Wednesday, April 30

A Beautiful Bungalow

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I've always loved the idea of owning a bungalow style home. I'm not one who needs a ton of space which makes this style of home perfect. And when decorated as cute as this one located in Venice California is it's easy to see why I'm such a fan. The Domaine article also features 7 other amazing bungalows that are currently on the market [love this other Venice bungalow!}. Sadly the million dollar + price tags are a little out of my budget! But that doesn't mean I can't look!

And you can too, here!

[A Little Late] Tuesday's Tune

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Still on that country kick and right now I'm loving Brett Eldredge's new song.
I'm pretty sure they shot the video in paradise, seriously gorgeous. I want to be wherever that is!

Monday, April 28

Instagram Snapshots

::a few recent purchases:: 
dress via Marshalls || heels via TJ Maxx || tops via Loft || perfume via Francesca's

::a little obsessed with the boyfriend's dog, Rogue::

::signs of warmer weather::
fresh flowers from Trader Joe's || sunnies [UO] and a new tumbler [Starbucks] || antique shopping finds, I bought the chair! 

Happy Monday, friends!
How was your weekend? I hope you all had the exact same weather we had in Cincinnati because it was gorgeous here! My weekend was the perfect mix of productive and relaxing: read this book, got a few good workouts in, cleaned & did laundry, went antique shopping, spent time on the front porch, and a cookout at my brother and sister in law's. 
Basically a perfect weekend!

And I figured since I've been kinda in and out lately I'd share a few snippets of what's been going on.
Be sure to follow along on Instagram @amandapattison_ !

Wednesday, April 23

A Recipe I Want to Try

I think I could spend all day searching the Bon Appetit website. The articles are awesome, the recipes look so yummy, I love the how to video's and the cocktail recipes are amazing.  It's on the top of my list of favorite websites.
My latest binge on the website lead me to this amazing recipe that I'm dying to try: Portuguese Baked Eggs.


¼ cup olive oil
3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 jalapeño, with seeds, halved lengthwise
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup ricotta
6 large eggs
1 cup grated sharp white cheddar (about 4 oz.)
¼ cup grated Parmesan (about 1 oz.)
Toasted country-style bread (for serving) 


Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add bell peppers and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown, 10–12 minutes.  

Add tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño, basil, oregano, chili powder, and paprika to pot. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very soft and liquid is thickened, 20–30 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Discard jalapeño.

Preheat oven to 400°. Transfer bell pepper mixture to a 13x9” baking dish. Using the back of a spoon, make 6 evenly spaced divots in mixture. Spoon a dollop of ricotta into each divot, then crack 1 egg into each. Top with cheddar and Parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Bake, rotating dish halfway through, until Parmesan is melted and egg whites are almost set but yolks are still runny, 15–18 minutes.

Serve baked eggs with toast. (Yolks will continue to cook as dish sits, so serve right away if you prefer your eggs soft.)

Now who wouldn't love having that for breakfast?!

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Tuesday, April 22

Tuesday's Tune

Keith Urban || Cop Car
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I tend to get on a country kick whenever the weather gets warmer and this year has proven to be no different.
And right now I'm loving Keith Urban's new song!

So good.

Friday, April 18

It's the Weekend!

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The weather this weekend is supposed to be gorgeous so I'll be soaking up every possible minute outside.
Hope you all are able to do the same!


Thursday, April 17

A Retro Home Makeover

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I'm a sucker for anything bright and especially anything teal. So when I saw this home makeover I was instantly in love. The home belongs to Melanie Bromley, the Chief News Correspondent for E!, and she transformed the 1957 home all on her own. Pretty amazing + beautiful!

To see more photos and read the entire story pop on over to Domaine Home.

Wednesday, April 16

Stela 9 Weekenders

Luna in Turquoise

With so many weekend trips, bachelorette parties, weddings and a few quick trips planned with the boyfriend I've been on the hunt for a new weekend bag. And I've had my eye on these Stela 9 weekenders because I love the bright colors and bold patterns. My favorite would have to be the Isabel in Blue Santa Fe. The Isabel style happens to be on sale at Shopbop right now which means it's also included in the 25% off Friends & Family sale, making this $282 bag only $150!

Such a steal!

Tuesday, April 15

Tuesday's Tune


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I love when I find a new artist that I'm truly excited about, especially when I love every one of their songs. Usually there are one or two songs on an album that I could do with out but from what I've heard of Sam Smith, I don't think that will be the case. His album In the Lonely Hour is due out on June 17th and I've already pre-ordered it!

To see what I'm so excited about make sure you check out Stay With MeMake It To Me, or Latch.

Friday, April 11

It's the Weekend!

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Wishing you all the happiest of weekends!

Tuesday, April 8

Tuesday's Tune

Oh Honey || Be Okay
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Soooo, I've been away for two weeks. What?!
Here's why:
I was supposed to have surgery last Wednesday but when I went in for a check-up with my doctor the Friday before he said no way. Well, for now that is. Chances are I'll still need the surgery but not right now. But because I was supposed to have surgery I spent a full week getting work squared away and training some one who would have been covering me while I was recovering which is why I was MIA the first week. Then last week, I just kept that break going. Partly because I wasn't feeling motivated or inspired due to not having the surgery. That might seem strange so let me explain. After dealing with this ongoing health issue for quite some time (since October!) having the surgery meant finally reaching the light at the end of the tunnel. And eventually that might still be the plan but for right now, I'm on hold. And without explaining all the gory details it actually means I'm healthy so I can't be to upset about not having the surgery. I'm just to the point where I want it to be done and over with!

So until then I'm just going to go with the flow and listen to this happy song!