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Vegan Pizza: Pesto Potato PIzza

Hey hey hey! It's about time for a food post, yes? Maybe not a really detailed one, or one with the proper lighting ;) but a nice short one to fill some vegan pizza needs ;)

Full disclaimer: I'm absolutely, 100% of the time a red sauce and cheese (cashew cheese) kind of girl, and when I want pizza, that is what I want--- it is the best. But this one? It's pretty good too. Not the best (for me and my pizza needs), but pretty damn good. And certainly easy! 

How to:
-pre-heat oven at 550, or as high as it will go, make sure the rack is pretty close to the top.
-swipe a good layer of pesto, lots of garlic-y delicious pesto on your rolled out dough. *I have a few few pesto recipes that I will be sharing ;) 
-place a thin layer of the almost transparent potato slices on top. If you're not great with a knife, then a mandoline, even a cheap one, will be your savior. 
-drizzle olive or truffle oil on top (yum!), sprinkle of salt
-turn on broiler, bake 4 - 5 minutes
-once you pull the pizza out of the oven, sprinkle on some mizuna, arugula, mustard greens, or your other favorite greens
-a squeeze of lemon, and enjoy! 

Easy peasy, right?  I like this pizza option, because it's easy to make, feels fancy, and doesn't seem like it's lacking when you skip the cheese, but if you really want to, you could put cheese on top, vegan or not.

PS. That American Blogger film I mentioned the other day? It's been released for purchase today (HERE). I'm in it a tiny bit--- just the right amount, in my opinion ;) In general, I'm such a documentary girl (the only kind of movie I like to watch really), so this was nice and something we totally would have watched even if I wasn't in it and didn't love the people in it--- I really do love some of them! After watching the film, my post now seems like an even more fitting addition to this blogging story :) I enjoyed it! Good job, Chris. High fives to you ;) 

Okay, I'm hungry and off to make a late (non pizza) breakfast to start my day! Happy Wednesday, friends! 

Colors In Outdoor Gardening! {Find Colors On Fab!}

I have, what I think will be a pretty awesome garden yard post planned in my head--- it's been in my head or a while now, but between computer crash-ings and bzz-bzz-busyness, our outdoor projects have been half-way on the back burner. I say half, because we still have a constant garden to tend to-- but all the 'extra' progress has been slow. But we're working on it! And for sure, the space is light years better than it was a year ago. The green is awesome, our plants are growing, but the extra colors need more uplifting, if you ask me. The mosaic stairs absolutely help, and a few painted pots too, but I'm always on the search for more here and there touches to make our outdoor space feel more like… home. We're all looking forward to spending more and more time out there and we feel it coming more with every little touch we add :)

I teamed up with Fab today to bring you my favorite items…. which of course… all happen to be pretty garden based… and full of color! Fab is great, there are SO much bright and fun home design items--- wants and needs! But really, I could lust over most of the products--- these are just the ones that would be in most need, within our budget, and add the best pop or color to brighten our slowly changing space :)

1. this door mat, perfect to make a point, you ARE home!
2. the prettiest woven trivet, to match my flower lust--- perfect for a hot pot of taco goods ;)
3. this basket---- no one is surprised. Every one (including Alex) has a basket obsession in this home, they're just so multifunctional!
4. floral garden sheers--- Alex looked over my shoulder and asked, "why don't you have these?" I saw my friend Halle had a pair a few weeks ago, and asked myself the same thing. Now I know where to get them!
5. floral garden tools--- again, perfection.
6. these plates! SO perfectly colorful for our outdoor meals!

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Other plans to brighten up our space include: planting more flowers, a touch of paint on our outdoor furniture, and hopefully, if time allows, sewing up some outdoor cushions! We keep falling more in love with our outdoor home :) 

New Blog Crush: I Want To Be A Fool

I am SO in love with this blog! (I want to be a fool) It feels like a life so so so different than mine---with a similar looking dog ;) but of a life that I want to see more about. I rarely ever post these sorts of things, you know, sharing links of other blogs, videos, and whatnot. I think I only ever have maybe a handful of times. I always swear to myself that I'm going to do weekly roundups (I really like them!) but I never, ever do them. Maybe one day I will. For now, I'll just drop in every three years with a link recommendation, haha. 

For now: Silvia Pogoda! I'm obsessed. With her blog, her photos, her videos, her art, all of it. She's also vegan! Which is in no way a requirement for me to love someone, I am married to a pork lover after all, but it's always interesting for me to find and learn more about vegan families across the world---- and in Poland? I want to know more. I love the contrast in the light and the dark. I like the moody whimsy of it all. I'm so in love with THIS post of raw, beautiful photos and words and feelings I can relate to.  And I'm in love with the idea of Silvia one day creating a children's book. I'm sure it will be stunning. 

Anyway, thats my thursday input for the week--- like, my color walls POST--- just wanted to brighten the week with a stunning blog belonging to an illustrator and photographer. It's no surprise that I love fun and interesting art :) I love all her art/prints. Amazing.

Find Silvia here:
tumblr (so much fun!) 
shop (I have some, I want more). 

Dear Silvia, can our dogs be friends? 

A Ridiculous And Fun Toddler Craft/DIY - A Jewelry Pom Pom Box

I've waited a long long time for these days. Long before having a kid, I knew my favorite thing would be crafting with kids. I was a big crafter growing up. My life revolved around what I could make--- even now, if I'm not doing something with my hands, my hands are lost and anxious. I grew up on craft parties--- sleepovers of groups of girls coming to our home and a crafting table set up for the bunch of us, whiny, obnoxious, and loud girls to make things to take home together. I look forward to those parties with Marlowe---- but maybe less girls ;) 

For now, I'm SO so happy to have reached this point with Marlowe. More fun than, our lesson in patience: pom pom crafts. This is silly, and really hardly worthy enough to be called a DIY--- but very much a fun toddler craft regardless. Don't worry, ohdeardrea wont be turning into a DIY blog--- but I realized we really do A LOT of diy projects around here, so maybe I should start documenting them (there were so many mis opportunities!)---- especially the ones that are more sentimental, like the ones with my growing colorful and rainbow loving kid :)

You'll need: 
a small wooden box
an obscene amount of pom poms
wood glue 
*realistically a glue gun might be best, but a glue gun and a three year old still sounds risky, I'll wait until she's four.

SO, decide if you're going to free hand it or stencil out an image for your kiddo. We chose a simple flower and I let her choose the rest. I tried to encourage her to stick with a four color theme pattern-- she wasn't having it :) I oh so patiently put my ocd aside and let her put red a little to close to green in her pattern. In the end, I learned to let go and she made the most awesome colorful box. If using the glue gun, Do the top first, let dry, then do the sides. The pom poms are not super sturdy when drying. DO use a lot of glue, the pom poms will soak up glue like a sponge. 

Tada! Toddler magic and a very happy momma welcoming the days of fun kid crafting into our home. Can't wait for the lanyard bracelets :)

(Marlowe's dress / & her amazing lion pillow.)
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