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Pinsters- Pinning With Sisters

Recently, I got the new Iphone 5 S and I haven’t had the want to master the settings. I get some notifications and not for others. It’s probably something easy I can fix, but it has lead me to this newest idea of a weekly blog catergory.

Pinsters- def. Pinning with Sisters

Well I only have one Sister, but girl friends just didn’t seem to make a cool name melted with the word pin or Pinterest to me. Of all the notifications I get, the one I love is when I have a new pin sent to me which is often and usually averages about 3 a day. I don’t pin as much as I used to but it is a hobby of mine. FACE IT!!! If you are pinner, you know. It is a hobby.

Here are some of the pins we shared this week:

Too precious.

 

I love getting lost in a great romance novel. Then my husband farts, tells me he loves me, and brings me back to my real life. Awesome.      Not so much with the romance novels anymore but, yeah, I'll be in the middle of a great love story and then *bam* reality! Lol I do love him, though.

 

Daily Odd Compliment
Mmmmm Cookies!!!

 

Lucy
We can relate to Lucy.

 

this will be me and my best friend!

 

CAN'T BREATHE. This is so unfortunate.

Making this into a poster for school...kids don't see that what they do (or don't do) makes a difference when you're moving into the career world.

 

 

Seriously though. .......
Actually it’s Mexican food. Not Applebees.

 

 

Compliments of Little Britches, Belle Starr, Ashley Oakley and yours truly.

Enjoy.
~Kalamity.

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Custom Made Jewelry for Little Britches

Made by Twisted Soul Sisters.

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Get naked! Wait…

In my recent browsing of Pinterest, I’ve seen some pretty awesome bathroom decor. And I’ll admit, I did clean out some candle jars and scrounge up a couple mason jars to hold my Q-tips and cotton balls, but my walls were looking very empty.

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Everything came from Hobby Lobby, one of my favorite places to lose a few hours. I also picked up a tube of turquoise acrylic paint. I typically go for the cheapest… I’m a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to my crafting! So I painted the letters turquoise with a few good coats and let them dry. I arranged them on my canvas and decided it needed a little shine, so I clear coated the letters.

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Here’s the finished product. I’m very happy with how it turned out! We have a Jack and Jill bath in our house and I decided to hang this baby in the shower area. It’s a little hidden when the doors are open wide, but as soon as you shut them to take a shower you see this new artwork. Very fitting I think!

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Here it is hanging up. I just love it!

~ Little Britches

Campfire cobbler… Sort of…

Last night, as the hubs and I were sitting around with our dear friends and neighbors partaking of a few beverages referred to commonly as Silver Bullets, we came up with the amazing idea to attempt a Dutch oven cobbler over the outdoor fire pit. Of course, we didn’t necessarily have all the suggested ingredients. So we made it up as we went and it went something like this:

2 cans of fruit – 1 peach and 1 pear
1 box of Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake Mix
1 cup of Sprite
1 small box of yellow cake mix (9oz)

We put the fruit in the bottom without draining it. Next in a separate bowl, we mixed the sprite with the crumb cake mix and folded in half the cinnamon topping then added that to the pot. Then came the yellow cake mix, sprinkled evenly over the top of everything. Lastly we sprinkled on the leftover cinnamon topping.

Then we hung it over the fire pit on a piece of rebar and added a shovel full of coals to the top of the Dutch oven.

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Then came the waiting game. After just a few minutes we started to smell it… something akin to heaving rising up from the coals. We left the Dutch oven in the pit for about 40 min. Then it was time to taste our concoction!

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As you can see, it was pretty crispy on top… But once we spooned the black off if was actually really tasty! And dang out sweet tooths we ate quite a bit of it! I’d say next time we’ll have to cook it over a much cooler fire and put about half the coals on top.

This attempt was lots of fun and a definite success in shotgun girl cooking!

P.S. We’ve got a new addition to our little family! His name is Lucky and he is a six week old Beagle pup. Isn’t he just adorable! And already worming his way into our hearts and lives.

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Until next time,
~ Little Britches

A pole barn and a band

Hey y’all, Little Britches here! I know it’s been a while but I’m hoping to make it up ya!

Last night the hubs, myself, and his cousin Jaron all went out to a little concert. The band was called The Mulligan brothers, and they did not disappoint.

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Check out their website: http://www.themulliganbrothers.com

From the guitarist with awesome vocals, to the fiddle player that rocked Seminole Wind better than the man John Anderson himself, these guys were fantastic!

