Monday, February 19, 2018

HOME | THREE SITES I LOVE FOR FARMHOUSE DECOR IDEAS

In case you haven't seen any of my home posts over the past year, I will share a link to all those right here.  When we were building our house and getting reading to move, I did a lot of searching online for modern farmhouse decor ideas.  It is easily my favorite decor, because the color palettes really speak to me and the aesthetic is relaxed and comfortable.

I have found three websites that I visit very frequently (as in, every day) for little house accoutrements.  Well.. some of them are little and some of them are big.  I've found a little bit of everything on all three of these sites.  From furniture to decor to functional kitchen pieces, I love keeping an eye out for good farmhouse decor ideas and deals.

FARMHOUSE DECOR IDEAS by popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately

FARMHOUSE DECOR IDEAS by popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately

3 SITES FOR YOUR FARMHOUSE DECOR IDEAS

Decor Steals

This is, by far, the site that I've shopped from the most.  Each day, there is a steal, a flash steal, two bonus steals, and any extended steals from previous days that are still available.  They have such a huge variety.  My first purchase from their site was two cotton boll wreaths for our front doors.  They arrived in about two weeks from the time of order, and I was impressed with how well they were packed.  That first order had me sold, and I've been checking their site every day since for little things to decorate the house with.  Some items that I've ordered are a huge magnolia wreath for our living room, a hardware scale clock for Will's work area in the garage, a huge wire storage basket for the kids' hats and mittens, and I'm currently waiting for a table to be shipped.  I ordered about a week ago, so I suspect it will ship soon.

As far as shipping times, I have found that it varies.  Every order states that the item(s) will ship in 15 days.  I've had some items arrived within a week, and I've had a couple orders to take a few weeks (from time of order, including the 15 day lead time).  I have not be disappointed by the quality in the least.  Everything has arrived packages very well. 

Bits of Vintage

This website is a little different in that each day they release a set of items called 'a story.'  Each story has a large selection of items centered around a common theme.  I've placed one order, which was a turtle shaped, mint soap dish for our hall bathroom downstairs.  It's so cute. Since I've gone with a mint/turquoise/pink color scheme, it fits in so well.  On a side note, that combo of colors is really subtle and doesn't look quite as crazy as it sounds!  I was very happy with how the turtle soap dish arrived.


Antique Farmhouse

This site's sales are set up very similar to Bits of Vintage.  Each collection has a common theme.  Their collections do stay up on the site for many days, so it's great to have a little extra time to think about what I want.  During the holidays, I ordered a set of fluted pedestal bowls.  I have been so incredibly happy with them.  They haven't found their forever home in the house, as I've been moving them around to get them exactly where I want them.  They are very well made and coordinate with everything.  The packaging and shipping was wonderful.  Even during the holidays, they arrived quickly and swathed in bubble wrap.
  
I hope this is helpful for anyone searching for farmhouse decor ideas and deals.  I know I've been so happy to have found these sites.  Let me know what you think of them.  Also, if you know of any other deal sites that are of a similar nature, please share them in the comments.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

REBECCA EATS | 3 EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS


EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

If you've been reading my blog over the past year, you probably already know how much I love easy overnight oats.  My husband introduced them to me, because he made me a batch for breakfast one morning (err.. night, since it sits overnight!).  I have been hooked ever since.

There are many things that I love about easy overnight oats, the main thing being how customizable they are.  You can create so many different flavor combinations simply with items in your pantry.  You don't really have to have anything special to make overnight oats, which makes them a staple breakfast meal for us.

I have shared a basic recipe for overnight oats before here on the blog.  Today I'm going to share three more variations using our favorite milk that I get at Walmart.  The So Delicious Organic Almondmilks are always on our grocery list, because I eat a mostly dairy-free diet.  I love that So Delicious Almondmilks have no GMOs, no carrageenan, no artificial flavors, no sweeteners, no fortifications, no colors, no preservatives.  Adding in that they're sustainably sourced and responsibly made -- even the bottle is recyclable, which is at least 80% plant-based instead of plastic, and this is also a feel-good purchase for us.

