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T-Shirt Tuesday | Welcoming in Spring

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Last Thursday I was up bright and early, well it actually wasn’t that bright, but it was early.  I wanted to welcome in Spring and get a jump on wearing less clothing, mostly in particular no tights or hose.  

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After dressing quickly I rushed to the door to check out the weather, although there was still snow on the ground it wasn’t blustery cold as it had been only a few days earlier.

Welcome Spring

“Hey Spring, come on in, stay awhile, we’ve missed you!”

 

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 It felt good not to have to wear tights or hose and to be able to put on a short sleeve T-shirt was even better.  I purposely thrifted this black T-shirt after seeing Ms. Looking Good in her white one.  Prior to reading her post, I would have never thought to wear a t-shirt with a skirt or even to work, but I like the look – what do you think?

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You remember these thrifted black patent leather ankle shoes.  The geometric skirt was a clearance sale bargain from JC Penney.  The necklace and earring set is from Jewelrymax.net, they have some great costume jewelry.

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Have you ever been inspired by another blogger’s outfit?  

What are you looking forward to shedding from your winter wardrobe?

Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

 

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Weekend Wind-Down Party #3

Hello Friends and Welcome to the Weekend Wind-Down Party #3

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 I hope you all had a wonderful week and to all of my Northeast friends, ARE YOU SICK OF THE SNOW?  I hate to admit it, but I am, and I want my pool to look like this:

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Not like this!

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 Well at least it’s Fri-Yay and I know this weekend’s party is going to be FABU because last week there were over 100 bloggers and we had a blast!

I am over-the-top excited to be part of this fabulous group of bloggers in hosting these weekly parties.  It’s wonderful sitting back and reading what you have shared because the posts are all so wonderful!

Let’s begin with this week’s featured bloggers:

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Carrie This Home

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Michelle Paige

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Ducks n a Row 

Thank you for your submissions, they are now featured on our Pinterest Page as well.  Please feel free to display this button on your blog.

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This is only our 3rd week but we had to tweak the rules just a bit for clarification.  We are glad that you are here and want to extend a warm Welcome Back to our returning friends and a warm Welcome Hello to all the newbies!

 

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Stop by and say hello after you finished sharing your post.

 

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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

Kay (A Ranch Mom) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter

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

  Now let’s get this party started!

 


Snow Day Slow Cooker Day

Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday

If you read my post yesterday you know that we were once again hit with a major snowstorm on Tuesday.  It took me over 5 1/2 hours to get home from work and I definitely didn’t want to be in the car anytime soon so I stayed home on Wednesday.  At 10:00 a.m. Governor Markell lifted the Level One State of Emergency but it was highly recommended to stay off the roads so that the snowplow operators could do their jobs with minimal interruption from cars.

So on this day, I am thankful for my family, friends and faith…for getting home safely…for having a warm home to live in…and for scrounging around to find these ingredients to make this easy peasy Crock Pot Meal!

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Ingredients

  • 1 can of Kidney Beans
  • 1 can of Black Beans
  • 1 Package of Smoked Turkey Sausage
  • 1 Package Frozen Peppers and Onions
  • 1 Pack of McCormick Fajita Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Rice and Cornbread

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Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray for easier cleanup.  Cut Turkey Sausage into bite size pieces and add seasoning to a 1/2 cup of water.

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Put sausage into Crock Pot and pour in Fajita Seasoning mix.

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Add frozen veggies and both cans of beans, which can be drained and rinsed to remove some of the sodium.

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 Stir, cover and cooked on high for 4 hours.

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This Snow Day Slow Cooker dish was served with Jasmine Rice and skillet Cornbread.

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It was a perfect meal for my men after a few hours of shoveling and an all-day of television watching!  I measured the snow on the back deck so I’ll say that we unofficially got 11″ of snow….can’t wait for Spring to arrive!

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The Pool is not looking too inviting these days!

