Your Weekend Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• 

I hope you had a great week ๐Ÿ˜€ and are now ready for an awesome weekend! 

Here’s a recap of mine….๐Ÿ˜œ


First some smiles and hugs ๐Ÿค—


๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ

Can I have a ‘Woot Woot’ ๐Ÿ˜


๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

Is it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

I’m so glad they included ‘Literally Even’ ๐Ÿ˜Ž


๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

‘I feel pretty, oh so pretty’ ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ


๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ

Goals! ๐Ÿ˜


I hope you found yourself smiling once or twice ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Or do I dare hope for an LOL ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a wonderful weekend! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Tomorrow is ‘Cupcake Day’ for ‘Small Project Sunday’ (if the stars align just so ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

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Small ย ~ Project ~ Sunday ๐ŸŒบ Cute coasters ๐Ÿบ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• Welcome back! 

It’s a lazy Sunday ๐Ÿค“ And this morning’s forecast was right…

‘Cause that’s what I’ve been doing! ๐Ÿ˜Š I’ve made some cute coasters, and I’ll show you how you can whip up some yourself in an afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 


I’ve used a different type yarn for each one – I can’t see a difference. I used a crochet hook    Size H/5mm.

In case you’re interested:

Purple = Caron, 1 pound ; Yellow = Red Heart ; Green = Peaches and Creme 

I’ve made “Smoothies” and a “Beerglass”. The basic form is the same. 

Ch 18, and work 32 rows in the ‘Tunesian Stitch’ ๐Ÿ’ฅ If you need a little reminder how to work that one …just click here for the how-to ๐Ÿค“

The Beer – Glass ๐Ÿบ

Connect your border yarn to the top right corner of your rectangle.  Ch 2, hdc across the top to the top left corner.  Ch1, slipstitch into the first stitch of the longer side. Slipstitch your way down, working into the top loop only. At the bottom left corner, ch 1, hdc into the first space. Hdc across. At the corner, hdc into last space, ch1, slipstitch into the same space. Ch 1. Continue with the slipstitch to the last loop (first stitch of the top row). Ch 2. Hdc in same space. 




If you’re doing the ‘Smoothie’ coaster – ch1. Hdc across, working the spaces between the dc, not the top loops. Fasten off. 

For the “Beerglass” you’ll now crochet ….

The “Foam” : 

Skip 3 stitches, *5dc – 1 ch – 5 dc in 4th stitch (shell)* . Skip 3 st, 1sc, Skip 3 st, repeat from * to *; Sc in last stitch.  Ch 1. Turn. 7 slipstitch on each dc of previous row. 5 treble crochet in sc of previous row. Skip 3dc, slipstitch in each following dc. End row with 1 slipstitch. 

The “Handle”: 
The handle is a continuation of the ‘foam’. 

Ch 20. Count 5 stitches from the bottom and connect with a slipstitch in the 6th. Work 1set of ‘Tunesian Stitch’. Slipstitch to the coaster-border. Fasten off, block. 

They do wanna curl a bit…so it’s best to get them wet, wet ๐Ÿ˜ฌ and block overnight – and don’t forget the ScotchGuard! ๐Ÿ˜

What do you think? Will you be making some? I think they’ll be a cute surprise at the next cookout – maybe even a take-home gift?! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I’m working on Part II of the ‘Crochet Along’ and try my best to present it to you tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜ 

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

I’m not affiliated with any product mentioned here! 

Recipe ~Friday ๐Ÿฅ˜ Country Style Ribs ‘n Beer-with a twistย 

Hello my lovely friends  ๐Ÿ’• Thanks for peeking in ๐Ÿค—

Maybe you remember the recipe for Country Style Ribs ‘n Beer I shared a while ago. Did you cook the ribs? I hope you liked it. ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I have a variation to share with you. It was a spontaneous add-on last night…let me tell you how that came about. 

See, once in a while hubby and I like to go to the casino. ๐Ÿ˜Ž He likes to smoke his cigar, away from the cold/heat/wind, and I’m addicted to their cappuccino. ๐Ÿ˜ Anyway – usually I prep dinner, we eat when he comes home, and off we go. Well, yesterday he came home at 4:30 – a bit too early for dinner. So I decided to throw the (alread cooked) ribs into the Crockpot. Easy peasy! โ˜บ๏ธ Only problem….there wasn’t enough liquid in the pan. Out of broth,  I dove into the pantry and came up with a jar of ‘Chipotle & Lime’ Salsa. Hmmm…. maybe! ๐Ÿค”I enjoy a little ‘tastebud’ adventure….so I added that and 1/3 cup of water….oh my! That is awesome!!! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป

We will try different Salsas – but from here on out Ribs will always have Beer & Salsa in it! ๐Ÿ˜

Is your mouth watering yet? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Will you have ribs for dinner? I sure hope you enjoy them! 

Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿค— See you next time 

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

Recipe Friday ~ ‘Country Style Ribs’n Beer

Hello my lovely friends ~ it’s Friday…that means (at least in this house) cook once, eat 2, 3 times!
*Before you start, just one word of advice….

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Bahahahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚….nah, didn’t happen!

Everything went well, so tonight we’re having ‘Country Style Ribs ‘n Beer’
(The beer comes in before the cooking – so it is safe for the kiddos!)

Here’s what you need

~2 pounds Country Style Ribs
~seasoning (I use Steak seasoning)
~1 bunch green onions (cut in 1/2″ pieces)
~ 12 oz. Beer
~Coconut Oil (or whichever one you normally use)

1. Start by rinsing and seasoning the ribs (I found that in a lot of seasoning mixes the sodium content is real high, so I only season one side of the meat!)

2. Heat the oil in a large pan, and add the meat (beware of grease spatters) ๐Ÿ˜ณ

3. Brown the meat on both sides…

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…and add half of the green onion.

4. Add the beer, cover, and turn down the heat to low.

5. Simmer for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, turning the meat once half way through.
or spoon everything into a crock-pot, and cook on low 3 – 4 hrs.

While the meat is cooking, and filling your house with the most delicious smells, you can take a little break  ๐Ÿ˜Ž and then prepare the side dishes.

Recently I discovered frozen, diced Butternut Squash….eeeek! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป Needless to say, we’re now having a lot more squash for dinner than in the past!

Defrost the squash in the fridge overnight (can be done in the cooking dish),
season it with pepper, add butter, and cook it at 350ยฐ for 40 minutes. Done! Easy-Peasy!

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Boil some potatoes or pasta ~ and you’re ready for the hungry crowd.
So easy – yet delicious….and enough for tonight and tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜

Garnish with the rest of the green onion, and it’s time to eat…

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I hope you enjoy your dinner ~ let me know how you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜˜