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Friday, March 4, 2011

Featuring Wayfaring Magnolia

Come join us in welcoming our featured Etsy shop owner Amanda and her eclectic shop Wayfaring Magnolia.

Before showing you some of the great products at Wayfaring Magnolia, I want to introduce you to Amanda. She describes herself as someone who "loves x 3" art, music, and fashion. She is intrigued and inspired by the "fashion of our past". Amanda studied history at Michigan State University where vintage fashion and history caught her eye.

In July 2010, Amanda opened the Etsy shop Wayfaring Magnolia. It  is a wonderful place to find vintage treasures from around the world. Who doesn't love vintage?!

Not only does she feature fashions such as this whimsy black and white polka dot shift dress

this Vintage Hoquy French Beret

and these vintage pretty in pink peep toes

but also some gorgeous vintage jewelry like this monarch butterfly broach

Please stop on by Amanda's shop Wayfaring Magnolia to see these items and so much more!

Creativity Bug ~ Sue

Recipe Friday: Easy Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

The weather outside is still chilly here in the Midwest, so nothing could be better than a nice warm crockpot or slower cooker meal. This recipe can easily be reduced in calories by using reduced or fat free sour cream and by using reduced or fat free cream of mushroom soup.

Serve it on top of noodles, rice, dumplings, or my favorite spaetzle. Add a fresh green salad on the side.

Easy CrockPot Beef Stroganoff

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean beef stew meat, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lb fresh slice mushrooms or 1 (8 oz) can mushrooms drained
  • 1 cup sour cream (may use regular, reduced fat, or fat free)
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) cream of mushroom soup (may use regular, reduced fat, or fat free)
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place all ingredients except sour cream into slow cooker/crockpot.
  2. Stir to combine ingredients and cover.
  3. Cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours
  4. Stir in sour cream.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve over egg noodles, rice, dumplings, or spaetzle.
Have a wonderful Friday!

Creativity Bug ~ Sue