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2.22.2015

Where the Magic Happens - Thanks to a Tuft and Needle Mattress

Did that title get your attention?
Good. 
Now let's talk master bedrooms. 

Once upon a time we went looking for a new house, trusty "must-haves" list in hand. What did this list include you might ask? Well, all of the things that I NEEDED to have in a new home that I didn't have in my current one of course!

On the very top of said list you would have found this : "AMAZINGLY huge master bedroom".

Guys... I'm talking like double door opening, chandelier hanging over the bed, fireplace center stage with TV over the top of it, extra special cove section for my cute chairs, windows with light pouring in at every angle kinda big. 

You know... like Pinterest, DUH! 

Seriously though, our last bedroom was barely big enough for our bed and nightstands. I wanted something that felt more grand and... Master-ish.

Well we moved and every single part of our new dream house got bigger except ONE part - 
yup you guessed it...

So yeah... that's Cason up there trying to figure out if our existing furniture would actually even fit into the master bedroom space the first time we looked at our new house. ha!

It's funny finding out the things you'll compromise on when schools, location and basically everything else trump one or two of the items that you thought were super important on your list of "gotta haves".

I knew the second I fell in love with our new house that the size of the master bedroom (even though somewhat disappointing) wasn't going to make or break the deal for me, but there was definitely something in this space that needed changing ASAP... and that was our mattress. 

Aye yi yi!

Now let's get real...

I don't know about you, but when I think about the most magical thing that I would like to happen MOST often on MY mattress, it has less to do with any sort of rolling around or huffing and puffing, and more to do with uninterrupted, amazingly peaceful, recharge every part of your body kind of S.L.E.E.P!

Yeah. I went there, but it's just the TRUTH.
As a couple we both agree, a good nights sleep is one of the BEST feelings ever!
  
Remember how Cason had his back surgery? Well, it really all started there. He refused to come home to that floppy blue bag of uncomfortable springs that you see up there in that picture.
So when Tuft and Needle happened to email us with an offer asking us to try out their not too soft, not too hard, conveniently delivered right to our door in a few days, take it away for free if we don't like it, highest rated in the whole world mattress... I was like - "Pshhh, well now you made it sound too cool NOT to give it a whirl, so I guess I have to!"
;)

2.13.2015

Pomegranate Chocolate Bites!

Ashley is at it again with these fast, yummy Pomegranate Chocolate Bites, just in time for Valentines Day... or heck, ANY day of the week!
:)


Ingredients:
1 cup pomegranate arils
2 cups melting chocolate

Instructions:
Line mini-muffin tin
Using a double broiler method, melt your chocolates completely
Spoon a small amount of chocolate into each cupcake liner
Sprinkle pomegranate arils on top of chocolate
Add another layer of chocolate and then top off with more arils
* you might need to press the pomegranate arils into the chocolate a bit to help them set well *

Refrigerate 1 hour - then ENJOY!

Happy Valentines Day!

Find more of Ashley's yummy, healthy recipes here, and follower along with all of her cooking adventures at @amazon_ashley on Instagram!

Today's Love

Today was filled with lots of LOVE. I hope yours was too!


The most delicious gluten free sugar cookie that you'll ever have, comes from The Sweet Tooth Fairy... just sayin'.

Paper glasses and some of my favorite chicks from work!


I love that she can't even wait for me to pull into the garage until she runs out to greet me hello from work. Bouncy curls, gappy teeth, giggles, hot breath with hearts and all. 
I just love this baby girl of mine. 

xo

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