Author: Monarch Way

Spring Floral

It feels like spring around here. We are still working on the half bathroom and the master bathroom and laundry room will have a few minor updates. The goal is to be done with those projects by April. The next big project is the front yard landscaping. I am planning to paint the front door and replace the door handle (finally). I have a bin in my storage room labeled “FLORAL” and I decided to use the garland and stems that were inside bin. I purchased a grapevine wreath for about $7 from Joann Fabrics and starting searching Pinterest for ideas. I came across this hydrangea wreath and thought I could use the eucalyptus garland I found inside the floral bin in place of their clematis bushels. I do prefer the look of the wreath with the clematis bushels but the eucalyptus will do. I hot-glued everything onto the wreath. I have enough eucalyptus, hydrangeas, and roses to finish the other side but I am warming up to the asymmetrical look. The next wreath was …

Bolster Pillow

I’ve been looking at this pillow since 2017. I finally decided to at least entertain the idea of purchasing it so I ordered a few fabric swatches (Loom Decor will send them for free). Two years ago I found these two blue and white lumbar pillows at HomeGoods and I like them but I decided they might look better in the recliners beside the window. So whatever fabric I chose for the bolster needed to at least coordinate with the blue and white lumbar pillows. Loom Decor had a few chinoiserie style fabrics to choose from but none of those would coordinate with my rug or blue and white decor. The blue color of the koi pattern I ended up choosing leans purple but I don’t think it looks bad because all the blues in the room vary in shades and undertones. Loom Decor pillows are definitely pricey but as I have mentioned before, I can’t sew. I spent two years searching for a less expensive option but never found any extra long bolsters or …

Keto Sausage Balls

I am late to the game. I am pretty sure my aunt, my mom, and my sister-in-law have made these. I decided to switch up my daily breakfast, and try this recipe. The recipe is easy and the sausage balls are pretty good. The original recipe said to use a cooking scoop to make the balls but I rolled them in my hands. I also used ground Italian sausage. INGREDIENTS 1 pound sausage, cooked and drained (I used Italian) 4 ounces of cream cheese 1/2 cup almond flour 1/3 cup milled flax seeds 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg, beaten DIRECTIONS Allow cream cheese to soften. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cook the sausage and drain. Set aside to cool. In a mixing bowl, combine cooled sausage and cream cheese until Stir in the almond flour, flax meal, baking powder, shredded cheddar and egg. Grease a baking sheet. Make balls about an 1.5″ in diameter. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes. CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE …