Good bye 2018

Can't believe that it's almost 2019!!!!

At the beginning of 2018, I wrote this blog post down below of what I wanted to do in 2018.......Well, I accomplished a lot on the list and failed a lot too. RED means I failed and I need to work on more in 2019

  • Spend more time with family. Go see the grandparents, nephew and niece a lot
  • Read more books
  • Learn more about the Bible
  • Be healthy 
  • Try new things 
  • Cook more, eat out less
  • Drink more water
  • Walk more 
  • Watch shows on my Netflix list
  • Go to bed a decent time 
  • Wake up a decent time 
  • Save money
  • Travel 
  • Clean out clutter around the house 
  • Pay it forward
  • Try to blog every day (write fun posts)
  • Go to sporting events
  • Go to fun concerts 
  • Don't judge others. No one is perfect

*Holy cow, that's ALOT of red!!! 
I will keep doing the ones that are not in red as well!!!

To add to the list that I want to do:
Be a better daughter, granddaughter, sister, sister-in-law and aunt
Work harder on my 2 businesses 
Live my life!!!!

Here is to a WONDERFUL 2019!!! Can't wait to see what this year brings to me and my family. Happy 2019 everyone, hope this year is great to y'all. 

Have a safe and wonderful 2019!!!!!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a safe and wonderful Christmas!!!

Maple Bacon Carrots

2 pounds of carrots, peeled and sliced in ½ " slices
¼ cup butter
¼ cup water
⅓ cup maple syrup
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ cup cooked and crumbled bacon
¼ cup parsley
  1. In a large skillet melt butter over medium high heat. And add carrots and water and bring to a boil. Add maple syrup, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and cover with lid.
  3. Cook for 8 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove lid and cook for 3 more minutes until carrot are tender.
  4. Stir in bacon and parsley and serve.

Strawberry Icebox Cake


  • 3-1/2 cups freshly whipped cream divided (or can use 3-1/2 cups of your favorite whipped topping like Cool Whip)
  • 1 3.4-ounce package cheesecake pudding can also use vanilla pudding or beat in one 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese minus the milk
  • 2 cups cold milk to make the pudding - omit if using cream cheese option
  • 12 graham crackers
  • 2-1/2 cups mixture of fresh sliced strawberries divided leaving the prettiest slices for the top

Optional Toppings:

  • crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • chopped nuts
  • drizzle of chocolate
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1. To make freshly whipped cream: With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whip 2 cups of heavy cream until it just holds soft peaks. Add 1/3 cup of powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and whip to combine until stiff peaks hold. Do not overmix. Set aside 1/2 cup whipped cream for topping.
  2. In a separate large bowl, make the pudding according to package directions using the 2 cups of cold milk. Allow 5 minutes to thicken. Once thickened, fold in the 3 cups of whipped cream.
  3. Assemble the cake: Spread a thin layer of the cream mixture in a 8 x 8 pan to coat the bottom.
  4. Place 3 graham crackers across the center of pan and then break up 1 or 2 more crackers as needed to fill in the gaps. Spread half of the cream mixture on top. Place a single layer of sliced strawberries.
  5. Top with another layer of graham crackers, breaking them as needed to make them fit. Spread the remaining cream mixture over top. Add another layer of strawberries.
  6. Top with the final layer of graham crackers. Spread the reserved 1/2 cup freshly whipped cream (or Cool Whip) over evenly.
  7. Place the last layer of the prettiest berries reserved for the top. Sprinkle on graham cracker crumbs on top.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until the graham crackers have softened completely. Serve chilled and dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Since it was a cold night last night, I made this warm and very good soup


  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breasts
  • 16 oz. jar salsa mild or medium
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 - ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz can whole kernel corn drained
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice


Tortilla chips optional

Cilantro optional

Green Onions optional


appreciating- Life and my family. How blessed I am to have wonderful people in my life

researching-Nothing at the time

posting -New blog posts. Trying to stay updated and new things on my Facebook shops

getting- Ready for the holiday season

cooking- foods I want to try

Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, salted and peppered if desired.
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 8 oz. sour cream, (equivalent to 1 cup)
  • 6 oz. box stuffing mix
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup baby carrots

Optional stuffing additions:

  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled sausage, (cooked or raw)
  • 2 teaspoons dry rosemary

Congrats Drew Brees

As most of y'all know I am a HUGE Saints fan!!! Monday night, Drew Brees is now the NFL's all-time leader in total passing yards!!!! 

