Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Have a great night!

from our football player...

and little pumpkin!
(bentley really hates his outfit and won't keep on his hat!:)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Fall Hairstyle

i've been loving this hairstyle...

this was my inspiration

from here!


Must Try Recipes

i'm linking up today over at Gussy Sews for her inspiration workshop, and the prompt is favorite recipe.

since i've already shared many of my favorite recipes for:

i thought i'd share some recipes (found via pinterest!) that i've been wanting to try

these rolls look so yummy, and i was thinking of making them for thanksgiving this year!

i looooooove queso, probably one of my favorite foods, so naturally i've been on the hunt for a great recipe. this one looks like a winner!

who knew you could make your own cheese-its?!
gonna have to try these as well!!

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Crochet Amigurumi Turtle

i've been working on a few projects...

one of them being this little guy for my niece (for christmas, ssshhh don't tell!)

isn't he so cute?!
i'm so proud of him. i had never tried amigurumi before.
i used this great free pattern.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Updated Fall To-Do List

1. Make a wreath.

2. Go to the state fair!

3. Make pumpkin bread.

4. Fix a cozy blanket basket.

5. Put pumpkins out on front porch.

6. Paint nails a fall-ish color.

7. Get pictures taken for Christmas card!

8. Make beanies, slouchy hats and cowls for etsy shop!

9. Get new boots.

10. Enjoy the falling leaves from the trees at our new house.
(they haven't started falling yet!)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wall Collage

We've been decorating and nesting our new little home and one of the most recent projects we did was a wall collage over our couch!

Here's how it turned out!

the "lindsey and jerry's" board was from a sign we had at our wedding and took apart for this keepsake

and we completed it with my bridal portrait, a cute "home sweet home" sign, a cross, my yarn initial, one of our engagement pictures, and a replica of our wedding invitation turned into a wall hanging!

i left a little spot in that left bottom corner for one of our fall photos we just took! :)
i'll be posting those beauties as soon as we get them!!

friday favorite things | finding joy

Monday, October 10, 2011

around here...

quilts are out...

new curtains are hung...

washcloths and cowls are being crocheted

and monkey bread just came out of the oven...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sausage Balls

We have a little tradition on my side of the family ... and it's called sausage balls.

While, yes, the recipe is on the bisquick box, my mom is the BEST at making them, and she's made a few tweaks over the years that make them soooo GOOD!

Whenever the weather starts changing and the holidays start rolling around, everyone in my family starts craving these little beauties. So I thought I'd share with you our tricks and tips with a tutorial on Sausage Balls!!!

Here we go!

Start off by browning 1 lb. of sausage. I like to use either mild or regular (not hot!)

You DEFINITELY want to cook your sausage before you make your balls! Some people put them together raw and then bake them and these do not come out right!! ...and it's gross that you don't get to drain the grease or anything, yikes!

So go ahead and drain off all the grease.

In a mixing bowl put 2 cups of bisquick.

The original recipe calls for 3 cups, but we've found that the balls don't hold together very well and you end up just tasting dough when you eat them instead of the cheesy sausage goodness ;)

Then add 10 oz. of sharp cheddar cheese, grated.

And pour that sausage right in

Here's where things get messy! (take off all jewelry)

Start mashing the mixture together with your hands.

Then pinch off little pieces and start rolling them into balls.

from here you have three options:

Option #1 - cook them!
Option #2 - refrigerate them for several days and eat them at your leisure, making a few at a time (usually what I do)
Option #3 - freeze them and save them for when you have guests over, etc.

Any way they are delicious!

to cook them, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

when you put them on the pan, you're going to want to put foil and then spray the foil with cooking spray.
this will help them not to stick and rip apart when you take them off!

cook them for 10 minutes!

and they'll come out perfect little balls of yumminess!

friday favorite things | finding joy