Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away! Fashion Friday!

The weather can’t rain on my parade! It has been raining all week and I couldn’t be happier. It has given me a chance to wear my cute rain books that I got brand new from goodwill for $5. Along with my white coat from a garage sale for $2. I love a good deal and great fashion!

Get a similar outfit: Rain boots, Umbrella, Jacket, Pink Tee and Jeans!

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Has it been raining by you this week?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Apples and Dip! TTT # 12


Hello and welcome to my 12

Totally Tasty Tuesday!

A few weeks ago I showed you our peach tree.  Well it is finally that time of year for us to pick our apples. Each year our apple tree gets bigger and bigger with more and more apples on it.  This yeah we pick a lot of apples, which mean we have a lot of different apple recipes.

One of my families personal favorite recipes is our apple dip. We make it at least once a week, if not for company than for ourselves. It is super easy and delicious. The best part about it is you can change it up how ever you would like or whatever you have in your home.

Here is the recipe:

1 8 oz package Cream Cheese (softened)
1/4 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup (or to your likings)
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Blend together with a fork or a hand mixer for a smoother consistency. Serve with apple slices and enjoy!

Here is our apple tree! isn’t it getting so big?

And the apples are just delicious! Yummy!

Apples are one of the best fall snacks. They are like Gods natural candy!


The benefits to growing your own apples/fruits and vegetables are endless. Just to name a few, there are no pesticides or harsh chemicals on them. The amount of food grown will save you a lot of money and you will challenge your mind to be more creative with what food you do have! You will never regret growing a garden, it is amazing and so much fun!

What is your favorite fall snack?

What other apple recipes would you like to see?



Monday, September 26, 2011

Bears Vs Packers Game!

Hi everyone I hope you all had a great weekend!!

I don’t know about your house but at my house every Sunday is football Sunday! This week was especially exciting because the Chicago Bears were playing against the Green Bay Packers! I went over to Brandon’s house watch the game and spend the day with his family! We had a great time!

Brandon loves to make all kinds of drinks for special occasions (for instance the Bears vs Packers game)

I got these cute glasses for him at good will for $1.99! We use them all the time!

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See aren’t they cute!

  We also had some amazing hamburgers!

I like mine with everything on it! yummmy!


What did you do this weekend?

Do you or your family members like football? If so, what team do you go for?

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Beautiful Day Fashion Friday #1

Hello and welcome
to my very first
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I have been wanting to start Fashion Friday for some time now but didn’t get around to it till now. I would like to invite every blogger to join in the fun every Friday starting today! We are here to brag share all of our fun and original fashion ideas, deals that are going on or anything else you would like to share.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Basic H Review

I hope everyone is having a great week! 

I would like to share a post that Ashley at Wife on a budget wrote on Shaklee’s Basic H.  She has so many great ideas and ways to live on a budget.

Here is one of her before and after pictures showing how she used Basic H.

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Click Here to check out her whole post! I know you are going to love her as much as I do!

Have you ever tried Shaklee’s Basic H yet?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chocolate Cinch Frape TTT # 11


Happy Tuesday!!
A lot of people might not agree with me about the beauty of Tuesday although it is a great day for many reasons:

1) It is not Monday!
2) It can only go up from here!
3) You know that after tomorrow the week is half over!
4) You still have some left over energy from the past weekend!
And last but certainly not least.
5) Each day you wake up is a gift from God and we should appreciate each day as if it were the last!

So on this beautiful Tuesday morning there is not a better breakfast than a home made Chocolate Chinch Frape. Filled with a rich chocolate / coffee taste and 24 grams of protein you can’t find a better or faster breakfast!

All you need is:

6 Frozen Coffee Cubes
1 Cup Milk
1 t Coco
2 Scoops of Cafe Latte Cinch Protein
1/2 t Vanilla
3 Scoops of Stevia

Blend everything together in a blender for at least 1 minutes to make sure it is fully blended!


