#7 De-Furring Your Home: Keeping a Clean Home with Pets

April 18, 2017

Join Jackie & Jaclyn as they share their secrets for keeping their houses clean, even with their pets living there. We’ll discuss cleaning up fur, toys, and how to keep your home pet odor free!

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Topics Discussed:

  • Meet Jackie’s dogs, Mac and Stella, and Jaclyn’s dog, Gracie, and cat, Hemingway
  • Cleaning pet fur
  • Keeping toys off the floor
  • Eliminating pet odors

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MINISODE: Kitchen & Cooking Trends 2017

January 26, 2017

Join Jackie & Jaclyn as they discuss Kitchen & Cooking Trends in 2017. 

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#6 All About Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day

January 24, 2017

Join Jackie & Jaclyn as they discuss all things Valentine’s Day! We’ll discuss Valentine’s Day decor, gifts for your significant other, date ideas, and Galentine’s Day ideas.

 

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Topics Discussed:

  • Adding Valentine’s Day decorations to your everyday decor
  • Our favorite places to shop for Valentine’s Day decor
  • Gift ideas for your significant others
  • Date ideas, both in and out of the house
  • Galentine’s Day

 

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MINISODE: Home Decor Trends 2017

January 20, 2017

Join Jackie & Jaclyn as they discuss Home Decor Trends in 2017. 

 

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#5 Merging Spaces- Moving in with a Significant Other

January 18, 2017

Join Jackie & Jaclyn as they discuss merging decorating tastes when moving in with a significant other, which can feel a spinoff of TLC’s “Trading Spaces.” We’ll discuss how to handle deal breakers, creating personal space, and the importance of compromise.

 

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Topics Discussed:

  • Our tastes vs. our husband’s tastes and our personal experiences with merging spaces
  • Ways to help YOU overcome this challenge
    • Discuss deal breakers in the beginning
    • Man caves vs. she-sheds
    • Compromise, compromise, compromise!

 

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#4 Slow Cooker Secrets

January 11, 2017

Join Jackie & Jaclyn as they share their Slow Cooker Secrets. We’ll share tips for meal planning, our favorite slow cooker recipes, and some tricks for making slow cooker meals healthier.

 

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Topics Discussed:

  • Meal Planning Tips
  • Our favorite appetizer recipes in the slow cooker
  • Our go-to slow cooker entrées
  • Mouthwatering dessert recipes for the slow cooker
  • Tips & tricks for making slow cooker meals healthier
  • Repurposing leftovers for slow cooker recipes
  • Slow Cooker Liners - love them or leave them?

 

Appetizer Recipes

  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip (from Coco And Ash)
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 oz - cream cheese, softened
      • 1 oz - frozen spinach, thawed and drained
      • 1 can - artichoke hearts, chopped
      • 1 - small yellow onion, chopped
      • 1.5 cups - sour cream
      • 1.5 cups - parmesan cheese
      • 2 cups - mozzarella cheese
      • Minced garlic
      • ½ tsp - salt
      • ½ tsp - pepper
    • Instructions:
      • Spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray
      • Combine all ingredients and add to the slow cooker
      • Cook on high for 4 hours, stirring halfway through
  • Barbeque Meatballs
    • Ingredients:
      • Turkey Meatballs
      • Barbeque Sauce
      • Grape Jelly
    • Instructions:
      • Add meatballs and equal parts barbeque sauce and grape jelly to slow cooker
      • Cook on low for 4-6 hours

 

