Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Time Off

Hey There Friends,
                 I just wanted you to know I have taken some time off from blogging due to too many family obligations to which my husband and kids need most of my time. I am definitely thinking about what to blog about next as I go about my I am looking forward to getting back with you all VERY soon!!!!
Big Hugs and Carry On!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Easy Peasy Weekly Recipe #12

It's Wednesday!

Time for this week's installment of Christie's Easy Peasy Weekly Recipes!

Whole Chicken Fryers 
Veggies: Sweet Onions, Frozen Baby Carrots (so they don't get too mushy, Potatoes and 1 inch chopped Celery
Chicken Seasoning of Choice (we used Monterey Chicken on one and the other just a generic chicken seasoning)
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste 
Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Quarter the 2 onions and place at the bottom of the pan.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Etsy Friday Favorites #2

Here are this week's picks!
Apparel: I am REALLY debating purchasing this dress for myself... it looks soooo comfy and gorgeous at the same time. Ladies - 'The little Black Dress' - Linen Mix - You Pick the Size - Junior, Adult or Plus size Boutique Mia by CXV makes this CUSTOM for every single lady. So cool!
Accessory: Chunky Turquoise Quartz Watch Bracelet I love this...the minute I saw it I fell in love. It is brought to you by SLDesignsHBJ 
For the Home: Unity Sand Ceremony Frame with Engraving in White Such a neat smart and a GREAT keepsake of your marriage ceremony for your home to display. This would be especially sweet for a beach wedding where it is virtually impossible to keep a candle lit. There are a few more options for this idea here.
Let me know what you think and please consider purchasing these handmade items at Etsy!!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Easy Peasy Weekly Recipe #11

It's Wednesday!
Time for this week's installment of Christie's Easy Peasy Weekly Recipes!
15 lbs whole bone-in ham
1 lb brown sugar
1/2 cup yellow mustard

Friday, October 05, 2012

Etsy Friday Favorites #1

Welcome to the first ever Etsy Friday!

Like my previous post says, I am addicted to window shopping at Etsy. I have on occasion purchased, but I tell you, daily I'm on the site...I just cannot help myself. There is a plethora of neat handmade products on the site that truly keep me in awe. Because of this addiction, I thought I would share my finds... I think it will be a fun addition to my blog.

I will list three different areas in which I will pick a product or shoppe to highlight: ApparelAccessory and For The are this week's picks.

1. Apparel:
Charming Necessities LLC's Boho Mauve Line....This is an entire line of GORGEOUS vintage style clothing for our girly girls! I have to admit, I didn't pick this one. My 5 yr old did. Maili has an eye for the things she likes AND she likes PINK! She wants the entire outfit that is pictured in the Fall Knot Dress pictures. Here is the link to the entire line.... Enjoy! Charming Necessities LLC's Boho Mauve Line

Thursday, October 04, 2012


Because I am ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with Starting tomorrow I am going to start something called "Etsy Friday Favorites" and weekly post my finds that I just LOVE. I mostly window shop, well...because I cannot afford to buy EVERYTHING I love on there... But, I thought it would be fun. You can respond to my posts and if there are any Esty things you find that you JUST HAVE TO share... you can do that too.  I especially like the idea of supporting other mom's who put love into every piece they make by hand on Etsy... I am really excited about it!

PS: If you have an Etsy store you'd like me to check out to consider... let me know!

Funny Story

My kids truly crack me up here is the newest Funny Story!
So, this morning we are all getting ready for school. Braden my 5 yr old Kindergartner was laying on the couch, he didn't want to eat breakfast and said his belly hurt. Well, after asking what was going on/wrong he says this "I don't want to go to school because the kids in my class are going to think I'm not complete."
 Oh Lordy Me!!!! He is the oldest child in his class and the first in his class to loose THE first tooth...He didn't want to be the odd man out.
Needless to say, he went to

Braden lost his first tooth 10/03/12

Thrifty Thursdays #10!

I found two ones this week that seem to be really good deals.
Tilly's is offering an Extra 50% off Accessories. Discount appears in cart. Shipping is free. Offer valid through October 8.

American Eagle - 40% off clearance + Additional 15% off

I know AE's sales are very common. Nonetheless, it never hurts to post these as the prices are dirt cheap for a fairly good quality product and designs.

Add item to cart to see price after 40% discount
Use promo code 24726521 to get an additional 15%

If you buy any pair of AE jeans, you can use the code 47645011 to get 20% instead of the 15%

Shipping is free if you are a Shoprunner member of course or if you purchase over $100. $7 flat-rate otherwise.
If you have an active deal you have found this week, feel free to comment below.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Easy Peasy Weekly Recipe #10

It's Wednesday!

Time for this week's installment of Christie's Easy Peasy Weekly Recipes!