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Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe

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Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe. Simmer this inviting stovetop potpourri and make extra to give as gifts for Christmas.

holiday stove top potpourri

Hello Love!

Today I want to share with you a wonderful natural simmer potpourri that is so easy to make you’ll want to have it on your stove top everyday.

Stovetop potpourri

This recipe is so easy to make and takes about 5 minutes to throw together. I was able to grab all of the ingredients except the star anise at my local grocery store. I had to get my star anise on Amazon but if you don’t love the smell of licorice, you can leave it out.

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Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe:

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Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole Apple (sliced)
  • 1 whole Orange (sliced)
  • 1 whole Star Anise
  • 1/2 Cup Cranberries
  • 1 tbsp Whole Allspice
  • 1 tbsp Whole Cloves
  • 3 whole Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 cups Water

Instructions
 

  • Add three cups of water to stock pot
  • Add all other ingredients
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally

stove top potpourri. Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe

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Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe

Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Gingerbread Ornaments

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Christmas gingerbread ornaments. With just a few ingredients, you and your kids can have a fun time making these quick and easy custom ornaments.

Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments

Hello Love!

Today I want to share with you a fun DIY craft I love doing with my kids. My mom made these ornaments with my brother and me when we were younger and I love carrying on the tradition with my kiddos.

Christmas Gingerbread Ornaments

With just a few simple ingredients you can spend the afternoon making these fun gingerbread ornaments. Not only do they look adorable on a tree or wreath but your house will smell AMAZING while they’re baking!

Christmas Ornaments

What you’ll need for this craft is ground cinnamon, applesauce, puffy paint, twine, cookie cutters, and a chopstick or straw to make the hole.

Gingerbread Dough Ornaments

HOW TO MAKE

In a bowl, you’ll need to combine 1 cup of applesauce and lots of cinnamon. It’s hard to judge a specific amount of cinnamon but you’ll want to keep adding until the mixture becomes doughy. I would suggest getting a large container of cinnamon at your grocery store or Costco. It takes a lot. A normal-sized spice container won’t be enough, FYI.

Cookie cutter dough ornaments

Spread the dough out on parchment paper and start cutting it using your favorite Christmas cookie cutters. I got these from Homegoods but THESE are great from Amazon.

Gingerbread Decor

To make the hole for hanging we used a wooden chopstick. A straw would work but may be too big if your ornaments are on the small side. You’ll want to pop them in the oven at 200 degrees for 2.5 hours.

Oven DIY Ornaments Gingerbread Decorations

I grabbed this puffy paint at Hobby Lobby but you can get it HERE ON AMAZON.

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Ornaments DIY Ornaments

After the paint is dry, thread your twine through the hole and they’re ready to hang! Don’t they look adorable?! They would be so cute on a small kitchen tree too!

Kid Craft Ornaments

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Christmas Gingerbread Ornaments

Dutch Oven Roast

Foodie Friday: Dutch Oven Roast

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Foodie Friday: Dutch Oven Roast. Try this delicious dutch oven roast recipe next time you’re ready for a quick and easy, hearty meal.

Dutch Oven Roast

Hello Love!

Be sure to save this recipe (or save a photo as a pin on Pinterest) as this is, by far, the best roast recipe I’ve ever tried. Roast has never been a favorite recipe of mine and I never love when my hubby requests it. It’s never flavorful enough and just never sounds good to me.

Dutch Oven Roast

I stumbled upon THIS RECIPE from Mia’s Kitchen on TikTok and it looked so amazing that I had to try it. I cooked it in my large 7-quart enameled cast iron dutch oven so I had to adjust a few of her measurements to accommodate my large pot.

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Dutch Oven Roast

Even if you aren’t much of a cook, like me, this recipe gave me no issues and was very easy to follow. I love to find recipes on TikTok because you can see the entire process and whether it’s something I feel I can repeat.

Dutch Oven Roast

My kitchen smelled so amazing as this was cooking. My kids were really excited to eat when they got home from school.

Dutch Oven Roast

I’ll leave you now to scroll through the photos and see the recipe at the bottom. I won’t bore you with a bunch of useless text, like most food blogs. HA!

