Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Favorites

Hi ladies...Today I am linking up with Narci, Erika and Andrea for Friday Favorites!! It is hard to believe that another Friday is here but I am so happy for the weekend....even though I have to work the evening shift both Saturday and Sunday.

1) Pumpkins and black and white check

I bought these cute napkins off Pottery Barn last week and they arrived yesterday. I am wanting to make some pillows out of the black and white check pattern and then will use the pumpkin ones for our Fall table.

2) Blends Wine Bar

Thursday evening I tried a new wine bar in Belton....they had a very small menu (no food expect a cheese tray) but I enjoyed a glass of wine with my Small Group.

I am so very blessed to have these women in my life and look forward to growing in my faith and getting to know them better.

3) B.A. Paris and her new book....I read Behind Closed Doors earlier this summer and now am really enjoying The Break Down. I also love a good mystery/thriller.

4) Surprise Birthday Trip

Everyday I get to ask the hubby a yes or no question to learn where we are headed on a birthday trip in August.

So far the questions have been...

Is it on the beach? NO
Have we been there before? NO
Is it more than a 10 hour drive? NO
Are we traveling there together by either car or plane? YES

5) Stella and Dot...I have a trunk show this weekend and can't wait to show the ladies the new collection!!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

Today I am linking up with Mel, Sheffear and Shay for What's Up Wednesday....

What I'm Eating This Week..

I prepared this yummy healthy meal for a friend who just had a baby the other night and it is ooo so yummy!!

  1. Ingredients
  2. 1 pkg. Uncle Ben’s long grain wild rice
  3. 2 cups water
  4. 1.5 lbs of chicken (breast, thighs, legs)
  5. 1 bag of small carrots
  6. Ingredients for Optional Cream Sauce
  7. 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  8. ½ cup milk
  9. ½ cup sliced almonds
  10. 1 Tbsp butter
  1. 1.) Combine rice, spice packet and water in bottom of a 9 X 13 inch Pyrex pan.
  2. 2.) Place chicken pieces on top. Add carrots.
  3. 3.) Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees until chicken is almost done (Usually 60 min-75 min depending on the thickness of the chicken)
  4. 5.) Optional Cream Sauce – Mix together soup and milk. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle almonds on top. Bake 15 minutes uncovered.

What I'm Reminiscing About...

My birthday is coming up soon and I am reminiscing about turning the big 30 it is hard to believe another year has come and gone so quickly.

What I'm Loving..

Pinning all things Fall on Pinterest...I don't know what is about 100 plus degree days but it sure is making me want it to be Fall. I even pulled out my Fall decorations the other day to go through what I had and what I would like to add to the new house.

What We've Been Up To..

Work, work, I got a hair cut and color and am loving it!!!

What I'm Dreading....

As much as I love Summer I am dreading it ending because it means no more lazy days, waking up later and the sun setting so late. I enjoy being able to come home in the evenings and sit in my little sun room and read.

What I'm Working On.

Decorating the that things are a little more settled I am looking and Pinning like crazy ideas for the house. I can't wait to see it come more together in the next few months.

What I'm Excited About..

An upcoming trip with the hubby for our birthdays...I have no clue where we are going. AHHH

What I'm Watching/Reading

RHOC and I just finished reading Ladies Night...thanks Narci for the suggestion.

What I'm Listening To...

Country Fitness Radio
80s Cardio Radio
Sam Hunt Radio

What I'm Wearing...

Shorts, shorts and more shorts!!! JCREW shorts are my JAM in the summer!!!

What I'm Doing This Weekend....

Spending time with family and friends and having a Stella and Dot trunk show. The new arrivals are amazing!!

What I'm Doing Next Month..

Celebrating my husbands and I's birthday with a surprise trip.

What Else is New?!

Not much I can think of right now

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Favorites

Today I am linking up with Narci, Andrea and Erika for Friday is hard to believe that is already again Friday.

1) Stella and Dot's new Fall collection...the new Fall collection launched Tuesday and I have to say I am in love....these are a few of my favorite pieces from the new collection. The best part is ALL of these are under 50 dollars!!! The druzy bracelet also has an adorable earring set and the pave comes in gold and silver (earrings, necklaces and bracelets) :-)

2) The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Tuesday I went to shop the anniversary sale and I have to say I wasn't all the impressed with the selections this year. They had a lot of the store roped off to show what was part of the early access sale and that made it feel less inviting. :-(

I got some undies, thanks Sheffear for the recommendation!!!
An Ugg poncho
Vince slip on sneakers

3) Blogs....

I recently found This Is Our Bliss blog and am in LOVE with her design style and DIY projects!!!

4) Fall

I can't wait to make this wall art project for Fall and style my home. While, I love summer I am so ready for cooler temperatures and cool days!!

5) Friends and Family

Our leader in small group welcomed their second daughter today. I am loving spending time with precious friends from HS reconnecting and meeting new people in my small group.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Friday Favorites

Today I'm linking up with Andrea, Narci and Erika for Friday Favorites!!!

1) The Nordstrom anniversary sale is open for card holders. Sadly I am not a card holder but my mom is and we are going to shop the sale next week. I have been wanting some booties, new sweaters for a trip in May (Alaska) and also my birthday is next month and I love to shop the sale for that and early Christmas gifts. Which are your favorite help me decide?!?!

2) Small Group
This week I hosted small group at my house...we had fun playing in a kiddie pool and just being social. We made s'mores as the evening went on and it was so fun to see the excitement on the kids face.

My grill isn't working so I used a terra cotta pot, some aluminum foil, charcoal and lighter fluid and BAM I had a mini fire pit for roasting marshmallows for S'mores. SO YUMMY!!!

3) Fresh fruits and veggies

I needed to go get some whey protein (I make smoothies and drink it after workouts) and discovered the store I went to was more of a grocery store with fresh fruits, veggies, vitamins etc.

4) Fresh Flowers

5) TX certificate

I renewed my Texas education certificate and now can teach again in TEXAS!! YeeHaw