Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2016

A lot of comfy and a little bit hippie. 😉 The coolest part of this capsule for me is that I created it from scratch (only upside to the airline loosing your luggage). I wanted to stay true to what I love, and only chose items that felt super comfortable and that drew me in, whether from style, texture, or color.

I’m really happy with how it turned out. I’m definitely not finished, but here’s what I’ve got so far. 😉

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We Bought A Vintage Travel Trailer!

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We are so excited to introduce you to our 1978 Airstream Argosy. We have been looking for a vintage trailer for over three years. After feeling discouraged this week, like we were never going to find one, this little 27′ Argosy popped up and we jumped at it. It definitely needs some work, more than we realized when we purchased it, but we can’t wait to bring you along for the renovations.

There are some big projects we want to tackle first. I’d say the most important is checking the subfloor and remodeling the bathroom. I think it’s going to be the most costly, and also the most necessary.

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A paint job is also in order, as well as fixing a pretty significant dent on the front steel end cap.

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The interior will be completely updated as well, but we definitely want to tackle the most pressing issues first.

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We are documenting the entire process and keeping track of every single purchase throughout the renovation, down to the penny. We’ll be sharing the exact amount spent after we complete the remodel. I’ll be updating the blog frequently, along with my instagram account and youtube channel. Thanks for following along!

 

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Healthy Plant-Based Pancakes | Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Oil Free

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I love breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day, and I’ll often eat it for dinner. Warm, fluffy pancakes with fresh berries and Maine maple syrup… what’s not to love? My mom actually created this recipe and I had to share it with you guys. The batter takes five minutes to make and the pancakes come out fluffy and browned to perfection.

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Because these pancakes do not have egg, we have to mimic the texture. By adding two tablespoons of ground flax seed with four table spoons of water, it’ll give you that egg yolk consistency.

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INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup Almond Flour
1 Cup Buckwheat Flour
1 Cup Sorghum Flour
2 Tablespoons Ground Flax Seed + 4 Tablespoons Water
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon (more or less to taste)
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
*Almond Milk (or any plant-based milk of choice)
1/4 Teaspoon Salt (optional)
Blueberries (optional, or toppings of choice)

*Note: Almond milk measurements will depend on how think or thin you like your pancakes. Slowly stir in milk until you reach the desired consistency. I don’t measure. 😉

You can add sweetener of choice if desired, but I like to leave it out since I top my pancakes with maple syrup.

DIRECTIONS:

Create Flax “Egg”:
Add 4 tablespoons of water to 2 tablespoons ground flax seed.
Stir and let sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Add all try ingredients into a bowl and stir.

Add flax egg and almond milk. Pour in almond milk until you reach desired consistency. Remember, you can always add more so pour slowly.

Heat pan on medium heat. Wait until the pan is hot before adding batter. My pans are non-stick so I don’t spray it with anything.

When the pancakes start to bubble, especially around the edges, it’s time to flip!

Cook until slightly browned. Enjoy with any toppings of your choosing. 🙂

These will last 2-3 days in the fridge and taste great warmed up in the toaster. Tag me in a picture on instagram if you make these! @samantha_lindsey Enjoy!!

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Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Diary No. 1: Sunshine + Coffee

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Sunny with a high of 50° and not a cloud in the sky! It might have been a little chilly for no jacket, but I was so ready to shed the layers and soak up the sunshine. Getting more and more excited for summer!

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My entire outfit is thrifted apart from my sandals and sunglasses that I’ve had for quite some time. I also thought about editing out the spot on my face. I don’t wear foundation and everyone has dealt with acne at some point, so… real life. 😉

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I’ve been obsessed with this scarf lately. It was only $2.00. Thanks, Goodwill!

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Coffee date with the husband. Favorite way to start a Sunday!

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Hope you are all enjoying the weekend!

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Minimalist Studio Apartment

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My husband and I have a spacious studio apartment. It’s way more room than we need, and we’re looking to downsize further (hopefully, more on that when things start moving on from the planning phase). But for now, here’s a peak into our little home.

You walk right into the bedroom, which for me is the only downside.

We like to keep things simple and slept on an air mattress for quite a while. I accidentally propped myself up with my elbow, and unfortunately– it popped. After sleeping on a deflated air mattress for a couple nights, I ordered this four inch, trifold, foam mattress. It’s working out well so far, though!

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Because it’s a studio, I really wanted to find a way to divide the space. I decided to make a wall out of crates and love it. It holds some of our sentimental items and my tiny plant collection… thanks to Ali Cherry for the plant inspiration! 😉

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On the other side of my crate wall, we have our living space which you’ve probably noticed lacks a tv, coffee table, and couch. Once upon a time we did have those things, but really enjoy having the space to workout, dance, and play with our dog. Living without a tv removes a ton of distractions and we spend so much more time together.

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To the right, we have my work space. Of course if we want to watch tv or catch up on the news, we can do that here. The desk is an antique from a well-known writer in my town. He passed it down to a local artist, and she gave it to us. It’s pretty cool we know a bit of the history behind it.

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The kitchen is where we spend the majority of our time. I cook all of our meals at home, so having a functional kitchen is really important to me. We probably have more kitchen items than most minimalists, but it works for us and use everything regularly (yes, even the keurig and espresso machine).

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The table was free at the local transfer station, and we painted it white.

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My dad and I made this shelf to hold my spices and fours. It’s so convenient when I’m cooking to reach up and grab what I need.

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Lastly, the bathroom. The shelving unit is from Pottery Barn years and years ago. In the bins, we keep our undergarments and loungewear. The laundry machine is also in the bathroom, behind the door, so that’s pretty convenient.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you guys enjoyed our little photo-tour. Don’t forget to check out my youtube channel to see more of our apartment and simple living.

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Welcome!

After pouring most of my free time into my youtube channel, I’ve decided to re-lauch my blog! This is the place I want to get a little more personal, share my day to day life, and document everything along the way. If you’d like to hear more in the mean time, I’d love for you to subscribe to my youtube channel where I talk about minimalism, simple living, and healthy alternatives. You can also keep up with what I’m doing on Instagram. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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