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Check that out! That’s a suitcase bass! A bass…. Made from suitcases! Y’all it was sweet, and could he play!

Not only did these guys put on a great show, they were super friendly! After they played 2 sets they were happy to hang around and talk with everyone. I’m happy to say I picked up a cd and even got the band to sign it!

The venue is called The Bottle Cap Barn located in Edmond, OK. It’s an old pole barn built out behind Hubs boss’s house. They host live gigs about once a month. The hubs and I go as often as possible because the scene and shows are usually pretty dang good.

Be sure to check out the band, and you can find more info about The Bottle Cap Barn on Facebook!

Happy listening y’all!
Little Britches

Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I am such such a sucker for desserts… Anyone who knows me can tell you I have a HUGE sweet tooth! And in my last post I mentioned my limited cooking skills, so obviously any time I need to take a dish to an event I choose a dessert. This week its Bunco with my mom and a large group of ladies, including one of my fellow blog ladies!

These Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars have been staring me down every time I look at my food board on Pinterest. They looked amazing and sounded even better when I read the recipe.

The finished product!
The finished product! And I had to get my awesome salt and pepper shaker in the pic! Hi Mr Buck!

Here is the link for the recipe: http://www.everyday-reading.com/2013/03/peanut-butter-caramel-chocolate-chip.html

She had a fantastic description of the steps, and the Hubs was busy in the garage tonight so I have no process pictures.

Now I’ll admit I have not tried these yet, though I did try the cookie dough and the caramel and both were fantastic so I have super high hopes for the finished product! I’ll be sharing these with my Bunco ladies tomorrow night, so I’ll post the results later!

Love yall!

– Little Britches

Awesome Oatmeal Balls

I’ll admit I’m not the best in the kitchen. I do ok most of the time and I excel at baking. I must also admit
that I hoard recipes on Pinterest…. Always wondering if they are any good. So last week I decided I am
going to start trying these recipes. Since the hubs and I were both starting to come down with a cold, I
thought my first try should be something easy and something we would want to eat while sick. I thought
about it on my way to Walmart for orange juice and cold meds, and decided on these No Bake Energy
Bites. The ingredients alone sound good, mix them together and they sound like heaven!

1 cup dry oatmeal

½ cup chocolate chips

½ cup ground flaxseed

½ cup peanut butter

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

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All the Ingredients

Here is the link for where I found the recipe: http://fabulousfoodblog.com/2012/11/29/my-favorite-snack-ever-so-healthy-no-bake-energy-bites-1-cup-dry-oatmeal-12-cup-chocolate-chips-12-cup-peanut-butter-12-cup-ground-flaxseed-13-cup-honey-1-tsp-vanilla/

These seemed easy enough and I had everything but the flaxseed at home. Unfortunately the recipe
didn’t come with any instructions, but I’ll share with you all what I did.

First, I measure out all my dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Then I stirred them up as best I
could. With them all being different textures, they didn’t want to mix very well. The Oatmeal wanted to
stay at the top.

Then I measure in my wet ingredients and started stirring with my rubber spatula.

Mix Mix Mix!
Mixing with the Rubber Spatula

This worked fairly well, but I could tell it just wasn’t getting the consistency right. Time to get my hands dirty. So I finished
mixing the dough with my hands and started making balls.

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Getting the consistency right

I laid them out on waxed paper, though I think parchment paper would also work. I made the balls
about the size of pingpong balls.

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Forming the balls

Overall I was very very happy with them. They made a fantastic breakfast and stuck with
me until noon. Next time I will make the balls smaller so that they are more bite size and will hopefully
dry out a little more. I think they would even be good without the chocolate chips… But I don’t think I’ll
test that. After all, these are a great semi-healthy excuse to eat chocolate at breakfast!

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The finished product!

Thanks to the Hubs for taking the pics, though he did get distracted and snap some of my butt… Which
he thought was hilarious. And no, I will not be sharing those here. Though Hubs seemed to think they
were VERY important in the whole process.

-Little Britches

Creativity

I’ve always been one of those people with too many projects and not enough time. I attribute this to my grandmother. I spent lots of time with her growing up, and she is quite the crafty little lady. She always had some knitting project or cross stitch pattern she was working on. Through her I learned to love creating things. She taught me to sew, and when I got a little older to knit, and sparked my obsession with Hobby Lobby. I swear, I cannot walk into that place without buying something. I’ve chosen to view this passion for creativity as a blessing. Hopefully with this blog I can share some of my creative passion with you all.

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
– Albert Einstein

Until next time,

– Little Britches

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