Currently Confessing | Spring Chopped Salad Recipe, Fashion, and Organization (2024)

Happy Monday,friend! Spring is in full swing over here, and we are busier than ever. ‘Tis the season, I guess. Anyone else feeling like once spring hits, ALL the things start happening. We’re already planning our summer activities, and I’m just trying to keep up. I usually do these Currently Confessing posts on Friday, but for one reason or another, I couldn’t get it together. So here we are! ;) I have some fun things for you today (like a yummy chopped salad recipe and a spring organization DIY) to get you in the spring spirit in case it hasn’t hit you yet. Let’s hop to it.

ONE. Eating…

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We made this chopped salad a couple months ago, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I think we’ll be making this frequently this spring and summer. It’s cool, refreshing, and oh-so-good. Anything Martha does is okay in my book. Here’s how we made it.


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Spring Chopped Salad

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  • coarse salt
  • 2 ears corn
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 pound of green beans, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound of wax beans, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded & cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded, deveined, & cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small yellow pepper, seeded, deveined, & cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBSP ricewine vinegar
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper


  1. Chop, chop, chop! Chop all of the ingredients first.
  2. Prepare a large bowl with ice-water. Set aside.
  3. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add corn and sugar. Blanch until tender (about 6 minutes).
  4. Remove from water and plunge immediately into ice water. Once the corn is cool, remove from the ice water.
  5. Remove kernels from cobs using a large knife. Transfer to a large bowl.
  6. Next, add green & wax beans to boiling water. Blanch until tender (about 1 minute). Remove from water with a slotted spoon, and immediately transferto ice water. When the beans are cooled, drain in a colander.
  7. Add wax and green beans, tomatoes, red & yellow pepper, onion, cucumber, and cilantro, to corn. Stir to combine. Add olive oil, vinegar, 2 teaspoons salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.Adjust seasonings to your liking and enjoy immediately.

TWO. Organizing…

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Child’s Garment Rack

Charlotte’s room has been starting to overflow with all the things! Around her birthday, my dad bought her the cutest garment rack for all of her princess dresses. My friend Veronika suggested it, and it is perfect! If you have too many princess dresses scattered over your little girl’s floor, you need this!

Next up was organizing all of her bows. On a whim, I saw that I had a few things to make my own little bow organizer. This is the easiest DIY on the planet.

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DIY Bow Organizer

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What You’ll Need

  • child’s felt or fabric hanger
  • crossgrain ribbon
  • 4 mini wooden clothespins

What You’ll Do

  1. Cut your ribbon into four long pieces. You can cut them to whatever length will work best for you.
  2. Fold the topportion of each ribbon (about an inch) over the hanger and clip the ribbon with themini clothespins onto the hanger at equal widths apart.
  3. Using the remaining ribbon, tie a bow on the top of the hanger.
  4. Organize all of your bows. So easy!

You can get as creative as you want with this. It only took me about 10 minutes to put everything together. I love having them all out and in plain sight. They used to all be stuffed in a basket, and I would dig forever looking for a particular one. Not anymore!

THREE. Wearing…

I am so loving fashion lately. I’ve always been crazy about clothes, but both times postpartum, I let style get away from me. Recently, I found myself in a style rut. I was wearing my pajamas more often than not, and it was putting me in a funk. I found that getting dressed up (even if it’s super casual) makes me feel better about myself, and it just makes me happy. I’m working on something super fun for all of us next month, but in the meantime, I’ll be sharing a lot of fashion inspiration. Here are some of my favorite outfits lately.

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MaLyn Logic does it again! I absolutely love this Texas Farm Tee. Growing up in a small town, this shirt hits close to home, and I adore it. I paired it with my navy shorts, my favorite tennis shoes, and a chambray shirt.

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The weather has been amazing lately, so these jeans and tees have been my go-to, like this comfy tee from MaLyn Logic. It’s called the Soccer Mom Tee, and it is the best! MaLyn is the one who inspired me to start sharing more fashion posts, too. Thanks, MaLyn!

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cardigan // tshirt // shorts // New Balance tennis shoes

I shared this on Instagram the other day, and I love it. I wore it for Charlotte’s school drop-off and pick-up, and around town for errands when it was cool.

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I’m still loving this J.Crew stripe bell-sleeve top, and I love it even more paired with these pink suede loafers.

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And is there anything better than twinning with your daughter? I think not. I am loving this eyelet top, courtesy of StyleWe. The sleeves have a bit of a pouf, and the ruffled waist is darling. Just use their size guide to get your right fit. I paired it with some pants I’ve had in my closest forever from Anthropologie, but here are some similar linen sailor pants from J.Crew.

Charlotte’s outfit is the cutest eyelet top with watermelon pants. The set is less than 17 dollars from Target. So cute for spring!

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Anyone else love a good maxi dress? I am so in love with blue and white these days, and this dress is just too much goodness. This is also courtesy ofStyleWe, and I absolutely love it! I’m pretty sure I’ll wear it for Easter. I might even wear it for Colin’s baptism.

StyleWe has so many amazing dresses and tops, and I can’t wait to shop their site some more.

FOUR. Watching…

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Last weekend, Charlotte and I had a mommy/daughter date and headed out to the movies to see Beauty and the Beast. I thought she would be scared at someof the scenes, but she wasn’t. The movie was so beautiful and a lot like the original Disney cartoon version, which she loves.

She is getting so big, you guys. Four has been fun so far. She’s so inquisitive, kind, and loving. She still pushes her boundaries and tests my patience from time to time, but for the most part, I’m really loving this age.

