Nordstrom winter sale going on now

Here are my pics for the winter sale.
Love a great pillow and throws have my heart. These are great sale prices
The totes I listed are so pretty. Check out All saints purses if you haven't heard of them. I have a tote and it's so soft, real leather, pretty colors and shapes.

Come on in

Monday, February 12, 2018

I posted on my Instagram last week a picture of my entryway. Got me thinking about what you should want it to feel like when guests enter your home or when you and your family come home each day. You want to feel welcomed by the space, whether its a small space or a large area. Doesn't matter, just should have a space that says, Come on in! Whatever your budget is, there is a way to achieve it. Below are a few examples from blogs and websites I enjoy to look at for inspiration.
My entryway gets a change up depending on the season, and my mood, lol. I took a slim table from another room, and added a few lanterns and faux candles. In the center I added alittle greenery and a cute sign I found at Marshall's. It's a cute spot to drop your keys and take a quick look in the mirror.

Enjoy these photos from the list of blogs and sites.

Pulled pork recipe- What's Gaby cookin

Monday, February 5, 2018

As promised, I am posting the What's gabby cookin pulled pork recipe.
It is a slow cooker recipe so I was alittle cautious about using my crockpot on super bowl Sunday?!
All you This Is Us fans know what I mean. Lol
Anyway, I made it in the morning and by the time I was ready to serve the sandwiched, the pork was like butter. Great for any weeknight meal or get together.
Here is the recipe:
Medium onion chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp worstershire sauce
3 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp black pepper
2.5 lb pork butt
12 slider buns
Put all ingredients besides the pork n the buns in the crock pot and mix with a spoon
Cut my he pork into 2 pieces and add to the pot.
Set on low for 8 hours
When you remove the meat, set on a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. It really fell apart nicely and was perfect to sit on the buns.  Top with round pickles and slices of red onions if you like. I also love served some of them with coleslaw I made with just a prepared bag of coleslaw and added alittle pepper and apple idea vinegar and tossed it was n a fry pan for a few minutes.
Gay has some great recipes. Check her out at #whatsgabycookin


Super bowl party food

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Super bowl is a day away. I'm making a few great dishes I found on some blogs I love to follow.
I will post the recipes along with photos after I make them. You can make them for any gathering you have not just super bowl.
Here is the recipe for an easy Taco ring you can customize as you like with salsa and tomatoes and lettuce on the side.
I had this at a party at a friend's home years ago. Thanks Vicki!
2 cans crescent rolls. I only buy Pillsbury. Doesn't stick or rip.
1 lb of ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 can to a whole can of retried beans
1 package taco seasoning mix
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Cook and drain the beef or turkey meat
Arrange crescent rolls in a starburst pattern on a stone or cookie sheet
In a bowl combine cooked meat/turkey, retried beans( enough to hold meat together)
Spoon mixture onto crescent rolls and sprinkle cheese along the top. Gold points over the filling and tuck under the base.
Bake at 375 for 20-35 min or until golden brown
Serve with salsa, lettuce and tomatoes, to your taste.

New Top for your grilled Tuna

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

We eat a lot of grilled fish, meat, chicken.  Can get BORING. I try to jazz it up with new toppers for the grilled entrees.
Last night I added this coleslaw-tomato combo and it was really delicious.
I will share the recipe here, but don't be mad I'm bad at amounts of ingredients. Maybe a true chef could help me with that.
Grilled Tuna ( can use steak or chicken or any fish you like)
Bag of coleslaw which is shredded cabbage and carrots, in the bag I purchased, anyway
I discovered these cherry YELLOW tomatoes that taste sweet and yummy.Sunburst tomatoes
I added some grape seed oil to a fry pan and then added the coleslaw and tomatoes
I added pepper and some onion powder. Toss it around under low heat and I added some apple cider vinegar
That's it.
Top it on your grilled meat or fish.

XO - You can do it too

Friday, January 19, 2018

Simplest Valentine DIY decor. It really can be done on many different letters and numbers. The XO is cute for an engagement or wedding decor idea. My daughter and son in law will be married a year soon but I still love thinking and working with wedding and shower stuff.
So here I bought hard cardboard letters at Hobby Lobby. There are a few sizes and also numbers and symbols to choose from. Of course if you want the letters to stand up very sturdy, you can use letters made of wood.
I also bought the moss,with a sticky glue backing. Hobby Lobby too.
I then cut the sheet of moss to wrap around the letters. Doesn't have to be perfect, and cut the moss before you remove the backing.  Very sticky. The moss is messy so put down a sheet or be prepared to vacuum after the project is complete.
That's it. As you cover the letters the moss blends together.
As I said you can place them on a shelf, or a centerpiece with flowers or candles, you could wrap twinkly lights and set the letters in greenery , so many options.
I decided to tie them to the wreath I love on my front door and then I added a simple red ribbon for Valentine's Day.

Fudge-Get in my belly

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ok, so it's January and everyone is eating healthy and exercising.  Blah, blah. Just kidding. I do post great healthy recipes but this one is just Yummy and a crowd pleaser.
I made it a few times over the holidays and it was a hit. I follow Siri Daley, who does segments on the Today Show. She is has a fun IG that always highlights easy and great recipes. Some really healthy and some fun. I like a balance of the two. I think she is coming out with a cookbook soon. Be sure to check her out. She also has a web address, Siriouslydelicious
Here is the fudge recipe
Cookies n cream fudge
Makes 24-48 pieces depending on how you cut the pieces. I like them bite size
1 bag white chocolate chips 11-12 oz
1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz
25 Oreo cookies
Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. I can't live without this stuff, seriously. @Reynolds
Place cookies in a big plastic bag and crush them into chunky pieces. I used a rolling pin, a bottle of wine works, and then drink it, lol
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt white chocolate chips and milk together, keep stirring.
Add crushed cookies and stir more. Immediately pour into prepared pan and smooth top with a spatula.
Refrigerate until it is firm. Can store up to a week in Tupperware. Enjoy xo