Once There Was A Cardigan…


There I was walking around the mall, heading to Forever 21 to buy some skinny jeans for my daughter, when I saw this sweater.

Seriously people the sweater!

I need another cardigan like I need a hole in the head.

Look at it in all its animal print glory.

I can see it now with a long simple tee, skinny jeans, and my duck boots.

Or maybe with some yoga pants and a tank when heading to the grocery store.

The point is people I want the sweater.

Problem is I do not need the sweater.

So you see, I am in a bit of a pickle.  I will be at the same mall tomorrow shopping with my sis, and I very well may step into the same store and be tempted to buy said sweater.  That money could be used for a gift for one of my family members or friends.  That money could be used for many different things.

For now I will dream about the sweater, and think about all the cute outfit options I could have.

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Happy Tuesday !

Recently


There has been a lot of home and work going on here the past few weeks at The House Of Kells.  I have to say, I love having a job and I love work.  It keeps my brain active, makes me feel independent, and reminds me I am not only a wife and mother.  Plus, I realized Mr. Kell and I make a great team, especially when we are not picking on each other.

I a taking the time to look nice when I go places these days.  Another little something for me.  Not to worry though, I will still rock the old yoga pants when I go grocery shopping.

I know way to many people that need to read this.  To this day, I will never understand why people can not just be happy for the sole reason that they got to wake up this morning.  It is that simple.

No matter what is going on in life, I will always do Christmas up for my girls.

Days like today I am reminded that I am a mom first, and have to tend to my girls when they have a cold.  P.S.  she cried because she could not go to school.  She loves it so!

Happy Monday!

Not Too Shabby If You Ask Me


I am in no way shape or form a photographer.  I bought a basic DSLR for my blog many years ago.  I have never taken the time to learn anything about it, or photography.

Last week, I had planned to have family pics taken by a friend, and I was so excited.  After 13 years of marriage, and three children, this was going to be our first time to ever have family pics taken.

Well, after an unplanned business trip, and someone shaving his beard off, I did not get my family pics.

So now I wait till the Spring when the leaves are green, and I can wear color yellow, and all the flowers are in bloom.

If he shaves his beard this time, I will most certainly kill him!

Now, things were not totally a bust.  I got my girls to brush their hair, put on some cute clothes, and give me a few smiles so I could have some pics to make a few Christmas gifts.

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013bThere are some lights and shadows where there should not be, and should not have used my 50 mm lens.  All and all, I think beautiful girls make beautiful pictures.

Salmon And Asparagus Hash


When I was younger, I hated when my food would touch.  Nothing could mix together.

Thank goodness, I have evolved.

Now my goal in my cooking life is to try to come up with new and yummy concoctions that are mixed with all sorts of ingredients.

For the past month, I have been working on some life long diet changes due to a new and lovely medical diagnosis.  One in which I am not quite ready to talk about.

Anywhoo, it is very hard to stay on track, but I hope by the beginning of the new year, I will be focused, and will have acquired enough recipes in my arsenal to help.

That is wear this yummy hash comes into play.

Ingredients:

  • One packet/can of salmon (I got mine from whole foods, but any will do)
  • Asparagus (as much as you want)
  • One small potato
  • 3 Brussel sprouts chopped
  • Bacon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

This is where it gets tricky.

Cook your bacon in a separate pan from your potatoes.  When your potatoes are almost  done, throw in the asparagus and brussel sprouts.  Add the salmon, and when the bacon is done, chop it up and throw it in the pan.  Add salt & pepper to taste, and you are done.

Hash!

Boots, Scarves, And Some Music


Happy Wednesday everyone.  I am sitting here watching the 1980s version of The Fog, and I thought I would talk about a few of my likes this week.

My likes change on a weekly basis.  I am fickle like that.

I am working on a scarf for myself, and have the itch to knit some more.  I figure the knitting will be good therapy for my hands and building muscles in my forearms.  I like to call it lazy girl exercise.

I was searching The Purl Bee and found some great scarves to knit.

Then there are the boots.  The boots people.  I love boots.  I need a knee length pair to finish my set.

Just look what I  found.

Now music.

I have been listening to a singer/songwriter by the name of Sturgil Simpson lately.

He sounds like Waylon Jennings, and has a soulful hillbilly sound.

Needless to say I heart him.

Happy Day!