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Modern + Colorful Girl’s Bedroom

It’s been over a year since we bought our home and we still have many home improvements to do including decorating. We are very conservative when it comes to spending money so it has taken time to get our house looking like “home,” but it’s finally starting to come together. One room that is almost finished is our 7 year old daughter’s room. All it needs to be complete is new window treatments, a new paint color and wall decor.

There is only one small window, which doesn’t make for good lighting, so I’m doing white walls to brighten it up and a pink accent color. I think bright colors are great for a girls room because it’s very cheery and happy. Maybe I have an ulterior motive hoping those colors will brighten the mood when we get to the middle school years.

Modern side table

My favorite piece of furniture is this Sauder Modern Yellow Side table. It goes well with Priscilla’s brightly colored chevron rug and retails for less than $100. It would pair perfectly with the Sauder Shoal Creek Collection white dresser, which we just purchased (We bought the oak finish for brother’s room!) I like adding elements made with different materials, like in this room: metal + wood.

Little girl's room.

Of course, a bedroom side table must be stocked with all of the essentials: reading materials, lighting, decor and jewelry.

Girls room colors

The easy slide drawer is the perfect amount of bedside storage and since the side table is metal, you can put magnets on it! This pink flower is a magnet decoration used for lockers, but it’s a great decoration for this side table as well.

Priscilla loves her room and I do too. I think it’s the perfect amount of simple and modern yet bright and cheery, just how a little girl’s room should be!

I like this side table!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

Chicken and Noodles Meal After Birth, Sickness or Death

This past year I’ve had several opportunities to join a “meal train” for those in my community and family who have experienced a birth, adoption and a death. After those life-changing events, the last thing someone wants to worry about is what to feed their family. Finding meals that are easy to make, travel well and is something most people like can be challenging.

Here is a chicken and noodles “support meal” idea complete with links to all of the recipes.

Chicken and Noodles Meal to bring after baby, sickness or death.

Chicken and Noodles with Mashed Potatoes – I don’t usually follow a recipe, but this Pioneer Woman chicken and noodle recipe is very similar to what I make. However, I just cook bone-in chicken breasts in the slow cooker prior to making the recipe. Bone-in chicken breasts are inexpensive and I can purchase them for less than $1.00/lb. I make homemade noodles from this recipe or you can use Reames.

Asian SaladThis asian salad has become a part of all of our family get togethers. Everyone loves it and it doesn’t just go with asian style food. It travels easiest if you place the crunchies and salad in separate baggies and leave the dressing on the side.

Snickers dip – This is another fan favorite recipe that is easy to make ahead of time. It is also delicious with Heath bars in place of Snickers.

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Feta, Bacon and Avocado

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Feta, Bacon and Avocado

I make a lot of sweet potatoes because my kids will (surprisingly) eat them and they are a good source of fiber and vitamins. There are so many fun ways to incorporate sweet potatoes in your diet like this baked sweet potato bar where the kids can choose a variety of different healthy toppings.

One of my favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes are these delicious spicy sweet potato cakes, which are perfect for entertaining. Red pepper flakes give these potato cakes a spicy kick (you could even add sriracha for extra spicyness). The feta adds the perfect touch of saltiness and the bacon adds a crunch. The finishing touches of avocado and Greek yogurt add a bit of creaminess.

To view the full recipe, visit my post on Litehouse foods! Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Bacon, Feta and Avocado.

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Feta, Bacon and Avocado. (So delicious!)