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Weekend Wind-Down Party #37

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 Hello friends,


What are my plans, not much, sleep in late, eat out great and thank the Lord for another day he has kept me!


I am not going to hold you long, so let’s get this party started with Congratulations to last week’s Featured Bloggers.






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De Divah Deals


Snippets of Inspiration


A Living Sacrifice


 Mustard Seed Mommy


 Moms Who Save 


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to reading some great posts.

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


Is Orange the New Black | Thankful Thursday


Hello friends,

lately I’ve been hearing a lot about this new cable show ‘Orange is the New Black” but have never watched it, have any of you seen it? I really don’t like shows about criminal activities especially with women in prison, so I doubt if I’ll ever watch it.  

Anywho, I only mentioned it because of today’s Thankful Thursday’s OOTD which is orange and black.

orange and black OOTD

Actually, it more peach than orange because when I think of wearing orange and black together it reminds me of Halloween. However, I am flanked by orange flowers and the necklace has orange in it, so it can be considered an orange and black outfit.

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Speaking of peach, I believe next weekend is Middletown’s Annual Old Thyme Peach Festival.  The festival is something that I look forward to every year, it is one of my favorite summer events.  Last year we missed it as we were in New Rochelle, (NY) for a cousin’s wedding ~ Happy Anniversary Kyton and Shivon!

I am hoping and would be extremely thankful if my mini men would hang with me because Malik will be leaving for Bowie on the 27th.

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Skirt | JCPenney

Shoes | The Shoe Dept

Purse & Necklace | Rainbow Shops

Bracelet | Old Navy

This has truly been a thankful week and I am looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday, doing a little shopping and sunning poolside if the weather cooperates.  

What are your plans for the weekend?

Orange & Black OOTD

So is Orange really the new Black?


I am always thankful for my family, friends and of course my faith.  

Now it’s your turn, what are you thankful for this week?  

If you get a chance, head over to Katherine’s Corner for her Thursday’s Favorite Things Blog Hop.


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Weekend Wind-Down Party

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Welcome to the Weekend Wind-Down Party (#WWDParty)


I am definitely glad to see this week end because between hubby’s hospitalization and my stomach virus this has definitely been a heck of a week. I am glad for the weekend even though I need to start working on my 2013 income taxes, yes, I said, “start”.  I don’t know where the time went but it snuck up on me too quickly this year.  turbo tax

I finally got a chance to check out everyone’s posts Tuesday night and needless to say, if my stomach wasn’t messed up, I would have been drooling over some of those decadent desserts!  

Congratulations to this week’s Featured Bloggers

Reviews, Chews and How-To's

Reviews, Chews and How-To’s

Purple Hues and Me

Purple Hues and Me

The Casual Craftlete

The Casual Craftlete

the colored door

the colored door

Bakewell Junction

Bakewell Junction

View from the Fridge

View from the Fridge

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The rules remain the same and it would be nice to see more link backs to the party, as this is the only way to be selected as a Featured Blogger as well as it being a courteous guest.

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We hope that you won’t just post and run but will take time to visit at least 3 other blogs then follow your hosts on at least one Social Media platform.

Weekend Wind-Down Hosts

This Simple Home


De Divah Deals



Snippets of Inspiration


A Living Sacrifice


Mustard Seed Mommy


Moms Who Save


Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the party!

Weekend Wind-Down Party #12

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

This has truly been an exhausting week and I’m glad that in less than 24 hours it will officially be the weekend!!!  Hubby is doing well and should be home from the hospital early next week.  In the meantime I am enjoying the little break, I only have to make my side of the bed and the bathroom is all mine – lol!

Welcome to the Weekend Wind-Down Party #12, where food, fun and fashion is shared by some wonderful bloggers and this week’s features are just a few examples.

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Congratulations and thank you to this week’s featured bloggers!

Mrs U Makes

Mrs U Makes


Love Pasta and a Tool Belt

Love Pasta and a Tool Belt


Calm Healthy Sexy

Calm Healthy Sexy

TIPical Day

TIPical Day



Penny's Vintage Home

Penny’s Vintage Home


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I look forward to reading your posts this weekend while visiting hubby in the hospital and watching him sleep!

Weekend Wind-Down Hosts

Have a wonderful weekend, be safe and stay blessed!

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Weekend Wind-Down Party #10

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay

This has been a week of highs and lows and I am not even going to talk about the zany weather.  Life is so very fragile, I am asking each of you to tightly hug and tell someone that you love them tonight before the clock strikes midnight!  I also want to say, “thank you” for being part of my life, I will probably need to borrow some of your strength as time goes on…but we’ll talk about that later, in the meantime. please say an extra prayer for the “Blake Family”.

Can you believe that this is the 10th Weekend Wind-Down Party?  It has been so much fun, reading, sharing and laughing at all the wonderful posts each week.

BTW – this is the last weekend to enter to win the $50 Gift Certificate to Midnight Velvet!

Enter to Win $50 Gift Certificate

Enter to Win $50 Gift Certificate

 Congratulations to last week’s Featured Bloggers!

Product Review Mom

Product Review Mom


The Casual Craftlete

The Casual Craftlete

Mums Make Lists

Mums Make Lists

Kennary Ideas For The Home

Kennary Ideas For The Home

From this Kitchen Table

From this Kitchen Table

view from the fridge

view from the fridge

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Welcome back vets and Welcome all newbies – the rules are as follows:

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Please follow and comment on at least one of your host’s social media network accounts.

