Makeover Mondays

I'm trying to stick with the posting on my blog, and seeing as I got sick just in time for Christmas (as per usual) I figured I should use the time I'm laying around in my bed for more than watching all of The Gilmore Girls series.

green house modern

I am in love with this house. To me its the perfect combination of modern and classic, and I really adore the color as well. I showed Clay this house and for once, we both liked the same style of house. I actually found the builder, Culligan Abraham Architecture's facebook. Check them out for their other awesome designs!

reading nook lights comfy pillows garlands

This is the perfect nook. I can certainly imagine curling up on this bed and just reading the day away, which is seriously a dangerous idea. I'm actually trying to think of how to hang curtains or something over my bed at home to create a similar effect. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know!

nursery yellow rug robin's nest benjamin moore

Even though the need of a nursery is very very very far away from where I am currently in life (or at least I like to think so) this is the most darling nursery ever! I found out from a blog it's been posted on, Charmingly Modern, that the color is Robin's Nest by Benjamin Moore. I also love the combination of prints and the yellow in the rug. Such a sweet space!

shower tub big bathroom tile walk in shower curb appeal rennovations

This might be one of the greatest things I've seen in bathrooms. I'm actually not that big of a fan of large bathrooms because I feel like all of the warm air seems to espace from the shower. So if this just had glass walls that extended to the ceiling, I'd probably like it just that much better. Or maybe I should just stick to small master bedroom bathrooms. You can check out the builder, Curb Appeal Rennovations, website here. They seem to have really unique designs and lots of other cool bathroom ideas! 

house with pool steps outside

This home is in Toronto, CA according to House & Home. I'm not sure what the weather is like in Toronto, but I hope its nice enough that they get to enjoy this gorgeous pool on a regular basis. My family has never had a pool, mostly due to the upkeep and the added costs, and because my parents were firm believers that if we couldn't enjoy it at least 70 percent of the year then there wasn't much of a point. I've pretty much inherited this mentality, so I could only imagine having a home like this if I lived somewhere warmer than Indiana (or most of the Midwest). Besides just the pool, the house is also amazing with all of the lovely windows and the upstairs deck. With or without the pool, I would love to live in this home. 

vintage 70s print sewing desk floral print

I never knew that I could enjoy vintage 70s prints as much as I am right now. I think this unique little corner sewing desk is just adorable, and I'm now trying to think of how I could incorporate prints like these into my room at home. 

built in shelves living room beautiful big windows

One thing every home probably lacks is storage, so I am obsessed with these built ins. We had lots of built in shelves and cabinets in our home and Ohio and they were so useful. Not only are the built ins awesome, but the windows look absolutely stunning. Add the window seats and I'm sold. I know that if I have the opportunity in my future home, I would gladly put in the time and effort to put build ins like this. 

Well, I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Christmas Eve with their families and friends. I need to start getting ready for my family and boyfriend to come over, we are actually serving 15 people tonight! Ham, green beans and potatoes here I come!
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Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

It's been ages and ages and ages since I've last posted, but seeing as its break and I have some free time why not share what I've been up to? My dear friend Becky reminded me of my blog just a few days ago, so this post is dedicated to her and her awesomeness. I am so thankful to have her back from her studies abroad in Peru!

I can not claim to have come up with the idea of a Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust at all, I originally stumbled across the idea via Pinterest. I didn't pay too much attention so I had my mom pick me up some canned cinnamon rolls from the grocery store. If you get anything out of this post let it be this: Don't buy cinnamon rolls. You only need pie crust. Yeah, so today when I finally looked at the recipe's video on Taste for Adventure I found out I just needed a pie crust, cinnamon and butter. Luckily my mom had some in the fridge so I just followed their recipe, the only alteration I made was adding cinnamon sugar on top of the cinnamon.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls Dough Recipe

Here are my mini cinnamon rolls! I had some leftovers so I decided to bake them as treats for my family. 

Mini Cinnamon Rolls Homemade Recipe

Back to the pie crust though, I just gently pressed down on the cinnamon roll dough until I had a somewhat flat layer and then I went about making my apple pie as if it was just a regular crust. 

Mini Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust Homemade Recipe

I forgot to take a picture before putting the pie in the oven, but here it is when it just came out from being baked! My family always does a crumb topping, to me it isn't an apple pie without the crumb topping.
Mini Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Crust Crumb Topping Homemade Recipe

So with tomorrow being Christmas Eve, I know with thirteen family members gathered together the pie will probably be completely devoured as soon as we cut it open. I hope you are all having a lovely winter break and are enjoying time with your family and friends. :) Merry Christmas!
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