Tuscan Chicken Mac And Cheese (ONE POT, STOVE TOP)

  • 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts pounded to 1-inch thickness (or 4 boneless and skinless chicken thigh fillets)
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (sweet or smokey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon oil, divided (use olive or canola oil)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1/3 cup white wine OPTIONAL (use chicken broth instead if you wish)
  • 9 oz (250g) jarred sun dried tomato strips in oil (reserve 2 tablespoons of oil and drain the rest)
  • 3 level tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups milk OR light cream* or half and half, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
  • 10 ounces (300g) elbow macaroni uncooked (3 cups!)
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese Cheddar or Gruyere
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken


  • 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 chicken breasts boneless and skinless (4-5 ounces each)
  • 12 slices bacon


  1. In a large bowl add the brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper and mix until combined.
  2. Coat the chicken in the brown sugar mixture.
  3. Wrap each piece of chicken with two slices of bacon (aim for the end of the bacon pieces to stay under the chicken to prevent unwrapping while cooking).
  4. Place into your baking pan (with at least 2 inch high sides).
  5. Top with the remaining brown sugar mixture.
  6. Cook at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through and browned.
  7. Careful to not let the brown sugar burn and blacken.

5-Ingredient Creamy Southwest Chicken Alfredo


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 can Mild Rotel or chopped tomatoes, 2 Tbsp reserved for garnish
  • 8 ounces Penne Pasta, cooked according to package instructions
  • Garnish: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Cilantro Leaves


No one at this time 
Nothing right now
All kinds and things 
New Girl on Netflix and other things 
Counting down to college and pro football


Celebrating- My birthday today(July 4th) 

Visiting- No one at this time

 Baking-Nothing right now

Wearing- My USA shirt and my red\white\blue flip flops 

Loving- My freedom and my life

Grilled Parmesan Corn On The Cob

  • 4 ears of fresh corn on the cob
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Preheat the grill to 400ºF.
Prep corn by shucking and placing each ear on a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil.Set aside.
In a small bowl mix the olive oil, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Brush the oil mixture over each ear of corn. Sprinkle generously with the parmesan cheese (reserving some for garnish). Wrap the corn tightly in the aluminum foil.

Place aluminum foil pack on the grill for around 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.

Unwrap each piece and garnish with more parmesan cheese. Serve 


Life. How wonderful it is

Lists on what to throw away, keep and donate

Comfy clothes around the house

Nothing really right now

No where at the moment, but hopefully Boston this summer 


  • 4-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 6-8 Slices Swiss Cheese (Mozzarella works too)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan Cheese (divided)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Cooked Rice to serve over (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Pat chicken dry and place in a greased 9x13 pan.
  3. Add sliced cheese on top of chicken breasts.
  4. In a bowl mix mayonnaise, sour cream, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Spread this over chicken and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 1 hour. Serve over rice if desired or serve alone.

10 things you probably don't know about me

I am going to start doing some fun posts

10 things you probably don't know about me

  1. I went to way too many schools. The last school I went, I could've enrolled myself (haha) 
  2. I graduated a year after my brother, who is younger than me
  3. I am a night owl, been one since I was a baby
  4. I can drink coffee at night and not get hyper
  5. I hate being alone at home. I turn on most all the lights and I keep the TV on all night in the living room
  6. I am a big binge watcher
  7. I have TV series that I have at least 10 episodes  and haven't yet watch them 
  8. I am a very picky eater
  9. I am a gagger and I hate it a lot. The doctor can't use the wooden thing for my throat, because I gag 
  10. I am a slow reader, so I read along with Alexia sometimes
  11. Bonus:  I live at home and I love it!!!! I really don't care what people think. It's really none of their business

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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With Bath and Body Works bath gel
*I try to go when they have a good sell on them to stock up on them*

To get back in shape. To start walking again

Packages of the goodies I bought

A new Cinematic Light Box. My new one broke 

Nothing right now. Just trying to find good recipes on Pintrest