June 18, 2013

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

While I know this treat is typically saved for the holiday season, I couldn't resist my temptation any more to try it. With some dinners planned for this past weekend and my assigned duty for dessert, I figured why not? Let me tell you...I am so happy I didn't wait any longer, because these are simple to make and even better to eat (I snuck way too many during the process!). And so, I found this recipe on Pinterest and made some minor revisions!


1 cup white sugar
3 cups raw pecans
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup water


Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. Combine sugar, cinnamon and water in a large skillet. Add the pecans and stir on medium heat. You will continue stirring until the sugar finally crystalizes on the nuts - this took about 9-10 minutes for me. Transfer pecans to a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes to toast. Let cool on a piece of parchment paper and store in mason jars or an airtight container.

June 12, 2013


Blooming tulips | Dinner planning
New art print | Greenery for the office
Coconut ice cream sandwiches | Sunday breakfast
Salsa prep | Summer sandals

There has been all sorts of nesting going on over here, and for the record it's not the baby-kind-of-nesting just yet. I have been yearning for some more structure and simplicity in our home and daily routines. Picture frames have been dusted off and finally hung, closets cleaned out and organized, and the best yet...meal planning. Since moving in together after our wedding last spring, the nightly question, and occasional hangry question, remained "What are we doing for dinner?". And so, meal planning for the week has been a huge success and proved it's worth. Plus, not only has that dreaded question diminished, we've gained about an hour or two more enjoying our evening together. It's a win-win. 

June 11, 2013

Shop | Terrain

If your green thumb is itching to get ahold on some new garden accessories like mine is, Terrain has some great new finds for the summer season. The marble tray is perfect for being home to a small succulent while doubling for some bathroom necessities, and their preserved ferns are the perfect touch of green (plus you don't have to even worry about watering these guys). 

I'm especially wanting to get my hands on their wildflower seed bombs. I love the idea of dropping some of those in my yard, or perhaps even around the neighborhood, and seeing them bloom later on this year. And with the Florida sun giving me a beat while gardening outside, a woven hat may become an essential accessory.

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