Friday Round Up + A Week of Meals

by Ally- Life as I know it, 5:00 AM
This weekend couldn't have come fast enough! I'm super excited about candle making and brunch tomorrow with my favorite Charleston bloggers. We've finally decided to redo our bedroom so I'm going mattress shopping this weekend. Theo gave me the OK to start looking for a new bed and furniture and I've already picked out the duvet cover. Our bedroom was my least favorite room in the house so I can't wait to be able to decorate it the way I want. I think we're all, Pixie included, excited about finally having a King Size bed. We're doing this on a major budget but here's the look I'm going for. All white and simple with a grey bed and furniture. 

~I started reading Still Alice this week and can't put it down. I have the hardest time finishing books so fingers crossed this one doesn't lose my attention. Julianne Moore just won a Golden Globe for her role in the movie version. I'm hoping to have it finished before the movie comes to theaters. Unfortunately Kristen Stewart is in the movie as well, I really can't stand her and her horrible acting.

~We watched Boyhood this week and it was excellent. It was long, almost 3 hours, but really good. It's not a typical movie, there's no climax, it's just about a young boy growing up from 6 years old to 18 years old. It was filmed over 12 years too so you kind of watch him grow up before your eyes. It's such a cool concept for a movie but can you imagine filming the same movie for 12 years?! 

~Cuyana has a new Shimmer Leather Tote that's gorgeous for summer. I couldn't find a picture but it looks awesome with a monogram.

Love their bags. I've had my Cuyana bag for over a year and it's held up so well. I mean between being on my arm 24/7, getting thrown in my car constantly, and stuffing it to the brim, it still looks brand new. 

~Week 2 of healthy gluten free, dairy free weeknight meals was a success! Here's what we had:


Chicken Sausage and Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 
recipe adapted from PaleOMG

Crispy Smashed Chicken with Spicy Pineapple Salsa and Broccoli

Zucchini Zoodles with Meatballs

Have a great weekend!
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  1. I love that bedroom inspiration! I want to redo my bedroom in the same colors! And that tote is amazing! I've been on the hunt for a new bigger bag, especially if I start taking the train to work, and that one is PERFECT!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. Ohhh can't wait to see your bedroom! I love homegoods for finding reasonable things!

  3. yahh im excited about our candle/brunch date :) love love the inspiration for your new bedroom! i want to read still alice after i finish my current book -- im glad you're liking it. ANNND love that bag. wish i didnt already have so many tote bags. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. Loving everything in this post. Your bedroom inspiration is so calming and serene. Perfect for sweet dreams. That leather tote is amazing and I am putting it on my wish list right now. I love a good monogram :)

  5. Love the look you're going for - sooo pretty! Also that bag is gorgeous! Have so much fun tomorrow - can't wait to hear all about it! xo

  6. Ah super jealous y'all are getting a king size bed!! Steve can help if you want to do a DIY headboard! Your dinners look so delish, I wish we sat down and had a designated meal every night of the week like you guys do. Last night our fancy dinner was french toast. haha See you tomorrow for our lady date! :)

  7. Those meals look so delicious, especially the shrimp caesar salad! Can't wait to see what you do with your bedroom - we've been wanting a king for a long time, too!

  8. You will LOVE having a king size bed :) Have a fun date with your blogging besties this weekend!

  9. I'm pretty much ready for lunch with all the meals you just shared!! Can't wait to see how your bedroom turns out - and have so much fun with all the ladies tomorrow! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  10. Yay for a bedroom redo! Thank goodness for Pinterest when it comes to decorating ideas, right? Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  11. Uh, Kristen Stewart. Maybe I'll read the book and skip the movie. I'm interested in Boyhood. It's a really unique concept. Have fun at brunch tommorrow!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  12. Can't wait to see the bedroom results! I can't stand Kristen Stewart but do think Julianne Moore is a great actress so maybe that will be enough? I'm making your shrimp caesar salad tonight and can't wait!

  13. I love your inspiration for your bedroom! Good luck shopping this weekend! All of your meals this week looked delicious. Can you cook for me?? LOL! I hope you have a great weekend!

  14. Ooh meatballs with zoodles looks SO good! I don't think I can do Boyhood based on the 3-hour timeframe but ya never know. Looking forward to tomorrow. So exciting to get to redo your bedroom!

  15. I love the look you're going for with your room. I had never heard of Boyhood before watching the Golden Globes but I'm definitely interested in watching it, knowing it took them that long to create. That smashed chicken sounds delicious!

  16. That chicken sausage and kale sweet potato is to die for! Also, I love my Cuyana tote too, but now I'm lusting after that metallic gold one! xo

  17. We're also re-doing our master bedroom and I am having the hardest time making decisions! I did finally buy a headboard and new bedside tables, but deciding on lamps is probably going to be the hardest part. Can't wait to see your finished product!


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