Sunday, February 26, 2012


I'd like to share my favorite blog of all time with you:

You're welcome.

Baked Acorn Squash

Have you ever had one? If you're not sure you'll like it, try out this easy recipe and take a little risk! :)
You'll need:
1 acorn squash
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar

1. Preheat your oven to 350. In a 9x11 pan (or something a little smaller is okay too) put just a little water in the bottom of the pan so that it covers (maybe 1/4 inch). Cut your squash in half just like this and place it face DOWN into the water. This will help it absorb the water and cook without burning the edges. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes.

2. Take out your squash. Flip over the halves face up (careful...they're hot!) and add 1 Tbsp butter and brown sugar to each half. Cook for an additional 20 minutes. Wahla!
3. After these cook, it's best to mash up the middles and stir in the melted soupy mixture. It tastes better! I don't cook with butter all that often, but this recipe is worth it!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Life is precious

My devotions today were so spot on. Never in my life have I felt like God was writing a book based on each day of my life, one day at a time, just for me. I have been struggling with keeping Truett on a schedule, and it sometimes wears me out always rearranging things to make sure he is taken care of. I sure don't mind the busyness and I LOVE taking care of him, but it is hard to let go of the schedule at times because I find such comfort in knowing what to expect, when so much of life these days is unexpected. And then came my morning whispers from God from Jesus Calling (which I highly recommend)...

"Do not fear changes, for I am making you a new creation, with old things passing away and new things continually on the horizon. When you cling to old ways and sameness, you resist My work within you. I want you to embrace all that I am doing in your life, finding your security in Me alone. It's easy to make an idol out of routine, finding security within the boundaries you build around your life. Although each day contains 24 hours, every single one presents a unique set of circumstances. Don't try to force-fit today into yesterday's mold. Instead, ask Me to open your eyes, so you can find all I have prepared for you in this precious day of Life."


Sunday, February 12, 2012

I heart being an aunt

They're adorable...and related to me, thank goodness.
I love my nephew and niece. Here are a few of my favorite pics from the day.
So glad I got these moments with them.

McKennon and Audrey, your Aunt Michelley loves you!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New White Dishes?

Hello dear readers,

I hope your Saturday is all that you dreamed it would be and more! I am needing some friendly advice, and thought I would tap into your limitless friendly opinions as a first resort. Jonathan and I are looking for some new classy white dishes. I've searched high and low and was wondering where you've seen cool designs? I think Bed, Bath, & Beyond has a huge selection, but thought maybe you would know of some other modern options. Target, Macy's, Dillards, Pottery Barn? I just don't even know where to start? Any ideas from my fellow designistas would be welcomed with wide open arms. :)

Much love!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


My mom used to make bierocks on special occasions for all the kids. Now I make them a few times a year, and every time, I remember just why I love them! They are homemade rolls stuffed with hamburger (or turkey) and sauerkraut. And don't you dare dis em til ya try em!
Filling- 1 lb hamburger meat (we sometimes use lean turkey)
1 can sauerkraut
2 cloves garlic
1/2 c chopped onion
little bit of salt and pepper

Bread- 3 1/2 c white flour
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 1/4 c milk
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c shortening
1 tsp salt
1 egg

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Brown 1 lb hamburger, then add the onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and sauerkraut. Let this simmer for a bit while you make your bread.
3. Mix 2 cups of flour and yeast in a large bowl (I use a kitchen aid with the bread hook for this). In a seperate bowl, heat and stir milk, sugar, shortening, and salt (when warmed) into the flour mixture. Add the remaining flour and egg. Beat on low for 30 seconds, then beat on high for 3 minutes. You want the dough to be moderately stiff, so knead it until it is (about 6-8 minutes).
4. Then you'll form small flat circles about 4 inches in diameter and fill with your warm hamburger mix. Pinch the dough around the meat so it is completely enclosed and flip the roll over so the pretty part is on top. :)
5. Bake 20 minutes.

I recommend serving these with mustard!

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