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Powder Room - The Wallpaper Conundrum

You know our powder room in the hallway? It has turned out perfectly, with glossy TileBar tile and the alligator juniper vanity Sexy Nerd built himself. Little by little, accessories are added and edited out. Currently, the bathroom has a cheerful, springtime vibe.

Still, something is missing.

Our decorating style is rustic...farmhouse...glam...? Eclectic!
Since moving in, I've taped at least 30 wallpaper samples on the wall behind the mirror. It's such a tough decision! What looks perfect in November (so warm and cozy) is all wrong in February (so heavy and dark). 

If I ever win the lottery, I'm going to pay someone to redo my wallpapers with the seasons. Also, for this to happen, I'll probably need to start playing the lottery.

This wallpaper from, called Tian, was love at first sight. It's textured and looks like it is illuminated from behind. However, Sexy Nerd hates it.
(Clockwise from upper left: Denali, Topiary, Punica, Volta) Each of these wall…

Homestyle Salad with Knorr Homestyle Stock

Out of all the recipes I've made with Knorr Homestyle Stock, my favorite use for it is as a salad dressing. Specifically, my Homestyle Mayonnaise. It's the perfect complement to an assortment of veggies, leaving even my carnivorous Sexy Nerd happy to have a salad for dinner. Best of all, it is 100% unique and unlike any dressing you've ever made or picked up at the store.
It looks so healthy, right? That's because it is.
This is boring potato salad's New York cousin. Potatoes...and sweet potatoes! Together forever.
How hodgepodged is this salad? We're throwing in the celery leaves.
We're peeling our cucumber with pretty stripes because we're fancy like that.
And egg! And broccoli!
Homestyle Salad with Homestyle Mayonnaise (Recipe Yield: 6 servings)(Total Time: 30 minutes, including prep) 2 potatoes + 2 sweet potatoes, diced, boiled 20 minutes, and cooled in ice water1/2 a bunch of celery, leaves and all1 large cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced1 head…

Cream of Broccoli Soup - Instant Pot Recipe

The snow keeps falling on the NM mountains and Sexy Nerd and I keep craving soup. Our two Instant Pots are getting a workout.
Seriously. This is my third soup post in a row. It's just that good.
(Also seriously, I'd love for it to stop snowing. Some of us need to get to work.)
(Not Sexy Nerd, whose employer likes him to stay home/stay safe in bad weather. Coming home the other night, I was stuck in a 2 hour (!!!) traffic jam caused by icy roads. It was the same day my XM radio trial ended because of course it was.)
I've been perfecting the Cream of Broccoli soup recipe I shared a few weeks ago. That one was good, but I wanted one that's vegetarian. I mean, Cream of Broccoli probably should be vegetarian, right? 
That said, this would be sooo good with bacon.Cream of Broccoli Soup - Instant Pot Recipe Sexy Nerd doesn't even like soup and he keeps making this.
Cream of Broccoli Soup (Instant Pot Recipe) Serves 4 1 Can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup (+ 1 Can of Water…

Soup's On! The Winners of the Souper Bowl in Santa Fe

Instant Pot soup recipe at the end of this post.
Sexy Nerd and I had a great time for a great cause at The Food Depot's 26th annual Souper Bowl fundraiser. 
We don't live in Santa Fe and you-know-who tried to skip the long drive to the Souper Bowl about 30 minutes before we needed to leave the house. "We can make soup here," he reasoned. "Let's just stay home." 
Now? He insists he never said that and he has been telling everyone they need to attend the Souper Bowl next year because it is the best time ever.
Although none of the soups we were expecting made an appearance - tomato, chicken noodle, posole - traditional favorites were replaced with Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo (Rowley Farmhouse Ales), Spiced Thai Coconut Potato Soup (Kingston Residence of Santa Fe), and Moroccan Veggie Stew (La Montanita Co-Op). Not a bad trade! 
Cafe Mimosa was even serving Shorba...and patiently explaining to every patron (us included) that Shorba is an Arabic lentil …

Mattress Sale! (Layla Sleep, Amerisleep, Brooklyn Bedding, Bear Mattress, Zoma, Sleep & Beyond)

Mattress SaleNow is one of the best times of the year to purchase a comfy new bed, as many brands are having 4th of July mattress sales.

I'm featuring every coupon currently available for the Amerisleep mattress sale (our personal favorite), as well as promo codes for the Layla Sleep, Brooklyn Bedding, Bear Mattress, and Zoma mattress sales. 

There's also a Sleep & Beyond coupon, which can be used for accessories like mattress toppers, wool pillows, and organic bedding.

All of the mattresses listed below are highly rated and include free shipping both ways.

These are the best discounts available on these brands, including exclusive promos for my blog readers. If the coupon you're looking for isn't here, it doesn't exist. 
We've been happy customers since buying our AS3 in 2012
Here is an extensive list of all the Amerisleep coupons currently available:
1. Save $250 or More on Any Size Mattress with Promo Code KITTY

2. Save 30% on Any Size Mattress + Extra…