Crockpots are really cool, right?

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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

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lamb + wolf Shop Sale

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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

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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

How 21 Day Fix Changed My Life and Ramping Up for 21 Day Fix Extreme

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I’m a notorious workout quitter. I have very sporadically worked out my entire life and generally no longer than a few days at a time. The only time I’ve stuck with a workout longer was while I was pregnant with my daughter and I used an elliptical for 1 hour every day of the 9 months. I never really went on “diets” either since I never really ate a lot and was generally skinny.

I found myself with a 2 yr old daughter and not at all happy with where my weight had gone after giving birth. How did this happen? I don’t eat a lot of junk food… I don’t eat unhealthy… how did I get here?

A friend asked me back in November (2014) if I wanted to try the 21 Day Fix with her. I knew I had to do something and being accountable with her for only 21 days seemed like a good fit for me. Not to mention you were still allowed to have wine!

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I started on November 17th and haven’t looked back! The 30 minute workouts are a breeze. The meal plan is simple and easy to follow taking out all the guesswork and calorie counting. I made it through my first round of the 21 Day Fix and lost 7lbs!

Sample Meal on 21 Day Fix Program

Sample Meal on 21 Day Fix Program

Why stop there? I still wanted to lose at least another 10 lbs, so I kept going. I’m in my 4th round right now and down 12 lbs. BeachBody just release the 21 Day Fix Extreme with a Countdown to Competition meal plan that I can’t wait to start! I’m really excited to see my final results after the Extreme Challenge and post my before and after photos.

I’m also running my first ever 21 Day Fix Challenge Group on Facebook starting February 23rd. If you’d like to join me, please email me for more details!

lamb + wolf Shop Update

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lamb + wolf etsy shopI’ve added 2 new yarns to my shop this week! Click on the picture to be taken to the Etsy listing!

 

Hand Dyed 70/30% Peruvian Highland Wool & Superfine Alpaca Bulky Weight Yarn, "Last Days of Summer" 110 yards

Hand Dyed 70/30% Peruvian Highland Wool & Superfine Alpaca Bulky Weight Yarn, “Last Days of Summer” 110 yards

Hand Dyed 75/25% Superwash Merino Wool & Nylon Fingering Weight Yarn, "Koi" 462 yards

Hand Dyed 75/25% Superwash Merino Wool & Nylon Fingering Weight Yarn, “Koi” 462 yards

xo Katie

lamb + wolf Shop Update

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lamb + wolf etsy shopI’ve added 2 new yarns to my shop this week! Click on the picture to be taken to the Etsy listing!

 

Hand Dyed 100% Superwash Merino Wool Bulky Weight Yarn, "Seaside" 137 yards

Hand Dyed 100% Superwash Merino Wool Bulky Weight Yarn, “Seaside” 137 yards

Hand Dyed 70/30% Merino Wool & Silk Lace Weight Yarn, "Phoenix" 440 yards

Hand Dyed 70/30% Merino Wool & Silk Lace Weight Yarn, “Phoenix” 440 yards

xo Katie

lamb + wolf Shop Update

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lamb + wolf etsy shopI’ve added 2 new yarns to my shop this week! Click on the picture to be taken to the Etsy listing!

 

Hand Dyed 100% Merino Wool DK Weight Yarn, "Ezra" 246 yards

Hand Dyed 100% Merino Wool DK Weight Yarn, “Ezra” 246 yards

Hand Dyed 75/25% Superwash Merino Wool & Nylon Sport Weight Yarn, "Expirated" 274 yards

Hand Dyed 75/25% Superwash Merino Wool & Nylon Sport Weight Yarn, “Expirated” 274 yards

xo Katie