Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Crock Pot Pot Roast



                My family and I love pot roast. It's the perfect meal for a cold stormy day. And that's exactly what we had this week a cold, windy, wet week. You see, there were a series of storms that swept our way and nothing would make us feel better except comfort food. We are on our way out of a drought and the storms have past, this cluster anyway. Tonight we were still in the comfort food mood and there was an extra roast in the fridge. The only thing I could think of to make was a pot roast. Here's the recipe. Like all my recipes this one is super easy and inspired by other recipes.




Ingredients:

1 yellow onion

3 carrots

1 chuck roast, about 3 lbs

3 red potatoes

1/2 tsp garlic powder

seasoned salt

pepper

1 tsp italian seasoning

2 cups beef broth

2 cups of vegetable broth



Directions:

1. Pour beef broth and vegetable broth into crock pot.

2. Place roast in crock pot. Season with season salt and pepper.

3. Cut veggies into chunks and add them to crock pot.

4. Add italian seasoning and garlic powder.

5. Cook on low for 8 hours. Enjoy!

Serves 3 to 4 people

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Infinity Scarves!




       You have probably already guessed what this post is about just by reading the title. But, before we get into the details of the infinity scarves let's talk a moment to talk about the weather, shall we? I love rain. I love listening to the rain the smell of rain walking in the rain. There is one thing about it that gets me a little grumpy sometimes. That is when there is too much rain. I know we need it and a lot of rain keeps us out of a drought ( or recovering from one) but I think we have had enough; at least for a little while. A little break would be nice. I want to go out and take pictures of the beach with worrying about my camera getting wet and hubby is missing the surf days. Being cooped up in the house on his days of is driving him crazy. To be honest it's driving me crazy too.

     I love the rain, really I do, I promise. Just a little sunshine, that's all I ask.
     
     Now That my little rant is over on to the real topic.

     I love to sew. I'm not good at it by any means and it makes me nervous sometimes but I love it. It's relaxing and opens my door to creativity. I also love listening to music while I sew. Do you listen to music while you are crating or sewing? What music do you like? I love show tunes when I'm sewing.

     When I was trying to think of something to make for gifts I wanted to make something that was new to me to learn a new skill in sewing. I found the infinity scarves on Pinterest and fell in love. then, I researched flannel and found out how big it is right now. I remember it being big in the '90's. Did you love flannel back then? So, I went to the fabric store and fell in love with three of the most beautiful pieces of fabric I had seen in a long time.

     I bought the fabric and headed home, so excited, I couldn't wait to get started. To the sewing room I went and..... threw the bag of fabric on the futon and walked out of the room. This was going to be the year that I made my Christmas gifts early. This was going to be my year! Hmm....not so much. Because I was so nervous that I was going to mess them all up I didn't start until about two weeks before. And you know what? They were so easy to make, there was no reason to be nervous. I don't know why but sewing intimidates me until I actually start working on a project.

    The moral of the story, friends, is to never be afraid to try something you haven't done before. Oh, and the scarves turned out beautifully.






                                     

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Here's to New Beginnings in 2017

Happy New Year everyone! This is going to be an amazing year. No more looking back, only looking forward.

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year. I have a confession to make. I have not posted here in a year. I'm actually pretty embarrassed about it too. There is no good excuse for it; just bad ones I used to talk myself out of posting. That ends now.  Once a week I'll be posting something new. It might be a new sewing or crochet project or a new recipe. If you would like to see something new let me know in the comments.  I would love to hear your ideas.

The New Year brings inspiration and new beginnings. It's a great time to start a project. I have decided to do a 365 photo challenge.  Each day I'll be taking two photos,  one for instagram and one for a photo album I'll be putting together.

Thank you all for hanging in there with me, I know it hasn't been easy. Let's ring in the new year with amazing challenges and growth.