Disposables? Whats that?

A friend of mine did a post about cloth diapering. She mentioned that she would never go back to disposable. I guess I just forget that people actually use disposable diapers. 
Go check out her post, and see her adorable baby in cloth diapers. 

I have been cloth diapering my son since the day I brought him home from the hospital and would not go back to disposables. 


I did a few posts on cloth diapering a while back:







Is it wrong to to want another baby, just so you can buy more diapers :)  Ha Ha!

Look how cute these diapers are! (No need for clothes, just have your baby run around in her/his cute diaper :)




Aww!! so cute!


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Mini Beef Wellington


Although, this isn't your traditional beef wellington, It is one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted. I have decided that I will be making it over and over again. 

Recipe is from Jamie Oliver 

Ingredients:

-Olive oil
-1 onion finely chopped
-1 large carrot peeled and chopped
-2 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 stick of celery, finely chopped
-1 pinch of cumin
-1 pinch chili powder
-1 1/5 lbs beef (minced)
-1/2 can of kidney beans, drained
-1 TB tomato paste
-salt and pepper
-2 eggs (beaten)
-2tsp flour
-2 sheets of puff pastry
-1/2 cup of cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Heat a frying pan and add a splash of olive oil. Add the onion, carrot, garlic and celery, and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes, until it's all softened nicely. Add the spices, mix well, cook for another minute, then transfer to a bowl to cool. 

Once the vegetables have cooled completely, add the beef mince, kidney beans and tomato puree with a good pinch of salt and pepper and one of the beaten eggs.Mix it all together. 

Dust a work surface and rolling pin with flour and roll out the puff pastry. Try to keep it as rectangular in shape as possible. Once it's roughly the size of a tea towel, cut it into 4. Spoon the meat mixture over each piece, leaving clear about 2cm along the bottom, and a small edge up either side. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the meat, roll it up into a spiral. Seal both ends with your fingers. Repeat until you have 8 lovely mini Wellingtons. 

Dust a baking tray with flour and carefully place the Wellingtons on it. Brush each with the remaining beaten egg, and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until golden. 




Heat a frying pan and add a splash of olive oil. Add the onion, carrot, garlic and celery, and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes, until it's all softened nicely.

I minced the meat in the food processor:




Once the vegetables have cooled completely, add the beef mince, kidney beans and tomato puree with a good pinch of salt and pepper and one of the beaten eggs.Mix it all together:



Dust a work surface and rolling pin with flour and roll out the puff pastry. Try to keep it as rectangular in shape as possible. Once it's roughly the size of a tea towel, cut it into 4:



Spoon the meat mixture over each piece, leaving clear about 2cm along the bottom, and a small edge up either side. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the meat:




Repeat until you have 8 lovely mini Wellingtons. 


Dust a baking tray with flour and carefully place the Wellingtons on it. Brush each with the remaining beaten egg, and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until golden:






Enjoy!



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What We Wore

It has been pouring here the past week and I am a bit tired of it. Even the bright red rain boots don't really make up for it anymore. 

Here are a few of my favorite outfits from the previous week: 


Dress/tunic: HM, Boots: Hunter via Nordstrom, necklace: brinabox

 dress: Anthropologie, Cardigan: HM, shoes: BCBG

Shirt, skirt: Francesca's, cardigan: Target. booties: Kohl's 

Skirt: anthropologie, cardigan Jcrew, shoes: DSW


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Sunday Linky Party #9


Suburbsmama

Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. I had such a great time checking out all of your links.

Here are some of my favorites:


Helen, from Picked and Painted, shared a gorgeous dresser transformation.
Courtney, from Golden Boys and Me, shared her new kitchen island made out of Ikea bookshelves and butcher block.


Tiffany from Worthwhile Domicile shared her daughter's gorgeous bedroom!
Jamie, from So Much Better with Age,shared how she transformed her crawlspace/basement into a playroom!

Tricia from Simplicity in the South, shared her newly remodeled guest bathroom.
Sarah from Simply Linen, shared a beautiful Girls room she designed.
Heather, from The Southern State of Mind shared her gorgeous Back Porch
Penny, from The Comforts of Home shared her beautiful home, I love her porch!


Jessica, from Cutesy Crafts shared a Chicken and Pasta casserole
Angela from Call Her Blessed shared this scrumptious Boston Cream Pie
Kat, from A Blessed Life atop a Cake Stand shared these delicious looking tortillas.
Heather, from My sweet Mission, shared her recipe for this beautiful Strawberry Cream Pie




Thank you all who linked up!

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Now, on to the party.



Link your crafts, DIYs, recipes, home tours, parties, sewing projects or health/beauty posts. 

Stay a while and visit a few links and leave some nice comments.


By linking below, you give me the right to feature your photo and link back to your post.


Thank you so much for coming !


House Tour


Welcome to our home.

It is nothing big or fancy, just someplace we have put a lot of work and love into. We have worked hard to transform each space into something we love.

My husband and I bought our house in 2006, just shortly after our 1 year wedding anniversary.  It is approximately 1,700 sq ft, two story home, with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and a office/bonus room. It was built in 1997, and had old dingy carpet, yucky wallpaper borders in almost every room, gold light fixtures and an ugly kitchen. We managed to tackle almost every room in the house. 

You can click on the link for each detailed post. 






























































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