Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mini Fall Home Tour

Happy Fall Y'all! What better day than today to create a Fall post of areas in my home. I woke up to 55 degree weather. The chill in the air is what I long for all year! It's crisp, clean and feels amazing. We opened our doors and windows last night. I love this time of year!

If you follow me on  Instagram, you've seen most of these Fall pictures. However, I wanted to combine them into a Fall Home Tour Post!

My bedroom is a work in progress. But, it's coming right along nicely. I added a little pumpkin and a few cotton stems to bring a fall feel into it.

My dining room is coming along as well. We have so much to do, but have made such a huge progress in the last three months. My hubby is an amazing supporter and supports my crazy ideas!

Our Entry way feels cozy and welcoming. I'm loving my old trunk in this space!

Coffee mugs and candles always scream fall to me! While I drink coffee year round, there is something special about drinking coffee in the fall, or is that just me? :)

Donuts, Pumpkins? Pumpkin donuts, I don't know! :)

I'm also loving my fireplace. This focal point in our home is very cozy! We are counting the days to light up this baby!

I hope you all have a great day!

You can also follow along on  Instagram!


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Workin it Wednesday - Making Home Cozy

Good Morning,

We're talking Making a Home Cozy today! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a visit through blog city.

I'm linking up with Mix Match Mama today to bring you a version of what I think makes a home cozy.

First, I believe a welcoming area as your guests enter your home can set the feel for the visit.

I also believe having something sweet ready and available helps make it cozy. Sweets are a comfort food at least for me :)

And of course, COFFEE. Coffee and conversations are some of my best memories. I like to have decaf on hand. I can't drink caffeine at night or I'll be staring at the ceilings, while everyone else is snoozing. I like to have a variety of flavors as well. Everyone has different tastes and preferences.

If you have a fireplace, strike a fire during the cold winter months. How cozy is a fire?

And that's my little ideas of how to make a home more cozy! I also like to leave a couple of candles burning. Candles are cozy!

I hope you all have a great day!

You can also follow along on  Instagram!


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!

You can also follow along on  Instagram!

I'm also linking up with The Dedicated House,  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!

You can find me here also!

HappyThursday Y'all!


Blog Design by Get Polished | Copyright © Our Dreamy Reality