Savory Sausage Gravy Recipe

Easy & Savory Sausage Gravy! So, so good.

This morning, I pretty much made the best Biscuits & Gravy, ever.

Of course, I’m grossly overstating my kitchen skillz, but it was so, so good! I had seconds, which means I’m pretty much not going to eat the rest of the day. 😉

Disclaimer: This is not a recipe for the health-conscious, but it is comfort food to the max. Hubby and I have been eating salads all week, so we were ready to treat ourselves this Saturday morning. I think I make this breakfast once a year, but after changing up the spices in the gravy this morning, I’m going to have to make it All. The. Time.

Now, I just need to make my own biscuits, and perfect the recipe…buuut that would mean I can’t sleep in…hmm. I’ll have to think about that one. I’m not a morning person, by any means. Coffee to the rescue! Oh, and Pillsbury Grand Original Flaky Layers Biscuits. After two cups of coffee, I feel like I can do anything, but, like I said, I slept in this morning. There are tons of wonderful homemade biscuit recipes out there for us, just waiting to be tried. But today, we’re going the easy way. Thank you, Pillsbury.


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Work-in-Progress Wednesday (and Top 5 Missed WIP’s)

HI! It’s me. I’m stilllll here. You know, the stay-at-home mama/ etsy-preneur and sometimes-blogger? Yeah, that’s me. Sometimes-blogger. Since I pretty much ran out of my small stock of items in my Etsy shop, and constantly had custom order requests, my fingers were pretty tied up in string, hooks and needles for a few months. Aaand somehow I fit in cooking dinner, grocery shopping, church, two-year-old birthday party planning,


(yes, she ate THAT much cake!)

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Songbyrdy - Chunky & Cozy Hudson Bay Mitts

Last Minute Quick Knit! Hudson Bay Mitts – FREE PATTERN!

So…I’m sorry about the lack of posting, but HEY!

I’ve been sooooo busy, I’m sure you can understand….and it’s also hard to type a blog post when your hands are preoccupied with Etsy orders! Blogging takes a lot of time, and as my friend said, “it’s a total time-suck!”. Right. I simply have too many interests, but I don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon.

And now, for a peace offering, 😉

I’d like to offer this FREE knitting pattern in case you need a last minute idea! These cozy gloves knit up so quickly!! A determined knitter could knit these in an hour. Seriously.

The colors of the iconic Hudson Bay stripes remind me of Lifesavers candy and Christmas Lights 🙂

IMG_4689 mitts Free Knitting Pattern for Hudson Bay Mitts

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W-I-P Wednesday: Hudson Bay With a Side of Chevrons + Free Pattern?!

I am usually so busy making made-to-order items for my Etsy shop, that I don’t have a lot of time to design new items- which is my favorite thing to do! So, during the busy sales/shopping season, I can get kind of bogged down from making the same item over and over…and…over…again.

Lion Brand’s Thick & Quick Yarn to the rescue! I whipped these babies up in no time, and have a cute new item to list in the Etsy shop today! YAY!

Songbyrdy - Chunky & Cozy Hudson Bay Mitts

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Free Knitting Pattern | Jammin’ Fingerless Mittens

I originally made these for a friend who wanted to show off her Jamberry nails while still keeping her hands warm! Hence, the name. She gave me the cutest musical Jams in exchange! Perfect for a music nerd, like me. - Free Pattern for Jammin' Fingerless Mittens! – Free Pattern for Jammin’ Fingerless Mittens!

These fingerless mittens have a simple & elegant twisted cable, with 2×2 ribbing all around the mitten, & accented with a strap and button on the wrist. One size fits most (women).

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Awesome Tip for Keeping Your Chicken From Drying Out in the Oven!

Amazing Baked Chicken Breast! Do You Know The Secret?

I do not consider myself a wiz in the kitchen by any means, but I’m going to toot my own horn and pat myself on the back, because yesterday, I finally succeeded in making baked chicken that didn’t come out dry! Not only was it NOT dry, but also it was fully cooked, extremely juicy, tender, moist, and full of flavor!

How to Get Tender, Moist, Oven-Baked Chicken Breasts, Every Time! Juicy Oven-Baked Chicken

What’s the secret?

I am normally a crock-pot woman. As a stay-at-home-mom, it’s just my go-to, so I can throw everything together, and forget about it until dinner time, while I educate my toddler on the finer things in life (like “where’s your belly button?”) and work on Etsy orders. However, I am easily distracted, and being the ditz that I sometimes am…I turned on the crockpot, but forgot to put the chicken in it.


By the time I realized it, of course, it was too late!

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I’ve Been Nominated! Wait…What Is A Liebster Award?! + 10 Questions

Liebster Award

The Liebster Award was created to recognize & discover quality ‘new’ blogs or bloggers with smaller followings & welcome them to the blogosphere.

Some bloggers do not choose to acknowledge this and view it as ‘chain-mail’, or extra work. While I have never been a fan of chain mail, this to me seems more like a nice gesture & more of a pay-it-forward kind of action. It is also a very nice compliment to receive! Yay for the glass being half-full.

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