Thursday, March 9, 2017

All Things New has moved!

All Things New blog has moved to a new place on the web!

You can now find me at!

See you there!

Love, Denise

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Where have I been?

Hello friends!

Wow, has it been a while! I received some e-mails from readers over the months and decided to post a quick life update!

 We had another baby! Her name is Claire and she is already 5 months old! Isn't she a beauty?!

Here she is at one month old. She's such a precious little doll:

Our little man Charlie turned three this summer! We threw him a little Construction themed birthday party. Our baby boy is growing so fast:

Summer strolls around Portland with two kiddos in tow:

Most recent family photo from a few weeks ago at Claire's dedication:

and some random little pictures of our life lately, our kids. They keep us plenty busy!

Over the last year we also remodeled our basement and exterior of our home. We are going to remodel our kitchen this January. I have been having a lot of fun picking out stuff for our kitchen!

I also got a new job back in February. I work only two days per week and I love it. I feel like I have a perfect work/life balance. Being home with the kids more has been a huge blessing!

As for blogging/instagram/social media, I took a long break as you can see! I was really sick when I was pregnant with Claire, transitioned to a new job, remodeled our house, and then had a newborn, on top of getting fit again. I think it is safe to say I have been too busy to keep up with the online world!

I do have a new site I am working on that I will be sharing in the coming months! I've been collaborating with some other mom's and am excited to share it soon!

Unfortunately, I will no longer be updating this blog. My time will be focused on my new project and I will be updating that site regularly! Once it is up and running, I will share the link here!

Thanks for stopping by and thank you to those who dropped a note to check in!

Love ya'll!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pumpkin Patch 2015

I've said it a million times! Fall and winter are my favorite times of year from the crisp leaves all over the ground to the Christmas music come the day after Thanksgiving (I've actually already watch two Christmas movies and have been listening to Christmas music for about a week...... yikes!). I cannot imagine living in a place where there is no fall and winter! I love Portland this time of year!

On Saturday we went on our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. Normally we go to Roloff Farms but this year we decided to check out a new farm: Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm.

This place was so cute! They had so many kid friendly activities including pony rides, a playground, tee-pees, train rides and more! If you live in the Portland/Metro area, this farm is a must for the family! We hopefully plan to come get our Christmas tree from this farm in a month or so. 

Charlie was all smiles, as you can see from the pictures. He's so much fun these days! He is starting to talk more and the things he says are so entertaining. I am going to have to start keeping track of all the silly things that come out of his mouth! So far two has been blast! I love these boys!

Happy Fall!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lemon Butter Herb Pasta with Chicken

This is one of my favorite pasta recipes. 
It is easy and pretty much fool proof!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Elle Magazine & Wella Hair Soiree

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Charlie's Nursery Tour

I've been getting a few e-mails here and there with readers asking where I have been all these months and if I plan on blogging anymore. 

The answer is...

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Rustic Vintage Bridal Shower

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

All Things New Shoppe

Hello everyone! 
I haven't updated my blog in a reaaaally long time because I've been busy working on the grand opening of my Etsy store:

I am so excited to finally have the shop up and running as of last week!
I have always loved vintage and antique items and have been dreaming of opening a little shop for so long!
I decided 2015 was going to be the year to finally make it happen.

Here are some items that are available in my shop.
Please stop by and have a look around!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lemon zest buttermilk pancakes

We love pancakes and they are a Saturday morning staple in our home.
I've shared my favorite Banana Pancake recipe here and wanted to share another favorite of ours: Lemon Zest Buttermilk Pancakes!
These are so fluffy and delicious and best of all, easy to make!


2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp sugar or 1 tbsp stevia
Zest of 1 large lemon
3.5 cups buttermilk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
3 tbsp melted butter plus extra to coat your skillet

1. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda & sugar or stevia in a medium bowl to combine.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vanilla extract, eggs, lemon zest and melted butter.
3. Add flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
4. Allow the batter to sit for about 5 minutes. It should be fluffy and a little thick (not runny or     watery). If the batter is too thick, you can add a little more buttermilk.
5. Heat a large skillet or griddle and grease with extra butter.
6. I use one medium-large soup ladle full of batter for each pancake. Cook each pancake until bubbles begin to appear - then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.

Mmmmm so delicious!

Checkout more of my delicious recipes HERE!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snapshots of New York City (Part One)

We just came back from a week long trip to New York City last week.
This city never ceases to amaze me!
We enjoyed walking from morning until late into the night,
drinking hot tea with cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery,
watching hundreds of people hustle & bustle through Grand Central Station,
thrifting/vintage/antique shopping on the upper west side,
sitting at the Ace Hotel with friends and chatting for hours while drinking Stumptown Coffee,
eating delicious pizza at Eataly,
seeing the Radio City Hall Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes,
walking the Brooklyn Bridge,
admiring all of the vendors at the Chelsea Market,
eating LOTS of delicious food (lobster at Chelsea Market was my favorite),
seeing the show at Rockefeller Center & all of the Christmas d├ęcor everywhere,
trees for sale on the sidewalks,
a long stroll through central park,
comedy show at the Comedy Cellar & jazz at Smalls,
seeing the beautiful Greenwich Village,
ice skaters and Christmas shops in Bryant Park,
a tour of the famous New York Library,
walking on Highline Park,
going all the way to Queens to try out a famous diner for breakfast,
and just taking in all that is New York City.
Part two of our trip to come!
(See our 2012 trip to New York City here!)
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