Every week we take our left over coffee and freeze it in ice cube trays. It taste great blended with Cafe Latte Cinch!


I have tried so many different kinds of stevia and this one is my favorite!


I got this reusable Starbucks cup from Brandon and I love it. I use it every day for everything!


Now you can sit back and enjoy! Although if you are anything like me you don’t have time to sit so you can grab it and take it with you wherever life may bring you today!


Thank you from
coming to my 11th
Totally Tasty
Tuesday Party!!

What is your favorite breakfast?
Do you have a favorite drink or shake?

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Baby Diaper Cake!


I hope everyone had a great weekend.

I know that I did, I went to my cousins baby shower! I decided to make a baby diaper cake just like the one I made for my mom a few months ago. Although this one was for a baby boy so I changed up the colors a bit. 108 

This is a very fun alternative to just giving someone a bag of diapers and it is surprisingly easy too. Chick here to see how I made it!


I also have her Organic Gentle Wash and Organic Diaper Rash Cream. These are my favorite baby products.

What do you like to give for a baby shower?
Did you do anything fun this weekend?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Totally Tasty Tuesday # 10 Peaches

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

My thoughts and prayers went out to all of the people who lost their lives on 9/11 and for all of their family and friends. May God bless each and everyone of them.

This past weekend was amazingly beautiful.  Our peaches on our peach tree were perfectly ripe and ready to eat. We planted our peach tree about 4 1/2 years ago and it was a tiny twig.  We bought it on sale for about $10. look at it now!


We haven’t had time to make anything yet because we just got the peaches but don’t worry I will! :)  For now I would like to talk to show you what a $10 tree can get you.

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If you think about the Cost and Worth of the peaches it is just pennies per peach. The best part about it is that they come back every year!

What do you grow in your garden?

What is your favorite peach recipe?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Our One Year!

I hope everyone is having a great week and is ready for the weekend, I know that I am! 

This week Brandon and I celebrated our one year anniversary in sweet home Chicago! This week last year Brandon asked me to be his girl friend right next to the bean in Millennium Park. So we decided to go back to Chicago for our anniversary.


Can you believe that we have been dating for a whole year? It almost doesn’t seem real after everything that has happened. I can honestly say that he is the best thing that has ever happened to me!  

As you can see here, we could not ask for a better day.  The sky was blue all day long with just as much wind as you would expect from “The Windy City”. We started off our day at the Willis Tower. It was amazing I just loved it!willis tower

Next we went out to eat at Margaritavlle in Navy Pier. It was amazing, we got their signature drink “Big Rita” and got to keep the glass as well. Yumm…so good!


When I said windy, I meant windy! But it was worth every minute just to be with someone who loves me like he does. Navy Pier

We spent the rest of the time at Millennium Park! Isn’t it all so beautiful?Millennium Park

Oh and you can’t forget about the Garrett’s Popcorn! We picked some of that up right before we headed back!Garretts Popcorn


I can not ever describe how happy I am right now!

What kind of moments of memories make you feel so happy?

What did you do for your anniversary?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Totally Tasty Tuesday – French Toast Casserole

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend, I know that I did. Every Sunday on our way home from church my family stops off at Jimmy Johns (a sandwich shop) and buys all of their day old bread for $0.50 each.  We use if for just about everything, today we made French Toast Casserole.  It is so easy and delicious.

All you need is:

2 loaves of bread
6 eggs
2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 stick of butter
1/4 sugar to sprinkle on the top

477 Cut the 2 loaves of Jimmy Johns bread into small cubes.478 Mix 6 eggs, 2 cups milk 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a large blow.479 Pour over cut bread and mix together.480Pour bread in 9x13 pan. Cover bottom of pan with milk. Cut 1/2 stick of butter in slices and place over bread and sprinkle with sugar.482 Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.483  Serve with maple syrup or whatever you like on your French toast. Enjoy!487

What do you like to make for breakfast?
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