SImple Clean and Homemade I Mules 3

The warmer weather has me craving fruit, salads, smoothies, and cocktails. Summer is by far my favorite season. I love the hot weather and all the fun outdoor activities that go along with it. I love to peruse the farm market and experiment with new, local, and fresh ingredients. I love taking leisurely walks with the pups and never wearing socks or jackets. My new favorite thing to do at our new home is sit by the river with a cocktail and relax (when we aren’t working on the kitchen). Pierre and LOVE Moscow Mules. If you remember, we made this one last year.

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While I still like my original version, this new version is much faster so we can get to relaxing faster. The flavors are bright and fresh. The drink is not overwhelmingly strong (unless you make it that way). It is great for sipping on a quiet night by the river, lake, or ocean.

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Everyone talks about the importance of the copper mug for a Moscow mule. I think it keeps the drink colder and makes it feel more special. Plus, there is something so sophisticated about those beautiful copper mugs.

This cocktail is part of RedEnvelope’s #redbar favorite summertime cocktail project. Check it out on Twitter!

Easy Moscow Mules

by Jessica

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients (1 drink)

  • juice half lime
  • ginger beer (half a bottle)
  • 1 ounce vodka (or more to taste)
  • ice

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a glass or copper mug. Enjoy.

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SImple Clean and Homemade I Easter

When I offered to host Easter dinner, I thought we would be much farther in the kitchen renovation process than we were. Good Friday and Saturday were a huge push to get all the kitchen items back into the kitchen. In order to do that, we had major shelf building to do in both the pantry and butler’s pantry. Somehow we accomplished everything that was on the must do list in order to have a dining room again in time for Easter. The picture above is of our dining room table set for the holiday. Typically, I spend tons of time deciding what I want the table to look like and choosing a centerpiece. All that went out the window when I barely had time to clean.

Luckily, my best friend gave us this roll of paper table runner. I am sort of obsessed with it. I added a scrap piece of burlap on top. The floral arrangement is a mixture of red tulips and white calla lilies. By far, my favorite thing about this picture is the sneak peak of the kitchen in the distance. I can’t even believe we did all of this ourselves.

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Here is a better view of the same perspective as the first picture. These were taken on Easter, so we have added more doors and switch covers and knobs and pulls as well as various other projects like lighting. As you can see, we installed our new magnet strip knife block from Ikea as well as a sink and faucet with an instant hot water heater. We also installed a range hood found on Craigslist so our smoke alarm no longer goes off each time we cook something.

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This is the beginnings of the Butler’s pantry. This is one of my favorite things. It keeps the countertops in the kitchen clear of the toaster oven, coffee maker, and microwave. We still need to add the lower door and the upper doors.

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This is the pantry. We build the shelves so there would be space for the small appliances like the vitamin and food processor. Also, we have a special shelf for lids and containers.

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The wine rack above the fridge is our latest project. It is not installed yet, but we set it up there yesterday to get an idea of what it will look like. I had to snap a picture to share. We are really making tons of progress. I would say we are 80% done. We are working on all of the finishes now and all the special touches. In addition to the kitchen, I also took some pictures of the appetizers I served at Easter.

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This is our cheese plate.

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This is hot sopresetta with seedless cucumber slices. My favorite appetizer. In addition, we had deviled eggs, chocolate covered strawberries, nut roll, scalloped potatoes, roasted broccoli, roasted leg of lamb, and cake. It was great celebrating the holiday with family in our new home and using our new, more functional kitchen.

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SImple Clean and Homemade I Assumption Church Fish Fry

One of the great things about living in western Pennsylvania is the fish fries. If you are unfamiliar with this pastime, let me explain. During lent, a ton of churches, VFWs, fire departments, and various other organizations hold fish fries as a fundraiser. The typically are open on Fridays during lent and Ash Wednesday. Most are not open on Good Friday. Many of these fish fries include fish sandwiches, pierogies, and haluski. From there, the menus can vary widely.

With out kitchen project, we decided that it was the perfect time to check out a local fish fry in our new neighborhood. We headed over to Assumption Church in Bellevue. The person taking the orders suggested that we each order a dinner. We both ordered the fried fish sandwich. After paying, we were promptly seated by our server (a CCD student). He brought us drinks. Quickly after he brought our meal to the table.

