Spring Time Essentials

on
Monday, March 31, 2014
Hey everyone,

Today is the day. The first day I felt SPRING IN THE AIR! Oh, I'm so so happy! I drove to the bank, and whilst leaving I pretty much just wanted to sit on the bench outside and hang out with the birds. But ya know, studying + exams. Womp. I will settle for my open balcony door. Below are a few great pieces I found online during breaks between note-taking (woohoo, pathology of the vajayjay). Awkwarrrd. Enjoy the collage - I have lots of different price points in there to tickle everyone's fancy.
yellow polka dot dressfloral pencil skirtpink ankle strap flats - white skinnies - ear cuffblue tote - trench - tricolor sandals

Enjoy and please go out and savor that weather!!

Cheers,
Chantelle 

Sneak Peak On Life Lately

on
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thought I'd share a few knick-knacks that have been added to the ol' apartment:

This wonderful tea set has gotten more use than I ever thought it would. Also, it makes your drink of choice look fantastic, and you don't need to remove the bottom platform of your Keurig machine to make coffee. Double win!
  You can pick up the set here (it would make a lovely housewarming gift): shopbop

A fun light pink sequin pillow to add to my growing collection of couch cushions. It was a total steal at Home Goods.

Burning my way through a new favorite candle.

This Keurig (single cup version) has been such a godsend. I know I'm not much of a coffee person, but since my parents bought this for me, I've almost turned into one. Besides, coffee has been found to prevent Alzheimer's. Woohoo!

Daisies = YAY!! Spring is coming!

My parents came for a visit this weekend, and we had so much fun cooking and laughing. Here is my dad setting fire to a homemade sausage, and the rest of us waiting to dig into the migas & potatoes. 

My goal this year is to try and take more pictures with my family & friends. Of course, the self-timer turned out this crazy gem. But...I love it!

Hope you're all doing well!

Cheers,
Chantelle 

Recipes That Worked: Shrimp Scampi

on
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Hi everyone,

I thought I would pop in to share another recipe The Boy and I tried a couple months back. I found it on The Luxurious Life, and it looked divine (plus, I was craving seafood that weekend). The shrimp are fantastic, there is no denying it; and the green beans were done in a snap. However, if you're not used to rich foods, this may be difficult to eat in its entirety. We both had to take breaks in order to wipe our plates clean, and next time we make the scampi we are substituting a lot more wine for all that butter. I recommend you give this recipe a whirl, and adjust as needed!


Cheers,
Chantelle