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Farmhouse Recipes & Style By Lesley Graham

One of the best parts about what I do is that I meet a lot of amazing design and food bloggers. It’s always a special treat when I get to highlight one of them, because I know that you will love what they’re doing as much as I do. I’m super excited about Lesley Graham. Lesley and her family embarked on renovating a 1910 farmhouse not too long ago, turning it into a modern-meets-rustic haven. This house might represent the foundation for what Lesley and her blog are all about: comfort, family, and enjoying the pretty things in life.

Lesley’s been “journaling” for a long time and eventually decided to turn that passion into an engaging and encouraging lifestyle blog to create a community. That’s exactly what you sense when you visit it. While you’re checking out her amazing inspirational style picks — for kids, home, and mama — and salivating over her delicious, hearty and kid-approved recipes, you’ll also read about her day-to-day life, her challenges and accomplishments, and her approach to parenting two cute little girls.

Take a look at some of my favorite posts from Lesley’s blog, and I’m sure you’ll agree that Lesley Graham is one to keep visiting over and over again.

  • Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge 1 of 15
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    There's something uniquely enticing about all of the recipes Lesley posts, and this gluten-free fudge is no exception. I love how imperfect and decadent it looks. Yum!

    Recipe and image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Sunday Chicken 2 of 15
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    This Sunday Chicken is exactly what we all should be making on Sunday evening, right? Unless of course you're vegetarian. If so, try this zucchini noodle dish instead. It accomplishes the same element of coziness, minus the poultry.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Zucchini Noodles + Tomato Sauce 3 of 15
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    A yummy alternative to pasta, zucchini noodles or "zoodles" are kid-friendly, healthy, and pretty. 

    Recipe and image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Meatballs + Spaghetti Squash 4 of 15
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    This surprisingly quick-easy spaghetti squash and meatball recipe was an instant crowd pleaser at a Graham family gathering and has since become a go-to dinner dish. I can't wait to try this one out!

    Recipe and image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Apple Pear + Cranberry Fruit Leather 5 of 15
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    Lesley made these fruit leather rollups for the kids at a Thanksgiving dinner, but I'm thinking they'd make fun treats on a winter weekend or as an after-school snack. They're made with all-natural, readily available ingredients, too.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Almond Flour Chicken Fingers + Sweet Potato Chips 6 of 15
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    Speaking of making the kiddos happy, try these almond flour crusted chicken fingers with sweet potato chips, with homemade ranch dressing. All these recipes are designed to be made together and are officially kid approved.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Egg Muffins 7 of 15
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    Egg muffins are a genius invention for parents on the go. Make up a bunch early in the week and have a healthy, fun breakfast for as long as they last.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Favorite Sweet Chili 8 of 15
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    At some point everyone needs to whip up a delicious batch of hearty chili. Need some leftovers? Check. Sunday family dinner? Check. And, you cook this one in a crockpot. It doesn't get any better.

    Image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Modern Cooking, Modern Kitchen 9 of 15
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    This is where all the cooking magic happens. Lesley and her family lived through a farmhouse renovation and the results are amazing — bright, playful, and welcoming. They managed to pull it off for under $10,000 and share all the details on the Lesley Graham blog and on HGTVremodels.com. (The before-and-after photos are incredible.)

    Image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • The Girls’ Bathroom 10 of 15
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    I heart home tours in general, but I'm really in love with this bathroom for Lesley's little girls — the floor, the sinks, the shower curtain. Clearly her impeccable style carries through the entire house.  

    Image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Preschool Playdate 11 of 15
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    In addition to the recipes and home tours, you'll also find great ideas for how to host various types of parties, like this super fun preschool playdate. Admittedly, Lesley doesn't go out for all of her girls' playdates, but sometimes you do want to take the time to make them extra special.

    Image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Picks For The Hipster Baby 12 of 15
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    Lucky for us, Lesley also posts roundups of her favorite stylish products, making it easy for you to shop for unique gifts for your kiddos. Super hip!

    Image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Mama Style 13 of 15
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    I really love Lesley's approach to stylish comfort. Pants that feel like pajamas? I think every mama needs a pair of those.

    Image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Creating A Modern Farmhouse 14 of 15
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    Lesley not only shares picks for mama and kids but also for the home. You too can have modern farmhouse style!

    Image courtesy of Lesley Graham

  • Tips & Advice 15 of 15
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    Lesley's posts are uninhibited, which any mom trying to pull double duty can appreciate. She shares general tips for moms, as well as advice for loosing baby weight, feeding your family healthy food, and more. It's like having a virtual friend to talk you through the tough times — and, of course, the good ones too!

    Image courtesy of Lesley Graham

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