The fish was perfectly cooked and served hot. The bread was average store bought bread, so we ate a small amount. The sandwich was enormous, way too big for both of us. It really hit my fish fry spot for the season. They had ketchup, cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, and hot sauce on the tables along with real silverware.

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The macaroni and cheese reminded me of my school cafeteria macaroni. It was creamy but lacked flavor. Obviously we do not go to the fish fry for the sides, but this is not one I would order again.

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The other side dish that we tried was haluski. Haluski is buttered noodles with cabbage. This was pretty flavorless. I would probably not order it again. At the end of the meal, the servers clear the table. They have desserts available for purchase if you are looking for something sweet at the end of your meal.

Overall, we really enjoyed our fish from the Assumption Church fish fry. I would go back. You can find the menu here. Also, if you are looking for a comprehensive list of Pittsburgh area Fish Fries, check this out!

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My favorite meal is brunch. I honestly did not come from a brunch family. My family is more of an eat dinner at 3 kind of crew. It was the most frustrating time to eat dinner, too early to eat and so early that by 8 we were starving. My love of brunch started in college. I don’t know if your college had a hot waffle bar, but mine did on Saturday and Sunday. The waffle bar was the perfect way to start a weekend morning after being out way too late the night before.

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The whole experience was amazing. I was always a sucker for fruit and waffles with whipped cream. As you can tell, not much has changed. I love this blueberry syrup on my waffles during brunch. Fruit and freely whipped cream really takes waffles from breakfast to brunch.

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In planning a brunch menu, I like to balance the sweet with the savory. My favorite place to go for brunch is Eleven in Pittsburgh. You can check out my visits here and here.Eleven always inspires me in creating a brunch menu perfect for my guests.

While I love a mimosa at brunch, at home I like to focus on Mules. In fact, we just purchased a pair of copper mules mugs. Mules is a light, refreshing drink with a slight effervescent quality. It feels so spring to me.

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A second lesson that I learned from my visits to Eleven is to always have some sweet baked goods ready to go for guests. I really love these coconut scones. They pair perfectly with freshly whipped cream and jam.

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A second sweet option is these homemade pumpkin cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting. They are a different twist on the traditional cinnamon roll with a hint of warm spices.

Simple Clean and Homemade I Salted Caramel Monkey Bread with Toasted Pecans

My final favorite lunch sweet is this Salted Caramel Monkey Bread. It is easy for guests to grab pieces and still be able to enjoy your other offerings. Plus, it is the perfect sweet ending or beginning to any meal.

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While I love some sweets in the beginning of the meal, I like to include a savory bread item. Pan con tomate is toasted bread cut into sticks with fresh tomato puree for dipping.

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To add freshness to the meal, I like to create a salad. I love this salad topped with fruit and honey mustard vinaigrette. The fill goat cheese triangles are a fun accompaniment and pair well with the other flavors.

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Part of entertaining, for me, is creating a menu with few things to do once guests arrive. I want to share two egg dishes. This first one, the Canadian Bacon Strata is great because it is simple and can be made ahead. Everyone loves a breakfast casserole, so you can’t go wrong. You can get creative with cheeses and meats to fit your personal tastes, we love the Canadian bacon and cheddar combo.

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Can I just say that I LOVE huevos rancheros? It is all of my favorite flavors all in one dish. It looks like a really immersive presentation, and is sure to please your guests. It is time consuming to make this, but well worth the effort. It is a crispy tortilla layered with beans, cheese, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, egg, and cilantro.

Now I am getting all excited for brunch this weekend. For more great brunch ideas and a complete brunch checklist, check out ProFlowers here.

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I feel like I have been gone forever. I have missed you like crazy. Honestly, I couldn’t wait to sit down and tell you all about what we have been up to lately. I didn’t mean to go silent, but when you see the progress we made over the past week and a half, you will completely understand. Obviously with no kitchen, we have not been doing a lot of cooking, but we have been eating some home cooked meals thanks to the stocked freezer and toaster oven.

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Welcome to our 1988 kitchen renovation. I loved this house from the first moment we walked into it. The only problem was this 80′s melamine kitchen. The blue and peach tiles were so unappetizing. Oh and that floor. It was so yucky that I almost did not want to cook in it.

