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I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful end of the summer Saturday. I know summer doesn’t officially end until September 22nd, but for some strange reason, the Middletown Old Tyme Peach Festival seems to mark the end of it for me.
The Peach Festival was actually held last weekend and Malik and I were only able to spend about an hour there. Most of the morning we were in Walmart shopping for dorm supplies so unfortunately by the time we arrived there were no peaches left!
You have to get there early to even get a slice of peach pie from the M.O.T. Jean Birch Center. The crowds were large and the weather was warm but not an oppressive heat as it had been in previous years.
A few places like The Java House and Off the Kuff were no longer in business, instead they were replaced by Jewelpalooza and Candy Connections both great shops especially for this kid-friendly town.
Thankfully, Saving Grace Christian Bookstore was still open so we popped in there for a short visit. There are so many great gift ideas so make sure to pick up something for the holidays.
Now that the fireworks from the 4th of July and the parade of the Peach festival are over, there is one last major summer event in Middletown, the M.O.T. Big Ball Marathon.
This fun, and family friendly fundraiser is held during the Labor Day weekend and then that will definitely mark the end of the Summer 2014!
Does your town have an “end of the summer festival”?
If you recall, last year my GYN diagnosed me with being Vitamin D Deficient, so I started taking Vitamin D pills. If you are anything like me, you don’t like taking hard-to-swallow pills and may take softgels instead.
I had seen Gummy Vitamins on the shelves at our local drug stores but always felt they were a bit juvenile for a woman of my age!
Thanks to @Smiley360, I was able to receive ten sample packs to review. Included with the samples was a $2.00 off coupon and a Pedometer, which I wear at the office as a reminder to get up and walk, I definitely don’t want a “blogger’s butt”.
These Caltrate Gummy Bites are Calcium & Vitamin D3 Supplements which supports strong bones, another health concern for aging women. The Gummy Bites are not those stick-to-your-teeth bites which I though they would be, you know something similar to candy gummy worms.
They come in three flavors, Black Cherry, Orange and Strawberry and have now become part of my daily vitamin regiment.
Anyone over the age of 13 can take these supplements 2x per day with or without food but make sure to first check with your physician before taking any new medication or supplement.
Caltrate Gummy Bites can be purchased online @Amazon.com or at your local Walgreens, Walmart, Target or CVS. Click here to receive your $2.00 off coupon.
I received this product for free for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own. I am not a health care professional so please check with your physician before taking any over-the-counter products.
Hello friends, and welcome to Week 13 of this fun feature “You Choose The Shoes”! Have you been keeping a tally of your wins and losses?
Most of you agreed that last week’s contenders were each perfectly suited for the dress, but as Glenda stated, it all depended on how I was feeling or my mood. So without further adieu the winner of last week’s contest was the sexy peep toe pumps!
Today we have repeat contenders, they are
Avon verses Urbanog.com
The shoes are contending to be matched with this colorful thrifted skirt from Goodwill that I paired with a simple white t-shirt from Walmart. Actually the shirt is from their activewear collection, but since I am not an active exerciser, it’s being worn as a regular t-shirt.
This is one of the other belts that I got from Rugged Wearhouse for only $1.00. The crystal bracelets were also $1.00 from Michael’s and I don’t remember where I purchased the earrings.
Okay, so are you ready…which pair do you choose, the ruffled white wedges from Urbanog.com
the colorful strappy sandals from Avon?
Hubby asks that you pardon the look of the grass, but it was supposed to rain so he didn’t get a chance to rake it up.
Have you made a decision or do you need to see them again?
Do the colors of the strappy sandals compliment or clash with the skirt or are the white sandals too blase’ ?
Let’s take a look at them solo this time.
I can’t wait to read your comments below so when I get back from visiting Whitney Nic James and MrsLookingGood, I’ll return to respond.
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Welcome to the Weekend Wind-Down Party!
I am definitely enjoying all of your posts with mouth-watering recipes, fabulous fashions, cool crafts and wise words of wisdom. I am not a baker but some of you ladies have inspired me so I wanted to share some cookies that I made last week.
At Walmart I noticed a new line of cookie mix from Pillsbury and for only $1.00 so you know I had to try them out, and the frosting was only $1.48.
With only a few ingredients, these Orangesicle Cookies were absolutely delicious!
After the butter was room temperature soft, I mixed it with an egg and the cookie mix then rolled into balls.
