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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Wow, what a whirlwind week…why is it that in the winter months time drags and moves slowly but when it’s summer it speeds by like a freight train on steroids?

In 2 days we’ll be celebrating 23 years of marriage, and yes, that too seems like it flew by.  There were times when we experienced “winter months” and time lagged, but with the grace of God, we are now in our “summer” months – like a freight train on steroids – lol!

If you are like me, you are still grilling outdoors and this may be an early start for an indoor Crockpot meal, but I wanted to try the Campbell’sSlow Cooker Sauce.

Ingredients:

  • Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce – Sweet Korean BBQ w Roasted Ginger & Sesame
  • Jasmine Rice – Dellarice.com
  • Beef – 2-3 lbs
  • Slow Cooker/Crock Pot

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The beef was placed in the Crock Pot, did not use cooking spray nor add any water

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Covered beef with Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce

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7 hours on low

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Shredded beef with 2 forks

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Cooked rice as package directions and covered with shredded beef

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My sons love tacos and burritos so I made these for them.

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There are 3 other Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces that I’ll try, and this Korean BBQ was just the right blend.  It wasn’t too salty which would have been a turn off for me.

Do you use the Slow Cooker in the summer?

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

Today is going to be another hot and steamy day, and this is actually Heatwave #4.  If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the 5-day forecast for the Delaware Valley – HOT HOT and HOTTER.   The Meteorologist stated he preferred the cold and snow of winter but I love the heat of the summer.  Deciding what to wear isn’t a challenge since I’m in an air conditioned car or office most of the day and I was going to wear all black but decided to throw in a little pink.

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7:00 am and the sun is shining brightly

Which do you prefer, the cold of  Winter or the heat of Summer?

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Love my Pink & White pumps from Rugged Wearhouse

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Tank – GW Boutique // Pencil Skirt – Walmart

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Enjoy your day and stay cool – Smooches!

Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy & Love & Loyally – come on over and join in on the fun

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

The weather so far this Spring has been two tone – warm one day, cold the next … sunny one day, raining the next…warm during the day and freezing at night.  This afternoon it’s expected to be warm which is definitely a relief because the past few nights have been extremely chilly so much so that we had to turn the heat back on.  I am not going to complain too much as there are states that are still dealing with snow and flooding which is far worse than anything we are experiencing.

In keeping with the two tone theme, today’s outfit is a combination of two trends:

Color Blocking and Black & White.

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How is the weather in your neck of the woods?

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OOTD 4 24 13 009Worthington Skirt and Top were  both on clearance at JCPenney

OOTD 4 24 13 005Blending in the the tulips!

OOTD 4 24 13 011Black Bubble Necklace was hard to resist  at $3.99 from Rainbow Shops

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Purse (old) – Ross // Sandals – Avon

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Linking up today with Transatlantic Blonde WIWW – hop over and meet a few new bloggers

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

It has finally happened, Winter is officially over and based upon the temps for the next few days so is Spring!  If you live in the MidAtlantic area you know that we went from the cold-in-the-low 50’s on Saturday to the hot-in-the-mid 80’s today, all I can say is “bring it on”!  I love the warmer temps, not intense heat but warm enough to wear only one layer of clothing and a wrap dress is perfect.  If you follow me on Instagram you know that I twisted my knee doing Zumba and haven’t been able to wear heels, needless to say, I’m not happy.  I did pose in them this morning but had to go straight to the flats to lessen the pain.

What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Red Sandals - Rugged Wearhouse

OOTD 4 9 13 001Black and White Wrap Dress  – CitiTrends // Red Sandals – Rugged Wearhouse

Sunglasses - Rugged Wearhouse

It’s so bright I had to wear shades!