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While it was ugly, the worst part was that it was not functional. There was no counter near the stove which caused tons of spills as we tried to carry every ingredient from the cutting board to the stove. Most of the counter space was taken up by the microwave and toaster oven, so work space was limited.

Even before we moved in, we knew we needed to do a renovation. We spent months planning and a week and a half ago we finally started working. This is what it looks like today.

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We are going with white and navy. As you can see, the cabinets are hung, there is just a ton of finishing work to do. The floor is almost completed.

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Yesterday, Pierre installed the range hood and electrified it. Look at how nice the floors look with the white cabinets. It is getting exciting.

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On the right side you can see the pantry and the built in refrigerator. This project has been a ton of work and we have a long way to go. It is just so exciting to see how good it looks already. I can’t wait to share more with all of you!

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One of the birthday traditions in my family was that my grandma made our favorite meal. She decorated with Happy Birthday signs and balloons and would make anything that we wanted. I often picked meatloaf or chicken noodle soup. I really am not a meatloaf fan, but she would cream green beans and pour them over mashed potatoes. That was my favorite thing because my favorite veggie was green beans. She made
us feel amazingly special and made our birthdays something to look forward to. For me, my birthday is one of the times that I miss her the most.

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Grandma’s meal was what we did on our actual birthday. We also were allowed to choose a restaurant to go to for dinner some time around our birthdays. I almost always picked Chi-Chi’s. Going to a chain restaurant was special for me because we never went to chains, we always went to locally owned restaurants. At the time, I was all about commercialism and the hat. Chi-Chi’s really got me with the sombrero and the song. Plus I could choose between churros and fried ice cream for dessert. It was so much my favorite.

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Aside from all of the dessert, hat, and song excitement, I ordered one of three things. 1. Mexican pizza (tortilla topped with cheese) 2. Chicken Chimichanga or 3. Taco salad. I LOVED the taco salad their. It came in a tortilla shell and they had sweet and sour dressing, my absolute favorite.

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Today, I wanted to share the taco salad that we eat now. It is not served in the taco shell, but it still combines my favorite flavors. I like to squish some tortilla chips on top for extra crunch. I only eat it with sweet and sour dressing, but your could try it with ranch or French, too.

Taco Salad

by Jessica

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (2-4 servings)

  • taco seasoning
  • 1 pound ground meat (beef, chicken, or turkey)
  • Spring Mix
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • tomato, diced
  • Avocado slices
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 can mexicorn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • sour cream
  • salad dressing (we use sweet and sour)

Instructions

Cook ground meat according to taco seasoning directions.

Put all other ingredients together to make a salad. Top with the seasoned ground meat and tortilla chips.

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SImple Clean and Homemade I Banana Cupcakes 2

I am lucky enough to be married to a kind, caring man. Today we celebrate him. Today is his birthday. As a kid, his family had banana cake for celebrations. Every few years he brings up banana cake and asks if we can make it. This year, I made it extra special. The light banana cupcake is filled with homemade banana custard and topped with heaps of silky buttercream frosting.

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The cupcake experiment was a success. My husband quickly declared them his favorite flavor. My brother texted me to say that they were the best cupcakes he ever had. I sort of agree. The light, fluffy cupcake accents the rich banana custard beautifully. (I think every loves a filled cupcake. It must remind us of our childhood) Then, the buttercream adds sweetness to the subtle banana flavor.

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These are best served the same day that you make them, but keep well for a few days in the refrigerator. Just keep in mind that buttercream frosting solidifies when cold. Still tasty.

Banana Cupcakes with Custard Filling

by Jessica

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 18-22 minutes

Ingredients (12 cupcakes)

    For the Cupcakes

    • 3 tablespoons melted butter
    • 3 tablespoons oil
    • 2/3 cup milk, room temperature
    • 1 egg, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1 banana, pureed
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon banana extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 1/2 cups + 1/8 cups flour

    For the Custard

    • 1 cup milk
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 teaspoon banana extract
    • 1 banana, diced
    • 1/2 cup whipping cream
    • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

    For the Buttercream

    • 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
    • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

    Instructions

    For the Cupcakes

    Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

    In a large bowl, combine the milk, butter, oil, egg, banana puree, banana extract, and vanilla. Add sugar, salt, and baking powder. Mix until combined. Add cake flour and mix until the batter is no longer lumpy.

    Pour the batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for 18-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

    For the Custard

    In a small saucepan, combine the milk and sugar. Bring to a simmer.

    In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and cornstarch. Temper the eggs by whisking the eggs and pouring in 2-3 ladles of simmering milk. Return the egg mixture to the pan. Bring to a boil and whisk until thick.

    Remove from the heat. Add the butter, banana extract, and vanilla. Pour into a glass bowl and put plastic wrap on the surface of the custard. Store in the refrigerator until cool.

    Add diced bananas

    In a separate bowl, whip the cream. When nearly whipped, add a small amount of vanilla and powdered sugar. Continue to whip until thick.

    Fold the whipped cream into the custard. Fill the cupcakes with custard. Place the top back on the cupcake.

    For the Frosting

    In a stand mixer, mix butter until white an fluffy (5-7 minutes).

    Add the cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Beat for an additional 5-7 minutes or until light and fluffy.

    Top the cupcakes with the buttercream. Serve immediately.

    Store in the refrigerator. Allow to sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before serving.

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    SImple Clean and Homemade I Guiness Lamb Stew 3

    When I heard about the doom and gloom of the coming storm last weekend, I just knew that a day stuck inside with snow meant comfort food. I can’t even believe we made it until March without making stew this year. It happens to be one of Pierre’s favorite things. I never really was a fan of it, but I am a fan of cooking dinner in my Dutch Oven most of the day. Instead of making my typical stew recipe, I wanted to make something new to us.

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    If you didn’t know, I really like lamb. I have never really been a big fan of most meats, but for almost my whole life lamb has been at the top of my list. Our favorite grocery store almost always has local lamb cubed and ready for stew. Plus, the butcher is awesome and would cut it for me if I asked.

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    Lamb stew needs hearty flavors to stand up to the gaminess of the meat. Guinness was the perfect accompaniment. It added a rich flavor that went well with the lamb.

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    If you notice, I did not put potatoes in the stew so we could enjoy the stew on top of a big pile of creamy wasabi mashed potatoes. It may have been the perfect storm meal, even if the storm never really came.

    Guiness Lamb Stew

    by Jessica

    Prep Time: 40 minutes

    Cook Time: 3 hours

     

    Ingredients (6-8 servings)

    • 2 slices bacon, diced
    • 2 pounds lamb for stew
    • 2 onions, sliced
    • 8-10 carrots, chunked
    • 2 stalks celery, diced
    • 1 small can tomato paste
    • 1 pint Guiness
    • 5-6 sprigs thyme
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2 tablespoons beef better than bouillon
    • 4 cups water
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
    • 1/2 cup peas

    Instructions

    Salt the lamb on both sides.

    In a 6 quart Dutch Oven over medium high heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Set aside,

    Brown the lamb on all sides in batches. Do not over crowd the pan. Remove the lamb from the pan and set aside.

    Reduce the heat to medium and cook the vegetables until tender. Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Deglaze the pan with Guiness cooking until the liquid no longer smells like alcohol. Add the pepper, thyme, and bay leaves.

    Bake without a lid in a 350 degree oven for about 3 hours or until most of the liquid has evaporated (you may need to add more water if too much water evaporates).

    Remove from the oven when the meat is very soft. Add peas and heat on the stove to defrost (about 5 minutes).

    Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

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    SImple Clean and Homemade I Beef Rendang 10

    What is your recipe inspiration? How do you plan meals? Do you love to try new things or are you someone who likes to eat the same classic recipes all the time? Me? I get bored. I like to try new things, new exciting flavors. I also like to try new things. I look for new, exciting flavors that I can experiment with. This weekend, I was in the mood to try something new and I stumbled across Beef Rendang.

    From what I can tell, the dish is an Indonesian dish. It is served in other southeast Asian countries for celebrations. For the dish, meat of your choice (lamb, beef, goat, etc.) cooks slowly in a spice mixture and coconut milk until the meat absorbs the flavors and browns slightly. It is served over rice and has a rich, exotic taste.

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    Beef Rendang contains an ingredient that I had never heard of before, candlenuts. Candlenuts sort of look like macadamia nuts. The package said do not eat raw (yikes!). It is used in a variety of Indonesian foods. We were lucky enough to find them in our local Asian food store.

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    The candlenuts go in the spice paste. This is what the spice paste should look like after you puree it in the food processor. It has so many delicious ingredients like ginger, turmeric, thai chiles, garlic, shallots. It can’t be bad.

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    Brown the meat on both sides. Because, well, browned meat = flavor.

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    When the meat is browned, push it to the side and add the spice mixture. Cook it for a couple of minutes to remove the raw flavor of the spices.

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    After adding everything else, it looks like this.

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    But then you cook it for hours and it looks like this. This step is not quite done. There is still too much liquid, but you can see how it is changing color and texture.

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    Until you finally end up with this thick, meaty, rich, beef rending. I served it over brown rice with some cilantro on top. It was good the first day but out of this world the next day. I highly recommend trying this.

    Beef Rendang

    by Jessica

    Prep Time: 40 minutes

    Cook Time: 3 hours

    Ingredients (6 servings)

      For the Spice Paste

      • 5 Candle Nuts
      • 1 2 inch piece fresh Ginger
      • 6 small shallots
      • 4 cloves garlic
      • 5 whole cloves
      • 1 whole nutmeg
      • 4 Thai Chiles
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground galangal

      For the Beef Rendang

      • 2 pounds beef for stew
      • spice paste
      • 2 stalks lemon grass, smashed
      • 1 stick cinnamon
      • zest 1 lime
      • 2 cans coconut milk
      • cilantro and green onions to garnish

      Instructions

      For the Spice Paste

      Combine all ingredients in a food processor until it forms a smooth paste. Set aside.

      For the Beef Rendang

      Salt the meat on both sides.

      In a 6 quart Dutch oven over medium high heat, brown the meat in batches on both sides.

      Push the meat to the sides of the pan forming a well for the spice paste. Add the spice paste and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.

      Add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally until most of the liquid is evaporated. Then, stir more frequently until the meat becomes slightly brown and the cooking liquid is absorbed.

      Garnish with green onions and cilantro. Serve over brown rice.

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      SImple Clean and Homemade I House Pictures 3

      We hit the two month mark of moving in to our new home on Friday. It is really starting to feel like our cozy little space and less like someone else’s place. We still have a lot on our to do list, but the rooms are shaping up. I thought it was past time to give you a tour and show some before and after pictures. Let’s start our tour in the living room. The picture above is what it looks like now.

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      This is a picture of what the living room looked like the day we moved in. As you can see, we removed the ceiling fan and opted for a school house light in its place. We changed the paint color from beige to Sherwin Williams Byte Blue. We also changed out the curtains, added some bamboo shades, put in gas fireplace logs and removed the giant mirror above the fireplace. We decided to place the tv above, a decision that we love.

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      Next up is the dining room. It featured green and yellow paint with a broken chandelier.

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      We changed the paint colors immediately. The top is Sherwin Williams Cityscape. The bottom of the wall is Sherwin Williams Extra White.

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      The chandelier was a score at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. We also added some sheers and bamboo shades here.

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      This is the upstairs bathroom. I fell in love with the original tile work when we first saw the house.

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      We chose Sherwin Williams Topsail to update the look of the bathroom. We replaced the shower curtain with a spa style curtain. I found the shutters at Construction Junction and painted and changed the fabric to coordinate with the colors in the bathroom.

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      We found this shelf at the Habitat for Humanity Restore and painted it the same shade of black as the shutter.

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      This yellow room was the room I avoided when we first moved in. We stored all of the unopened boxes in there so it was a horrible mess. Plus the yellow paint color was almost blinding.

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      We chose Sherwin Williams Online for this room. It is so much more subtle and now is my favorite room to look at when I walk down the hall.

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      The master bedroom featured the same beige color as the living room. I started painting it on move in day.

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      It is now Sherwin Williams Tradewind. The rug is from Target. We also added bamboo shades and blackout curtains.

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      This is actually the second bedroom. We are using it as a guest room and an office.

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      This room is also painted Sherwin Williams Tradewind.

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      We replaced all of the ceiling fans on the second floor to the one shown in the picture. I think it gives the upstairs a more cohesive look.

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      This is our upstairs hall. I just wanted to show you the paint color we chose for the hall, stairwell, and foyer. The paint color is Shewin Williams Softened Green.

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      Finally, the half bath downstairs.

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      We added a shutter and a framed photo.

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      Our next big project is reconfiguring the kitchen so that it is more functional. And I will leave you with a view from our office window. Love the river view!

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