Monday, January 14, 2019

Easy Chicken Instant Pot Soup

Instant Pot Easy Chicken Soup

Maybe I'm lazy. Maybe it's exhaustion from a full day of work or because I'm hoping to get a jump start on cooking. Maybe it's habit. I don't really know. All I know is that every time I go to Trader Joe's I always pick up their container of Mirepoix.

What is mirepoix? The french word, mirepoix, doesn't actually translate to anything in English. However, the italian word for mirepoix is Soffritto which means "to sauté" or "stir fry". The term is also know as the "Holy Trinity" of cooking but to us in the good ol' US of A... it simply means chopping carrots, celery and onion.

Each region seems to have it's own special blend for this mix but I prefer the french base and a hefty amount of olive oil to get a nice even browning coat.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Fluffy Grey Sweater & Blue Jeans

sweater with scarf

sweater with laugh

Can we just have a moment to say "yay!" for sisters? Both my sisters have been super supportive of me and of Peplums & Pie in 2018. My youngest sister, Sarah, is always so kind and willing to take my photos but she's also always ready to make me laugh. We could be doing absolutely nothing and the next thing we know, we're doubled over with the giggles.

Thank goodness for sisters and the work out of a good laugh.

Today I have another outfit where I'm wearing pants! During 2018 there were a lot of dresses and skirts. My challenge is to re-style many of those basic pieces, but I'd like to incorporate more everyday styles to the blog. Which is why today's outfit is not only two pieces but also is a great example on how to mix warm and cool tones together.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Woodsy Plaid Jacket & PomPom Beanie

Plaid Jacket outfit with pompom beanie

Happy New Year, friends! What a week! This New Year is going to be amazing, I can feel it! For the past two years I've created a private vision board on pinterest. I update it through out the year, add to it and edit it. This year I've got a lot of big things I'm looking for which means I'll be cutting my budget to save up. Which is an exciting challenge for me, and for Peplums & Pie! I'll be doing a lot more thrift shopping this year as well as recycling my clothes to show how to re-style pieces with other outfits. 

You guys know I love a good challenge. Especially a good budget challenge. Speaking of, this woodsy lumberjack-eque plaid jacket is on sale. Let the challenge begin!