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I just LOVE soup recipes for cold and rainy days. We have had quite a few of those recently in East Tx, so a big pot of hot soup sounded just right! I honestly just made this soup from things I already had in my fridge and needed to use up! I will definitely be making it again though. So make this soup, cuddle up under a blanket and watch a good movie on those cold winter nights coming!

Enjoy! Xo

Ingredients:

1 package of sausage (can be any flavor or kind you personally like)

1/2 head of cabbage, chopped

3 carrots, peeled and diced

3 stalks of celery, chopped

3 tablespoons of garlic

1/2 white onion, chopped

1 can of white northern beans

1 large container of chicken broth

Salt and Pepper

2 tbps Worcestershire

2 tbsp Italian Seasoning

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I started by slicing open the sausage links and browning the meat. Then chopping the celery, cabbage, carrots and onion and browning that with the sausage. 

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After that was all nicely browned and the veggies were a little soft, I added in the italian seasoning, Worcestershire, salt and pepper and mixed well. If you get a nicely flavored sausage, you won’t need to use much seasoning!

 

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Then I added the chicken broth (and I think some extra pasta sauce I had leftover from the week) and let simmer for about 30 minutes. 

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My faithful cooking assistant 🙂

 

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YUM! We had a little rice on the side (Handsome LOVES rice) and I shaved some parmesan on top. This soup was DELICIOUS!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope your day is filled with lots of food, fellowship and football! 

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Every year I love to look up new Thanksgiving recipes to try. We usually have our staples at the dinner table that day (Fried Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, Cornbread Stuffing) but we always love to look up new ways to make the classic dishes. I have done some scouring over Pinterest the last couple of weeks and have found some of the recipes I’d love to give a shot this year! What are some of your tried-and-true favorite dishes and what new dishes do you plan on making this year??

Enjoy! Xo

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Amish Potato Rolls

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Rum-Orange-Cranberry Sauce

Romaine and Feta Salad

Bacon Wrapped Turkey (O.M.G)

Glazed Carrots with Pecans

Sourdough and Mushroom Stuffing

Sweet Potato Casserole

Apple Tart


Another idea inspired by Pinterest! I saw this idea and thought it was so adorable! I went to Lowe’s and got a couple bundles of wired garland to make these wreaths with. I didn’t want to use live garland because of the mess it makes and since I was going to have several hanging in the window, I thought fake garland would last better. You can hang with any sort of ribbon or even tulle you want! It’s a festive way to decorate your windows all winter long!

Enjoy! Xo

What you’ll need:

Wired Garland

Wire cutters

Ribbon

Nails/Hammer

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I cut about 1.5 feet sections of garland and then shaped them into a circle. 

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I twisted the garland into itself to fasten it. 

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I made mine a little bigger than what I saw on Pinterest. I used a couple different types of garland as well. 

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Then just hung them in the window with some red ribbon and burlap ribbon! 


Here are a few pictures of our newly redecorated guest room! I am so happy with how it turned out. When we moved into the house, the room was already painted this bright teal color. I decided instead of painting again (I HATE painting) that I would just play up the color with a fun, bright room! You have already seen the re-loved dresser I did but I wanted a fun DIY headboard for the bed. I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was genius! Plus, I love this blanket but never want to use it for fear of ruining it! So this was a perfect solution.

Enjoy! Xo

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of these photos. However, I wanted to share them again to give you a peek into our lives lately!

Enjoy! Xo

Life on this beautiful farm I work for

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Love this shelf my husband made for me to hold precious memories for us

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A simple outfit with a bright bubble necklace and stripes

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Aero was not a fan of getting up early

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A deep red nail color for fall!

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My mom and brother are visiting and brought their 3 corgis, here they are all lined up!

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 So we got a REALLY cool wedding gift from one of my mom’s good friends, an old copper set! It hadn’t been polished in awhile…

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So I took some lemon halves and a little salt…

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And turned the set into this!

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Some say that I probably devalued it a lot but I don’t plan on getting rid of this! Plus, the color that I uncovered is so gorgeous. It is such a special wedding gift and we will cherish it for years!

Enjoy! Xo


I know that Fall has probably come and gone in most areas by now. However, Texas is just starting to show fall-like temperatures,  These are some things I am hoping to snag before winter comes! 
Fall Wish List

Tribal sweater
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Lover mid calf skirt
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Pull on boots
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Post earrings
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 I FINALLY got to start and complete my first “relove” project! We needed a dresser for our guest room so I searched and searched for one that I could re-love! I found this one and knew immediately it was perfect!

So, I started by removing the drawers and all of the hardware. 

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Then, I sanded the whole thing down and primed it with

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I am completely in love with the trend of baseball caps for girls. Um, hello bad hair day! Who says that only guys can pull this off! I love this outfit for many reasons: 1. I can wear a baseball cap 2. I get to wear my monogrammed shirt from our wedding 3. It’s sooo comfortable! 4. It’s a great outfit for running around checking things off your to-do list! Particularly, this day we had to go buy a bed. No the most exciting purchase but we needed one for our guest room as we have lots of guests coming the next couple of months! It was a little chilly out when we first left to go find a bed, but by the time we got home it had warmed up a lot. Hello, Texas fall! Oh well, at least we get cooler mornings and nights! 🙂 Anyways, I hope your Monday is off to a great start. Don’t forget, next time those hairs are out of control, put a cap on it! 

Enjoy! Xo

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Jeans: Gap

Shoes: Loft (old)

Shirt: Men’s Merona, Target

Cardigan: Gap (old)

Hat: Target (men’s section!)

Bag: Steve Madden (TJ Maxx)

Watch: La Mer



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