Annette (This Simple Home) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest

Antionette (De Divah Deals)  Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram

Danielle (My Snippets of Inspiration) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn

Nicole M. (Mendez Manor) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram

Nicole R. (A Living Sacrifice) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/LinkedIn

Sarah (Mustard Seed Mommy…ME!) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Instagram

Teresa (Moms Who Save) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Instagram/Website

This weekend I look forward to sitting back chillaxin, reading and commenting on your posts (only if I see that you have linked back to the #WWDParty)…oh and doing my income taxes – yuck! 21911001Banner (1)

Thanks you for stopping by and sharing, have a fantastical weekend and think Spring!




Slow Cooker Saturday

Hello Friends and Welcome to Slow Cooker Saturday!

Do you find yourself rushing through the work week in order to get to the weekends?  If so, do you realize that you are just rushing your life away?  I know because I’m guilty of doing it,  so from now on, other than Mondays I’m going to slow down and enjoy all of the week days.

Do you live for the weekends?

I’m up early and out for the first dress rehearsal for Goodwill’s 2014 Runway Show.  The models will get a chance to see and try on what we, the stylists has chosen for them to wear.   I met with my models previously and they had an opportunity to try on their outfits in Goodwill fitting rooms.  Today with some added accessories we will all get a chance to see what they will be wearing  on the runway and I am anxious.

Friday’s  Foodie Feature was preempted by the Weekend Wind-Down Party (#WWDParty) have you linked up, if not, please do and share a post with us.

Slow Cook Saturday



  • 4 Frozen Chicken Thighs or Breasts
  • 1 Large Can or 2 Small Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • *1 Package Frozen Broccoli
  • 2 cups of Rice

















Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray or use Slow Cook Liners for easy cleanup. Add chicken thighs/breast and top with frozen broccoli.

















Pour in can(s) of soup and sprinkle with black pepper (optional)
















Pour in additional can of water
















Cover and cook on low 8 hours or high for 4 hours depending on Crock Pot model
















Add two cups of rice, stir and leave on low for an additional 10 mins

add 2 cups of rice















As you can see, my hubby couldn’t wait!

Hungry hubby


















I hope you are enjoying your weekend because Monday will be here before you know it!

Stay Blessed – No Stress in the New Year!



*You can also add frozen onions, peppers and mushrooms.

Merry Christmas Monday

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I trust you all had a wonderful weekend and I know most of you are still on holiday which probably made it even better.  Did you hit the stores and do a little more shopping or did you just stay home and relax?  

I went back to work on Thursday but took off on Friday and it was mah-va-lous, I put on a pair of leggings, a tunic and no makeup, it was great.

Christmas 2013 was very nice, a little quieter than in previous years but never the less it was nice being together as a family.  None of us got up before 10, and after opening our gifts we spent a lazy day watching “A Christmas Story“, eating and napping.

Christmas 1

This was my husband’s first try at stocking stuffing and I had to laugh because mine looked as though it threw up a scarf!  The Moscato was a gift from Pockets Discount Liquors and I will popping it open on New Year’s Eve.

Christmas 2

A stadium chair for those hard bleachers at Malik’s wrestling matches; Philadelphia Eagles car mats for Tayair and another jewelry box to help me organize the top of my dresser.

Christmas 3

Tayair received a US Polo Assn jacket and the Polaroid A8 Tablet that I purchased from Walgreens.

Christmas 4 Baltimore Raven’s pajama bottoms, a US Polo Assn jacket and heavy duty car mats for al-Malik.

Christmas 5

Socks (thrown a-la A Christmas Story), Old Spice and a Fireproof Safe

Christmas 6

A bathrobe and a Gillette Set

Christmas 7

 Earrings, animal printer slippers and a watch from my mini-men

Christmas 8

Warm tops and Hot Sauces

Christmas 9

Gift Cards and Stockings full of sweets and a toothbrush!

Christmas 10

Hubby would love for me to wear the scarf this way…but I say, “no way”!

Christmas 11

Some things never change!

  How was your Christmas?


Blog Hopping with Maria @ Monday Mingle

Monday Mingle


OOTD – Mellow Monday

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

There definitely should be an extra day between Saturday and Sunday because trying to squeeze in chores and relaxation into two can be exhausting!  I trust you all had an enjoyable weekend and hopefully are half way through a stress free Monday.

Today’s outfit is a simple two piece skirt and sleeveless tank that I must have bought about 10 years ago and thanks to the elastic waistband, I will probably have it another 10 years!

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Too much of this makes for a very mellow Monday!

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How are you feeling today?

Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy and Life of Meg – come on over and join in on the fun


OOTD – Flora Friday

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

What are your plans for the weekend?  As with most of the MidAtlantic area we have had rain and overcast skies all week and it’s supposed to be the same tomorrow and Sunday so there will be no pool lounging.  I will however, be lounging around the house, doing a few chores and working on my blog, and maybe take a few naps in between.

Today’s casual Friday outfit is “faux lace” floral jeans from Rugged Wearhouse and a simple cinched waist Faded Glory top from Walmart.

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Blending in with the deck pillows!

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Cut-out wedges were purchased at Marshalls 2 years ago, never worn

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I always have to wear a belt with low-rise jeans

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Enjoy your weekend – Smooches!