Thursday, December 4, 2014

So I have seen this floating around a few of my favorite blogs ( thanks Lolo) lately and I love it. So today I am linking up with In Residence and Dearest Love.  Just follow the prompts.... What are you up to currently?


Loving my crock pot right now and any chance to make some warm and cozy comfort food. Last night it was a household stand-by from Southern Living - "Baked" Potato Soup

"Baked" Potato Soup (Southern Living Slow Cooker Cookbook)

6 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 3 3/4 lbs)
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
3 (14oz) cans chicken broth with roasted garlic
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons pepper
1 cup whipping cream or half and half
1 cup (4 ounces) sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream (optional)
4 bacon slices cooked and crumbled
Shredded Cheddar cheese

Combine first 6 ingredients in a 5 quart slow cooker
Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or on LOW 8 hours or until potatoes are tender
Mash mixture until potatoes are coarsely chopped and soup is slightly thickened; stir in    cream, cheese and chives

Top with sour cream, if desired and sprinkle with bacon and Cheddar cheese.


98.9 NashIcon in Atlanta is officially on the all Christmas all the time format. This makes me happy.


Minimalist is my jam. Craft paper, twine and the addition of chalk board paper and white paint pens this year.


Ok... I have a tiny huge obsession with James Franco. And he's hosting SNL this Saturday with also maybe obsessed with her ass Nicki Minaj. I am sure also Seth Rogan will also be making an appearance. I die.


ACC Championship this Saturday night at 8:30 in Charlotte. Although I will not be attending this because ... unemployment..... my Noles will be taking on the Jackets, kicking ass and taking home the trophy. Get up for game day my Noles Nation!!!!! #GONOLES

Tell me about your "Currently"... 


  1. ohh that soup looks delish!!! Im gonna have to make that sometime!

  2. damn!! At first I thought you wrapped those presents and I was super jealous! I'm sure yours will be just as awesome though! We always wrap things in stupid paper like Justin Beiber or something equally obnoxious!

  3. I love kraft paper for wrapping too - and the chalkboard is a great addition! Also definitely into the crock pot for winter cooking... that recipe sounds good. Thanks for linking up!

  4. I love the wrapping with the craft paper and twine. It looks great. And major yum to the baked potato soup!

  5. When I would frequent Chili's back in the day their Baked Potato Soup was my favorite!! I need to try making it myself!

  6. Mmmmmm that soup looks amazing! I also love your wrapping ideas. I always say I'm going to do something artsy like that and totally end up just getting regular wrapping paper and stick on bows. Ooops. Thanks for the shout out!

  7. Oooo... I bet the James Franco SNL will be good! I may have to DVR that!

  8. i LOVE using craft paper for everything!!! and my friend just got a chalkboard paper/tags in her shop and it's all i can think about :)

  9. Kraft paper presents?! yes please! And we're ACC Champs!!!

  10. The soup looks incredible!! That is all I crave this time of year...that and lots of desserts. Ha.
    Thanks for linking up!!