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Dutch Oven Roast

Dutch Oven Roast

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Lbs Boneless Chuck Roast
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Whole Yellow Onions
  • 6 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Carton Beef Broth
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • 1 Bag Carrots
  • 1 Bag Yellow Potatoes (small)

Instructions
 

  • Heat up Dutch Oven on Stovetop
  • Add Olive Oil
  • Dry off boneless chuck roast on both sides
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic salt, and garlic powder and rub all over the meat
  • Add to hot dutch oven and cook on medium-high
  • Brown both sides of the roast for 5 minutes and then remove it from the pan
  • Brown chopped-up onions in dutch oven for 3 minutes on medium heat
  • Add in minced garlic and stir for 1 minute
  • Add in beef broth
  • Add 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • Add 2 tbsp of worcestershire sauce
  • Add rosemary and thyme to taste and give it a good stir
  • Simmer to low boil and add the roast back in
  • Cover and cook in the oven for 1 1/2 hours
  • Remove from oven and add in carrots and chopped potatoes. Stir.
  • Cover and cook for an additional 1 1/2 hours
  • Enjoy!
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Dutch Oven Roast

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Beddy's Bedding and New Duvets

Beddys Bedding & New Duvets

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Beddys Bedding & New Duvets. Beddy’s all-in-one zippered bedding makes mornings so much easier. With a simple zip of a zipper, your bed is made!

Use my code SHAW for 20% off your order HERE!

Beddy's Bedding and New Duvets

Hello Love! Let me introduce you to Beddy’s brand-new product, DUVETS! As of today, October 21st, 2022, the duvets aren’t available BUT be sure to follow them on Instagram so you won’t miss the release date!

Beddy's Bedding and New Duvets

You may remember from THIS POST, that Beddy’s was a HUGE HIT with my youngest daughter. She was hooked when she climbed in after unzipping the comforter and zipping herself back in! Making her bed every morning is no longer a struggle because all you have to do is zip up the sides!

Beddy's Bedding and New Duvets

Beddy’s Zipper Bedding & Duvet

When I caught word that they were releasing their new duvets, I reached out and snagged one! We decided to go the whole nine yards and get brand-new zipper bedding and accessories to match the new Hayden duvet.

My husband and I have a king bed but it’s actually two adjustable twin XL mattresses together (we did this so we could adjust one side at a time and not bother the other). While the Beddy’s king will fit over adjustable king mattresses, we’ve gotten used to having our own bedding for so long that we stuck with the plan of having them separate.

Beddy's Bedding and New Duvets

Everything came in the week and it fit like a dream. I seriously feel like it’s a bed you find in a bougie resort somewhere and I absolutely cannot believe I get to snuggle up in it at night.

Beddy's Bedding and New Duvets

The texture and details of each of these pieces are exquisite.

Beddy's Bedding and New Duvets

While I love the zippered bedding, the duvet is where it’s at, y’all. The quality is absolute perfection and it is HEAVY! It’s like the perfect weighted blanket on your bed.

Beddy's Bedding and New Duvets

What I got:

Beddy's Bedding and New Duvets

To demonstrate how lovely the bed looks all put together, check out this video:

 

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Beddy's Bedding and New Duvets

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CRACK CINNAMON ROLLS

Crack Cinnamon Rolls

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Crack Cinnamon Rolls. Here’s the famous TikTok cinnamon roll recipe with a twist. Add a bit of vanilla and cinnamon for breakfast perfection.

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Hello love!

I’m sure you’ve seen this amazing recipe floating around on the TikTok but today I wanted to share with you how I add a bit of a twist to this simple recipe.

My family has DIED over these cinnamon rolls and requests them all the time. They make regular old grocery store canned rolls taste like they are truly homemade. The way the heavy whipping cream makes the rolls puff up and make them ooey gooey in the middle is just ::chef’s kiss::.

By just adding three extra ingredients to your canned cinnamon rolls, you’ve got a warm gooey breakfast your whole family will love.

Why do I call them “crack cinnamon rolls”? No, there aren’t any illegal drugs in them BUT try them once, and you’ll be ADDICTED. You won’t want to make them the regular way again!

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Crack Cinnamon Rolls

Crack Cinnamon Rolls. Here's the famous TikTok cinnamon roll recipe with a twist. Add a bit of vanilla and cinnamon for breakfast perfection.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cans Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • Ground Cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Place cinnamon rolls in baking dish
  • Mix heavy whipping cream and vanilla
  • Pour over uncooked cinnamon rolls
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top
  • Bake according to package instructions
  • Top with icing
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Fabula Coffee Review

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Fabula Coffee Review

My blood type is caffeine. 🤍☕️🤍 I don’t know about you but I’m always ready for my Fabula Coffee in the morning. 😴 Keep reading for my Fabula Coffee Review and I’ll tell you how to save 20% off your order!

