A Boy's Room

This boy got a new room!  He's been hoping for a bunk bed for a long time, but every time I thought about him and a bunk bed, I though about him and a broken arm.  We settled with a lower loft bunk from Ikea, and it's perfect.  I know he's still going to be launching himself off of things, but I feel much better about this.
I posted links to a few details from his room below.  We love the swing and made it the spotlight of his room.  Right now it's on clearance as they bring in their new line of swings, and it's such a good price.  If you're looking to get one, buy it now.  You will love it!
I love this boy so much, I feel like I can't hold it in sometimes.  He has the greatest energy and brings the best joy and love into our family!  I'm so thankful I get to be his momma!  I love you times a million!!!

One of my favorite things that we did in his room was make the 'Lion Eyes' collage.  I bought the picture, and then cut it on a mat, and spaced it out evenly over three frames.  The frames are classic looking, but such a good price.  They are the 'Silverhojden' frames from Ikea.
Fringe Pillow
Tortoise Shell

Coconut Curry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This is one of our favorite meals.  When we're not stuffing our face with cookies, we love a wholesome veggie dish!  You know, moderation in all things; veggies for dinner and cookies for breakfast!

This dish is perfect served as a stew, over rice, or stuffed in a sweet potato.  It's loaded with the yummiest, vitamin-packed vegetables, is vegan, gluten-free, and leaves everyone's bellies full and satisfied.  And no one can ever eat just one bowl.  I've made it with a variety of different veggies, and I love using what vegetables I have on-hand.  
I got the recipe for the coconut curry from my sister-in-law Joanne, and then I couldn't resist stuffing it in sweet potatoes (one of my family's favorite things).  I've adjusted the original recipe a little; a few more vegetables, and a tad more spice, but the basis is her genius.  She created the recipe, and made it for a family dinner, and everyone was obsessed!  When she served it, I just kept going over to the pot and smelling its deliciousness.  She got all the flavors just right.
Here's the recipe below:
1 T olive oil or coconut oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
5 carrots, peeled and chopped
1-2 fresh jalapeno (depending on how spicy you like it)
2-3 potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 apple (any variety), chopped
1 cup french green beans, cut in half
2 T ginger paste, or fresh cut ginger minced
3 cups cauliflower, roughly chopped
8 oz can tomato paste

2 T yellow curry powder
1 T cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon salt and pepper 

1 can vegetable broth
1 can coconut milk

1.  In a stock pot or large saute pan, saute onion, carrot, and jalapeno in oil for 4 minutes, or until onions have softened.
2.  Add all the spices, and toss to coat.
3.  Add the potatoes, cauliflower, ginger, apples, and tomato paste.  Let cook for 3 minutes.
4.  Add vegetable broth and bring all ingredients to a boil.  Once ingredients have reached a boil, bring to a simmer, covered for 20 minutes, or until vegetables are softened.
At this point, you could add the coconut milk and then serve over rice.  If you want more of a soup, with a few larger vegetable pieces, continue on.
5.  Puree about 1/3 - 1/2 of the stew in a blender, and then return to your pan (continue until you have reached the desired texture).
6.  Stir in coconut milk
7.  Serve with rice or naan, or by stuffing in a softened, baked sweet potato.  Garnish with freshly sliced avocado, a few green beans, and a few slices of fresh ginger.
Serves about 8

Go get these ingredients!  All of my ingredients were found at a local grocery store; no specialty stores.  I promise, if this type of vegetable-curry goodness is even close to your thing, it will become a weekly staple.


This little sweetheart was the best little helper.  She helped wash all the vegetables thoroughly, and I loved having her work with me in the kitchen.

Easter Cookies

I made these sweet little bunnies for Easter, and in preparation for my Easter cookie class.  There's just something too perfect about little bunnies.  Making a crisp clean outline with royal icing + a few perfect details, like eyelashes and a pearl necklace, makes for the perfect little cookie.  ALMOST too cute to eat, almost;)
If you're local to Utah County, and looking to attend one of my cookies classes, contact me at MEOHMYCOUTURE @ GMAIL.COM
We talk about making the perfect sugar cookie, learn how to use royal icing, I share all  my own recipes, and we of course, eat cookies!

Easter Dinner

We had a special little Easter dinner with my little family this week since next week we are going to spend it away with family.
I just love tulips and used them as the centerpiece. Even though there were just 7 stems, they made such a delightful statement.  I really think tulips are one of the happiest flowers.  However they sit, tall or floppy, they always look nice.  
I had the little kids be in charge of the mini baskets, and they had fun filling each of them.  They filled them with Cadbury eggs and crinkle confetti, and of course we couldn't use the confetti without throwing it everywhere, and we caught my little boy, Finnegan, getting the biggest kick out of himself, thinking he had colored his lips with the eggs.  I'm not sure if he ever realized it, but they weren't actually the colored eggs, and didn't even color his lips at all.
Each place setting got a special little packaged cookie for later.  I'm pretty sure some of us ate our weight in cookies, but at least they were enjoyed!
I hope this week is a beautiful celebration of Easter for you.  It's one of the most meaningful celebrations for me and my little family.

These pretty little girls are a great team, and I''m so thankful they have each other.

 Here he is in all his mischief, or so he thinks.  I absolutely adore every piece of him!

JORD Wood Watches: A Gift for Him

I'm in love with these unique men's watches, but even better, my husband is!  When JORD reached out to me to work with them, I knew it was the perfect match for my watch-loving husband.  Tyson has always been a watch guy, and when I saw these watches, and their unique cool style, I knew he would love it.  A nice watch is something I've given him as a Christmas gift over the years, and I think this one might just be his favorite.  It looks cool and casual for everyday-wear, and classy (with the perfect rustic touch) with a suit and tie. 
One of the things I love about the JORD brand is their packaging.  I'm a bit of a sucker for things in pretty packages, so when this arrived in a sold wood box, with magnetic closures, and a drawer at the bottom of the box, I knew this was a good brand.  If you're looking for a cool gift, a men's watch, or a women's watch, go check out their site.  I have my eyes set on a women's watch with a rose pink face and zebra wood band.  JORD is also hosting a contest, and when you enter, you will instantly be given a $25 e-gift code!  Enter HERE.
  Wooden Wristwatch

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches.  All opinions are my own.

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