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Pasta YaYa ~ A spicy chicken and sausage combination~

Enter my GIVEAWAY here One of my favorite pasta dishes comes from a popular spot here in town called The Bistro.  It's a spicy cream sauce with chicken and sausage over fettucine noodles.  I love it, my family loves it.  I am hungry for it now! I made my own version of the recipe...and my family likes mine better.  I'd love to hear what you think if you decide to try it.  PASTA YAYA 4 Chicken breasts (can be cooked already but I usually start with uncooked) 1 lb Pork Sausage (I like the flavor of Farmland for this's the cheapest around here to) 2-4 Tblsp minced garlic (I use the jarred kind) About 24 oz heavy cream 4 Tablespoons blackening spice (Shawn's recipe below) 2 oz. olive oil 4-6 oz chicken stock, or use the jar called 'Better Than Bouillon', which is a thick, heavy paste you can dilute with a little water white wine (1/2 cup, optional...last time I made this we didn't have any wine so I skipped it altogether and liked it

Shabby Roses Cottage Tea Tablescape & 3 GIVEAWAYS!

When Kalyn and Ashton were little they had the prettiest garden room.  It was one of my favorite rooms ever.  My Mom painted the ceiling with clouds. I installed white picket fencing around the room with faux climbing roses, foxgloves, poppy's and other flowers.  In front of their bedroom window, which had English ivy growing on the outside, we had an antique wicker canopied daybed.  It ran lengthwise in front of the window and was piled with loads of pillows, silk wisteria on the canopy and climbing roses up the bed posts.  It looked like an arbor with a big bench below.  The highlight of the room was a rock pathway carved throughout the carpet to look like a winding road.  Where the path diverged I had a small street sign painted which read 'Ashton Avenue' and 'Kalyn Court' indicating the names of the little paths/roads.  It was so sweet.   I used to just go sit in that room imagining I was still a little girl, gazing up to the painted sky.  As my little girls gre

Much to do about a hutch ~ Hanging Ladles ~ Winner

First, let me announce the winner of the Gift Certificate to A Little Scrappy.  The winner was chose via and is LUCKY7DESIGN!  Congratulations!!!   I sent you a message via email.  Please contact me and I'll put you in contact with A Little Scrappy! Some of my favorite 'things' are, as any of my readers know, is English Transferware.  This week I'm sharing my breakfast nook hutch and a tutorial on using disc hangers. Now, for a little tutorial on using Disc Hangers (information on where to purchase at the end of post), in this case for hanging ladles.  Generally I use these for hanging plates, and as someone who sells English Transferware, I highly recommend these over any other plate hanger.   They are great for hanging large platters to, and are so easy to use. I have had several antique transferware ladles that I've wanted to display on my breakfast nook hutch.  Here's my hutch before.  I had a couple of ladles propped up on the bot