Let’s Party!

Happy Friday! I am happy to report that we had an entire week where school was not cancelled due to snow. Talk about excitement :)

In case you were snowed in and didn’t get a chance to see what was happening here this week, here is what you missed:

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17 Bomb Diggity Brownie Recipes // Irish Colcannon
Mexican Pozole // Transforming a Playroom into a Guest Room Retreat

And, of course, we can’t have a link party without amazing features from what you linked up last week:

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15 DIY Wall Art Ideas // DIY Bar Cart // Skinny Bruschetta Chicken // Tricks for Decluttering // How to Blog Legally // Easy Andes Mint Fudge

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Irish Colcannon

Next week is the beginning of March and with it comes St. Patrick’s Day! For us, that is time to eat all kinds of delicious foods like Irish Soda bread, reuben sliders and even indulge in some Guinness cupcakes with Irish creme frosting. One dish that I had never made before but really wanted to try was an Irish Colcannon. 

Irish Colcannon - The perfect dish for your St. Patrick's Day dinner

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Mexican Pozole

I am so excited to partner with CansGetYouCooking.com to share with you one of my new favorite recipes! Even though this content is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It is no secret that I love Mexican food. Just about any Friday evening, you can find me at the local Mexican restaurant digging into guacamole and a margarita. When we were in Vegas, a friend saw Pozole {also known as Posole} on the buffet and asked me about it. I realized at that point that I had never actually had it! So, of course, I grabbed a bowl and tried it. I couldn’t leave it behind in Vegas though so I decided to make it at home too.

Easy Mexican Pozole

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Bedroom Makeover Ideas: Playroom Turned Guest Bedroom Retreat


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Spending time with family is so precious now that we are spread out all over the state and country. We love to have everyone come visit at the holidays and this year was no exception. 

The problem though?  We didn’t have a proper bedroom for my brother and his new wife.

And my brother and his new wife are now expecting their first baby. We couldn’t be happier for them, but that is a dilemma.  

How could we have them sleep on an inflatable mattress for 4 nights?  

No question about it…we just couldn’t. 

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17 Bomb Diggity Brownie Recipes

Do you know what happens when you go to Vegas and eat so much amazing food and then come home to attempt to get back onto a healthy eating plan? You dream of brownies. Like vivid dreams of rich, chocolatey goodness. So, in an effort to keep myself from eating all.the.brownies, I’ve got 17 brownie recipes you have to try {oh, and report back since you know…I am trying to only dream about them}.

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! Are you surviving winter? We have had some crazy cold temperatures here along with ice and snow. The kids went to school for one partial day this week and I think we are all ready to get back on a schedule. Good thing you guys keep sharing amazing stuff to keep me entertained during these endless snow days. Here are some of my favorites from last week’s party:

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How to DIY a Big Frame // PB Inspired Tandem Bicycle Print

Amaretto Pecans // Chicken and Vegetable Korma // Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

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DIY Quilted iPhone Case

Hello! Jennifer from Satsuma Designs here and very excited to be back at Just Us Four blog – thank you Shannah! At Satsuma Designs, I create Seattle-made baby products and content that help make caring for kids as easy as child’s play. At my blog, you’ll find crafts, organizing tips, recipes, holiday and everyday treats to delight you and your kiddos. Come by for a visit!

I was a flip phone carrying kind of gal until two years ago at Christmas when my husband surprised me with an iPhone 5. He even sprung for a beautiful leather case, which sadly fell apart after a few months. The quality wasn’t great, but I loved the design. That’s why I’m sharing my DIY quilted iPhone Case to store your own iPhone or other type of cell phone. This DIY sewn iPhone case features an innovative ribbon tab (not my original design!) that you simply pull lightly to pop your iPhone right out of the case. When you’re ready to place it back in the case, it slides in and pushes the ribbon back down to do it again when needed.

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21 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

I love holidays that have lots of themed foods. We just finished with Valentine’s Day with all of its chocolate and heart shaped foods. Now, we are headed straight for St. Patrick’s Day. Whether it is more traditional Irish fare or just fun green food, these 21 St. Patrick’s Day recipes will surely give you something delicious to eat as the holiday rolls around. 

21 St. Patrick's Day Recipes

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t far off and that means it is time to start thinking about what to eat. I mean you can’t hit up the Irish bars on an empty stomach. So, if you decide you want something a little heartier than Reuben sliders, give this corned beef and cabbage casserole a try.

Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole

 

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Malaysian Chicken Meatballs

This post brought to you by Malaysia Kitchen for the World. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Just Us Four.

I love trying new foods. I grew up in a really small town where the local Chinese joint was considered “exotic.” When I moved into a larger city with access to all kinds of cuisine, I really embraced them all and spent quite a bit of time trying all the different restaurants. One that I hadn’t had before and really wanted to try before was Malaysian cuisine. I couldn’t find a local restaurant to try easily so I thought I would attempt to make a dish at home inspired by the flavors of Malaysia. These Malaysian Chicken Meatballs were the result of some experimenting and I absolutely love how they came out.

Malaysian Chicken Meatballs

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