Now back to movies…Michael and I saw The Shack and that was amazing. You should definitely watch it if you haven’t already.

I just finished Big Little Lies, and it was so good. I now need to read the book.

We’re also loving Schitt’s Creek on Netflix. The third season just ended, so we’re officially all caught up.

Anyone else a Walking Dead fan? I wasn’t a fan of this last season. It was so lackluster. Did anyone else feel the same way?

What have you been watching lately? Anything good we should start since most of our shows are done for the season?

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Too much! But I am so excited about getting into the swing of blogging again. Thank you so much to those of you who have signed up for emails. I will be changing things up a bit in order to add a newsletter soon, so stay tuned for that! What would you like to see in it, email sister? Exclusive recipes? Inspiration? Playlists? Let me know.

Also, if you’ve been reading for a while, I would love to know where you’re from and how long you’ve been following along. I want to know more about YOU! So in the comments, let me know, or send me an email directly.

Be blessed, friend! May this week be full of smiles. Xoxo

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Where did the chopped salad come from? ›

The original chopped salad was created in the late 1950s by legendary restaurateur Jean Leon at his ritzy La Scala restaurant in Beverly Hills. Celebrity sightings were commonplace at La Scala – Leon himself claimed to have personally served Marilyn Monroe her last meal (not a chopped salad).

What are the 5 main types of salad? ›

The five basic types of salad are green salads (tossed or composed), bound, vegetable, fruit, and combination. The five basic salads that can be served throughout the course of a meal are starter, accompaniment, main course, intermezzo, and dessert.

Why are chopped salads so popular? ›

The allure of the chopped salad is multi-faceted. From a technical standpoint, the cutting of all ingredients into a uniform size and tossing them together means you'll be able to taste everything in each bite.

Who owns Chopped salad? ›

Founded in 2001 by college friends Tony Shure and Colin McCabe, Chopt Creative Salad Company is the creator and leader of the premium salad segment, and has expanded from its original location in New York City's Union Square to include 90 locations in New York City, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Connecticut, suburban ...

Why is it called Chopped salad? ›

According to Gigi Leon, the daughter of Jean and the current owner of La Scala, the chopped salad was born at the restaurant in the early 1960s, when customers decided that its Gourmet Salad—a mixture of iceberg lettuce leaves, salami, mozzarella, and marinated chickpeas—was too messy to eat and began requesting that ...

What's in a millionaire salad? ›

  1. 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling.
  2. 1 (8 ounce) carton Cool Whip.
  3. 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk.
  4. 1 (16 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained.
  5. 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges.
  6. 1 cup seedless grapes (optional)
  7. 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  8. 1 cup mini marshmallows.

What is the most common salad dressing? ›

Ranch dressing takes the number one spot as America's most popular salad dressing. It's so popular that it's used beyond enhancing a salad. Ranch is a favorite dipping sauce for vegetables, chips, French fries, chicken wings, onion rings, chicken fingers, pizza, and pretty much anything else that's edible.

How do you keep chopped salad crisp? ›

The simple, yet effective hack works thanks to the plastic wrap and paper towel duo. While the outer plastic keeps the salad somewhat damp, preventing the greens from drying out fast, the paper towel gets rid of that excessive moisture that causes the salad to wilt and turn slimy.

How do you keep chopped salad fresh? ›

Put the salad or salad ingredients in a sealable, airtight container. This helps protect the fresh greens from moisture, humidity and being bashed around in your fridge. Put any ingredients in your container whole, as chopping them may accelerate decay.

How long will chopped salad last? ›

Store the chopped salad in an airtight container. Place a paper towel on top of the salad to absorb excess moisture. Store in the refrigerator, away from any strong-smelling foods. Consume the chopped salad within 2-3 days of preparation.

How do you make salad taste better? ›

Do This to Make Restaurant-Quality Salads at Home
  1. Use the freshest ingredients. Pre-bagged salads may make life easier, but they taste kind of blah. ...
  2. Choose the right lettuce. ...
  3. Add some crunch. ...
  4. Add color. ...
  5. Include protein. ...
  6. Give it some bulk. ...
  7. Mix sweet with savory. ...
  8. Add herbs.
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What salad counts as 5 a day? ›

An adult portion of salad veg is:
  • 1 medium tomato or 7 cherry tomatoes.
  • A 5cm chunk of cucumber.
  • 1.5 full-length celery sticks.
  • 7 slices of beetroot, or 3 small whole beetroot.

How to make a salad five lines? ›

  1. Take the fruits and vegetables required from the market.
  2. Wash them properly after buying.
  3. Cut the fruits and vegetables brought, be careful while cutting.
  4. Can use curd for making it's taste good.
  5. Serve in plates or bowls and eat.
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Who came up with the show Chopped? ›

Chopped is an American reality-based cooking television game show series created by Michael Krupat, Dave Noll and Linda Lea. It is hosted by Ted Allen.

How did Chopped start? ›

The show's original pilot involved a butler and a Chihuahua. According to host Ted Allen, the initial pilot was quite different from what we watch today. Set in a mansion, the show's host was actually a butler who carried a Chihuahua. Each time a chef was chopped, his or her dish would be fed to the dog.

Who are the founders of Chopped? ›

History. The first Chopped opened on Baggot Street, Dublin in May 2012, founded by Brian Lee and Andy Chen. They began to franchise in 2016. In 2019 the company expanded to the United Kingdom and Cyprus.

When did Chopped start? ›

The first season of competitive cooking show Chopped ran from January 13, 2009 to April 7, 2009.

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