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Friday, August 22, 2014

Ready for Fall!


Am so ready for fall! I love sitting outside on my patio in the mornings drinking my pumpkin spice coffee.  Then at night snuggled up on the couch with a blanket.  I seem to be more creative in the fall months.  This Christmas I want to make my 3 sons quilts.  Which means I need to clean and organize my craft room once again and get my sewing machine ready to roll. 

Am ready to make some new fall recipes!  Mr. C. told me the other day he wasn't a big fan of crockpot cooking.. Oh dear I have always used the crockpot during the fall season.  Had no clue he felt that way.  Guess what I am not changing my cooking habits because he has always eat what I have fixed without complaint.. Here is a recipe I am for sure going to try this fall!

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken




    1. In slow cooker, add chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt and stir to combine.
    2. Lay seasoned chicken breasts on top of other ingredients inside slow cooker.
    3. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours.
    4. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker and stir it into other ingredients. Adjust salt and seasoning to desired taste.
    Recipe is from

    Some other things I am going to do to get ready for fall is I am going to organize my stuff I have been buying with coupons for super cheap.  I have decided to  utilize Trevor's closet space and put a bookcase in it to hold my little stockpile I have going on.  I have bought 6 bottles of Tide for $2.50 each and I have about 3 bottles of shampoo and conditioner I paid vey little for them.   Right now I have the bottles of Tide in my laundry room on top of the dresser.  Doesn't look so good and makes the room feel cluttered.  Another thing I am going to do is get rid of a lot of my stuff out of the bedroom.  I feel like I have piles of something in every corner and its closing in on me. Maybe I can get stuff ready for a garage sale in two weeks and make some money to buy a few outfits for fall!

    Yes I am very excited for fall!  Anyone have any special trips or plans for this season coming up?
    Please share with me if you do!! Would love to hear about special traditions, trips and such for you all! 

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Road trip!

    Yesterday (Tuesday) I drove 4 hours to Wheeler Texas. Mr. C. had to go back to work early and I told him I was coming to stay a few days with him.  Of course I can't go to work with him, but I plan on taking some photos of the town and exploring a bit. I also will take time to get a few letters wrote as well. I can always find ways to entertain myself.  Mr. C. gets worried that I will be bored. By now that man should know I will find something to waste time on.  (He thinks my pen pals and couponing is waste of time). He has no ideal how much I enjoy writing my friends! ).
          We are staying at Baymont Inn & Suites here at Wheeler Texas.  They are nice rooms. This one hasn't been here too long, so it feels modern and up to date.  Love the huge towels they have in bathroom! I also can't wait to try out the hot tub!
            I need to go down and see what they are having for breakfast this morning.  I would like a cold cup of orange juice.
            Everyone have a great day! I know I will!