In my fridge right now, I have the unsweetened version along with the Vanilla version.  They are equally as delicious, of course, but I reach for the bottle of unsweetened almondmilk a little more often.  The vanilla does taste so yummy, though!  Each serving is 50 calories or less.

This is where I find them in my Walmart.  Check out the dairy cases in your local Walmart, and they should be in the dairy-free milk section.



EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately



This easy overnight oats recipe is so basic, I mix 1/2 a cup of quick cooking oats and 1/2 a cup of So Delicious Unsweetened Almondmilk.  Mix that together with a spoon and then add in your toppings.  The three variations are pictured below, along with the measurements that I use for our toppings.

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS: Vanilla & Blueberry


We always have a stock of frozen fruit.  It makes it so easy to put together breakfast oats.  In this recipe, I use 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of blueberries.  The blueberries add the right amount of natural sweetness, since I tend to use the unsweetened So Delicious Almondmilk.

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS: Cranberries & Walnuts


This is my husband's favorite.  We use 1/4 cup of dried cranberries, 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (if we use cinnamon sugar, we do a full teaspoon).  This is more of a fall-inspired mixture, but it's obviously delicious year-round.

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS: Tropical Oats


Make things easy for yourself, and keep a bag of mixed frozen fruit in your freezer.  It can be any kind, but we prefer the strawberry, mango, and pineapple combination.  It's so refreshing.  I will say that you don't need a 1/2 cup of almondmilk, since the frozen fruit adds a lot of moisture to the oats.  I don't know the exact measurement, but I just don't fill up the 1/2 cup measuring cup all the way to the top.  It's probably more like 3/8 of a cup of almondmilk for this mixture.

EASY OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SO DELICIOUS by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately


I'd love to know if you try any of these easy overnight oats recipes, and please let me know what you think.  You can find So Delicious Almondmilk at Walmart, and Ibotta has a special rebate going on right  now.  Visit the Ibotta rebate page to save on your purchase!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WINTER STYLE | VALENTINES DAY DATE

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope your day is wonderful and you have the chance to spend time with your loved ones.  I squeezed my husband and kids extra tight this morning when we left the house.  It would've been so nice for Valentine's Day to fall on a weekend, wouldn't it?

So, for a Valentine's Day date during the week, a simple outfit is a must.  This simple dress is one of my favorite thrifted treasures.  I found it on thredUP, and it's my go-to dress when I want to feel and look good.  Maggy London makes seriously gorgeous dresses.  I always keep my eye out for them when I'm browsing the thredUP site!

What are your Valentine's Day plans?

VALENTINES DAY DATE OUTFIT


VALENTINES DAY DATE by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately
Dress: Maggy London - via thredUP - similar // Heels: Vince Camuto // Ear Jackets (not shown): Zara - similar

VALENTINES DAY DATE by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

VALENTINES DAY DATE by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

VALENTINES DAY DATE by popular North Carolina lifestyle blogger Rebecca Lately

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

WINTER STYLE | CASUAL VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT

This blazer and top were sent to me by Misook to style.  I chose this Valentines Day outfit, and all opinions are mine alone.

I've shared a couple work appropriate Valentines Day outfits that are perfect for the office.  They were both pink and black, which is a color combo I've been gravitating to a lot lately.  For Valentine's Day, I wanted to amp it up (I'm joking... all I did was switch out the pink for red and add some ripped jeans).

But, seriously, these jeans are so comfy.  After seeing Angela wear them at a shoot a couple years ago, I knew I'd get a lot of use out of them.  Sure, I get funny comments about them all the time (queue all the 'did you get in a fight with a cat jokes'), but I love them.  I love the juxtaposition of the ripped jeans and tidy blazer.  I like my outfits simple and class, but the rips elevate the outfit just a bit.

What's your ideal casual Valentines Day outfit?

CASUAL VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT


CASUAL VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT by North Carolina fashion blogger Rebecca Lately
Top: Misook // Jeans: Old Navy // Blazer: Misook // Heels: Vince Camuto

CASUAL VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT by North Carolina fashion blogger Rebecca Lately

CASUAL VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT by North Carolina fashion blogger Rebecca Lately


CASUAL VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT by North Carolina fashion blogger Rebecca Lately

CASUAL VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT by North Carolina fashion blogger Rebecca Lately

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