Hello Friends and Welcome to the Weekend!
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and regardless of where you went, what you ate or what gift you received, you were able to spend quality time with people you love because that’s all that truly matters.
Last Saturday hubby and I spent most of the day with our son at Appoquinimink High School’s Wrestling Team’s Senior Day – now that’s a mouthful! Some of you may know that my son started wrestling after the Thanksgiving break and he finished the season with a 5-5 record due to a knee injury. Saturday was his last match, which he lost but all in all he enjoyed the experience and bonding with his teammates and the coaches.
Prior to the match, each soon-to-graduate Senior escorted their parents/guardians onto the gym floor and presented their mother with a rose.
Malik enjoyed wrestling this season and regretted that he didn’t join the team during his earlier years of High School.
Wrestling at 170 lbs, this was his last match and you can see the disappointment on his face after the disappointing loss.
But like the good athlete he is, it only lasted a few minutes and after talking to his dad, he was back enjoying the rest of the matches with his teammates.
It was a great day and watching the team knowing that it’s the end of the season was more bittersweet for me than for him.
Mom being silly unbeknownst to hubby or son!
I ended the afternoon getting a new camera bag from Cameras Etc. in Newark.
Did you share love and laughter last weekend?
Don’t forget to share a post at this weekend’s #WWDParty
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends & Welcome to the Weekend Wind-Down Party #6
Hopefully you are not in a sugar coma from eating too many sweets but are home relaxing or preparing for a fun-filled maybe sun-filled weekend. Truth be told, I am not a big proponent of Valentine’s Day. The thriftinista in me knows that tomorrow all the candy at Walgreens will be 50% off – 2 boxes for the price of 1!
Anywho, let’s get this party started with this week’s featured posts. Please feel free to copy and paste the button onto your blog page as it will also be featured on our Pinterest Page.
Carrie This Home
Calm Healthy Sexy
Mrs Domestic Bliss
View From The Frig
the colored door
- God’s Growing Garden
On The Daily Express
The rules remain the same, and we ask that after you submit your post you visit and share some bloggy love with at least one other and your hosts.
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Happy Valentine’s Fri-Yay!
Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore and Strawberry Shortcake in a Glass, a dessert inspired by Modern Christian Homemaker from last week’s #WWDParty.
I hope you are enjoying your Valentine’s Day, perhaps you received Roses at work and are the envy of all your cubicle mates, or maybe were awaken to an early morning DELIGHT followed up by a bountiful breakfast, no matter what it was, I hope you left some room for a little dessert!
This week’s Slow Cooked meal is Chicken Cacciatore, another easy breezy Crock Pot Meal.
4 bone in chicken thighs – skin removed
4 chicken drum sticks – skin removed
1 can of Italian Style diced tomatoes or sauce
1 Package of Mushrooms or jar of whole mushrooms drained
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning or oregano leaves
1 package of frozen onion and peppers (fresh if prefer)
1 tsp of minced garlic
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Linguine or fettuccine or spaghetti pasta
Remove the skin from the thighs and drumsticks which is the worse part of this recipe, next time I will buy skinless chicken! If using fresh mushrooms, wash to remove excess dirt.
Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray for easier clean up then put chicken, veggies, tomatoes, garlic and seasoning into the pot.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours depending on Crock Pot model
About 15 mins before serving, prepare pasta according to box directions and remove chicken and veggies from Crock Pot. Place in a serving bowl and cover to keep warm.
Mix flour and water in a small bowl, then add to the liquid in Crock Pot and let cooks for 5 to 10 minutes so it can thicken, then pour over chicken and veggies.
Now on to the best part of dinner – Dessert!
- Fresh Strawberries
- Dessert Shells
- Chocolate Pudding
- Whipped Cream
Break up a dessert cake putting a few pieces into the bottom of the glass, add some strawberries, a few more pieces of the dessert cake, 1 container of chocolate pudding and top with whipped cream … WhaLaa – Dessert is Done!
Enjoy your dinner and dessert!
PS – if you are not too tired or busy later, come back at 6:00 to join the #WWDParty for more Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats!
Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday
I was recently nominated for a Liebster Award by lovely C-Ray of Sunlight Beauty, and for that I am thankful.
C-Ray loves sharing her fashion and beauty finds as well as providing great everyday tips, so take a few minutes to check out her blog and show some bloggy love.
The Rules of Acceptance:
After you have been nominated and you have accepted it, you have to write a blog post yourself doing the following:
1. Thank the person who has nominated you and link back to their blog (by posting a link on yours).
2. Copy and display the award in your blogpost (save the image and upload it to your own post).
3. Answer the 11 questions about yourself, which are given to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs/bloggers that you feel deserve the award. They need to have less than 1000 followers.
6. Think of 11 new questions for the bloggers you have nominated and write them in your post.
8. Inform the selected bloggers that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and link back to your own post so that they can learn about it (if they’ve never heard about it) and so that they know what questions to answer!
The 11 Questions
1. Why did you start blogging?
To fill the void left by the death of my grandmother, my thrify shopping partner
2. What is your favorite nail polish?
3. What is your favorite lipstick?
Avon’s Ultra Color Rich Pink
4. Who is your beauty icon?
5. Who is your favorite makeup/beauty youtuber?
No one – not a big YouTube viewer
6. What makes a beauty blog great (in your opinion)?
Options, listing both Drug Store to high end products
7. What do you like most about your blog?
Leaving a legacy for my children and grandchildren
8. If you could live anywhere where would you live?
A tropical Island – looking to retire in Belize
9. Would you choose, love or money?
10. What is your favorite healthy snack?
Apples and cheese
11. What is your favorite word?
11 Random Facts About Myself:
I’m 52 years young
I am a positive person
I have two sons, ages 21 and 18
I’ve been married for 23 years
I’m an adult orphan
Love all foods spicy
Love to photograph sunsets
my new favorite song is “Because I’m Happy” by Pharrell Wiliams – I dare you not to love it as well
I drink too much wine
I find it hard to relax
I don’t like entering Giveaways with more than 3 tasks to complete!
My Nominees Are:
Images by Dashfield
Free Ur Closet
Now ladies, if you choose to accept this nomination I’ll need you to answer the following “love themed” questions – and keep it Rated PG – lol
What Was Your Favorite Valentine’s Day Gift
What is Your Fantasy Valentine’s Day Gift
What Was Your Most Romantic Gift
What Was Your Least Romantic Gift
When did you get your first real kiss
What Would love to do everyday with your significant other
Where is your Fantasy Vacation Spot
Love or Lust
Who is Your Fantasy Man
What is Your Favorite Fruit
#1 Bucket List Item
Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!