Ribs

These bad boys are in the oven as we speak and I thought it would have been rude of me not to re share the recipe. These are my BIL’s famous ribs that are so freakin amazing you will never want to go out for ribs again!
Dry Rub Ribs

Ingredients

1 Cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1 1/2 tablespoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine Dry Rub Ingredients in a bowl. Prep your Rack of Pork Ribs. Place each Rack onto a sheet of Aluminum Foil.



Rub your Dry rub onto each Rack covering both sides!

Next add a Top Sheet of Aluminum Foil to each Rack! Tightly fold each edge to create a Pouch!

Now you’ll want to place each Rack of Ribs onto a Cookie sheet and throw them into the Refrigerator over night for a little Marinating Magic to occur!

The next day as you grab your milk for your A.M. Cereal you’ll get that Christmas Morning Feeling when you’re greeted by silvery pouched of LOVE!!!

Bake your Ribs at 220 for at least 5 hours! Your house will smell incredible! Feel free to slather on some BBQ sauce after baking but I strongly recommend tossing them on the old Barbi and grilling them for about 10 minutes! It gives them a slight caramelization only prolongs your agony for a few more minutes but it’s well worth the tourtute!



Ok…stop licking your Computer Screen! Your kids are getting frightened!

Thanks Jay Bird! These were such a hit we sent left overs home with Josh from Christmas Dinner and someone stole them from his office Fridge! They are so freakin’ awesome people are willing to lower their moral standards just to get their hands on them!

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VOTE for me PLEASE!!!

Voting has begun! Please read my plea and jump over and VOTE for my guest room to win the Vintage Revivals Epic room makeover. Voting is open now threw Sept. 14th and you can vote once per day! I am entry #72….VOTE HERE!

Sucks I tell ya! My guest room is the most pathetic room in the house and by golly I’m tired of looking at its drab, boring, personality lacking self! The rest of my house reflects who I am, who we are as a family…but my guest room….well, that is an after thought and boy can you tell.
Thanks to the ever talented Mandi of Vintage Revivals and a collection of the most amazing sponsors, my guest room has a chance at life! This years EPIC Room Makeover is open for entries so here I am pleading, begging and offering up my guest room to be taken pitty upon by all who see it!
I think the reason this space suck so bad is because every single thing inside it means absolutely nothing to me! Besides the quilt in the corner that was given to me by my husbands grandfather, NOTHING has any sentimental value and that is sad and goes against every design concept I have EVER practices. Things need to ignite a feeling, or memory or convey a sense of who you are. All this room says is ” Sleep in here, and then go home.”
We painted the walls this safe shade of green to cover the screaming red that existed before. The bedding was $9 so I bought it.
This end table is missing a knob and was thrown in here because it didn’t have anywhere else to go. Adding the family quilt in here was my attempt to personalize the space. FAIL!
My lame attempts at creating a useful space!
Oh yeah…and when my daughters broke the closet door last year did I have any motivation to fix it? NO! Why? This space was so far down on my priority list and a room I try my hardest to avoid. So there it sits, still broken and adding to the charm of this room. Sigh!
See what I mean! My guest room SUCKS!
If you knew me but have never been to my house I bet I could blind fold you, drop you into the middle of my family room and unveil my home to you and right away you’d say ” This is soooooo Becca’s house!” Bright, bold, blue, repurposed, vintage eclectic! Things in my home speak to me and tell my guest who we are. I am desperate to have my guest room tell the same story!
I apologize to all my guest who over the past 5 years have had to stay in this room. The bed is beyond comfy but that’s where the cozy house guest experience ends!
So PLEASE help me win this years Epic Room Makeover! I’ll be entering this space over on Vintage Revivals link up and voting starts Sept 7- 14th. PLEASE Come and vote for me HERE!!! I am entry #72
And a HUGE thank you to all the amazing sponsors who are helping make this giveaway possible!
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First day of school

The first day of school is a big deal over here at the BCD house! It has been since the day I sent my first preschooler off for the very first time! This year was no differentand with all three of my littles off to school all at once I took full advantage of capturing this special day!

It wouldn’t be the first day of school without  a fresh box of Crayola Sidewalk chalk! This has become our signature first day photo op and this year Charlie got in on the action!

 

 

Grab an iconic black board and a bistro chalk pen and create this super simple “first day of school ” sign.

I borrowed this vintage school desk from a good friend and and piled on the thrift store books to help create this fun little scene. I absolutely adore the way these turned out!

These frames from “Cut it Out”  make the perfect personal sign. I create the printable and painted each unfinished frame keeping in mind what my girls outfits were and painting them a coordinating color.

I can not believe it’s back to school already for these little ones. These three will be all grown up sooner then we know it and I know I’ll treasure theses photos forever!

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“Good Morning America” came to my house to film a segment on “The first Day of School!” It was a day my whole family will never forget. The segment should air sometime this week  so be sure to fan the Blue Cricket Design facebook fan page ! As soon as I know when it will air I will post details there! More details on my day with GMA to come!

In the mean time…

I created a FREE printable ready for you to download!  Enjoy these ” First day of…” signs: Preschool through 12th grade! Please feel free to share and pin.

First Day of School Pre-12th

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My guest room SUCKS! VOTE NOW PLEASE!!!!

Sucks I tell ya! My guest room is the most pathetic room in the house and by golly I’m tired of looking at its drab, boring, personality lacking self! The rest of my house reflects who I am, who we are as a family…but my guest room….well, that is an after thought and boy can you tell.
Thanks to the ever talented Mandi of Vintage Revivals and a collection of the most amazing sponsors, my guest room has a chance at life! This years EPIC Room Makeover is open for entries so here I am pleading, begging and offering up my guest room to be taken pitty upon by all who see it!
I think the reason this space suck so bad is because every single thing inside it means absolutely nothing to me! Besides the quilt in the corner that was given to me by my husbands grandfather, NOTHING has any sentimental value and that is sad and goes against every design concept I have EVER practices. Things need to ignite a feeling, or memory or convey a sense of who you are. All this room says is ” Sleep in here, and then go home.”
We painted the walls this safe shade of green to cover the screaming red that existed before. The bedding was $9 so I bought it.
This end table is missing a knob and was thrown in here because it didn’t have anywhere else to go. Adding the family quilt in here was my attempt to personalize the space. FAIL!
My lame attempts at creating a useful space!
Oh yeah…and when my daughters broke the closet door last year did I have any motivation to fix it? NO! Why? This space was so far down on my priority list and a room I try my hardest to avoid. So there it sits, still broken and adding to the charm of this room. Sigh!
See what I mean! My guest room SUCKS!
If you knew me but have never been to my house I bet I could blind fold you,  drop you into the middle of my family room and unveil my home to you and right away you’d say ” This is soooooo Becca’s house!” Bright, bold, blue, repurposed, vintage eclectic! Things in my home speak to me and tell my guest who we are. I am desperate to have my guest room tell the same story!
I apologize to all my guest who over the past 5 years have had to stay in this room. The bed is beyond comfy but that’s where the cozy house guest experience ends!
So PLEASE help me win this years Epic Room Makeover!  I’ll be entering this space over on Vintage Revivals link up and voting starts Sept 7- 14th. PLEASE Come and vote for me HERE!!! I am entry #72
And a HUGE thank you to all the amazing sponsors who are helping make this giveaway possible!
3m
3M,

 

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