Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My weekend in Pictures

Oh, hey Tuesday.....

someecards.com - After Tuesday even the week says WTF.
 After a long weekend of shennanies and some great
photos of my fall favorites, I'm back to work .

Photo dump as to what my weekend consisted off...

Bow shirt Monica's Closet, flats Target, OPI bubble bath, Necklace Origami Owl

I'm sorry to inform you that I have broken up with Shipyard Pumpkin and moved on to Jack-O Shandy. If you haven't tried this.....ermergherd.

Fall finds at Tarjay

 Saturday was a nice brisk morning to which I enjoyed Southern Pecan Green Mountain coffee and my Yankee Harvest Candle.

Our annual costume party will be here quickly and this year I've decided to make my own invitations. Normally, I'm a Vista Print girl, but this year I've prepared myself far enough in advance to bang these out on my own.


 And this is the last Shipyard that will ever be in my fridge......RIP.
Sami's Shenanigans

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


"Excuse me Flo, What's the soup du jour?"

Flo: "It's the soup of the day"

"Mmmm. That's sounds good, I'll have that!"

Name that movie.....

I love homemade soups. Don't get me wrong, clam chowdah out of a can is pretty damn good too. But, homemade soups make the entire house smell yummy and you get left overs for days. Considering our heat doesn't go above 62 degrees in the winter because we are cheap thrifty, soups are a must in this house. With the cold weather coming, I figured I'd share this for fall.

Here is a souper easy recipe that you can't frig up.

1 1/2 lbs of stewed beef cubed (if you don't have stewed beef, 1 1/2 lbs of ground hamburger works too.
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 or 2 cans of diced tomatoes with juices
5 cans of beef stock or 2 large cans.
1 cup of rice
2 cups elbow macaroni
1-2 beef bouillon cubes
2 bay leaves
Garlic powder
Celery salt
Black Pepper
1 onion diced
And 1/4 of butter

First melt the butter in the bottom of the stock pot. Add onions, cubed beef and season meat with garlic powder. Brown the meat on all sides before adding the stock. Don't burn the onions! (if you are using ground beef, do not add any butter to the pan).

Add the beef broth. Then add equal parts water. Add your beef bouillon.

Get the water rumbling!

"Simmer down now!"

Add celery, tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, bay leaves along with a tsp of celery salt.

Let this stay at on low temperature and boil for about 2 1/2- 3 hours.

Boil your rice and macaroni (in separate pots.) I shouldn't have to say that but sometimes when I read directions, I take them too literal. Rinse both starches with cold water and set aside.

The best way to check to see if the soup is done is to try the meat. Stewed beef is very tough but after you boil the hell out of it, it will fall apart in your mouth.

I also usually taste the broth while the soup is cooking, making sure to add more of the necessary spices to get the beef stock flavor.

This soup is totally freezeable too. I usually spoon a few ladle fills into a quart freezer bag and throw it in the freezer.
When your ready to eat it, throw the frozen quart bag in the sink in the morning and by lunch, it'll be thawed.

There's your Soup Doo-jer

Linking up with Ashley and Jessica for Taste of Tuesdays!!! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What the F?

I truly do apologize to all of you summah lovahs, for bragging about fall so much.
But seriously, what's not to love? Pumpkin beer, football, boots, sweaters aka fat clothes, Halloween, 
foliage and the list goes on. 
This weekend I found a few fall pinspirations that I just had to make.

I saw these adorable and easy DIY hurricanes.
I like center pieces for the dining room table that are simple but rustic.
 Granted, I spent about $30 on coffee, popcorn and a bean variety that I will never consume, they were totally worth the splurge.
Our entry way has been seasoned with fall flare too.

*the jar contains dog treats, so that when nervous guests enter our home and are greeted by our horse dog they can give her a cookie. 

A little bit of blended grasses and sticks around our fireplace too.

 You can follow me on Pinterest if you don't already.

But be aware, I'm only pinning seasonal stuff right now so be ready for your feed to look like fall vomit.
More like this....


Happy Hump Day !

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day and Something for You Fall Lovahs

Happy Labor Day Lovies!!! 

BECAUSE it is September 1st, BECAUSE it is a holiday and BECAUSE fall is going to officially start now, I'm sharing something.

First, I dabbled in Very Jane first thing this morning and I stumbled upon these amazing West Elm inspired table runners
I bought the chevron and the Mr. Jack'o'lantern.

I've been getting all of my fall stuff out and about in the house and I've been feeling crafty.  I threw this bad boy together this morning and he's going in a frame asap. 
Here's a free printable for ya ladies!!! 

Enjoy your extra day off during the work week!!!!
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