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‘Old Fashioned’ Cranberry-Orange Relish

Cranberry Orange Relish

There’s something about Thanksgiving that just brings back the BEST memories from growing up. Gathering together at our Grandparents house, and celebrating the holidays with all of our Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, was always so much fun! And there’s nothing like having all the traditional Thanksgiving food, to remind me of all the special times we shared together.

One of my favorite recipes from Thanksgiving is my Grandma’s ‘Old Fashioned’ Cranberry-Orange Relish. I’ve taken that over, and prepare it as one of our most loved Thanksgiving side dishes. I still have her original recipe card that I cherish and love, and always chuckle to myself when I add a “jigger” of Brandy! Just maybe keep an extra dish for the kids without it. Ha! I am so amazed at how quick + simple it is, and can even be made a few days ahead of time. It’s a huge timesaver when you’re trying to prepare so many dishes at once.

My Mom and Dad now host Thanksgiving, and I love that they still carry on so many of the holiday traditions.. to make it all that more special for our kids. And I hope they carry on the same traditions.

Cranberry Orange Relish

‘Old Fashioned’ Cranberry-Orange Relish

Ingredients:

1lb. (4 cups) fresh cranberries
2 oranges (rind + pulp)
2 cups sugar
1 “jigger” (shot) of brandy

Directions:

  • Chop oranges into chunks
  • In a food processor, grind together cranberries + oranges
  • Add to large mixing bowl and add sugar + “jigger” of brandy
  • Mix together
  • Cover + Refrigerate several hours for flavors to blend together
  • Serve with Thanksgiving meal
  • Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving from House on Prairie Lane

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Family Photos 2018

HELLO! Ahh, it’s been quite a while since I blogged (July, to be exact) and I just cannot believe how much I miss it. I struggle with finding the balance to blog and be more present with my family, but I promise to try to do both. To start, I wanted to share the family photos we took a few weeks ago. They are definitely more casual than the past few years, but I sort of love that. Our girls are growing so so fast, and I cherish these family photos each and every year..

fall family photos

fall family photos

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fall family photos

fall family photos

fall family photos

fall family photos

fall family photos

fall family photos

fall family photos

My very talented friend, Megan (from Under the Willow Photography), always seems to capture such great shots. My absolute favorites are the closeups of each of the girls.. those smiles melt my heart.

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Capri’s ‘Ballerina’ Bedroom Reveal

A few months ago, I shared Capri’s Bedroom Design Board with her idea of a ‘Ballerina Bedroom’ theme. I had so much fun searching for all the tiny details, and my absolute favorite is the gallery wall that we created. It really is the prettiest wall in our home, and Capri adores it all! She is definitely our tutu wearing, all things sparkly + shimmery kind of girl.. and I LOVE that! It is definitely a stage that I cherish, and want to hold onto for as long as I can.

We all just love this space, and are so happy with how all the pretty details came together for our little ballerina. I’ll share all the sources next week, so check back soon!

 

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Chloe’s ‘Fairy Garden’ Bedroom Sources

Last week, I was so excited to finally shared with you, Chloe’s ‘Fairy Garden’ Bedroom Reveal. I had a lot of fun designing this space for my girl, and love how much she loves it! Here are all the details + sources..

headboard  |  quilt  |  sheet set  |  lumbar pillow  |  faux fur throw pillow  |  velvet curtain panels  |  wall decor  |  rattan chair  |  seagrass basket  |  accent table  |  fairy book  |  table lamp  |  chandelier  |  dresser  |  medallion knobs  |  mirror  |  decorative globe  |  misc. fairy decor

 

 

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Chloe’s ‘Fairy Garden’ Bedroom Reveal

Hello! And HAPPY Summer! I know it’s been a while since I blogged, but I finally have a capsule of photos to share many new blog posts and room reveals.. yay!

Today, I am so excited to share all the beautiful details of Chloe’s Bedroom! You may remember my Design Board that I created many months ago, but it took quite some time to finally bring it all together. This room far exceeded my love for a neutral color palette, but I absolutely LOVE the bright colors + vibrant details so much! Chloe loves her bedroom, and I love walking into such cheerful + whimsical space.. something that definitely matches her personality.

