September 24, 2013

How To Freeze Leftover Tomatoes

Well, Hi there!! Are you enjoying fall? The temps have really dropped here. My garden is coming to an end very soon.

The tomatoes this year were awesome! My garden EXPLODED! 
What to do with leftover tomatoes

September 16, 2013

My Fall Link Party Favorites & Gift Card Winner

I'm falling in love with fall again....
It happens every year without fail.
I'm getting my "fall on" here at home and 
pulled out this sign I made last year...
This always reminds me of how blessed I am.

Anyway, I just want to personally thank all of you that participated in our first 
Dream*Create*Inspire Party

Also, I was so happy to see all the entries for the 
$100 Target Giftcard Giveaway.
I know you want to hear who won some free moolah.
And the winner is......

September 12, 2013

Organizing The Shed.... Finally Complete!! Yay!!

It only took about 4 years!!
It just kept being put on the back burner.
You know how that is...
But now it's done! Yay!
Do you remember these messed up pictures?
So embarrassing... but very real.

Shed Mess

September 9, 2013

Powder Room Mishap ~ What am I going to do?

I'm back from the beach...It's so relaxing, and when I'm there, I feel like I don't have a care in the world. It's always nice to unwind. But now it's back to reality!

I just had to share this little mishap that happened, while I was painting the stripes in the bathroom.

You can check out those awesome stripes here at

I think the look on my face says it all.
Uh OH! What to do?

September 8, 2013

Easy Fall Fajita Soup

Fajita Crockpot Soup
Doesn't this look delicious? I am so ready for fall! Soup is one of the things I look forward to as the weather turns colder.

Although our summer, here in PA, has been pretty mild. But there's nothing like cold fall mornings and the trees changing colors.
Fall walk at MU
This picture was from last year when Hubs and I visited our son at Mansfield University. The leaves changing colors is such a beautiful thing. It's time to get the sweaters out, turn up the heat, and prepare for hibernation...well, kinda.

In the fall, my crockpot gets a workout! This is also when soup becomes a regular item on the weekly menu. :)

I love fast EASY recipes! And this one couldn't get easier.... seriously!

Here are most of the ingredients.
Fajita Crockpot Soup Ingredients
All you have to do is dump the cans into the crockpot. No joke, that's it. 

Well, you do need some cooked chicken... But I usually keep a bunch of that in the freezer, cooked and ready to go. You also can add the fresh tomato and jalapeƱo, its nice if you have it on hand, but definitely not needed.

So, here it is!

Easy Fajita Crockpot Soup:

1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can diced tomatoes & green chillies (Rotel)
1 can chopped green chilies
2 cans tomato sauce
1 packet fajita seasoning mix
2 cups of cooked chopped chicken
Optional: tomato, jalapeno, a can of corn

Mix all ingredients into a crockpot. Cook on low for 4 hours. Done!
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Fajita Crockpot Soup
Easy enough for you??

We like to add a bit of sour cream, cheese and some tortilla chips. This will warm you up on a chilly fall evening. 

Enjoy!
Blessings!
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