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

Knitted Gifts for the Holidays

Glühwein Cowl

Every time I knit something for myself, eventually someone will ask me where I got it, if I made it and tell me that they love it. This usually ends in me giving it to them. This year I have decided to make knitted gifts for friends and family… on purpose.

I’m loving this pattern, Gluhwein. It combines my love of knitting with bulky yarn and my lack of attention span to knit large projects. It has a beautiful diamond pattern combing knit and purl textures. I can’t wait to see how the finished product turns out.

Do you make homemade gifts for the holidays? I’d love to hear all about your craftiness!

xo Katie

Monday Must-Haves! Gifts for Gags

I’d say that I’m more of a gag gift giver, than a meaningful, thoughtful gift giver. I tend to give out gag gifts a lot + they are great for your husband, best friend, sibling, parents, cousins, co-workers… you name it. Everyone likes a good laugh, so why not make people smile on birthdays/Christmas/anniversaries/etc?

 

Pocket Shots via PocketShot.net ~ I think I’ll be contributing these to our annual “Bad Santa” gift exchange at work this year. Who doesn’t need a shot of tequila after a stressful work day?

 

Emergency Clown Nose via Perpetual Kid ~ Not only should you carry one in your purse, but you should get them for your friends too. You never know when you are going to need to make someone laugh or run away scared.

 

Edible Dried Zombie Skin via Think Geek ~ With all the people obsessed with zombies these days, anyone that you give this gift to will be the envy of everyone. It is also vegan, all natural + gluten free! It is good for everyone!

 

Mustachifier Pacifier via Perpetual Kid ~ Kids are always saying they wish they were older… add instant age to your newborn and they’ll be having a mid-life crisis in no time.

 

Human Organ Lunch Tote via Perpetual Kid ~ Keeps your co-workers from stealing your lunch out of the fridge, right?

 

Gag gifts are a lot of fun. Sometimes they get used + sometimes they just go in a junk drawer + sometimes they get re-gifted {share the fun}! Where do you shop for gifts?

~katie