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Snowy Street in Summit Farms (our neighborhood)

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We are truly blessed, and I am thankful to have a warm home during this cold winter season.  I pray for those with less to be safe and removed from harm’s way.

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

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Thankful Thursday

Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday

Last month I received a wonderful gift-from-the-heart from a fellow blogger who will remain nameless, but it gave me an opportunity to “pay it forward”.  Sharing your blessings not only makes you feel good but it can also make you look good too!

 Both and top and corduroy skirt were thrifted from Goodwill

 

 Textured tights | Walmart

Whenever you get a chance, pay it forward my friends and you’ll stay blessed!

Thrifting and Shoes are my two favorite things – what are yours?Come on over to Katherine’s Corner and share at today’s Favorite Things Hop!

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Stay Blessed – No Stress in the New Year!

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Family and Football

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I hope you all had a great weekend, the last one before the official start of the Holiday Season, even though the Christmas commercials, parades and decorations are already in full effect.  According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Winter does not officially begin until December 21st, but the temperatures definitely stated otherwise…it was freezing cold yesterday!  

On Saturday I drove down to Dover to meet up with my cousins from Jersey, we met at DelState for the DSU -vs- Morgan State football game.

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Unbeknownst to me, I had a 2nd cousin who is on the Morgan State Football team, Marcolm Banks is a freshman and a Fullback for the Morgan State Bears.

Fam and Football 146 His mother, my cousin Michelle and I were very close growing up but had a falling out in 1990.  It was a stupid arguement, she got upset with me because I didn’t want kids at our Wedding reception and at the time she had a young daughter.  We stopped talking and 4 years after she gave birth to her second child, Marcolm, she died from cancer.  We never made up nor did I ever apologize and to this day I still regret that…

Family is all that really matters and during this joyful time of the year it’s especially important to share the love and have good times.  I’m asking if you have an estranged family member or friend, please let it go and make up now because life is too short!

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Fam and Football As a DelState Alum – Class of ’83, it was the first time that I had sat on the opposing team’s side in the stadium, it was definitely a different view from the stands.

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 Fam in the stands!

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Although DelState lost the game it was fun and the fans, family, and students enjoyed themselves despite the cold wintry winds!

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I told my cousin if DelState lost, I would wear his Morgan State cap in front of a Hornet’s backdrop.

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I love my cousins, thanks for inviting me to the game!

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 Have a wonderful day – Smooches!

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Thankful Thursday

Hello Friends and Happy

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 This week I am thankful for:

being a Stylist for Goodwill’s 2014 Runway Fashion Show (click Here)

spending a couple of hours shopping with #2 son – without him complaining

seeing a “Welcome Home” sign for a returning VET in our neighborhood (click here)

taking a nap Sunday after Church – I really needed it

finding pants that fit – which is why I wear dresses and skirts

and of course, my family, friends and faith!

Trying to find pants that fit can be a pain in the you know what!

The leaves are falling as quickly as the temps.  Do you think the snow flurries on Monday are an indication of a severe winter ahead?

Top – Walmart //  Pants – Boscov’s

Infinity Scarf – Burlington Coat Factory

 Shoes – Kmart // Ring (Aqua)  – Beauty Supply Store // Ring (purple) – Avon

 Okay, it’s your turn – What Are You Thankful For This Week?

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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WIWW – ShapeFX Pencil Skirt

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

Last month I ordered two pencil skirts which were on clearance for $5.00 each from the Ultimate Outlet catalog.   This was the first time I’ve ever worn anything with a built in Bodyshaper, and must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and fit.

ootd 9 19 13 013 This ShapeFX skirt was very comfortable and the bodyshaper lining did not ride up thanks to the elasticity in the band.  It gripped my thighs tightly and didn’t show any lines.

ootd 9 19 13 014 The skirt is a neutral color which works well with practically everything in my closet.  I am already thinking about wearing it again this winter with an over-sized sweater and my brown knee-high suede boots.

ootd 9 19 13 012 I chose to wear this multi-color, bat-wing sleeve  top that I had purchased from Boscov’s and carried my Cognac Tote which was purchased as part of that large shoe haul at Target, remember?

