Paint & Curtains

We had a fantastic weekend filled with a few small home projects. We re-painted a wall and gave our entry way a little makeover, and changed out our dining room blinds for some curtains. Though these two things seem small, they made a huge difference to our home!

Check out our new entry way! I’m really loving the blue!

Check out this before and after! I did like the red but this new blue sure fits the home.

Christmas at the Kiefert’s

Thought it was about time we share some of our Christmas decorations this year!  I really should make more of an effort to take more images so hopefully I’ll get a boost of energy and take some more to add. Enjoy!

 Christmas selfie with Mr. Winston.   Christmas selfie with Mr. Winston.

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My favorite “Mr. Penguin”, although shortly after taking this image he didn’t make it through the wind and his blower got damaged. RIP Mr. Penguin!

Kitchen – My dream come true.

 Christmas Tree Christmas Tree

Outside – We have since added a few things!

Instant Pot!

I am beyond excited and feeling more “adult” then ever. Who would have thought I would get so excited about getting a new kitchen appliance. Well, it happened! I am beyond thrilled. I’ve spent the last couple hours trying to convince myself to at least try and be a little critical of this thing but I can’t find one single thing to complain about and/or critique. It’s awesome and I already highly recommend it.

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First meal: French Dips (50 Minutes TOTAL time! – Recipe Below)

It was so delicious. Meat was tender and juicy! We did toast our buns via the oven just to add a little bit. So amazing!

Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. Roast
  • 1 Can French Onion Soup (I used a mix to create a can worth as Derek doesn’t like onions and I decided to be nice to him tonight. 😉 )
  • 2 Cups of Beef Broth (I used low sodium)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of Garlic Powder
  • Your cheese of choice.

Directions:

1. Season the roast to taste.
2. Put beef broth and onion soup into Instant Pot
3. Put the roast in the Instant Pot
4. Use manual cycle for 30 Minutes, then let slow release for 20 Minutes.
5. ENJOY!

That’s it. It truly is that simple! AMAZING!