Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Currently Searching For...

With warmer temps on the horizon I have been searching for new pieces of clothing to add to my wardrobe. I want to change the way I dress all together. Try something bright and colorful. I feel the best when I am wearing black, gray and white pieces but let's face it in the spring and summer time that doesn't look so appealing.

I have been scoping out Pinterest lately for ideas and I stumbled across my new found love for Dottie Couture. Other than that, the pieces are from all over the place.
Here's what I'm going for....

All items can be found here.
If you own a shop, boutique or store that sells similar items such as these please let me know! If you know where I can purchase items like these I would love to hear your suggestions!

Are you going after a new look?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Never would have I thought in a million years that my little ladybug, princess, sassy, little chubby cheeked girl would be playing baseball.

Her first practice was last week and not to brag or anything but she WILL be giving those boys a run for their money. There is only one other girl on the team which automatically makes them stand outs.

We started out by picking up all the gear she needed. She, like any other girl HAD to have all of the pink matching accessories. I mean come on, we have to look good doing what we love right??!?!

Off to practice we went, where Madison threw balls faster than an average four year old, caught balls with her eyes closed (you can only laugh at this moment) hey least she caught it and hit the balls that were pitched to her. I was impressed by her poise and manners that she displayed.

When you talk to most parents who have experienced this moment in time they usually describe the kids as dandelion pickers and non listeners but Madison was the complete opposite.

She is 100% involved. She's ready to go to every practice. Last but not least, and I believe the cutest thing ever, she walks up to bat, smiles and says "I'm focused" then shakes her booty.

I CANNOT wait to catch that moment on camera!

Tonight continues the long season of practices and game day is a month from now. I have already taken a million and one pictures so I'm pretty sure she already feels like I am the paparazzi. Hey, what can I say, I'm a proud mama having a great time sharing all of these fun, exciting moments!

Fingers crossed for no cracked teeth, busted knees or black eyes!!

Play Ball!! Gooooo Rockhounds!!!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Voila! Crock Pot Chicken Stew

When the weather outside is frightful and you want something delightful I suggest crock pot chicken stew. Where did you think I was going with that? Snow?!?! Ha! No thank you! Although it is supposed to be in the thirties all week I am mentally preparing myself for more springlike weather this weekend when the temperature heats up to the sixties!!

So while it remains cold and everyone is stuck inside looking for something easy to cook and yummy at the same time let me share with you a simple recipe everyone can enjoy!


4 boneless chicken breasts
4 russet potatoes, I left the peel and diced to 1" sq
1/2 white onion, diced
4 stalks of celery, diced
5 cups of chicken broth (or cover the ingredients in the crock pot)
20 baby carrots
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp Grill Mates Mccormick Montreal Steak Seasoning (you would think to yourself isn't this a chicken recipe but trust me, this seasoning is the best)


Prepare all of the ingredients above and then place everything into the crock pot. Turn the crock pot on high (if cooking for four hours) and turn on low (if cooking for eight hours). After the desired time is complete, take a slotted spoon and remove the chicken placing it into a bowl. Shred the meat with two forks and then add the chicken back into the crock pot. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

I actually amazed myself when I tasted this for the first time. I always look up to the grandparents because they seem to make the best heartwarming recipes that leave your taste buds satisfied so it was awesome to feel that way about my cooking. If you are looking for something quick, easy and memorable this one is for you!