This pencil skirt had a nice fit, it hugged where it needed and was loose where it counted which is always a consideration when choosing clothes to wear to work.

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ootd 9 19 13 018 I will definitely be online looking for more $5.00 clearance skirts from Spiegel’s Ultimate Outlet online catalog.  What do you think?

Hope you are having a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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This was an unsolicited review and no compensation was received – opinion is 100% my own


Friday Foodie Feature – Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauce

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Wow, what a whirlwind week…why is it that in the winter months time drags and moves slowly but when it’s summer it speeds by like a freight train on steroids?

In 2 days we’ll be celebrating 23 years of marriage, and yes, that too seems like it flew by.  There were times when we experienced “winter months” and time lagged, but with the grace of God, we are now in our “summer” months – like a freight train on steroids – lol!

If you are like me, you are still grilling outdoors and this may be an early start for an indoor Crockpot meal, but I wanted to try the Campbell’sSlow Cooker Sauce.

Ingredients:

  • Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce – Sweet Korean BBQ w Roasted Ginger & Sesame
  • Jasmine Rice – Dellarice.com
  • Beef – 2-3 lbs
  • Slow Cooker/Crock Pot

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The beef was placed in the Crock Pot, did not use cooking spray nor add any water

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Covered beef with Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce

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Shredded beef with 2 forks

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Cooked rice as package directions and covered with shredded beef

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My sons love tacos and burritos so I made these for them.

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There are 3 other Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces that I’ll try, and this Korean BBQ was just the right blend.  It wasn’t too salty which would have been a turn off for me.

Do you use the Slow Cooker in the summer?

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Friday Foodie Feature – Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Wow, what a whirlwind week…why is it that in the winter months time drags and moves slowly but when it’s summer it speeds by like a freight train on steroids?

In 2 days we’ll be celebrating 23 years of marriage, and yes, that too seems like it flew by.  There were times when we experienced “winter months” and time lagged, but with the grace of God, we are now in our “summer” months – like a freight train on steroids – lol!

If you are like me, you are still grilling outdoors and this may be an early start for an indoor Crockpot meal, but I wanted to try the Campbell’sSlow Cooker Sauce.

Ingredients:

  • Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce – Sweet Korean BBQ w Roasted Ginger & Sesame
  • Jasmine Rice – Dellarice.com
  • Beef – 2-3 lbs
  • Slow Cooker/Crock Pot

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The beef was placed in the Crock Pot, did not use cooking spray nor add any water

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Covered beef with Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce

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7 hours on low

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Shredded beef with 2 forks

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Cooked rice as package directions and covered with shredded beef

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My sons love tacos and burritos so I made these for them.

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There are 3 other Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces that I’ll try, and this Korean BBQ was just the right blend.  It wasn’t too salty which would have been a turn off for me.

Do you use the Slow Cooker in the summer?

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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OOTD – Toasty Tuesday

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

Today is going to be another hot and steamy day, and this is actually Heatwave #4.  If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the 5-day forecast for the Delaware Valley – HOT HOT and HOTTER.   The Meteorologist stated he preferred the cold and snow of winter but I love the heat of the summer.  Deciding what to wear isn’t a challenge since I’m in an air conditioned car or office most of the day and I was going to wear all black but decided to throw in a little pink.

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7:00 am and the sun is shining brightly

Which do you prefer, the cold of  Winter or the heat of Summer?

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Love my Pink & White pumps from Rugged Wearhouse

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Tank – GW Boutique // Pencil Skirt – Walmart

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Enjoy your day and stay cool – Smooches!

Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy & Love & Loyally – come on over and join in on the fun

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