Monthly Archives: January 2015

adult playground


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My husband and I are off to Las Vegas for a little getaway. There is just something so FUN about going to sin city.  No other place has nearly as much magic, chaos, and mystery. We don’t have much planned because we booked it on a whim. But you can bet we will have a blast and probably find some new delicious places to eat. The photo above was taken the last time we were in Las Vegas in 2013. I saw Kim Kardashian on that trip. (She was pregnant with North) I won’t lie, I was embarrassingly giddy.

Follow our trip on Instagram: @chanleynoelle


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cleaning playlist

cleaning playlist indie music cold war kids spoon phantogram housework• • • •

Music makes housework a lot more fun!

Come a Little Closer – Ambassadeurs

Don’t Move – Phantogram

Don’t You Evah – Spoon

Hang Me Up To Dry – Cold War Kids

I Turn my Camera On – Spoon

Illusion of Choice – Gramatik

Loud Pipes – Ratatat

Lovin’ You – Railroad Earth

Rainbow – Oh Land

Top Yourself – The Raconteurs

Where Is My Mind? – Pixies

Wolf & I – Oh Land

You Make Me Feel Good – Satin Jackets

Listen to the playlist here

x – c

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parmesan, garlic, lemon roasted brussel sprouts

In my small, isolated town we have one grocery store. While our nice little grocery store has pretty much everything I need, it doesn’t always have the largest variety of produce. So, when I see brussels sprouts I get a little excited. They are an easy and fast side dish that my husband and I can enjoy.

brussel sprouts cooking roasted garlic kitchen

brussel sprouts cooking roasted garlic kitchen

brussel sprouts cooking roasted garlic kitchen

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Parmesan, Garlic, Lemon Roasted Brussel Sprouts


  • 1/2 lb brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice, plus some for serving
  • 1 – 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Rinse and dry the brussels sprouts. Cut off the end/stem and slice in half lengthwise.
  • Toss the brussels sprouts, the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Place brussels sprouts on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes then toss. Bake for another 10-15 or until golden brown on edges.
  • Serve warm with more lemon juice to taste and topped with parmesan cheese.


Hope you enjoy!

x – c

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creative outlet


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My goal for 2015 is to live life to the fullest. I can’t wait to share my journey with you through creativity.

x – c

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