Thursday, August 13, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Things You Need for Your Summer Wardrobe


Are you enjoying your last bit of summer? This is the time to check out stores and score beautiful summer clothes at their clearance sales at a steal for next year! If you are looking to round out your summer wardrobe on a budget I'm sharing some items you may want to keep an eye out for! 

The Ultimate List of Tiered Tray Items for Holidays

The Ultimate List of Tiered Tray Items for Holidays

Oh yes I'm back! You all enjoyed my last tiered tray post so much, I knew I needed to put together some ideas for the rest of the year. I couldn't help myself and fell down the tiered tray rabbit hole again when putting this together. It was so much fun and I found some amazing items! I've included tiered tray items for the holidays and fall and winter seasonal pieces. They just keep coming up with better and better things!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Birthday Wish List

Birthday Wish List

It's August! I can't quite believe that we made it to the last month of the summer. At least this month I can truly be excited about because it is my birthday month! Hurray! Thankfully I don't go all out for my birthday, so my celebration won't be changed due to crazy Covid, but of course I enjoy spending time with my family. I had some fun putting together a little wish list for my upcoming birthday. I've noticed over the years I typically have smaller gifts on my list as opposed to expensive, extravagant ones. Are you ones of those that love fewer big presents or more of the smaller ones?

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

10 Recipes You Can Make With Smoked Pork or Beef

10 Recipes You Can Make With Smoked Pork or Beef

I remember years ago encouraging my husband to find a hobby. After being so involved in sports in high school and college, he didn't really have much to do with his free time after graduation. A few years ago he purchased a secondhand MasterBuilt electric smoker from a co-worker. At first I wasn't sure if he would do much with it, but it has been one of his best purchases! He upgraded this past year to a larger model when his first one shorted out, but often on the weekends he will ask if he can smoke meat. Oh? You'd like to smoke meat so I don't need to cook dinner? Sure, fine by me! He has learned so much over the years. He's done smoked cheeses, he smokes our Thanksgiving turkey, made jerkey, candied bacon, and so much more! Most commonly, he will make chicken, pork, or beef. The only downside (and seriously one and only downside because I am in full support of this hobby and appreciate it! What other hobby means I don't need to worry about dinner?!) is that it makes a lot! It's lovely for holidays and get togethers, but for just our family we have lots of leftovers. I've become creative in ways to use them up. So if you have a spouse that likes to smoke meat, here are some great ideas so you aren't left with pulled pork sandwiches for the next 2 weeks!