Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chicken Fried Pork Chops

My husband and I like turkey when it is cooked in something but we aren't big fans of plain roasted turkey.  Since our nearest family is eight hours away Thanksgiving is usually just the three of us so we don't really have a reason to stick with the traditional turkey.  The first few years we made ham but the last couple of years we went with chicken fried pork chops and they perfectly compliment the other traditional Thanksgiving sides!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Link Party 44

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  We started putting up the Christmas decorations yesterday which is always a fun time.  :)  Now if only it would snow so that I could really get in the mood for Christmas.  We live in Minnesota for goodness sake.  How do we not have a foot of snow on the ground already?!  

Anyway, on to this week's link party.  Check out all of last week's links here.


I love seasonal coffee drinks and this Pumpkin Spice Creamer from Once A Mom Always A Cook looks absolutely delicious!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Whipped Potatoes

This recipe is actually one that my husband, Shelby, came up with!  He has been making these for family gatherings for years now and I finally got him to measure things out and write it down so that I could share this deliciousness with you.  :)  They are basically mashed potatoes but so much fluffier and creamier.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Guest Post from Space 46

Hi Polish The Stars readers, I’m My. My home is over at Space 46, which I recently started to express my love and passion for crafts and decors. I am very excited to be here today to introduce myself and my blog and to share with you a couple of my first projects as a newbie DIYer . You probably already know this. Crafting is so addicting, and the joy of completing a project is way beyond imagination. Especially when someone stops by and leaves a sweet comment, it means the world to me. So I hope to see you soon over at Space 46 . Happy holiday to you and your family! 


If you love turquoise and jewelry, you will love this jewelry storage solution that I came up with to display my long necklaces and to store a few of my bracelets.  Super easy!  No elbow grease needed!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kool-Aid Wallet


Yes, I am 28-years-old and I carry a Kool-Aid wallet.  What about it?  :)  I started making these about ten years ago but back then I was using packing tape and they didn't look as good and weren't very durable.  Recently I decided to reinvent them with some clear vinyl and I am really happy with the results!  

They are a lot of fun and you can make them super girly or appropriate for the guys in your life just by picking a different colored kool-aid packet.  These wallets cost less than $2 each to make which is always my favorite part of a project!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Link Party 43

Sorry that the link party is a little late today.  I've been busy trying to get the house in order and catch up on my never ending to-do list.  Apparently this one just slipped my mind.  Here are a few of my favorites from last week:

Love this fun Book Art by Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe.  :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

22 Awesome Pumpkin Recipes

I am a huge fan of pumpkin recipes and thanks to blogging and pinterest, I have accumulated a large collection of recipes that I want to try.  Unfortunately I don't have the time to try all of them and even if I did, my husband and I would probably end up weighing five hundred pounds.  I still wanted to share them with you all though and if you try any of them I would love to hear what you thought of it so I know whether or not it is worth trying.   :)

First up are a few from my own blog in case you missed them.  These are our tried and true favorites so I can personally vouch for their deliciousness!

Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes by Polish The Stars

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Link Party 42

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was spent doing the usual errand running and going to church but other then that we didn't have any big plans.  So we enjoyed the gorgeous weather outside putting plastic on the windows for winter.  We learned our lesson last year when we were lazy and decided to skip the plastic.  Then as soon as it got cold out we discovered ice on the *inside* of the windows.

I'm not really sure why we skipped it last year.  It only took us a few hours and since we had some plastic left over from two years ago, it only cost about $24 which we will definitely make up for in heating bills.  Once we were done with that we spent the evenings watching movies and sewing fleece blankets while drinking hot chai tea. All in all it was a beautiful, productive and relaxing weekend with my guys.  :)

Anywho, enough about me...let's get to the real reason you are all here...the link party!  You can check out all of last week's links here.  My favorites of the week are:



These Andes Mint Cupcakes from The Kurtz Corner look delicious!  Andes are my favorite mints and I will definitely try these out in the near future.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Decor Hacks

I recently came across an amazing site!  I'm sure most of you discovered it a long time ago but in case you haven't, let me introduce you to Decor Hacks.  As soon as I opened up their page I was in love and spent over an hour browsing their archives.  I just love how everything is so bright, colorful and FUN!  Most of the ideas are a bit too crazy for our house since we will be putting it on the market next year but I will definitely try some of these projects in our next house!

Some of my favorites are the unusual (and inexpensive!) floor treatments:

This would be so fun in a game room and you can use any color scheme you want.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Slow-Cooker Chicken & Dumplings


A nice hot bowl of Chicken and Dumplings is the perfect comfort food on a chilly fall evening.  This recipe was super easy and delicious; even my picky five-year-old loved it!  

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Link Party 41

Since I sprained my knee last week I have been infuriatingly unproductive.  :(  Hopefully you all have been able to do more creating then I have.  When I'm not able to get much done it's always fun to live vicariously through you guys.  :)  You can check out all of last week's links here but for now here are a few of my favorites:


Pitter & Glink shows you how to make these lovely Drop Cloth Pillows.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lone Star Steak House Cheese Fries


I love the Amarillo Cheese Fries from Lone Star Steak House but we don't get to eat there very often so I came up with my own recipe. I think it is just as good as the original - if not better!