FEELING CLASSY & SASSY AND LINK-UP



 A few weeks ago I showed you this super cute fringe Poncho from Amazon in my Amazon Favorite Purchases Post and well, lets just say it made it into my closet with ease and it is sooo comfy and it's under $25!!!! 

These Boots are super cheap but ironically some of my all time faves and sooo comfortable. I also think this would be adorable with my red or plum Hunter Boots too.



This was an extra special photo session because our oldest was home and took these and he wanted Miss Daisy to join us. It was a gorgeous unseasonal day and Just look what he captured!

Black and White Classy and feeling a little sassy all in one fell swoop!

PONCHO HERE // BOOTS HERE
ZELLA LEGGINGS HERE

Now Let's Link-Up your fabulous style and head over to The Blended Blog and see what one of our beautiful ladies is styling and loving! Many of them  are sporting Christmas Sweaters today!

xoxo


STOUT BEEF STEW


This stew is the bomb on a cool, Fall or Winter day! I can't believe it's been a few years since I've made it as it is truly the most flavorful beef stew I have ever had. I mean, come on, add a dark stout beer and bam, it makes you feel as if you're ladling this out in a kitchen in an Irish pub! This is one of those true crock pot winners as it cooks 8-9 hours in low and the house smells amazing! I always serve dense, tender biscuits with stew and have even been known to add chucks of the biscuit right into my stew as I'm eating it as I mention the last time I shared a stew recipe with you. 
Yum  

Last year I brought you a Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe that is another favorite and it has chunks of potato in it but this one has the taste of the beef cooked in bacon drippings and the dark beer mixed with the tender veggies has this booming with flavor. 




An added note is that you don't actually use the bacon in this recipe, only the drippings. So, what I do is make this on a Sunday and I take the bacon pieces and make my recipe for Chicken & Bacon Alfredo Roll-Ups and then there's two meals ready to go for the week.


What you'll need


STOUT BEEF STEW
Ingredients
1 pound bacon
2-3 pounds beef stew pieces
1/2 cup flour, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper
3/4 cup carrot chunks
1/2 cup celery pieces
1 cup cut up white mushrooms
2 teaspoons minced garlic
12 ounces stout beer (or you can use 1 1/2 cups full bodied red wine)
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional
1 Tbsp cornstarch + 1 Tbsp water to thicken
Can serve over noodles, rice or mashed potatoes, Parsley or Rosemary to garnish.

Directions
Cook the bacon in a large skillet and reserve the bacon for another use. Place the flour, salt and pepper in a gallon bag and add beef chunks, shaking until coated. Brown beef on both sides and add to the crock pot. In the same drippings, add the carrots, celery, mushroom and garlic and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes and add to the crock. Pour bottle of beer over, with the water and place the bay leaf on top. Cover and cook for 8-9 hours on low until the neat is falling apart tender. If desired, about 30 minutes before serving, can thicken with the smoothed mixture of the cornstarch and water. Cover and continue cooking until thick, remove bay leaf and serve alone or over noodles, rice or mashed potatoes is how I served it.





xoxo

LAST MINUTE STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS


Hi! Happy Monday. Today was going to be a little House Christmas Décor reveal but since I can’t decorate the new house yet, I’m saving that til next Monday..if I’m lucky. For now, the ladies at The Blended Blog and I are bringing you some gift ideas and I saved the best for last. Stocking Stuffers! I’ve told you about some fun gift ideas HERE and HERE but my most favorite thing to do is fill the stockings add sometimes I find myself around this time going, "ok, I need a few more things to fill the stockings." And I promise last gift guide cause I know I'm pretty much over them too although confession: Shopping for the boys is no way near done...
Hello Cash!

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE 
This makes the prefect package to break up and put one each in the boy's stockings. I think they will find them cute to give to their lady friends or you could put a note for the recipient and maybe even mula, lol.

BUY HERE


OWL BOOKMARK
Can't go wong with this cutie!! I love putting bookmarks in Stockings and for $2.95 and Prime...perfect! 
BUY HERE


BEER SOAP
I got this for my Mr. Nine and he loved it! They have several varieties and it is super fun and great quality, natural soap!
BUY HERE


BOOT SOCK SLEEVES
I told you about my love of boot socks HERE and the variety offered here is incredible, all kinds of different ones and all under $10, The ladies in your life with love them. I own 3 pairs and get great use out of them.
BUY HERE

TASSEL USB CHARGER 
My sister in Lay got me a Rebecca Minkoff tassel charger and it is so cool. I found another great one and look it's got a spot for an initial on the heart..so cute and practical. 
BUY HERE


PRINTABLE LABELS for the 
Stocking Candy & Gum

Candy and Gum is prefect in stockings but how fun to spruce it up a bit with CUTE pintables. Here are some for Tic Tacs and Gum, which are always great stocking additions. Enjoy! 


FREE TIC TAC PRINTABLES HERE

FREE GUM PRINTABLE HERE

I am in full mode putting stuff away and house organizing today so I apologize in advance if I'm a comment slacker. I hope you all have a great start to your week. I'll be back tomorrow a warm your soul stew! 

Here's a sneak peak...I hung the Be Jolly sign! I love it!

xoxo



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