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Fashion and style, photography and stuff I love.

Spinach and Tomato Crescent Puffs

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easy spinach and tomato crescent rolls recipe

We made these spinach and tomato crescent puffs for a Halloween get-together one year, and they’ve been a go-to recipe any time we’re invited somewhere last-minute and don’t want to show up empty handed. Super easy recipe and delish!

Easy Spinach & Tomato Crescent Puffs

(This recipe is adapted from a similar one on First For Women)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 cup minced scallions
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1/4 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

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New Wedding Items

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EDITOR’S UPDATE: Because Instagram’s logo usage terms have recently changed, my Instagram Signs now feature a new, refreshed look! Check out this post to see the current custom hashtag sign offerings within my shop. Thanks!

I’m happy to share a few new items in the Etsy wedding shop! Please come take a minute to see what’s new >

handmade wooden crate - rustic wedding centerpiece

We had so much fun creating these handmade wooden crates – perfect for wedding reception centerpieces!

happily ever after wedding sign - custom wedding decor

Happily Ever After customizable wedding sign >

thank you card for bridesmaids - wedding thank you card

Thank you cards for your bridesmaids (and they have your wedding date printed on the back!) >
Oh snap - wedding instagram sign with custom hashtag

Wedding Instagram sign to display your cusom hashtag to encourage guests to help capture your special day!

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The Simple Farm

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I’m so thankful that our home is located in an ideal part of Scottsdale for our lifestyle. It’s nestled right up against the mountains with access to some great hiking and biking trails, but also nearby a few of the most delectable restaurants our city has to offer. In even more contrast, we have some hidden gems… boutiques, urban wineries and horse stables tucked away in residential areas that we often ride by on our bikes, but have never stopped in to see. The Simple Farm has always been one of those places on our list of “someday we should stop there” things and today one of my best girlfriends and I finally checked it out.

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The Simple Farm is a lot like heaven in Scottsdale. Just three steps in as we walked past some raised gardens filled with chard, rhubarb and basil and through a charming front gate, we were greeted by the friendly and hospitable Lylah and Michael, owners and resident farmers, who welcomed us to their home and farm. Coffee and fresh baked breads and pastries from Grano De Vita lined the patio, and inside we found fresh veggies and of all kinds available for purchase in their market.

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From fig trees to wildflowers, this urban farm is lush with vegetation and their is evidence of their ideas about fresh, natural, simple foods everywhere we looked.

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Our Big Beautiful Texas Wedding

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Our wedding was such a perfect day – truly the best day of our lives, and we were so happy being surrounded by our dearest friends and family who came from all over the country to support and celebrate with us. Since the wedding ceremony and reception were both held on my family’s farm in Texas, it was surreal to be exchanging vows in the same spot I learned to fly a kite, made mud pies, and climb trees.

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I wanted to let the bridesmaids choose their own dresses.  I wanted everyone to have something that they were comfortable in, and and style that best flattered everyone’s figures. So, I created a color palette and Pinterest board of example styles, and they came together beautifully. From a soft blush to mint, sea foam green and dusty rose, the most fabulous women in my life finished off their look with cowboy boots – we would have had it no other way in Texas!

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Please note our precious flower girl’s darling boots.  Cutest li’l things I’ve ever seen…

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That gorgeous arch than hung over us as we exchanged our vows was the combined handy work of my husband, dad and brother, who chose the perfect pecan branches and secured them with rope at the top. We adorned it with tulle and flowers, and it turned out more beautiful and romantic than I could have imagined.

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One of the best parts of our wedding planning process was creating a ceremony that was both meaningful to us and true to our personalities.  We selected two readings, both of which are below.

Adapted from Union, by Robert Fulghum

You’ve known each other from the very first glance to this moment today of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of “Yes,” to this moment of “I do,” you’ve been making commitments in an informal way. All of those conversations that were held in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks – all those conversations that began with, “When we’re married,” and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – all those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.

The symbolic vows that you’re about to make are a way of saying to one another: “You know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.”

Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before today you’ve been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher, for you have learned much from one another these past few years. Shortly you shall say a few words that will take you across a new threshold of life, and things between you will never quite be the same.

Because after today you’ll be saying to the world: ”This is my husband. This is my wife.”

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