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Studio Bathroom Reveal with In The Moment from BEHR®

This post was written in partnership with BEHR® and PopSugar.

When we moved into our new home earlier this year, we knew we wanted to decorate with our favorite vacation spot, 30A, in mind.  We didn’t want to go full-on beach house, but we did want the beachy color palette while keeping comfort in mind.  We like to call our home decor style, “Coastal Americana.”  I coined that term after visiting 30A back in April and it’s stuck with us as we continue to decorate our home.

The color palette in our house is very neutral, but I wanted to add a splash of color to my beauty room and the attached ensuite.  We kept the walls in my studio neutral to allow for more flexibility with filming, but I had free range with the bathroom.  Here’s a photo of what my studio bathroom looked like before:

Studio Bathroom Reveal with BEHR angela Lanter hello gorgeous

Studio Bathroom Reveal with BEHR angela Lanter hello gorgeous

I love the neutral tile paired with the white vanity and trim.  But I wanted to work in a color that fit perfectly in line with my “Coastal Americana” style.  After reviewing the BEHR® 2018 color trends, I chose the paint color In The Moment T18-15 because it felt like the perfect color choice to bring a coastal feel into my space.  Coincidentally, In The Moment has been chosen as the 2018 Color of the Year and with good reason…  It’s a gorgeous spruce blue shade with a green undertone that fits in line perfectly with our coastal design vision.  The contrast of this paint color with our white vanity is so beautiful!

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® Interior Paint & Primer in One is available to purchase at Home Depot or you can even order this color online in sample size or by the gallon.  How convenient is that?    My husband painted our bathroom in one afternoon and commented several times on the quality of paint.  Keep in mind, Matt used to paint professionally back in college, so he knows his paint.  He loved the BEHR® formula, the ease of application and the finish.

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Easy Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

Y’all know I love my crockpot for Fall.  In case you missed it, be sure to check out this recipe for crockpot shrimp n’ grits…  So good!

Slow cookers are such a blessing because you literally just set it and forget it.  You throw your ingredients in, then 8 hours later you have a wonderfully flavorful meal…  Not to mention a home that smells delicious too!

Crockpot BBQ pulled pork recipe angela lanter hello gorgeous

This recipe made some seriously good pulled pork sandwiches.  If you like your BBQ tangy and sweet, then make this recipe as is.  If you like your BBQ less tangy, more on the sweet side, then leave out the paprika.  Next time, I’ll probably cut the paprika in half, just because we prefer our BBQ more sweet.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lb. pork loin
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
  • 8 oz. BBQ sauce (we love Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can of Coca-Cola (I use mini size Cokes)

Instructions:

Add pork loin to crockpot.  In separate bowl, combine seasonings, BBQ sauce, water and Coca-Cola.  Mix all ingredients well then pour on top of pork loin.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Pork loin should be falling apart and easy to shred using only a fork.

Head’s up: I cooked my pulled pork in the crockpot on high for one hour, then low for approx. 6 hours.


I serve my BBQ shredded pork with a slice of pepper jack cheese on a sweet Hawaiian bun or potato bread bun.  Trust me, this combination is delicious!  Pulled pork sandwiches are perfect for Football season, it’s packed full or flavor and hearty.  This recipe makes enough pork for at least 10 sandwiches.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you’d like to see me share more crockpot recipes for Fall.  I’m thinking about sharing crockpot recipes weekly this season as I continue to try new and old recipes myself.

 

This recipe made some seriously good pulled pork sandwiches. If you like your BBQ tangy and sweet, then make this recipe as is. If you like your BBQ less tangy, more on the sweet side, then leave out the paprika. Next time, I’ll probably cut the paprika in half, just because we prefer our BBQ more sweet.
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Hello Home: Beauty Room/Office Reveal

After we moved into our new home earlier this year, my office became a black hole for all the things.  I use this room as not just my office, but also as my beauty room and my studio.  I tend to dump everything in there.  It became so overwhelming that neither Matt or I wanted to even walk into the room.

Then I got pregnant.  Once morning sickness hit, I didn’t care what my house looked like or what work I even got done.  I lost all motivation to work, organize or even open boxes.

We both got so overwhelmed and I knew I needed help.  I decided to bring in Jennifer from Organization Fabulous to help whip my office (aka my life) into shape.  I couldn’t be more thrilled with the end result!

Here’s a video tour of my new studio:

For storage, we chose the Pax Wardrobe system from IKEA.  We choose the Pax over the Elfa system from The Container Store for several reasons: I could easily design the Pax myself online, we could pick it up in store same day and it was hundreds of dollars less expensive than the Elfa.

As with any piece of IKEA furniture, it was a nightmare to assemble.  I’m so blessed with a handy husband.  I’m happy to report, Matt is now back on speaking terms with me, lol.  If you listen to Hello Bump Podcast, you probably remember the several days he spent putting this bad boy together.

If you watched my beauty room tour from our old house, then you’ll remember that I primarily used the Alex drawers from IKEA.  I kept those and repurposed them, except for the two tall cabinets.  One is in my studio and Matt is using it for camera equipment currently.  We’re deciding whether to keep or donate the second tall cabinet.  I’m using the two short Alex drawers for storage under my desk and the short, wide Alex drawers for organization of dupes.

We bought my desk from an office furniture store here in LA, but this desk is similar.  We chose the desk I have because of it’s depth, which makes for great light mounting when shooting videos.

I love my office chair because it’s so comfortable.  I bought my chair at Homegoods, but it’s available for purchase on Wayfair.  My rug is also from Homegoods.

As for my pillows, the lipstick pillow was a gift from my sweet friend Julie SolomonMy Hello Gorgeous pillow was also a gift (LOVE).

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Now, on to the organization.  Jennifer used various acrylic trays to neatly organize and store my products in each drawer.  She purchased them from The Container Store and Homegoods.  I love these trays so much that I bought out every single one I could find at my local Marshall’s.  I’m using the trays to organize my bathroom drawers and nightstands.  They make a HUGE difference.  Leave a comment below if you’d like me to do a detailed bathroom organization post.

There are a ton of great acrylic organizers available on Amazon.  Another project I’m planning is installing nail polish racks.  This way, I’m able to neatly organize and display all of my gorgeous Essie nail polishes that are currently stored in boxes.

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Jennifer labeled all the drawers and trays so it’s easy for me to know exactly where to find and store everything.  I use my label maker all the time.  It comes in handy more times than I ever realized I’d need it.

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

I use this console table from Wisteria to store my everyday makeup, makeup brushes and mirrors.  This handy little table also doubles as a podcast stand for when we’re recording Hello Bump.

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

And finally, here are some detailed shots from around the room.  My beauty room is basically my candy store, so Jennifer used glass jars to store and display colorful makeup sponges and nail polishes.  She also used blue mason jars to display my makeup brushes while also making them easily accessible for use.

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Home Beauty Room Office Reveal Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Please leave any questions or requests for content you’d like to see in the comments below.  Let me know which room you want to see me reveal on my blog or YouTube next!

 

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