Lucite Furniture Trends
  • September 28, 2016
  • Lifestyle
  • One of my favorite design trends right now is Lucite furniture. I love how classy and modern it looks in a room. I purchased this chair for my office and I am so impressed by the quality. The nook where I keep my desk is pretty tight, so a Lucite chair makes the space appear less crowded. It’s also surprisingly comfortable.Lucite Furniture TrendsI thought Lucite, or acrylic, furniture was a new trend, but it’s actually been around since the 1930’s. The Louis Ghost Chair though, which we can thank for it’s recent popularity, was introduced in 2002. Lucite furniture can be pricey, but I have been able to find quite a few pieces that are affordable and still quality.

    Today I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Lucite furniture pieces and I would love to know what you think about this trend. Is it here to stay?

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    Lace Dresses for Fall Wedding Season
  • September 26, 2016
  • Style
  • This year the weddings we have been invited to have been spread out throughout the whole year. We attended one beautiful winter wedding in February, a few spring and summer weddings and now we’ll be attending a fall wedding this weekend.
    Lace DressesI love having weddings throughout the year because it’s gives me a chance to dress up more. I also just love weddings (and seeing Brett in a tux!). Who doesn’t?!? This lace dress was a bit of a spontaneous purchase, but I’m so happy I did. It fits like a glove and will be great for holiday parties later this year.
    Lace DressesThe dress I am wearing runs large so I’d recommend sizing down. I actually had to take mine in to get tailored. I have to say, having a good tailor on hand is the secret weapon to good fashion. I’ve also found a few other lace dresses that will be great for fall wedding season, which I’ve linked below. Lace DressesEven though I’m almost always drawn to navy dresses, I opted for the aubergine this time. Aubergine, or oxblood, are big colors for fall right now and will transition well into the holiday season. Plus lace dresses never go out of style so you’ll be able to wear it year after year.
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    photos by Monica Modzelewski

    Weekend Reading
  • September 23, 2016
  • Eventful Favorites
  • Can we talk about just how gorgeous the weather has been this week? I know there are a lot of you out there craving cooler temps, but I for one and loving this weather! This weekend Brett and I are staying in Chicago and we don’t have a jam packed schedule. This never happens. One thing I do have planned is an afternoon with Monica and Joanne for the last outdoor market of the year at the Randolph Street Market. (Get your tickets here!) I’m also hoping we’ll get to grill out one or two more times before we have to put the grill away again.

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    Weekend Reading
    Nicole has everything you need to know about fall trends.
    My love for Lucite bar carts and trays continues with this DIY acrylic side table tutorial.
    Speaking of bar carts, Roxy of Society Social is sharing tips on how to style a bar cart.
    A faux-suede scalloped skirt under $40.
    I’m all about florals for fall.
    This Chicago news story, that went viral this week, just warms my heart!

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    Chipotle Inspired Chicken Burrito Bowls

    Chipotle Inspired Chicken Burrito Bowls
  • September 22, 2016
  • Food
  • When planning our dinner menu out for the week I often come up with dinner ideas that I’m not sure Brett will like. These Chipotle inspired chicken burrito bowls are one of those meals I thought he might humor me and try, but wouldn’t actually like. I was pleasantly surprised when he not only said he liked them, but asked for them again just a couple nights later. Dinner win! Since then, we’ve been eating them a lot.Chipotle Burrito BowlsWhat’s great about these bowls is that you can use whatever ingredients that you have in your fridge. We’ve used both chicken and pork as the protein, and I top them off with whatever veggies we have. Green and red peppers are my favorite toppings so far! You also don’t have to stick to a Mexican flavor. This recipe for a Mediterranean burrito bowl sounds delicious and I’m thinking I might try an Asian twist on burrito bowls next.Chipotle Burrito BowlsChipotle Burrito BowlsChipotle Burrito Bowls

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    Chipotle Inspired Burrito Bowls
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    1. Up to 1 day prior to cooking, dice chicken breasts into small pieces and season with taco seasoning (reserve about 1 tbsp for peppers)
    2. Cook rice according to package instructions
    3. While rice is cooking, cook chicken in a saute pan with water
    4. In a separate pan, saute peppers in a tablespoon of oil and taco seasoning
    5. Once rice, chicken and peppers are finished cooking begin assembling burrito bowl.
    6. Line a small plate or bowl with rice and top with chicken, peppers corn, black beans and avocado
    7. Top with additional taco seasoning and salsa
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