Wrap Dress - CitiTrendsSunnies (old) – Rugged Wearhouse

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OOTD 4 9 13 018Wore Red Embellished Mossimo Flats

OOTD 4 9 13 019Linking up today with Style Statement Tuesday – come on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I hope you all had a good weekend, mine was nice and it started with a Transformation Bonfire at church Friday night, where we all witnessed a Meteorite.  I had just put away my iPad after taking pictures of the bonfire so didn’t get a chance to capture it, did you see it?  We were outside in the cold so the songs, prayers and Sermonette was short, and it ended with an unburdening. We were encouraged to write down anything that we wanted to be released from and then cast it into the fire.  Only hours before I was informed that my Aunt has passed, she had been suffering with emphysema for years and God finally released her from her pain and suffering – RIP Aunt Myrtle.

We woke up this morning to a Wonderful Winter Wonderland…Spring will just have to wait a little longer.  Although it is very pretty to look at it wasn’t so pretty to drive in, it took 2 hours to get to work and it’s still snowing so it will be a long commute home.

Today’s outfit had to be changed from a skirt and blouse to pants and top for a casual and comfortable Monday.

Spring Snow Storm

Winter Wonderland

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Closet staples – pants, top and boots

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‘Ole  Man Winter is not giving up without a fight!

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Snow flakes on the face – lol

Leaving for work

Linking up today with YOLO Monday – join in and meet a few new bloggers.

Have a wonderful afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Thursday, hope your day is going well.

Having Tuesday off from work has me a day behind mentally which may not be a bad thing because tomorrow is FRI-YAY!!!!  It was somewhat depressing reading through the blogs last night, seeing all those beautiful and colorful maxi dresses and wishing for warmer days instead of dealing with these cold Winter winds.  This morning we were greeted with snow showers…really Mother Nature – c’mon Spring!

In these pictures I may be smiling but I’m definitely not excited about these outfits, I want to shed the layers!

Sunday’s Suit

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Suit – old closet staple // necklace – Jewelrymax.net // Mossimo Pumps via Target

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Tuesday’s Wild Child

OOTD 3 20 13 006Boots & Purse – Avon // Jeggings – Kmart // Tunic Dress – Ross // Necklace – Jewelrymax.net // Belt – closet staple

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OOTD 3 20 13 018Cardigan – Ross or Marshalls // Skirt and Top – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Purse – Avon // Merona pumps via Target

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Tired of This Weather Thursday

OOTD 3 21 13 014Sweater Vest – Marshalls // Gauchos – closet staple // Blouse – GW Boutique // Earrings – Icings // Bracelet – jewelry box

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I had hoped that tomorrow the weather would be warmer but most likely it will be a “50’s Friday”  Oh well, the temps will eventually increase but  until then I will be wearing clothing from the winter wardrobe.

Linking up today with Bloglovin’ Blog Hop, Almost Friday Thursday Blog Hop and Papa is a Preacher, come on over and meet some new bloggers.

Have a fantabulous afternoon and don’t forget to check out the FB Page “Bloggers4JCPenney” – there are some great new postings.

Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Monday, I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

I had an online weekend…reading and commenting on Blogs…updating status’…tweeting….Instagraming…Sverving…and…creating a Facebook Campaign, “Bloggers4JCPenney“. There were several bloggers who liked the concept and submitted their posts, I hope you’ll check it out and do the same.

Saturday, I received my first Influenster VOXBOX, and will be posting a review later this week. Sunday, I went to church, wore green and cooked CornBeef, Cabbage and Potatoes for St. Patty’s Day. Tomorrow #1 son has an interview at Bank of America, he and I will be meeting his DVR job coach at 1:00.  The job market is tough made even more so when you have a disability so please say a little prayer for him.

We were all hoping for another warm weekend but it seems like ‘ole Man Winter is back for one last hurrah! Wednesday is officially the first day of Spring so I’m mixing in a little bright colors with today’s all black outfit.

Are you planning a special “1st Day of Spring” outfit or will you wait until it gets warmer?

Purse from Rugged Wearhouse

Getting ready for the warmer and brighter days of Spring!

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Polka Dot Purse – Rugged Wearhouse // Neon Orange Belt – Avon

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Bright vest was thrifted from a GW Boutique (Goodwill)

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Shoes from Ross

Come on Spring…push “ole man winter away!

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Linking up with Tough Cookie Mommy and Megnificantlife  – join in to meet a few new bloggers.

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!


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