Use finger to scrub mixture on lips in a circular motion and rinse {leaving on lips overnight works wonders too}.   

Also, this is a really easy & inexpensive gift to make for the Holidays!

diy: cinnamon oil

I wanted to use cinnamon oil for a project I'm whipping up...but didn't want to pay the price tag (can be pricey). Decided to make my own by doing the instructions above.  It's been just about 2 weeks and I'm really excited to start using it.  Smells divine!  I'll post the project soon.  Happy Friday!

Organize: Wall Accessories

Aren't these the perfect wall accessory to keep all things organized?  Not only do they save space on a desk or counter, but they are stylish.  Love that you could keep them simple, or add a little label to the mounts.

12 things from the past few weeks...

I apologize for the lack of interesting posts around here...I realize I haven't posted any organiziation tips, diy projects, etc. in a while.  Hoping to get a few up soon, life has been busy these days.  In the meanwhile, I have a few photographs of what I've been up to lately which really doesn't prove that I've been that busy.

1. if you haven't noticed, i'm obsessed with the roses from my patio. well, i'm obsessed with flowers. period. 
2. nordstrom rack is now carrying kate spade clothing. exciting stuff. 
3. having brunch at one of our favorite spots this past weekend.
4. little vine is a new shop in my hood, it has delicious local eats & they sell herbs/spices in cute painted mason jars
5 & 6. date night making homemade pizzas, which was actually really fun. happy they were 
edible...sometimes homemade pizzas can go wrong :(
7. another shot of tahoe
8. pita chip crusted chicken & spicy sweet potato fries-wanted to spice up our chicken so i crushed up pita chips and sprinkled on top of chicken, added red pepper and drizzled with olive oil- bake for 30 minutes 
9. going to attempt to make pumpkin soup...i'll let you know how it goes
10.  stephen durfee was doing a demo at wililams sonoma this weekned-this is a chocolate carmel tart that we tasted (along with several other tasty treats). didn't realize the demos were free, kinda nice if you have a few free hours on a saturday 
11. taking up tennis, i'm HORRIBLE, if you have any tips please let me know. 
12. it was so nice to wear a dress when we had that warm SF weather-it's back to normal now...

hope you all had a wonderful weekend!