Saturday, October 5, 2013

Glazed Pumpkin Scones

I made these scones last weekend and they were so good, I had to post! I've been cooking up scones like crazy the past few weeks and these were phenomenal! I need to take a break from scones though and focus on my chili recipe :) I have a chili cook off in 3 weeks and I've got to get my shit together and perfect my recipe! It's going to be the best chili ever. I can already taste the goodness.
Introducing..Pumpkin Scones!

Scone Ingredients:
2 cups flour (I used unbleached, but you could use half whole-wheat, half unbleached)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 egg, separated
3 Tablespoons honey
1/3 cup buttermilk (or 1/3 cup milk mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice)
Crumb Topping (can be adjusted to your liking):
1-2 Tablespoons turbinado (or sugar)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Glaze Ingredients (can be adjusted to your liking):
1 cup powdered sugar 
1-3 teaspoons milk (enough to make a glaze)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
Separate the egg white and yolk. Set the egg white aside.
In a separate bowl, mix egg yolk, honey and buttermilk (or milk/lemon juice mixture). Add to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Form dough into a ball on a floured surface. Roll or pat out to half an inch in thickness and eight inches in diameter. Cut into eight equally-sized pieces.
Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Whisk the egg white until froth forms and brush over the tops of scones. Mix turbinado and cinnamon together and sprinkle over egg-white-topped scones.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Don't overcook! They will be dry. They're done once you see a tiny bit of browning.
Mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until glaze forms. Drizzle over scones after they bake.

Friday, October 4, 2013

It's Fall Y'all!

This is how we feel about Fridays, fall, weekend getaways, cozy sweatshirts and did we say Fridays?! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Completed Nursery

The nursery is finally complete, with everything hung where it's supposed to be! I love how it turned out. We have a very clean, modern taste and I think this room is exactly that.

In other news, I have 2 really great recipes coming your way! I'm also perfecting my chili recipe for my very first chili cook off at the end of the month! I'll report back with my first place medal :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Baptism Weekend

We had Kellans Baptism this weekend and it went off without a hitch! We dressed him up in the cutest white button down and a little blue bow-tie! Afterwards, we promptly changed into our husker gear! It was a great weekend and were officially ready for fall.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Change up!

Just when I thought I would never go short again, I want to chop off my hair! It's been 4-5 years since my last short haircut and I think it's time to just stop thinking about and just do it! I've been stalking this haircut now since last winter but wanted to get through the pregnancy first. God knows short hair, and my tiny frame, who is carrying an additional 30 pounds in my face, would not look good with this cut! However, now that I'm back down to my normal size, I think it's time to take the plunge! 

Here is what I'm giving my stylist as a guide. He'll have a hay day!

What do you think? Should I do it or just say no! I've always said that my long hair makes me feel thinner and elongates me!

A little throwback Thursday for you back to 2009. I was a little heavier and clearly didn't know how to do hair yet! Does this picture change your mind?!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cousin Love

What a week! We are in KC this week to watch our little niece, Ava Kate, along with Kellan, as Traci goes back to work! Having one newborn is easy peasy,but adding one more is when things can get a little hairy! 

It's definitely a two person job and thank goodness I was able to recruit my other half! I'm pretty sure these two will be best friends even if they don't want to be! They simply spend to much time together not to be! Ava is definitely the boss of Kellan but something tells me that will never change!

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hello Kellan Rhys

Our little boy (!) has arrived! We were certain it was a girl and so our love child actually went unnamed for 12 hours! Hope he doesn't mind his ruffle shower curtain and pink diapers!

Friday, June 28, 2013

High Five For Friday!

It's been months since I've posted a High Five For Friday! I'm feeling extra squirrelly today so you my friends, are the lucky winners! Here is what's been going on the past few weeks..

Brian and I spent a rainy afternoon in Lincoln and had an amazing lunch at Brix and Stone.

Fettuccine Alfredo 

Turkey and Brie

Goat Cheese Bruschetta 
My pots are growing like wildfire!

Clearly had some life-changing decisions to make this week..

Went with the yellow rug..

Went with the bronze faceplate..

Went with the yellow ottoman..

She leads a pretty tough life, folks.
She hates it when Dad works on Saturday mornings.

Spent a few days out at the CWS..

And lastly..pretty excited to only have 2.5 weeks left!

Have a great weekend! Head on over to Brooklyns Photography to check out a pretty cute preview today! 

Of course, linking up with Lauren over at The Lauren Elizabeth..

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tin Foil Salmon

Literally, made the easiest salmon ever the other night. I'm all about easy dinner's these days! I was a little worried this wouldn't have enough flavor for me, but it was so good! Best part is, I had everything on hand! 

All you need is foil, 2 TBSP of butter, lemon and some dill! Just layer your salmon and wrap her up in some foil! I threw mine on the grill for a about 5 minutes and it came out perfect! I like my salmon to be medium to medium well and 5 minutes was right on. 

I finished it off with some wild rice and grilled potatoes and that was that! Easiest dinner ever!

Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Nursery Sneak Peek!

We're about half way through with the nursery and figured I would show a quick sneak peek! I don't have any of the decor hung yet and also need to find a white, sheepskin rug to put down. It's getting close! I'll be in Des Moines, IA for shoot tomorrow and KC on Friday and Saturday, so I probably won't be able to work on it until next week!

What do you think so far?

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Bannister and Carpet!

We have been extra, super busy the past 10 days! We knew we hated our oak railing/bannister but hated the thought of painting it ourselves. Seriously, just the thought of taping each and every spindle off made my skin crawl! However, we sucked it up and taped away. It took me one whole day to tape, 1-2 days to prime and another 1-2 days to paint. It was a massive/messy project but turned out amazing! Total cost=$48 and it looks brand new and the comments we get on it just melt my little heart!

Also, we got new carpet this week! Our entire house is either crammed into our kitchen or in our storage room in the basement. It's a mess but excited to finally be able to put our house back together tonight and furnish the nursery and nursery bathroom this weekend! Woohoo! Thank goodness this child is giving us the full 40 weeks to work with, otherwise it could've gotten hairy, fast!

So what do you think? Pretty big change! This is only about an 1/8th of the bannister/railing but the boys are moving everything back right now and won't be able to get an after shot of the upstairs until tomorrow!

Have a great weekend! We are headed out to Westshores for a little BBQ'ing and some boating!