Baked for the suggested time but then added a few minutes for them to darken. After they cooled for 15 minutes, I frosted and sprinkled these delicious cookies – thank you Pillsbury!
A tall glass of milk or even a refreshing glass of summer tea (recipe) makes this a wonderful weekend treat!
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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!
The winner of last week’s “You Choose The Shoes”
Gray Nine West
The choices for this week are either the Dollhouse Peep-Toe Wedge shoes from Ross or the L.e.i. studded sandals from Walmart.
The skirt was purchased from Old Navy and the top was a Mother’s Day gift from my sons years ago from J.C. Penney. It was actually the first time they made a purchase without any assistance from hubby, and I think they did a great job.
It was a little chilly last week so I wore this light gray cardigan purchased from Boscov’s.
Okay, are you ready to choose?
Which pair complimented the outfit better?
This week’s winner will be announced in next week’s post – thank you all for participating in this fun feature!
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
This week’s Friday Foodie Feature is Slow Cooked Gumbo
Now there were a lot of ingredients to this dish and I only made it because it was a snow day, and it was listed as one of the Super Foods for Seniors.
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 package of frozen peppers and onions
- 3 medium celery stalks, chopped
- 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken thighs cut into chunks
- 1 package frozen Okra
- 4 small ears of frozen corn
- 1 1/2 cups of Chicken Broth (or use boullions in warm water)
- 1 package Turkey Sausage
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 package 10-20 count frozen shrimp – shelled and deveined
- White rice for serving
I purchased the wrong type of shrimp, make sure to get them deveined otherwise you will be removing shells as you eat them. I also wanted to try Crawfish so I purchased a bag from Walmart and added a few to the Gumbo.
If using fresh veggies, dice them into small bite sized pieces
In a 6 -qt saucepan, mix oil and flour on low heat, whisking until brown
To the mixture add the chopped/frozen veggies stirring to coat
Cut chicken and sausage into chunks
Put veggie mixture into Crock Pot
Add chicken, sausage, okra and corn, then pour in broth. Sprinkle cayenne pepper, cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 or until chicken is cooked thoroughly to 165~.
Once chicken is cooked, add shrimp and crawfish, if you want, thaw shrimp and crawfish in a cold water bath. If cooking on low, increase to high until shrimp and crawfish are done – approximately 10-15 mins.
Because there were so many Crawfish in that package, I boiled the remaining ones in Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, and they were good. Malik and I tore up these mini-lobsters!
Have you ever eaten a Crawfish?
Don’t forget to come back for the Weekend Wind-Down Party (#WWDParty) beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST
Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday
Saturday our youngest son, al-Malik celebrated his 18th birthday, it was both exciting yet bittersweet. I can still remember the night I gave birth to him, 2 weeks early and all the pain he caused me during delivery. Now, he’s a senior in High School and soon will be leaving the nest…perhaps…maybe…let’s pray on it!
Anywho, hubby and I decided to spend the day together before taking him out to dinner later in the evening. My husband doesn’t usually like to go shopping with me, so it was definitely a treat, he even took these pictures. After all the snow and cold it turned out to be a nice winter Saturday so a sweater and ski vest was all that was needed.
My BFF commented that I looked like I was at a ski resort – I wish it were true because I’ve never been to one. #bucketlist
These are my favorite boots, not just because of the leopard print but because they are very warm so I don’t need to wear socks.
Polka Dot Jeans – JC Penney | Handbag – Mark by Avon
We went to Red Lobster which was Malik’s favorite when he was a little guy, and seeing him across the table now as a big guy was amazing. #blessed
Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Happy Texting Tuesday
I recently read an article about touch screen gloves by The North Face company that allows users to use their Smartphones to text in the cold weather without having to remove them. Being the frugal fashionista that I am, I doubt if I’ll ever purchase a pair considering the $45 cost and the fact that I really do not need them. I don’t live in New York City or Philadelphia, my commute is in the car which of course is a no texting while driving zone, so for the short amount of time I do spend outdoors, I think my fingers can handle it.
Today’s dress for less outfit is accented by a pink suede jacket from GW Boutique (Goodwill) and faux suede loafers from Wally World (Walmart) that I DIY studded.
Pink is obviously one of my favorite colors as evidenced by my OtterBox cell phone shell.
Slacks and scarf are closet staples and polka dot top is also thrifted from GW Boutique.
What do you think, would you purchase a pair of the touchscreen gloves or do you already have a pair?
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
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!
Stay Blessed – No Stress in the New Year!
Hello Friends and Happy
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!