I am so excited to share the nursery remodel with you all!!! We had to convert our home office into a nursery in order to make room for baby curry #2. I felt extremely stuck on how to make it work, look and feel like a peaceful nursery. I did what I could and ultimately felt overwhelmed when all was said and done. The room did not feel peaceful or tranquil at all.
I then received the most amazing news! One of my favorite home stores, Pottery Barn / Pottery Barn Kids wanted to do a complete nursery makeover for us! I was so thrilled and honored. They came up with a couple of themes and we decided to go Neutral, light and airy! They took all of my nursery dreams and made them come true. Honestly, they surpassed them. I feel so blessed to be able to bring our new baby home to a beautiful, peaceful and serene environment.
The other CRAZY thing is that they managed to get it all done while we were away in Cleveland for a short 3 days. When I arrived home the nursery was ready to go, complete with a bow on the door to welcome our new addition.
A few of my favorite pieces in the room are the gorgeous crib, organic bedding and the amazing changing station they created for us. I am also now obsessed with the “rug on rug” look.
This past weekend I was lucky enough to spend 10 hours each day in pure festival heaven. BottleRock is in sunny and smiling Napa Valley, CA and the city is known for the fresh food and wine. The music lineup was awesome, but the food lineup was even better. “Farm to table” was really a phrase I could describe for the food as a whole. I had three days to stuff my face and get my bikini body: ready, set, go!
Friday BBQ pulled pork sandwich was the first choice, each bite had a perfect ratio of meat to sauce and the bread was so sweet it blended perfectly with the salty pork. To wash it down I sipped a refreshing mint cherry lemonade, yep that was a great start to my weekend. That night, sprinting to the next stage to see Imagine Dragons, we stopped to get a (small?) snack, which happened to be a gift sent down from the Food Gods- crab fries. Perfectly textured and thick french fries drizzled with some sort of secret sauce (I thought I could drink on my own) was delicately poured over each individual fry. When things felt like they couldn’t get any better- they did, a heaping pile of fresh crab was topped onto the saucy fries to make it the greatest thing you have ever tasted. I am NOT exaggerating. These fries were a total of 10$, freakishly expensive and worth every penny. Eventually things started to cool down during Imagine Dragons incredible performance, and we needed a sweet and warm dessert. We chose the “s’morski- a campfire classic, marshmallow, Nutella, graham crackers all on grilled sweet french bread” I solemnly swear this sandwich will be packed in my school lunch bag for the rest of my life.
Saturday as I was walking back from the Avett Brothers (they killed it) to watch Passion Pit (life changing hour of music), a certain word caught my eye “BACON”. I ran, then I saw the menu, the beautiful menu, “California bacon bbq burrito- pork shoulder, crispy belly, bacon, french fries, bbq sauce, cole slaw” *double take* No, it couldn’t be real, but it was… and so I waited in the mile long line until I heard Passion Pit practically calling my name.
Sunday came fast and the minute we set foot into those gates it was a race to the mother of all burritos. Slow bites at first just to take in the incredible goodness, then I couldn’t help myself and seconds went by and that burrito was GONE. I was fueled and ready to wait 6 hours in the front for Snoop Dogg. My reward? Crab fries. So much more food ended up in our bellies those three days I wish I could explain it all, but pictures are worth a thousand words and I hope your mouth waters just as much as mine did. -Olivia Vigo
3 tbsp cucumber (about ½ of a small cucumber before food processor)
1 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp of baking soda
1 tsp of lemon
After countless days of being in the sun my face is always left uneven with sunspots and enhanced/darker scars from the UV. I put together a mask that’s gentle and effective when trying to even out my skin tone and hydrate my face. Yogurt is loaded with zinc, lactic acid, calcium, and B vitamins, which all have great benefits for eating- and for your skin! Buy yogurt that is plain, has full fat and contains live cultures. I chose plain Fage greek yogurt because it’s unsweetened and thicker than other yogurts so it won’t be as runny on your face. Lemon juice and baking soda will also help lighten your skin and shrink your pores. The last ingredients, cucumber and honey, help lock in moisture. Before applying my mask I like to put an oil on my face which helps the mask soak in, I use coconut or sunflower oil.
Use a food processor to grind up the cucumber and get all the juice. Make sure you’re using less than a quarter cup of cucumber or else it will get too watery.
Add in the rest of the ingredients to the food processor. I like to soak my honey jar in hot water before I use it so it comes out easier. If the mixture seems too runny add more yogurt.
Put the mixture into a container you can store in the fridge for about an hour. Use within 24 hours! Use your mask after cleansing your face and applying the coconut oil. Apply a thin layer to the skin and lay flat, allow the cool mask to soak in for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and apply your moisturizer! Enjoy. -Olivia Vigo