My Favorite Things – Rainy Day Edition

As severe weather and tornado warnings hit the coastal Georgia area this weekend, what better thing to discuss than rainy day must-haves? Gloomy… dreary…. wet…. and cold. Sounds miserable, right? Not to me! Rainy days are a favorite of mine, especially since a full day of rain is a rarity in this area. Here are some of my  favorite things to have when you are stuck inside:

Board Games

Especially with a 4 year old in the house, you can’t just slug it out on the couch. You have to keep the little ones entertained to keep them from bouncing off the walls.

Candy Land is a classic and definitely not just for the holidays. Mickey’s Clubhouse Surprise Slides and Mickey Mouse HiHo! Cherry-O are two of my daughter’s go-to games. Disney Princess Pop-Up Magic Castle and the new Trolls Trouble game are perfect for the little princess in your house. Jenga and Pie Face Game are new to our house, but keep the laughs coming.

If you’re looking for a game to really challenge your brain that also has a basic game play easy for smaller kids, give HeroClix a try. The learning curve is pretty steep, but you can get started with the basics in as little as 5 minutes.

Comic Books

I never thought to buy comic books as an adult, but my husband has been collecting them since he was a kid. After several visits to the comic book store with him, both my daughter and I have picked up our own comic books to try.

Some of my husband’s favorites are Old Man Logan, Daredevil or Gears of War. I’ve picked up Jem and the Holograms, The Misfits, and the new Betty & Veronica. My daughter likes Sonic and Disney Princesses.

Movies… duh!

What would a rainy day be without movies? Between Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, HBO Now, and XBOX or Playstation Movies we are never at a loss for something to watch.

A few things we’ve watched lately are Taboo with Tom Hardy, The Accountant with Ben Affleck, Barbie’s Dreamhouse (I think you know who chose that one;)), and Band of Brothers.

What are some of your favorite things to have on a rainy day?

xo Katie

Crockpots are really cool, right?

Crockpots are hands down one of the most useful home appliances out there. There is nothing more satisfying than getting home at the end of a long day and walking into the aroma of dinner ready for you on the counter. Not to mention, crockpots come in a range of prices and sizes so you can easily find one that fits your budget.

This is the one I own now by Hamilton BeachI found it in a really cool purple color and snagged the last one in stock. It’s 7 quarts and will fit a small-ish whole chicken (~10 lbs).

It has a few function buttons for temp (high/low) and cook time (2, 4, 6, and 8 hours). There are crockpots available with less features… and crockpots available with more features. It really just depends on your specific needs. Personally, I like that I can turn mine on and it will put itself on warm when the time runs out.

What do I cook in this thing? 

Glad you asked! When I was younger all I did was throw in a pork loin with a few cans of cream of mushroom soup and turn the thing on. It can be that easy, but I will warn you, it’s not that impressive.

crockpotgirlsOne of the most recent resource I’ve found is the Crockpot Girls. The Crockpot Girls Collection Cookbook has over 500 recipes including main dishes, side dishes, beverages and vegetarian options!

The Crockpot Girls Cookbook has beautiful photos, is well organized and works on any of your devices. I don’t know about you, but I definitely use my tablet in the kitchen!

A few of my other favorite crockpot cookbooks:

I know with Christmas just a few days away, I’ll definitely be making mulled cider! I just picked up these New England Mulling Spices to try for the first time. If you’re like me and have a plethora of spices in your cabinets, you can always just throw together your own spice concoction and give it a whirl!

What is your favorite crockpot recipe? I’d love to try it out!

xo Katie

lamb + wolf Shop Sale

lamb + wolf etsy shop

I’m excited to announce an  exclusive,  limited-time sale on my entire inventory. I would love to clear out the shop stragglers and start fresh in 2017.

Starting today, you can use promo code SALE2016 at checkout to receive 30% OFF your entire order! 

*promotion ends Jan 31, 2017

Visit the lamb + wolf shop today to save big before inventory is sold out.

xo Katie

lamb + wolf Shop Update

lamb + wolf etsy shop

I’ve added a new listing to my Etsy shop this week. Click on the picture to be taken to the item post.

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Portal Knitted Fingerless Gloves Arm Warmers Mittens

xo Katie