October 20, 2014

LASAGNA SOUP

I Heart Fall

I love a good smoosh (when you take two amazing things and combine them), ESPECIALLY when it comes to food. I saw a recipe for lasagna soup a while back, but when it came time to make it I couldn't find it... so I just started putting things in a pot until it seemed right. And DAMN. Thank you GENIUS, whoever you are, who created this amazing food to begin with.

I've included it in the I Heart Fall collection, because let's face it - nobody wants a hot soup in the middle of summer. Fall is the best time to break out the crock pot and make some delicious, hearty foods. Also, the first time I ever made it, I discovered that it is just fantastic paired with a Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Here's my recipe:

Lasagna Soup

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp flour
1 cup milk
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 6oz can tomato paste
2 14.5oz Italian stewed tomatoes
18 oz water
1/2 c sour cream
8 lasagna noodles
1/2 package ground Italian sausage

Melt the butter in a large pot.  Add the flour and cook until it's golden brown.  Add the milk and cook on medium, stirring frequently.  Add the bouillon cubes and dissolve.  Add the can of tomato paste, the stewed tomatoes, and the water.  Allow this mixture to cook.

While the soup is simmering, break up the lasagna noodles into bite size pieces and cook them according to the directions on the package.

And while the lasagna noodles are cooking, brown the Italian sausage.

Head back to the soup and add the sour cream.  Strain the noodles and add them.  Drain the sausage and add it.  Let it cook together for a minute to get those flavors mixed together, and you're finished!

From Wonderland with Love,



October 17, 2014

LET'S BREAK THE WINDOW PANES



Top: TjMaxx
Jeans: PacSun
Jacket: Forever 21
Wedges: Shoe Carnival
Bag: TjMaxx
Bow: H&M

Kentucky is being so well behaved this year.  For those of you unfamiliar with the whirlwind that is Kentucky Weather, the motto about it is "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes."  It will snow in the spring and drought all summer long.  For some reason, this year has proven different.  Kentucky has provided its residents with the classic seasons in 2014.  While other places around the States are in the midst of droughts and heatwaves, fall is in full swing here.  So if you need a vacation, I recommend you come here :)

From Wonderland with Love,


October 15, 2014

HALLOWEEN INSPIRATION: MAGICIAN MAKEUP

Halloween Magician Makeup

Hi lovelies!

This year, one of my three (yes, three!) Halloween costumes is "Zatan-not". Because I'm 1. A sucker for puns, and 2. A redhead instead of a brunette, I have made the DC Comics character my own, and in doing so, a little less her... so rather than call myself Zatanna, I'm going with Zatan-not.  Zatanna is a fantastic and adorable magician, so I'm having fun with some over-the-top fancy makeup!  I love the idea of glitter brows, especially since bold brows are all the rage right now.

If you need a quick-and-easy Halloween idea, follow these steps to create your own magician look!

Halloween Makeup

1. Apply foundation and blush as usual... this is mainly an eye&brow look, so you can keep your face tame.
2. Apply the most killer false lashes you can find.
3. Go nuts with the eyeliner.  Mega cat eye.
4. Apply some white liner to your water line and dark mascara to your lower lashes.
5. Create a super-bold brow look with well defined arches.
6. Apply a line of lash glue above one segment of your brow.
7. Use a brush to dab on loose glitter to the line of glue.  Repeat over the rest of your brow.
8. Apply some stick-on gems under the outer segment of your brow.

Finish with some bright red lips, and you're finished!  What are you dressing up as this year?

From Wonderland with Love,


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