SIX STYLISH & AFFORDABLE SOFA BEDS

 

We bought this house with a guest room in mind, but as time goes on and understanding the practical everyday needs of our house, the idea of having a whole bed set up 24-7 in our downstairs bedroom/office just doesn’t make sense. And with the holidays quickly approaching and family and friends coming out to visit us more, we have been working on creating a comfortable space for overnight guests. So we started researching sofa sleepers to make the office a usable room by day and a comfortable get-away by night.

Since our house is older and the rooms are on the smaller side, we have been in search of a smaller footprint sofa bed that also fits our style and wont break the bank. After combing through what seems like hundreds of outrageously, ugly, and poor reviewed sleepers for thousands of dollars (yeah, no thanks - we have windows we want to replace!), I have rounded up six stylish yet affordable sleeper sofas!

Kiko Futon Sofa, West Elm $999
Karter Sleeper Sofa, Urban Outfitters $699
Mid Century Futon Sofa, West Elm $999
Bella Sofa Sleeper, Urban Outfitters $600
Trevor Sofa Sleeper, Overstock $600
London Sofa Sleeper, Living Spaces $700

 

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SIX RAIN BOOTS FOR THE MINIMALIST

Rain season has officially underway in Portland and if you’re anything like me, you wear a lot of black and just one pair of any boot just will not do. Rain boots can sometimes come off childish and overly complicated with patterns, straps, and can be frumpy. So, I have rounded up six rain boots for the minimalist that will keep your feet dry, warm, and happy while keeping any lady feeling cute, can be worn in the office, walking the dog, or even with a holiday dress.

Sam Edleman Tinsley Rain Boot $55
Jeffery Campbell Hurricane Rain Boot $60
Hunter Classic Short Rain Boot $140
Hunter Classic Tall Rain Boot $150
Madewell Chelsea Rain Boot $68
Chooka Classic Rain Duck Boot $80

 

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CHOCOLATELY-PEANUTBUTTERY BANANA BREAD

 
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It's almost fall which means baking weather! Well, do you really need an excuse to make banana bread? Nah.
I made this bread a few weeks ago due to having too may over-ripe bananas laying around and brought some into work to share with my friends. They loved it and were asking me about the recipe and seeing how I haven't posted in what feels like forever (thanks home renovations), thought this would be a time. Thanks, Hannah & Casey, you girls are the best.

What you'll Need:
3-4 Ripe Bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg - beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
pinch ground cloves
pinch of salt
1 1/2 c flour
Chocolate and peanut butter chips

What to do:
Preheat oven to 350
Smash bananas in a large bowel with a wooden spoon.

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Mix butter into bananas.
Mix in sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves.
Sprinkle in baking soda and flour and mix as you go. Do not over mix.
Add in chocolate and peanut butter chips.
Pour into pan and bake for 50-60 min until the center is set.

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Let cool and share with your friends.
As always, tastes better with some extra butter on top!

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