Entrée Recipes

  • Pot Roast
    • Ingredients:
      • Chuck Roast
      • Steak seasoning
      • Lipton Onion Soup Mix
      • 1 can - Cream of Mushroom Soup
      • ½ cup - Water
      • Red Wine
    • Instructions:
      • Put steak seasoning on both sides of the roast, and sear it on the stove
      • Add roast, soup mix, soup, water, and a splash of red wine to the slow cooker
      • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours
  • Mexican Chicken
    • Ingredients:
      • Frozen chicken tenderloins
      • 1 can - salsa
      • Salt & pepper to taste
    • Instructions:
      • Add chicken and salsa to slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours
      • Shred the chicken and serve as tacos or over lettuce
  • Ranch Pork Chops
    • Ingredients:
      • Boneless Pork Chops
      • 2 cans - cream of chicken soup
      • 1 pkg - Ranch dressing mix
    • Instructions:
      • Put all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
      • Serve over mashed potatoes.
  • Taco Soup
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 lb - lean ground beef
      • Taco seasoning
      • 1 can - Rotel tomatoes
      • 1 can - hominy
      • 1 can - corn
      • 1 can - black beans
      • 1 can - pinto beans
    • Instructions:
      • Brown the ground beef, then put the beef and other ingredients in the slow cooker.
      • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
      • Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and hot sauce.
  • Homemade Jar Sauce
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 lb - Italian sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
      • Minced garlic
      • 1 - Bell pepper, sliced
      • 1 - Onion, diced
      • 1 can - Rotel tomatoes
      • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
    • Instructions:
      • Brown the sausage
      • Sauté garlic, pepper, and onion
      • Add sausage, garlic, pepper, onion, tomatoes, and spaghetti sauce to the slow cooker
      • Cook on low for 6-8 hours
      • Serve over pasta

 

Dessert Recipes

  • Hot Cocoa (from NoBiggie.net)
    • Ingredients:
      • 6 cups - milk
      • 1 ½ cups - heavy cream
      • 1 can - sweetened condensed milk
      • 1 pkg - milk chocolate chips
      • 1 teaspoon - vanilla
    • Instructions:
      • Add all ingredients to your slow cooker
      • Cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every 10 minutes or so
      • Once all the chocolate chips are melted, turn it down to warm
      • (Optional) add Fireball Whisky for an adult treat!
  • Brownie Pudding (from Crazy for Crust)
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 box - Brownie mix
      • Eggs, water and oil (as called for on the brownie mix box)
      • 1 pkg - instant chocolate pudding mix
      • 2 cups - milk
    • Instructions:
      • Spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray
      • Prepare brownie mix according to the box. Pour into slow cooker.
      • Whisk pudding mix and milk in a bowl until smooth. Pour over the brownie mix.
      • Cover the slow cooker with a paper towel and place the lid on top
      • Cook on high for 2-3 hours
      • Serve warm with ice cream
  • Pumpkin Spice Apples
    • Ingredients:
      • 2-3 apples, sliced
      • Pumpkin pie spice
      • Water
    • Instructions:
      • Place apples in your slow cooker with as much pumpkin pie spice as your want
      • Add just enough water to cover the apples
      • Cook until water has evaporated

 

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#3 Christmas Decor Hangover

January 3, 2017

Join Jackie & Jaclyn as they discuss the Christmas Decor Hangover. We’ll discuss how to transition from Christmas decor to winter decor, including what decorations to take down and leave up.

 

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Topics Discussed:

  • When we take down our Christmas decorations
  • What decorations must come down after Christmas
  • What decorations to leave up through winter

 

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#2 Interior Design Q & A

January 3, 2017

Get to know Jackie & Jaclyn as they answer questions about home decor and design. We’ll answer questions about our must-have home decor items, our favorite interior design trends, decorating on a budget, and more!

 

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Topics Discussed:

  • How we became interested in interior design
  • Our must-have home decor items
  • Our favorite (and least favorite) interior design trends
  • Tips & Tricks for decorating on a budget
  • Our sources of inspiration

 

Jackie Said:

  • Farmhouse style reuses; it recycles.

 

Jaclyn Said:

  • Small gestures really go a long way, and people notice the small details.

 

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Clarifications:

  • Jaclyn knows that the Parthenon is in Greece and the Pantheon is in Rome.
  • The previous tenants’ washer and dryer died, not the previous tenants.
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#1 New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2017

Welcome to our very first episode of Shabby & Chic - a podcast for millennial homemakers. In this episode, Jackie and Jaclyn talk about our New Year’s Resolutions and share some tips on how to keep your resolutions.

 

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Topics Discussed:

  • What are our New Year’s Resolutions?
  • Tips for keeping your New Year’s Resolutions
  • We talk about New Year’s Resolutions for you to think about trying

 

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Welcome to Shabby & Chic

December 19, 2016

Join Jackie Alexander & Jaclyn Humble as they discuss homemaking for millennials. Shabby & Chic is your resource for all things home, hostessing, DIYs & more. Tips & takeaways to achieve your Pinterest perfect home on a entry-level budget! 

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