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Spring Home Refresh

Spring home refresh

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx

It may not feel like it (it has been so chilly in Upstate NY lately), but spring is in full force. I have been able to test out some new products that are perfect for giving your home that spring refresh.

 

Spring Bedroom Refresh

Spring Home Refresh

I love to change out our bedding with the warmer seasons. And there is nothing better than slipping into a freshly made bed with new bedding and pillows. I just switched out all of our pillows to StayLoftTM Organic Cotton Cover Pillows by Pacific Coast. They are 100% Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton cover. The pillow cover helps to block any dust mites and is woven to help keep the down in place.

With some new pillows and the fresh spring air, you’ll be sure to get a good night’s rest.

Spring Cleaning

Spring home refresh

I always get the urge to open all the windows and spring clean every nook and cranny of my home. I love these nontoxic cleaning wipes from Boulder Clean. They are plant-based and 100% nontoxic meaning they are free of any quats, bleach, alcohol, ammonia and formaldehyde and have been shown to disinfect 99.9% of  bacteria and viruses.

I use them to wipe down any counters and surfaces, they’re perfect for disinfecting my bike seat after a sweaty ride, and I keep a pack in my car too!

Use code BABBLEBOXX for 10% off your order through June 1st, 2021

 

Start your own herb garden

Spring home refresh

What’s spring without some gardening? Honestly, there’s nothing more fulfilling than watching something grow and blossom that you started from seed. Whether you’re an expert or maybe have no gardening experience at all, this Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit is great for growing your own herbs. Everything you need is all in this kit! Enjoy growing your own basil, cilantro, sage, parsley and thyme.

Spring Scents

spring home refresh

This fresh linen Lulu candle is the perfect spring scent to freshen up your home. These candles are soy based, all vegan and paraben free with a long lasting burn time.

 

 

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0 In food/ Recipes

Spring vegetable goat cheese quiche

Spring vegetable goat cheese quiche

This spring vegetable goat cheese quiche is the perfect dish to serve for Mother’s Day or your next brunch.  Serve with a side salad and some fruit.

For more Mother’s Day Brunch inspiration, be sure to scroll down and check out some of the other recipes from my blogger gal pals.

Spring vegetable goat cheese quiche

Ingredients:

  • 1 store bought refrigerated pie crust (I cheat and use a store bought crust to save on time but you can absolutely make your own if you wish)
  • All purpose flour (for surface)
  • 4 eggs (plus 1 more for the egg wash for crust)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of roasted vegetables (I used asparagus, red peppers and red onions but you can use whatever you want or have leftover in the fridge)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper (I don’t measure, I just eyeball it)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Roll out your pie crust onto a lightly floured surface. Transfer into a lightly greased tart pan or pie pan, pressing the edges. Bake according to directions on package and then let cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  4. Add in cheddar cheese, goat cheese, garlic powder, ground mustard, thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. Once the crust has cooled and before pouring in your egg mixture, make an egg wash and lightly brush over the crust. This will prevent the crust from becoming soggy.
  6. Pour your egg mixture into the crust. If you have any additional veggies left over, sprinkle them on top.
  7. Bake at 375 for about 20-25 minutes or until center of the quiche is done (it will no longer be jiggly) and the edges of the crust are golden brown.
  8. Let cool in pan for about 15 minutes prior to serving.

Spring Vegetable Goat Cheese quiche

 

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake by Claire Wiley

Strawberry Mango Sangria from The Okayest Moms

 

3 In drinks/ food/ Recipes

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Meet margarita’s ruby red cousin – the Paloma. Personally, I think it’s more refreshing than a traditional marg and I love the pink color.  This pineapple grapefruit paloma is a refreshing, sweet twist.

Serve it up for Cinco de Mayo, lounging poolside, brunching with your girlfriends or just about any time.

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz tequila
  • 4 oz grapefruit flavored Pellegrino or grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz fresh squeezed pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup or agave
  • club soda (to taste)
  • wedge of grapefruit

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. In cocktail shaker, add tequila, grapefruit Pellegrino or juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup and shake.
  3. Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with some club soda to taste.
  4. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.

Enjoy!!!

 

Check out my other favorite drink recipe

Rose Elderflower Spritz

 

 

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Pineapple grapefruit paloma

2 In home/ home decor

Modern Deck Mood Board

Modern backyard mood board

We’re in the process of re-doing our deck and I have been putting together some ideas as to how I want to furnish and decorate it. I decided to create a mood board to have all of my thoughts in one place and try to help me envision the final product. I’ve linked everything below (more so for me so it’s easier when I shop but also if you see anything that sparks your eye too!)

 

 

Umbrella

modern back deck mood board umbrella

Egg chair

Modern back deck mood board egg chair

Outdoor furniture set

Modern deck mood board

Rug

modern back deck mood board outdoor rug

Pillows

Outdoor string lights

modern back deck mood board string lights

Lanterns

Modern back deck mood board outdoor lanterns

Faux palm plant

Modern back deck mood board faux palm plant