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Tuesday
May102011

help me choose!

Gooood afternoon!

I hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday so far.  I’ve been parked on the couch busying myself with some design work this morning.  I’m about to head out for a few on-bike errands, and then get back to house related things.

The washer + dryer should be IN the closet this week, which means we can finally start unpacking + organizing.  Woohoo! 

As of now, we need to buy a new bedding set for the master + guest bedroom.  I already have something picked out for our room, but I need help deciding on the guest room.  I would like to jazz up this room a bit with a nice bright wall.  I want it to feel very clean + welcoming. 

These are the options that I’ve found so far.  Chris said I get to pick!

Everything is very similarly priced for the comforter + pillowcases + bedskirt.  They range from $69.99 - $89.99. 

Option 1 – If I chose this set I’m not sure what I would want to paint as the accent color.  Green might be a bit intense, since there is so much green in the comforter already.  Maybe a nice gray, like the lighter gray leaf on the comforter.

Apt. 9 Thyme Bedding Coordinates

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Option 2 – I’m not sure what color I would want to paint an accent wall with this set, but I love these colors.  Definitely do not want to paint anything brown.  Maybe a lighter blue, like our kitchen, or coral.

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Option 3 – With this set, we could paint the wall a matching green color like the piping around the edges.  But I’m not sure I’m digging the black.

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Option 4 – Possibly a bit too brown for my liking, but I like the simplicity of the pattern.  We could pain the wall a warm salmon color or a deep blue.

 

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Option 5 – Same design as option 3, but in a different color.  Not sure on the paint color for this one!

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Help me choose!







Thanks for your help! 

Ashley

Tuesday
May102011

pea dippin’

Monday morning craving?

A massive bowl of creamy, corny oats

Quicksand for the banana!

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Topped with about 1T coconut butter, Love Grown Foods cocoa goodness, 1/2 banana, 1/2T chocolate chip cookie dough almond butter.  If you can believe it, I couldn’t quite finish this bowl!  Today was a busy + thoroughly exhausting day.  I didn’t eat lunch until 3pm and dinner wasn’t until 9:30!

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I managed to squeeze in a mid-day workout and then ran a slew of errands.  Since I knew I would be out for awhile, I packed Vega Shake n’ Go, which I’m trying to use up.  I have the tropical flavor, and am not a fan, but it’s good in a pinch.

When I finally arrived home, this lunch [not my whole lunch] was put together in snap! 

It started with frozen peas, thawed under cold water.

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And was quickly whipped into pea dip!  I saw this recipe on Kath’s blog recently and it sounded fabulous.  She made a lavender salt version with cilantro, but I didn't have either of those on hand.  And you know I’m not a cilantro fan!

This is a 5minute recipe.  You can use a blender, food processor, magic bullet and even a mini food processor.  You can also easily adapt it to suite your taste buds.  Here’s what I was feelin’… 

Pea Dip [I just like saying that] serves 1-2 adapted from Kath’s Lavender Pea Hummus

  • 1c frozen, thawed peas
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2T salt + pepper cashew butter [or tahini/almond butter/plain cashew butter/etc.]
  • 1/4t salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • sprinkle of cayenne
  • 2T apple cider vinegar [or lemon juice]
  • 2c loosely packed spinach
  1. Thaw peas in a colander.  [I ran cool water over them.]
  2. Throw everything in your blenderizing machine of choice + blend away!  Blend until desired consistency is met.

The best thing about this recipe, is that it creates a lot of dip and it’s okay to eat the whole batch!!

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I ate 1/4 of it with a spoon, 1/2 of it with lunch and saved the last 1/4 for tomorrow.  It’s a great veggie sandwich topper, or just for dipping veggies. 

Today, I brought back the rainbow chard.  It’s been awhile!

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Veggie rollups??  Sure thing!  These were incredibly delicious.  Bread, what bread?  Didn’t miss it at all!  Okay, well sometimes. 

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I stuffed 2 large chard leaves with 1/2 of the pea dip, carrots, tomato, ground flax, salt + pepper. 

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Even better than I expected!!  Love all that crunch!

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Better rest up for a full day of house action.  So many little things to do!!  We’re hoping to get the washer + dryer in the 3rd bedroom in a few days, which means we can finally start unpacking.  Getting closer!!

Ashley