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Hello Friends, I hope you are winding down from a very productive day. Tonight’s easy breezy crockpot meal was Chicken Cacciatore and it was perfect because I was tired and hungry when I got home at 7:30. I went to the Exton Mall at lunch looking for a pair of red shoes which I found at The Shoe Dept, but wanted to check other stores after work. I stopped at Marshall’s, Rainbow Shops and Ross but didn’t find any, disappointed I finally went home to a fully cooked meal!

Ingredients:
Chicken breasts, fresh or can/jar mushrooms, salsa, and seasoning, I added 2 fresh tomatoes that were in the freezer. Instead of throwing away soft tomatoes I put them in the freezer to be used later in the crock pot or added to spaghetti sauce/gravy.

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Spray crockpot with cooking oil or use crockpot liner. Rinse, pat dry and season chicken breasts or you can use thighs or legs.

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Put chicken in crockpot and cover with mushrooms, if fresh, wash thoroughly, then add the jar of salsa

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Add a jar of water, cover and set to low for 8 hours

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Before serving you can add a cup of Instant Rice and continue cooking for 15 mins, otherwise, just dish out and enjoy.

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Have a fantabulous night – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Can you believe it’s the last Thursday of the month, tomorrow is the first day of February. February 1st is also my “baby boy’s” Birthday and he will be 17 – somebody is getting old and it isn’t me!!!!
February, 1996, two days after he was born we were hit with a major snow storm that kept us house bound for almost a month. I hope that doesn’t happen again, the storm of 2010 was more than enough to last a lifetime – remember that one?

No snow storms in the forecast, just bright sunshine and high winds, but not like what tore through some southern states last night – we are truly blessed!

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These blue suede booties are different than the one’s featured here.  They were purchased last year from The Shoe Dept, and also came in red which I didn’t get – wish I had because it would have saved me from going to the mall today.  By the way, have you been to JC Penney’s lately?  If not, GO, they have $1 ~ $3 ~ $5 and $10 clearance racks, I got a red skirt and a pair of capris for $5 each!  Their new “one price no sales” marketing campaign didn’t work out so well, and now they are restructuring, so head over for some great bargains.  The “housewives of Exton” were racking up on kids clothes on clearance for a dollar which are better deals than Goodwill!

Linking up with Thoughtful Thursday & Imprintalish – hop over and meet a new blogger

Have a good afternoon – Smooches!

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If you have plans to participate in any of the  “America Goes Red Challenges”, check out Dollar Tree for decorations.  Obviously they are stocked for Valentine’s Day but I will be using the heart garland for my cubicle wall and use as a back drop for a few pictures.  I do hope you will be joining me in the “Pin Red for Women” Campaign.

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Heading out to find a pair of red shoes and will be back this afternoon with today’s outfit of the day – Smooches!

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The American Heart Association will be celebrating National Wear Red Day For Women  on Friday, 2/1/13

Merck and Macy’s are national sponsors, and on Feb 1st through the 5th, Macy’s will be offering an additional 20% off select items if you are wearing red in store or online using the code “RED”.

I will be participating in the effort to drive awareness of this deadly disease by taking part in a “Pin Red For Women Campaign” and am asking you, my fabulous followers to join me.  The only requirement is for you to follow me on Pinterest, (DeDivahDeals) and during the month of February pin pictures of yourself wearing red.  Throughout the month I will check your boards and repin the pictures onto mine and by the end of the campaign we will all be joined together for a common cause in a sea of Red.

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I thank God that no women in my family has succumbed to this deadly disease but as an ex-smoker, not a day goes by that I don’t think of the damage it caused to my heart and lungs.  Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women and together we can help rid the world of this deadly disease by joining in this powerful movement.  More information can be found at the American Heart Association website – here 

Please leave me a comment if you will be joining me and I look forward to seeing your beautiful pictures.

Have a blessed day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

Today it’s warm yet foggy due to the increase in temps making the morning commute a little slow. There were several fender benders on 95N, one of which was almost mine, however, my Guardian Angel shielded me from it making it a near miss.

You may remember when I purchased this outfit from Boscov’s (here), but it’s the first time that I’ve worn it.  This evening is my son’s Open House, and depending on traffic I may not have time to change clothes.   I wanted to wear something that would be comfortable enough to take me from work to walking the halls of a High School.

What do you think of this “from the office to the halls of high school” attire?

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Wearing the green pair of Mossimo embellished flats from Target and necklace from a Flea Market Vendor.

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Green stone accent ring and watch from Avon.

OOTD 1 30 13 011Linking up today with Transatlantic Blonde , STYLELIXIR and All Things Alisa – hop on over and meet a few new bloggers

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends, I hope you are winding down from a very productive day. Tonight’s dinner was an easy breezy crockpot meal – beef stew.

Ingredients:
Beef (any cut); carrots; potatoes; onion; McCormick Slow Cooker seasoning, water, cooking spray

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Spray inside of crock pot with cooking spray or use a crockpot liner; place in beef, you can cube cut it but it becomes so tender it falls apart

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Cut carrots, potatoes and onions then place on top of beef

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Mix seasoning into 1 1/3 cup of warm water and pour over veggies and beef

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I set my crockpot to low, allowing 8 hours of cooking time, placed cover on crockpot and went to work

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Returned home to a fully cooked meal and clean up was a breeze (my men did it)!

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Have a fantabulous night – Smooches

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

There are only a few traces of yesterday’s snow and according to the meteorologist, Mother Nature will be having a hot flash so all that remains will be melted by Friday.  It’s tough for people not to accept the existence of Global Warming especially with all of these varying weather conditions around the world.  Al Gore has been speaking out for years, now just maybe people will take him more seriously.  Okay, stepping down off the soap box.

Most of you know that I love…love…love…shoes and will be the first to admit that I have too many, but it’s not something new, I have been a shoe lover since High School.  I’ve always had to have the latest styles in different colors…pastel pinks…mellow yellow…aqua marine blue….heels…flats…sandals…boots – I loved them all.  These days I don’t buy as many as I used to but when I find a bargain, I am on it like a heat seeking missile (remember the Target haul?)  Because I have so many I can’t remember ever wearing the same pair two days in a row that was until today, this is the first time.  There are two reasons for this, first I am still trying to get my closet in order and secondly, these Granny boots are comfortable and look cute with this outfit!

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Necklace and Earring Set – Jewelrymax.net – Snake and Crocodile Rings – Avon // Belt – Rainbow Shop

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Earlier today, I received a nice surprise, I was chosen as this week’s Featured Blogger by Esther on her Frugal Living and More  Totally Tuesday Blog Hop!

Hop on over and check her out for some great money saving coupons and deals!

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THANK YOU ESTHER !!!

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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