Inspiring Spaces

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Happy Tuesday!  I’ve got some home inspiration for you of the best variety!  I’m feeling the re-decorating itch.  I KNOW!  It’s terrible.  Our house is just barely finished.  And it’s not that I don’t love it, I can just imagine how fun it would be to mix it up!  I love the thrill of installing a new light fixture, or swapping out furniture, or painting.  And I LOVE CHANGE!!!  I have problems, I’m aware.  Which is why I’m going to live in the appreciation I have for our home and spend lots of time on the interwebs looking at other people’s homes to scratch my itch, which is WAY more reasonable than selling everything we own on Craigslist and starting from scratch, a very very bad idea that may have crossed my mind a few times in the past month. WHAT?!  I know…  xx- Sarah

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New Old Fashioned

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These photos kind of speak for themselves, right?  Don’t you wish you were sipping on one of these right now? YOU COULD BE!  Well, not if you’re driving or operating another large mechanical device.  But I can’t think of any other reason to hold back.  Blueberries!  Bourbon!  Mint!  Get at it!!!!  xx- Sarah  {This post was produced in collaboration with Sarah Dickenson}

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New Old Fashioned

Yield: 2 cocktails

New Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 5 dashes bitters
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 12-15 blueberries
  • 4-6 mint leaves

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker muddle simple syrup, blueberries and mint leaves.
  • Add ice, bitters and bourbon to cocktail shaker and shake for 15-20 seconds.
  • Fill two rocks glasses with ice.
  • Strain shaker over ice.
http://ahouseinthehills.com/2014/09/01/new-old-fashioned/

Get Fit September and Friday Links

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Happy Friday!  We’re nearing the end of #EatCleanAugust and I am seriously ready for a big bowl of noodles and a nibble of chocolate.  Once that’s out of the way I’m happy to keep eating how I’ve been eating though, which is the brilliant thing that happens when you start eating really clean- you don’t want to stop!  And I’m going to take #EatCleanAugust and up it one with #GetFitSeptember!  I’m promising myself (and you) that I’ll take control of one other area of my health with a commitment to at least 30 minutes of exercise every single day for all of September.  No excuses.  I want to feel even better than I do with all this clean eating and I know that dedicating some time every day to moving is the next step.  HERE WE GO!  I mean, so far it’s just me but I’m hoping maybe you’ll join me?!   C’mon, please?!  xx- Sarah {links for your weekend after the jump}

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Where Fall Meets Summer

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At the end of every August I start fantasizing about eating hearty winter stews and layering scarves over winter coats.  It’s the East Coast in me, I can’t quit it.  But in the desert, it’s HOT in September for the most part.  So I’m going to plan some trips to cooler places and I’m also going to wear these black shorts like crazy.  Because they’re my version of Fall and a damn cute consolation prize at that.  I’m also going to shop for cool weather clothes for all of you who live in places with true seasons (lucky ducks!)!  I hope you’re ok with that!  xx- Sarah

shorts: One Teaspoon (here and here), shirt: Asos, shoes:  BC Footwear, bag: Chloe, hat: Rag & Bone, belt: b-low the belt, watch: Marc Jacobs, bracelet: Kristen Elspeth, rings: Elizabeth and James and Gabriella Artigas

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Shine On!

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I’ve been shopping for lamps lately so I thought I’d share some of the favorites I found!  White, gold and black can do no wrong in my book!  Aren’t they all so good?  And I’ve included a few more that I love below, just in case you’re in the market too (and some are on sale!).  Happy decorating!  xx- Sarah  sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

 

Israeli Couscous Summer Salad

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Do you love Israeli couscous as much as I do?!  I can’t be stopped.  It’s not technically part of #EatCleanAugust since it’s processed (and for those of you who are avoiding gluten it’s a no-go!), but the month is almost over and we’ll need some healthy recipes to ease us into incorporating some lightly processed foods into our diets.  And I couldn’t imagine a better one to start with.  Light, Summer-y, full of flavor and texture- this salad is a dream, I promise you’ll love it!  xx- Sarah

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