Fabula Coffee Review

Fabula Coffee Review

When they say magical, they ain’t kidding! 🤩 I’m definitely not a coffee snob but never in my life have I had coffee as good as this kind from Fabula Coffee.

After having about a million ads pop up on my Facebook and Instagram pages talking about how most coffees in the US are low quality and often loaded with mold, I started doing a bit of research. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I’d always heard how coffee in Europe was so different than what we have here but I never really gave it a second thought. Since I drink so much coffee every day, I knew a change was needing to be made. One day, an ad from Fabula popped up and after reading into the company and all the reviews, I knew it was what I was going to try.

It’s organic, low acid, and freshly roasted when you order. The Hubs and I aren’t even big fans of dark roast but this is by far the best coffee I’ve ever tasted. Go get yourself a treat and order a bag or two. I PROMISE you won’t regret it! 🙌🏻🤍💙🤍

Organic, low acid, and so yummy 🤤.

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Be sure to check back in a few weeks to read my review on my Breville Bambino Coffee Maker, where I make all of this delicious coffee.

Louis Vuitton Emilie Wallet Review

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Louis Vuitton Emilie Wallet Review

Two Christmases ago, I received a package in the mail.

One of those packages you have to be home to sign for. YOU KNOW it’s something super special when you have to give your signature for something.

My two bosses, Angela Lanter and Emily Ann Gemma got together and purchased the Louis Vuitton Emilie wallet for me.

AND I DIED. DIED on my front porch when I read Louis Vuitton on the packing slip on the box.

After having this gem for over two years, I thought I’d write a review about it and how well it’s held up over the years.

Louis Vuitton Emilie Wallet Review

I’m very good at keeping both my handbags and wallets cleaned out. Not only does it help keep them stay neat and tidy, but it helps them keep their shape longer. Keeping the wallet clean of excess receipts and pocket change has definitely helped it keep its natural shape and not be overly stretched.

Both the inside and outside leather has hardly any wear and tear on it and even the leather zipper pulls are still in excellent shape after two years of use. The only area that is showing a bit of wear is the very front button. I’ve seen other used LV wallets where the colored leather has completely worn off and the metal is showing. Mine has a small dark rub mark on it but like I said earlier, I try to be very careful with this piece because I want it to last me forever. I pretty much treat it like a baby and it shows.

If you’re looking for reviews on other Louis Vuitton bags, I highly suggest you check out THESE LOUIS VUITTON BLOG POSTS from my cousin, Angela Lanter.

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Our DIY Shiplap Mantel With New Phi Villa Electric Fireplace

Bedroom Electric Fireplace with Shiplap Fireplace Surround

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Bedroom Electric Fireplace with Shiplap Fireplace Surround. Thanks Phi Villa for sponsoring this DIY project!

We had so much fun creating this bedroom electric fireplace and mantel for our bedroom with our dear friends at Phi Villa. Be sure to check out our back porch update blog post, also featuring Phi Villa!

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Hello Love! Wintertime is here and we’re getting our home prepared for the frigid temps that will be upon us soon. We have a fireplace in our living room that helps make it all warm & cozy this time of year. It’s so great to turn on the TV, grab a cozy blanket and snuggle up in front of the fire.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Our master bedroom is located in the back corner of our home, furthest away from our heat pump, which means, it’s often a lot colder than the rest of the house. For years we talked about adding another gas fireplace to our bedroom but knew it was going to cost us chunk of change and take up a lot of room in our bedroom.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Then, my friend dear friend Bonnie from Phi Villa reached out about working with us on another collaboration.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

You may remember that we worked with Phi Villa a few months ago ON THIS PROJECT and we had a blast working with them on that collaboration. This time, they wanted us to help promote their new electric fireplaces.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

We picked out the 50″ insert and started planning the mantel.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

After a few trips to Home Depot to get lumber, shiplap, and paint, Jas got to work.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

After about a day and a half of labor, it was complete! Doesn’t it look terrific?! Jas did such a great job building the surround and the electric fireplace is everything we wanted.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

This electric fireplace insert comes with a ton of different features. The flames change colors and sizes, there’s LED backlighting, and it’s all remote-controlled. The fireplace can be inserted into a wall, mounted, or can be free-standing on a platform.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

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DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace