THE GUIDE - APRIL

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THE GUIDE


GRILL THIS

This was my family’s favorite summer meal last year. Turkey burgers are a great alternative to classic beef ones and its nice to switch it up during grilling season. I actually made them for a Mother’s Day barbecue and everyone was so impressed! The avocado and basil mash makes it! You will not be dissapointed!


DO THIS

BUT HOW? How do we fix the problems of our planet, the environment? I’ve been trying to educate myself on what’s happening and reading articles like this one. Plastic raining from the sky? By this point you’ve probably seen the video the turtle squealing in pain as researchers remove a plastic straw from its nostril. I don’t know what the answer is but I know it starts with us. Every little bit counts.


GIFT THIS

With Mother’s Day around the corner I’ve been on the hunt for interesting and unique gifts that don’t break the bank. Something that feels special but not extravagant. These earrings are so pretty and will look great no matter what age or hair color. I’m pretty simple when it comes to accessories so for me these are the perfect balance of casual yet refined. They pass the white t-shirt or cocktail dress test! Stay tuned for more Mother’s Day gift guides coming to the blog next week.


MAKE THIS

OK, I’m sharing two recipes this month because I’ve been in a bit of a dinner rut lately. We eat a chicken about three times a week in our house. This recipe is great because you can just make a side of brown basmati rice and you’re set! I love how fresh it is….your house will smell amazing!


ORGANIZE THIS

One of the first rooms I tackled when we moved into our home two years ago was the front foyer area. Not only did I want it to look nice for guests and our family, I knew it was going to be high-traffic and needed to be functional. We have a tall but shallow closet with hooks and one shelf. I used four of these baskets and I love them! They’re filled with hats, scarves, gloves, and empty reusable tote bags (I file fold these). I alsolove that they come with a liner that I can wash if necessary. I’ve done it twice so far just for a refresh. Also, they’re currently on sale:)


REUSE THIS

Spring cleaning isn’t just for our closets. Now is a great time to revamp and replace some of your everyday kitchen products with more earth-friendly ones. We just started using these placemats and I’m actually planning on laminating a few so they last a little longer (will share on my stories @stephanietrotta). They are the perfect size for any family meal and after a handful of uses you can just pop them into your recycling bin! Love the reversible print!


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Posted on April 23, 2019 .