Thursday, October 31, 2013

We are THOSE people...

...You know, the ones who are a little TOO into their dog?

The ones who create a voice for their dog so he can talk back when spoken to...

...The ones who forget that dogs can't tell time and don't have people-feelings.

...The ones who dress their dog up for football games and believe they really understand the weight of important games.

...The ones who send their dog to daycare on days they'll be gone for longer than a regular work day, and, let's not forget, to encourage positive social interaction with other dogs- because that's normal.

...and most recently, the ones who buy not one, but TWO halloween costumes for their dog (mind you, they were 75% off at Petsmart... oh wow, and now I'm justifying), 

BECAUSE-- oh it gets better-- (or worse, depending on how you look at it), said daycare is having a costume contest and said "people" aren't sure if the elephant costume (yes, you read that right) will make it through to the actual judging portion of the day.

So in the name of insanity support and festivity, Tally will look like this tonight when trick-or-treaters coming knocking at our door:


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Layla Grayce Giveaway

Look at what Layla Grayce is giving away! This beautiful crib retails for $849, but one lucky person will receive it for FREE!

To Enter:

1. Like Layla Grayce on Facebook and share this Young America giveaway Facebook post*

2. Sign up for their Newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!

*Limit one share per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce on Facebook , share the Young America giveaway post, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at midnight EST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Facebook on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Read more about the new Young American line and contest details at: Enter to win a Young America Fanfare Crib from Layla Grayce.

Good luck!


And, speaking of giveaways, next week I'll be hosting another Stella & Dot party and GIVEAWAY! You guys are going to love the pair of earrings that Lauren is giving away to one of you- I know because I picked them out myself. ;)

If you missed yesterday's post, I shared one of our all-time favorite breakfast treats:

I promise you will love it!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sausage Cream Cheese Braid

I don't have enough fingers or toes to count how many times I have made this dish. It is SO good! We have it when we do breakfast for dinner, we make it when we have company over for brunch, and we've even used it in tailgating with green chillies and hot sausage. Oh, and we make it EVERY time we have a girls' weekend. It's our go-to breakfast dish. It is SO good!

  • 1- 16oz. package sweet sausage (This time, I used this one, but I usually buy this Jimmy Dean Maple Sausage) ...if you double this recipe, cook one maple sausage with one hot sausage- it's the perfect blend of spicy and sweet*
  • 1- 8oz. package cream cheese (I always buy 1/3 less fat- but let's be honest, this is not a low cal meal)
  • 2- packages butter flake Pillsbury Crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 375. Brown sausage. Drain excess grease. Return to pan. Add cream cheese. Mix until well blended. Roll out packages of crescent rolls. Cut strips in the sides, 3/4 of the way to the center. Lay sausage mixture down the center of the crescent rolls. Starting from the top, pull up two sides of the crescent rolls, twist, and lay in the center. For a more detailed explanation of how to twist the crescents into a braid, click here. Bake for 14-18 minutes, or until golden brown.