Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wish List Wednesday

Well my birthday is officially less than a month away. This will be my last year in my 20's, so I really want it to be a great year. So lately I've been thinking about my 'wish list'. These are a few items I am hoping make it my way this year. :)

Ash Canvas Women's Classics
TOMS Ash Canvas Classics

B.F.F. Belly Bandit
Downeast Basics Long Sleeve Tees


Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Migraine

Well this Monday morning wanted to welcome me with a monster migraine. Thanks Monday, I really owe you for that one. Luckily I have the best hubby ever and he took really good care of me to help me through it. I am super tired, but feel so much better! (It's amazing to me how grateful I feel after a migraine to feel no pain and be over it!)

Well, I just wanted to give you a preview of blog posts in the works that will be debuting within the next few weeks. (I have to make up for the drought of the past couple weeks!)

My Famous Sugar Cookie Recipe
New Hair Do - Lizzy is Getting a Haircut
September Book Club Recap of The Night Circus
DIY Fall Decor to Spruce Up Your Space
A Birthday Wish List
Pumpkin Patch Recap
Christmas Quilt Project
Homemade Halloween Costume
An Organized Move
Fav Fall Item: Legwarmers
The Perfect Gift for Baby Girl

Have a wonderful Monday! Don't let it attack you like it did to me. :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What Happened to You? Wednesday

You might be wondering where in the world we have been lately. Sometimes I wonder where I am too. :) Well, Jane has been buried under school projects galore and I (Lizzy) have been trying to adjust to new schedule changes that have risen out of my husband's new job (so grateful for by the way, but it is an adjustment to have him working a regular 8am-5pm schedule because I used to have my evenings all to myself) and my little    one's new nap schedule or I should say lack of a regular nap schedule. So both Jane and I are trying to adjust the best we can, so thank for your patience and forgiveness when we are absent for days at a time or behind on posts. 

Okay, enough of that. This is my FAVORITE time of year (October to the New Year - rocks the Casbah!) So, tonight we are having a fall festival at church and I am making my slow-cooked chili, so I thought I would share the recipe. One of my favs and so easy.

Slow-Cooked Chili 
(adapted from

2 lbs. ground beef
2 - 16 oz. cans kidney beans, rinsed & drained
2 -14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
2 medium onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Shredded Cheddar Cheese (optional)
Sour Cream (optional)

Yeilds: 10 Servings

In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, drain. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the next nine ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours. Garnish individual servings with cheese or sour cream if desired. 

It is delicious and so easy and perfect for fall!

Another amazing fall find: 
If you have ever had an apple pie caramel apple, you will love these! They are limited edition for the fall, so if you love them, you will want to start stock-piling now to get you through the rest of the year. :)