One of the best ways to celebrate Easter is finding a new dress! Shopping for one with my mom is my favorite tradition. It should probably be church, or family dinner, or something of that nature. But it’s not. It’s always been about the dress for yours truly. And besides, I feel it should count for something that I’m putting in so much effort for the big day.;)
There are lots of good ones out there this year! Here’s a few of my window shopping favorites:)
Whatever you celebrate the day in, I hope you feel loved and beautiful!
Trying new recipes has been an unexpected benefit of my new health kick. While looking for yesterday’s dinner, I came across this adorable site and wanted to share. They Draw & Cook is the largest collection of illustrated recipes from all over the world. Have a look and let me know if you try any (especially that lemon cake I can’t have at the moment).
Only two more days before the Christmas season descends upon us. Before it’s too late, I’m sneaking in a few of my fall favorites into this week’s pin & tell. I’d love to hear some of yours:)
Easy Dry Nail Polish
This tip will change your life. That is, if you are a person who paints their nails. Otherwise, it’s a waste of your time. Anyway, when you are done painting your nails, lightly spray with PAM cooking spray and it instantly dries them! GAME.CHANGER. I picked up this Essie in ‘Very Structured’ at TJ Maxx for $3.50! I thought it would either be the perfect fall color or a terrible 90’s mauve throwback. You tell me.
I saw this tip and was shocked. Have I really been doing it wrong all these years? I’m going to vote NO. I tried it and it works better for me the other way around. However, my trusted friend Heather says she does it this way. Hairstylists? Care to settle the friendly dispute?
Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
If you are looking for a non-fussy mashed potatoes recipe that hits the spot, look no further! Seriously, my family would riot if it didn’t make it to the Thanksgiving table.
10 large baking potatoes
1 cup of creme cheese
1 cup of sour creme
1 stick of butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tblsp garlic salt
Step 1 : Wash potatoes and pierce the skin in several places with a fork. Bake in a baking pan at 350 for an hour and a half or until soft.
Step 2: Once baked, slice each potato in half and scoop out the insides into a large mixing bowl. While hot, add 1 stick of butter, 1 cup of creme cheese, and 1 cup of sour creme into the bowl.
Step 3: Mix ingredients with mixer until potatoes are smooth. Add salt, pepper, and garlic to taste. Ready to serve!
My mom makes it up the day before and refrigerates. On Thanksgiving, she butters the sides of her crock pot and heats the potatoes on low before serving. Easy! (Serves 10-12: Prep Time- 25 minutes: Cook Time- 1.5 hours)
By the time fall rolls around, I’m in the mood for plenty of folk and country. Something about this season almost makes me wish (almost) that I was back living in my old hometown, Stagecoach USA. Enjoy!! What are you listening to? What signature dish does your family enjoy?