Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pinterest Food Find-Swedish Meatballs

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wow these were delish!  I subbed Ground Turkey meat and chicken broth, served over egg noodles.

photo and recipe credit: Damn Delicious


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup Panko*
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

FOR THE GRAVY

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, Panko, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg and cooked onion; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs.
  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Stir in meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Waite Clan

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We took these family pictures at Thanksgiving this past year using a remote-I always sign wedding registries and family letters-the Waite Clan, so I thought- "why not do a layout with that title?"
I loved using Our Story kit from Scrapbook Circle for this one-the background paper is ONE sheet-isn't it FANTASTIC?
Here are a few closeups:
 I just love the shine of the gold!  Thanks for the visit today!!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April Kudos-The Flawless Four!

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Okay the other day I talked a little about the April Kudos for Younique-I'm telling ya this is a WHOPPER of a deal, but I think what's more impressive is the coverage:

(Younique makeup contains high quality ingredients to enrich the skin. Never tested on animals, paraben free, soy/gluten free, PABA/BPA free. Younique's goal is to provide healthy, clean, and pure cosmetics.)

FYI-you get your choice of concealer AND foundation (13 shades available). This sale ends April 30!! Is available in 11 countries-click on the flag in the upper right hand corner! If you have ANY questions just let me know!

DIRECT link can be found HERE.

Thanks for the visit today!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tough.

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Do you EVER have those workouts that totally wipe you out?!  The day I took this picture was one of those days!  I tell ya, my girl was training for her College track team and I decided to do sprints with her-I hadn't really done sprints in like ummm...20 something years!  Honestly though I didn't do to bad for an OLD lady! ;)
 Up close and personal:
 For this layout I LOVED using the March Kit from Scrapbook Circle titled; Our Story.  Super fun embellishments and paper-the colors were seriously AMAZING to work with!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Flawless Four

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Have you heard about the Flawless Four?  This month's kudos, special for Younique is the Flawless Four:


-Foundation
-Concealer
-Primer
-Liquid Foundation brush



This combination has truly changed my foundation and finished look.
1. Fresh Face.
2. Flawless Four.
3. Full Face

On Thursday April 13, from 8-9pm MST my team is holding a Facebook Event with giveaways, tips, and information-if you would like to be part of the party please let me know and I can get you an invite!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Summer-yes please!

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I LOVE summer-a time with no schedule and play time-this past summer was special because we got to spend time with cousins-these two have been buddies since they were little.  The background and papers are from the Happy Place kit from Scrapbook Circle--SO fun!

Here are a few closeups:


 For the background cut I cut it in white and then use my water colors and painted the background--I used the colors that are in my son's shirt.  LOVE how it turned out!
Thanks SO much for the visit today!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Prom girls.

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I have to confess I LOVE flowers.  I love them on pattern paper, as embellishments, shapes–you name it, I gravitate toward it!  So when I saw the Doodle Daisy background I HAD to use it, and that was even before I knew what I would use it for! 😉  I looked through my pictures and found some of my daughter and her friends at Prom-their dresses matched the paper in the kit and the cut was perfect!
I wanted to use something fun and whimsical for the title so I used the Simple Set Alpha.  I cut everything out in white card stock and sprayed it with Color Shine to match the colors in the picture and paper.  I love this combo!
Thanks SO much for the visit today!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

my boys.

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Have you ever loved a patterned paper and thought, “there’s pink on it–I can only use it for girls?”  Honestly, I used to think that to myself quite a bit!  I would fall in love with a paper and think that VERY same thing–I started quite a collection of my favorite “feminine” paper and then realized I was being ridiculous!  This same thought could definitely be used for more “masculine” papers….I started a new philosophy, if I like the paper I’m going to USE the paper!

I really LOVE the bright fun colors and prints in the Happy Place kit this month–SO much goodness!  I knew I wanted to use as much of it as I could!  I love that I could incorporate so many pattern papers on one page-a challenge?  Yep!  But I tried to stay true to my first two papers  that matte my pictures, the orange stripe and black and white squares.  I think it all came together to show the colorful personalities of my two handsome boys!

here is a closeup:

thanks for the visit today!!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Brow Palette!

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I have found a NEW favorites in the Moodstruck Brow Obsession Palette and Brow Artist Brush.

Don't get me wrong I still love my Brow liner for a quick touch up on my eyebrows but this Palette is AMAZING!  Let me explain why, this comes in three shades. Blonde, Brunette, and Dark Brunette/Black.  I love that this gives me a natural look without going overboard.  Also, this palette will last me FOREVER-that right there is a BONUS!  With this brow artist brush gives me control on both ends.  The flat end is used to apply the wax to the top of my eyebrows.

Here is a closeup look of the inside of the palette:

The pink and cream colors are highlighters to accentuate your eyebrows.  Here is how to apply:
  1. Apply the light powder using the angled end of the Brow Artist Brush to fill in brows, paying special attention to sparse areas.
  2. Apply the dark powder to outline, define and create your desired brow shape also with the angled end of the Brow Artist Brush. **Tip: When creating the outline of your chosen brow shape, apply the darker powder wet for a clean, defined, application.
  3. Apply the matte highlighter to brow bone and above the tail of your brow for ultimate definition and brightening. **Tip: Apply the highlighter with the angled end of your clean Brow Artist Brush and blend out with your finger if necessary. **Tip: The matte highlight worn alone creates a great, natural-looking daytime look for your brows.
  4. Apply the setting wax using the flat end of your Brow Artist Brush to groom brows and keep them in place all day. **Tip: In a hurry and don't have time to complete all steps? use the angled end of your Brow Artist Brush to mix the powders and wax together before applying for a quick look. **Tip: Grab your Lash/Comb Brow Brush and comb the wax through your brows for perfect placement of each hair!
Thanks for letting me share this today!  Any questions--post them below or email me! ;)

Monday, March 13, 2017

fruit pun cards!

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My challenge for these cards was a FRUIT focus--SO super fun, loved using the Happy Place by Scrapbook Circle.
 Individual card pics:
 thanks for the quick visit today!!