Monday, September 25, 2017

Rustic Elegant Fall Mantle

Happy Monday Friends! I wanted to share my simple, little bit of rustic Fall mantle with you! Being that it was our first fall in our new home, I changed my mantlescape so many times. I just couldn't get the coloring right. 

I used to love the warmer tones that fall brings, but it wasn't working for me this time. I chose to go with cooler tones and they worked perfectly for my space.

I added a few candle sticks, pumpkins and olive branches and I'm loving it!

You can click here and see the before of this fireplace! The transformation is amazing!

I can't wait until we can strike a fire.

I hope you all have a great week!

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I'm also linking up with Coastal Charm and Keeping it Simple today!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Chicken Taco Soup

I made the best chicken taco soup yesterday. So good that my family requested I make it often. I thought I'd share the recipe with you!

Chicken Tenders -2 pounds or so
1-Packet of Ranch dip mix
2- packets of taco seasoning
1- 15 oz can of black beans
1- large can of chili beans in mild sauce
2- 15 oz can diced tomatoes
2- cups of frozen corn
32 ounces of chicken stock (add more if you prefer really soupy)
Chicken Grill Mate seasoning for chicken (McCormick's)

Season chicken with s&p and chicken seasoning. Sear or brown on both sides about two minutes, chop into bite size pieces. Transfer into a slow cooker. 

( I used my All Clad slow cooker insert to sear my chicken tenders on stove top about two minutes on both sides. Then, chop into bite size pieces.)

Combine all ingredients and cook on high for 4 1/2 hours. 

Garnish with cheese of your choice. 
Avocado optional. 

Serve over rice.


Simply delicious!

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HappyThursday Y'all!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekend in Review!

Happy Monday! Whew, another fun weekend in the books! We were on the go all weekend. Had a lot of fun and seen a lot of family, which is the most important aspect of my weekend. 

However, we heard we went to the Zoo, but for the life of us, we just don't know when that happened, considering it's been years since we've been there!

Of course the first thing Saturday morning I woke up and enjoyed coffee while the others slept.

Then this cutie woke up and wanted to make waffles! So, we did. I got my  waffle iron out and he mixed up the batter.

Taste testing...

He was so proud!

Then our friends and family came up and we went to the pond for a few hours. Got way too much sun. 

He once again wanted to cook. He cooked himself  eggs for dinner.

Sunday morning I got up and had my coffee on our back porch before the house started stirring...

He got up and cooked eggs for all of us! They were delicious!

The boys went to church. I stayed home and soaked in vinegar because I got way too much sun on Saturday! Not at all fun!! I was miserable! I laid around with this cutie!

I wish I would have documented much more because we had a great weekend!

I hope you all have a great week!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Favorites!

Today I'm linking up with Erika, Narci and  Andrea for FRIDAY FAVORITES! I love sharing my favorites with you!

These Laura Ashley pillows from Down Lite Bedding are fabulous! If you're in need of new pillows, click the link to check them out...

I painted my coffee bar dresser! I'm still loving this area I created! It's perfect for coffee and feels like I'm in a coffee shop daily! :)

My husband! I love this man! He wants ice cream everywhere we go... Even Hobby Lobby! :)

And pop tarts...I'm loving chocolate pop tarts again....I just can't get enough...But something strange happens when I eat a lot of them, my hips start spreading :)

I hope you all have a great weekend! We have a weekend full of fun planned! Be sure to check back next week to see it all :)

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