I love that I was able to bring her idea of a ‘Fairy Garden’ Bedroom to life, and incorporate some of the pieces she’s been collecting. I’ll share all the sources to the room next week, so stayed tuned!

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Capri’s Bedroom Design Board

HAPPY Spring! The weather is FINALLY starting to feel like springtime, and we’ve had a burst of motivation to work on some house projects. We had a successful + busy weekend rearranging our bedrooms. Do you remember when I shared Chloe’s Bedroom Design Board? Well, we finally have it all together, and I can’t wait to share it.. it is soooo beautiful!

Capri turned three in December, and my plan was to create a woodland theme in her new big girl bedroom. Remember this ADORABLE post I shared on the teepee in her room? It was my inspiration. Buuuuut, this ‘threenager’ had other ideas for her bedroom. She was very persistent that she wanted a Ballerina Bedroom. Capri is all about tutus, jewelry and all things sparkly! So I created a design board to fit her requests, and LOVE how it turned out.

Capri's Bedroom Design Board

quilt  |  bedsheets  |  chandelier  |  wall decor  |  doll  |  throw pillow

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Chloe’s 7th Birthday Party: Under the Sea

This past weekend, we celebrated Chloe turning SEVEN (I can’t believe I’m even typing that number), with family + friends ‘Under the Sea.’ We had so much fun planning, shopping, and creating all the party supplies for the event. We even set up a cute little photo booth for some fun + silly pics! Here’s a peek at all the special details..

bubble wand + pearls

bubble wand

invitation

decorations

banner

crab sandwiches

cupcakes

cupcake closeup

photo booth 1

photo booth 2

photo booth 3

photo booth 4

photo booth 5

photo booth 6

party details

fish bucket  |  pearl necklaces  |  cupcake display  |  under the sea egg kit  |  seashell candy mold

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Spring Favorites with Anthropologie Home at Nordstrom

I don’t think I’ve ever been more ready for Spring to arrive! We’ve had a rough winter filled with an obnoxious amount of sicknesses, and I am sooooooo excited for the warm sunshine, green grass and getting back outside (..because I absolutely HATE the cold)! I haven’t done much with our home, but when I saw that Anthropologie Home is now available at Nordstrom, I just had to start shopping. I think a touch of color is exactly what (we) and our home needs! Here are a few of my favorites..

Anthropologie Home at Nordstrom

dishtowels  |  towel ring  |  cake stand  |  platter  |  floral vase  |  accent pillow

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Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and if you read my blog post last week, you know we love to celebrate together as a family. My girls love to share in the excitement of the holiday, and insisted on making Daddy some yummy treats.. Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies. They have become a staple in our house since I was pregnant with Capri, and something we always make for special occasions (or even when we just have a sweet tooth)! The recipe is quick, easy and soooooo delicious!

 

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup coconut oil (I liquify it in the microwave for approx. 30 seconds)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips
optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a mixer, beat together coconut oil, sugar + brown sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add eggs one at a time
  • Mix in vanilla
  • Combine flour, baking powder + salt in medium bowl
  • Slowly add flour mixture to mixer
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Scoop dough into 2 Tbsp rounds
  • Place on non-stick baking sheet
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown
  • Enjoy!

Happy Valentine’s Day from House on Prairie Lane!

 

 

 

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Valentine Gift Ideas for Girls

After the longest January ever, I am sooooo ready to celebrate the month of LOVE! Pete and I have never been the type of couple who celebrate with fancy/extravagant gifts. We both prefer to cook a nice dinner at home, and celebrate together with our girls.. as a family. I always have so much fun gathering small gifts and preparing some sweet surprises for our girls. Here are some of my absolute favorites..

Valentine Gifts

love first t-shirt  |  heart sunglasses  |  sweatpants  |  glitter coin purse  |  beaded necklace  |  heart pillow  |  nightgown  |  heart crew socks  |  slippers  |  heart t-shirt  |  glitter heart bag  |  bow sneaker

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