Paleo Bruschetta Chicken


After looking at a few different recipes for Brushetta Chicken I combined a few together and gave it a shot.  To my relief it actually came out pretty good! Another hit with the husband which is really my main goal because I’m not the biggest tomato fan but even I really enjoyed it!

3 chicken breasts
2 medium-large tomatoes, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp basil
minced garlic (to taste, I just did a few shakes)


1. Brush Chicken Breasts with 1 tbsp olive oil, season with salt and pepper to your preference, and grill until cooked through.
2. While your chicken cooks mix your remaining ingredients together and saute for 3 minutes in frying pan.  When your chicken is done simply spoon your Bruschetta mixture on top of your chicken and serve.

Find the mushroom recipe here, it was fantastic and you wont be disappointed if you try it!


Dining Room Transformation


After three years of living in our home I finally feel like I am done with a room, that room being our dining room.  I’ve played with it a lot over the years but only since trading our old dark floors for lighter ones did I get a clear vision of what I wanted.

Here’s the listing photo and what it looked like when we moved in:


So we traded the floors for a lighter laminate called White Washed Oak, it changed the entire feel of our home from dark and cave like to open and airy and switched out the light fixture, twice. The one in the after picture I’ll post further below is from Lowes, we have the matching pendant light above the sink in our kitchen and I love them.  We painted and built the table from a plan found on Ana Whites blog, you can find that plan here.  Progress was made!


We added chairs from Kirklands and built a bench to change it up a bit.  Then we discovered the easiest DIY shelves on Shanty 2 Chic’s blog, find those plans here! Also from Shanty 2 Chic we built this buffet which ended up completing the room!


While I’m sure I will tweak things here and there I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! Livingroom transformation pictures to follow in the next few days, thanks for looking!

Bacon Beef Butternut Squash

While purusing Instagram trying to find something to cook for dinner I came across Civilized Caveman’s recipe for this delicious masterpiece:


It was so good that my husband has deemed it his new favorite. Bonus because it was also very easy to throw together!

If you want to try it out yourself you can find the recipe here along with a large variety of healthy and tasty recipes!

Hey there!

First post! My name’s Amber, I’m 23 years young and have a slight obsession with all things decor and with all things delicious, so I figured why not start a blog to keep track of all my successes and failures. I live in a place I’m learning to love with my husband of 5 years and with our 5 fun furries (three dogs and two cats). I hope to share some helpful how to’s and get some back in return to help better me in the decorating and cooking departments! Thanks for looking!