A gallery wall, Indiana + avocado.

You're probably wondering what the heck those things have in common. In short, not much except they involve things we've been doing.

We've had a fun few weeks in our household. See: home decor, a family visit, and yummy food. What better way to tell you about it all then to show you?

Have I mentioned we have a built in gallery wall in our apartment and that our living room overlooks Lake Michigan? Well it does and I love our little home. This wall is probably my favorite part of our apartment. There was a small chance it would be covered by a couch but I was really hoping and rooting for it not to be. And voilĂ ! It's not -- it's filled with photos and mementos, some of which I added just this week--wedding photos! I figured I'd bite the bullet/ stop being lazy and put up some of our favorites already. Also in this wall are decor from our wedding shower (the quote milk jugs) and wedding (the white board we used as a drink sign).

Lately the weather has been colder than I'd like it to be. Today is supposed to go up to a whopping 60 degrees, though so that's good. This photo was taken when my family was in town and the temps were nice. It's the view of Chicago from Indiana. Pretty, huh?

And last but certainly not least, I finally decided to make avocado sauce for our pasta dinner instead of using a more traditional sauce. I was nervous my husband would like it but he actually loved it! Here's my recipe (feel free to modify to your liking):
Ingredients: 1 avocado + basil + a smidge of olive oil + chopped up banana peppers + a smidge of hot sauce. *A lot of recipes call for garlic, which I would've used but we just ran out...

Directions: Boil the pasta. Mash the avocado. Mix in the ingredients. Drain the pasta (I left a tiny bit of water). Put the avocado mix into the pot with just-drained pasta ). Let it simmer for a couple of minutes. And enjoy!