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31 Days of Cheer with PAPYRUS

12.02.16

We are just 23 days from Christmas!! How did this happen? Don’t get me wrong, I love when it turns officially December and there is no excuse to not have your holiday decor on display, cookies in the oven, champagne a popping and lots of time spent with family & friends. I teamed up with PAPYRUS to Celebrate the Holidays with 31 Days of Cheer.

[Infographic] 31 Days of Cheer

A selection of bloggers submitted ideas that could be done throughout the month of December to spread cheer in even the littlest of ways. You’ll have to wait and see which days are ideas submitted by me, but I highly encourage you to save this image, print it out if you’d like and try to participate when you can!
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Home Decor

Guest Room Wall Art

11.29.16

Our guest room got an update this week with a beautiful piece of inspiring wall art that doubles as a functional memo board.

Update your guest room decor with a large magnetic inspiration board by Petal Lane (found on The Baby Cubby). | Modish and Main

As with every room in our house, I’ve been very picky selecting what items will be hung on the wall. It’s a combination of indecisiveness mixed with simply wanting to take my time and let the right piece find its way to me. With our guest room, I’ve purposely kept the decor to a minimum because the bed is just a LARGE piece of furniture & I didn’t want the room to feel too cluttered. It’s a place for a guest to unwind, not be surrounded by all of our extra crap (just don’t open the closet doors!).
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Recipes

Homemade Cauliflower Hummus

11.22.16

Taking the standard chickpea hummus for a spin with this homemade cauliflower hummus that is perfect served with a batch of fresh veggies.

A spin on your classic chickpea hummus with this dairy free, gluten free, paleo cauliflower hummus sprinkled with paprika and garnished with cilantro. Click here to get the recipe or pin to save for later! - Modish and Main

With Thanksgiving just a few days away where we’ll be indulging in savory stuffing, fluffy mash potatoes and decadent pumpkin pies I thought it would be a great time to have Aisha from The Middle of Here pop over to share her healthy, homemade recipe for cauliflower hummus. I was lucky enough to try it this summer & I’ve been begging her for the recipe ever since.

Hey guys, it’s Aisha! Thanks for having me back & I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! With a Middle Eastern heritage, there’s nothing I love more than a good homemade hummus. Particularly my dad’s, which I love equally for it’s flavorful taste and nostalgic sentiment. I’ve tried many-a-hummus in my day, and while I used to stock up on Trader Joe’s hummus in my college years, I’ve since adopted a more paleo approach to eating. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t shy away from a chickpea hummus, but I can’t deny that I don’t always feel my best after eating legumes.
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Home Decor

Home Tour : The Living Room

11.17.16

Our living room is finally complete with the new addition of our second Lounge II sofa. There is now plenty of space for everyone to sit, relax and enjoy each other’s company. Come along for our next home tour of the house!

A pretty, neutral decorated living room in hues of grey with rustic and industrial accents. Click to see more photos or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

As you know, back in the spring to get ready for the Glitter Guide at Home feature, I updated our ugly brown couch to the beautiful Crate & Barrel Lounge II sofa. I was hoping to get a second couch to fill out the room, but the size I wanted it in was special order and I simply didn’t have the time (or money) to wait for it. Therefore, for the past 7 months our living room looked like this.
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Blog

New Modish and Main Reveal

11.15.16

Today is such an exciting day here on Modish & Main because we have got a big reveal that shows our whole new look! You’ll notice that pretty much everything looks different on the website, but it’s all designed to give you as the reader a better experience here on the blog. Come along on a mini tour!

A brand new blog design revealed on Modish & Main! Design by Social Pop Creative.

Just like we evolve as humans, the blog has had its own course of evolution as well. Similar to my old house, I had a thing for coral and mint that was really fun for the time being, but it was time to go. I’m all about neutral, clean aesthetics without any of the distractions. I have thought about an update to the blog for quite some time, but it wasn’t until the launch of Modish Digital that I really fell in love with the white, airy aesthetics and immediately wanted it to have a cohesive feel when you popped over to Modish & Main. Ultimately, I wanted you to know that the same person was behind both brands and what you could expect from them.
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Home Decor

Home Tour : Master Bedroom

11.10.16

On this segment of the home tour, I’m finally sharing a peek into our neutral decorated master bedroom.

Looking to decorate your master bedroom? Take a tour of our tranquil, calming master bedroom with a tone-on-tone neutral decor palette full of cozy textiles. Click to see more pictures or pin to save for later! - Modish and Main

So far on our home tour you’ve seen the kitchen, dining room, living room and my home office. I’m FINALLY venturing upstairs and starting with the coveted master bedroom. There really hasn’t been any specific reason why I haven’t showed much of the upstairs. You’ll see sporadic images posted on Instagram, but I’ve always felt kind of protective of these rooms because they are so personal to us. It wasn’t until my dear friend, Aisha, was visiting last month that she asked to pop into our master bedroom & was so complimentary of how I designed it. That was the extra little spark I needed to finally be willing to share a look inside our neutral decorated bedroom.
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Recipes

Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

11.08.16

This easy recipe for sweet potatoes calls for 5 minutes of prep work and then you let the crockpot do the rest of work!

Take the extra work out of cooking sweet potatoes with this easy crockpot recipes. It’s gluten free and dairy free, takes 5 minutes of prep work and they come out so delicious. Click to read the recipe or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Lately, I have a serious obsession with sweet potatoes. I will enjoy them morning, noon or night and what seems like every which way. They’re perfect in breakfast skillets with an over-easy egg on top, half of one at lunch with leftover protein from dinner the night before or served up with butter and coconut sugar for a tasty side dish in the evening.

You can certainly slice up a sweet potato and roast them in the oven for 45 minutes, or you can do a few minutes of prep work in the morning and let your crockpot slow cook them for 8 hours where they’ll turn out absolutely perfect. I have been making a batch of sweet potatoes like these every Monday to have for the week ahead. They’re really great the night of, but taste just as good reheated for quick & easy meals.
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Recipes

Smoked Peach Spicy Margarita

11.04.16

A few Saturday’s a month we find ourselves driving into downtown Ventura to our favorite little Mexican cantina, El Rey. We often sit at the bar, converse with the bartender (Rob) and order a few El Flaco margaritas, a plate of fajitas and a farmers market burrito. We rarely ever steer off course. It was on one of those drive homes that we told ourselves we should just start making margaritas at home, but let’s also combine our love for the smoker.

Kick things up a notch with a smoked peach and spicy margarita! Toss some pineapple rings on the smoker, muddle some jalapeños and shake it all together with a little lime juice & your favorite tequila. Click to get the recipe now or pin to save for later!

That afternoon the smoked peach spicy margarita was born. I’ve mentioned quite a few times how much we love our spicy jalapeño margaritas, but things just got kicked up another notch with the addition of smoked peaches!
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