Vlog: Holiday Plan, CrockPot Meal, Rae Dunn Haul!



Today I am sharing probably the best CROCK POT recipe I have ever share, I have a RAE DUNN and GROCERY HAUL and we will begin our planning for the HOLIDAYS!  There is always so much to do to prepare for the holidays that making lists and creating a plan can ease a lot of the anxiety associated with the holiday season.  I use my planner to create list and a game plan to not feel overwhelmed by all that needs to be done and to help get my home ready to be decorated for Christmas!  


Every year on November 1st I begin a list of all those things I want to get done before the holidays set in.  I take out my planner and start a wish list all of the home projects and housekeeping chores that I need to get done before I can decorate for Christmas and before I can welcome in my first guest.  By creating this list, it helps calm all those little anxieties that begin to build this time of year.  Getting it all out of my head and down on paper is the first step to plan for completion (or attempted completion!)  I have the same hope every year; hit the ground running on November 1st and get a huge jump on the holidays!  Some years I have better luck then others but the joy is in the attempt!

I keep this list in my PLANNER and work diligently to get as much done as I can.  This year we have painting the kitchen and family room on the list along with making curtains and reupholstering dining room chairs.  A pretty ambitious list!  We will see how much I actually accomplish!  Whatever is completed will leave me in a better place than I started!
Find my Holiday List HERE.


I am also sharing an awesome crock pot recipe that is good enough to serve for a holiday meal!  Crock Pot Apple Butter Pork is probably the best Crock Pot meal that I have ever shared on my channel!  If you are looking for something simple and delicious this is the recipe for you!  

Crock Pot Apple Butter Pork Roast

3lb pork loin
20oz jar apple butter
half cup of apple sauce
one chopped onion
3-4 minced garlic
1 cup water
S/P
garlic powder
Mrs Dash
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
Season pork roast well with salt pepper, garlic powder and Mrs. Dash.  Brown in a pan with  butter and olive oil, 3-4 minutes on each side.  Place in the bottom of your crock pot and cover with chopped onions and garlic.  Combine apple butter, apple sauce and  water and pour over top.  Cover and cook on high for 2 hours on high and then reduce heat to low and cook for an additional 2 hours.  Check with a meat thermometer before serving.

Roasted Potatoes
Chop 3-4 sweet potatoes and 3-4 red potatoes and place in a 9x13 dish.  add one small chopped onion 3-4 cloves of garlic crushed, fresh rosemary salt and pepper.  Cover with olive oil and toss until all the potatoes are coated.  Cover with foil and bake in oven for 35-40 minutes at 425.


Starting the stock the pantry with staples for the winter and upcoming holiday season!


New Rae Dunn pieces for the collection!  For all the details watch the video below!  

                       

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Fall Playlist



Hello Friends!

I wanted to share with you all a Full Fall Playlist of all the Fall inspired videos that have been posted to the My Bashful Life YouTube channel this Fall season!  I have been so very behind in posting them here on the blog and there is really some fun videos that I don't want you to miss out on!  I will continue to add to this list over the next month with new videos every week!  Thank you all so much for visiting and I hope you tune to My Bashful Life on YouTube.  We have a great community there full of awesome friends!  
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Fall Crock Pot Meal and Table Skirt DIY



Warm comforting crock pot meals are perfect for those chilly Fall evenings!  Today, I am sharing the simple answer to What's For Dinner Tonight?  Crock Pot Beef Tips with Mushroom Gravy served over Mashed Potatoes!  So good and so simple to make!


CROCKPOT BEEF TIPS AND MUSHROOM GRAVY 3LBS STEW MEAT 3 GARLIC CLOVES CRUSHED 1 MED ONION CHOPPED 3 CUPS BEEF BROTH 2 CUPS SLICED WHITE MUSHROOMS A FEW SHAKES OF WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE 1 PACK LIPTON ONION SOUP MIX 1/4 CUP WATER 3 TBSP CORN STARCH 1 TBSP BUTTER 1 TBSP OLIVE OIL S/P MRS DASH GARLIC POWDER (TO TASTE) SEASON BEEF WITH S/P GARLIC POWDER AND MRS DASH. BROWN IN BUTTER AND OLIVE OIL IN MED SKILLET. WHEN BROWNED PLACE IN THE BOTTOM OF A COLD CROCK POT. ADD ONIONS, BEEF BROTH, ONION SOUP MIX, MUSHROOMS AND WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE. RETURN TO CROCK POT BASE COVER AND COOK ON LOW 5-6 HOURS OR HIGH 3-4 HOURS. 30 MINUTES BEFORE DONE WHISK TOGETHER WATER AND CORNSTARCH AND ADD TO CROCK POT AND STIR. LET COOK 30 MINUTES TO THICKEN UP. SERVE OVER MASHED POTATOES!

  I am also sharing an easy DIY project to do on a lazy Fall afternoon! Adding a skirt to a side table or sofa table is functional, simple and beautiful!  


 For recipe details and project instructions, check out the video below! 

                                    

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2019 FALL HOME TOUR




We are playing a little Fall catch up today!  I am sharing some of my favorite posts over the last few weeks that never did make it here on the blog! I hope you enjoy!

Fall has arrived here in NOVA and I am so excited to share with all  of you my 2019 Fall Home Tour!  Truth be told, I am so grateful for Fall!  I think Autumn is our gift for enduring the heat of summer!  No other season makes me so happy to decorate the house and pull out scarves and boots!  You can keep you Pumpkin Latte and give me Spiced Apple Cider every time!  

Pumpkin is one of those colors that always brightens up a room was the perfect color to bring just the right amount of Fall into our family room.  The pillow, throw and pumpkin garland on the fireplace were all found at Home Goods!



I have been going for a simplified approach to my decorating this season.  I have a tendency to go a little over board, especially in the Fall.  This single painted Dollar Tree pumpkins is perfect atop of the vintage typewriter on the side table.



For even more fall decor be sure to check out the video below! 


                           

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2019 Halloween Home Tour


I am so excited to share with you our 2019 Halloween Home Tour! Halloween has always been my absolute favorite holiday! The only expectations are to have fun, care a pumpkin, run around in some leaves and eat some candy, which is something I can definitely get behind!


I really think our house comes alive in the Fall.  In the summer time we are always running and traveling, spending more time out side of the house then in.  Come Fall, I think my whole family is ready to settle in a bit and spend more time at home and gathered together around a good meal!  


Halloween holds such happy memories for me that the colors of the season just make me simile!


Trick or Treating is such a wonderful community traditions. No other holiday depends so much on neighbor's kindness and community involvement like Halloween does.


See my full Halloween Home Tour in the video below!


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