On the Menu: Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed PuddingOver the past year I’ve had chia seed pudding a handful of times at friends houses and out for breakfast, but never had the courage to try making it on my own. It’s just one of the recipes I thought would be a little too difficult for me to figure out. It just so happens I was incredibly wrong. Amanda – like every recipe she creates – makes it seem effortless and simple. Plus, she makes it the night before so that in the morning it’s ready to go for those of you running out the door or have kids swirling around you. This is my new morning treat, especially with berries coming back at the farmers market. Enjoy!

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients


¼ cup chia seeds
1 (13 oz.) can coconut milk
2 Tbs. water
2 Tbs. maple syrup
Assorted toppings such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, pomegranate seeds, chopped pecans, coconut chips, maple syrup and ground cinnamon.

Directions


1.) Combine chia seeds, coconut milk, water and maple syrup in a large mason jar. Shake well. Refrigerate chia seed mixture overnight or until the mixture becomes creamy and thick.

2.) Serve chia seed pudding topped with assorted fruits, nuts, coconut chips, maple syrup and cinnamon.

Recipe & Photos by Amanda Frederickson

Style: The Age of Aquarius

Old Navy x Sacramento StreetAs spring quickly moves toward the summer, I look forward to warm days outdoors with my sweet boy. I’ve wanted to buy Jackson a pair of overalls since he was born, and I finally had the chance on a shopping adventure at Old Navy. I felt like I had been transported back to the time of Peace & Love of the 1970s. An abundance of denim, fringe, and floral printed fabrics all reminded me of photographs of my parents in their college days. It was so much fun finding clothes that can be both versatile and nostalgic.

untitled-25 copy untitled-17 copyFor Jackson, I chose a pair of denim overalls, blue sandals, and a blue floral shirt. I couldn’t help myself with this sweet nod to the 1970s. Every time I look at Jackson in this outfit, I have to smile. He looks so happy and carefree!

untitled-21 copy untitled-16 copyI also had a great time coming up with an outfit for me to wear. I wanted to keep with the blue I had chosen in Jackson’s outfit, so I chose an adorable short dress that is loose and comfortable for the warm summer days quickly approaching. I paired it with a jean jacket that is versatile and easy to throw on when the evening air is a bit brisk – or in the case of San Francisco – when the fog rolls in. I also got a pair of flat sandals that I will be sporting often.

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Outfit Details

Caitlin: Printed Pintucked Dress in Light Blue | Denim JacketTextured Double-Strap Sandals in White | Matte Sunglasses in Tortoise Shell

Jackson: Blue Floral Shirt | Denim Overalls | Sueded Sandals in goodnight nora

untitled-30 copy untitled-29 copyI have to tell you, there is so much to choose from at Old Navy this spring and I wouldn’t waste a minute to head out for a shopping trip to update your wardrobe as well as the wardrobe of your little ones. You can buy adorable clothing and not break the bank. Something many of us try to do more these days!

This post is a partnership with Old Navy. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Suzanna Scott

I’m Loving . . .

ArtworkThere are some things that never get old for me. One of those is having collections of black and white photography in your home. This look is timeless and a great way to fill a hallway, living room wall, or even to give a bathroom more interest. I need to take the time to go through my photographs to get them printed up. A great way to remember a trip is to have a few special photos printed and framed. By keeping them black & white, they remain cohesive with your other décor.

StyleWith the 80 degree day we had this week it felt like summer – I’ve been dreaming of an all white wardrobe.

Kitchen - Open ShelvingAnother thing that never gets old for me are open shelves in a kitchen. When we collect beautiful dishes, why put them away in a cabinet where no one can see them? I also like a less formal kitchen and too many cabinets can be a bit sterile. All of the upper areas of my kitchen are with open shelves and I love it.

IcelandI’m looking for my next trip to find inspiration. Have you been anywhere lately that I could make my next voyage? I’m always open to new places on the horizon. Right now, Iceland is at the top of my list!

Apologies for the lack of posting this week – between client meetings, installs and a sick little it’s been a busy week. I hope this brings you a burst of inspiration and I’ve got a lot in store for you next week. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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Beauty: Parlor Mini Spa

Parlor Mini Spa Are you looking for a little r & r from your hectic schedule? Even if you only have 30 mins to spare it’s important to take time out of our over scheduled lives to treat ourselves. I for one don’t do it enough and it’s something I’m trying to get better at. Funny that self-care is sometimes that hardest thing to do.

Parlor Mini Spa Parlor Mini Spa Parlor Mini Spa Well, look no further for a place to pop into for 30 minute express treatments. Parlor Mini Spa no only has a spa menu that caters to all of our busy schedules but its also a perfectly design spa. The neutral palette and great design has you wanting to move right in. It feels like home.

This spa retreat on Polk Street offers manicures at their bar, chair massages, waxing and facials (see all services here). There is nothing better then finding a spot in the city that makes you instantly relax and that’s what Parlor Mini Spa did for me. I instantly wanted to book dates with my girlfriends and mom.

Parlor Mini Spa Parlor Mini Spa So the next time you find yourself planning a date with your bestie or some alone time – this is the place to book. I’m already plotting my next appointment!

Photos by Caitlin Flemming

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