Thursday, September 25, 2014

Chicken Taco Soup and about that break I just took...

So, I took a break. An unintentional one but one that was needed. I can tell you how work has gotten crazy now that summer is over and boss lady is still out on maternity. Oh, and that she still doesn't know that I'm preggers. "Hello! Welcome back, boss lady! Do you happen to notice the small beach ball I'm hiding under my shirt now?!" Can't wait for that conversation in a couple weeks...

Or how I believe that the second trimester energy boost thing is a big fat lie. I don't think I've slept this much since I was a teenager. I've always been a good sleeper but goodness I'm taking sleeping to a new level right now!

Or how I'm stressed because we are figuring out jobs, money and childcare all at once. My dream is to be a stay-at-home mom and the cost of childcare just might give me my dream! $1300 a month... I don't even want to describe the panic that came over me when I saw that price tag. Prayers are something we covet right now from everyone. Prayers to trust and to not stress about tomorrow. Prayers to believe that He will always provide.

Or how I have finally started cooking again. My hubs just yelled out a big, "AMEN!" to that... Guess I've been slacking a little ;)

So that brings me to this. My first venture back into cooking and wouldn't you know ... it's a crockpot recipe :) Just the way I planned it!

HOORAY! It's fall!! Fall means soups and all things warm and cuddly. Get ready for soup recipes, y'all. This little girl L-O-V-E-S a good homemade soup. So without further ado, I present to you....

Chicken Taco Soup (Crockpot Style)

2-3 chicken breasts (uncooked)
1 medium sized onion, diced
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 can of chicken stock
1 can of rotel
1 can of corn kernels
1 can of chili beans
1 can of black beans
1 can (8 oz) of tomato sauce

Add everything but the chicken to your crockpot. Once you have everything in there place your chicken in the mixture until it is just barely covered. Cover your soup and cook on low for 5 hours. After 5 hours take out your chicken and shred it. Place all of your chicken back in your crockpot and continue cooking for another 2 hours. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and whatever your little heart desires!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


So as you can tell life has gotten away from me. I feel like I spend my days working, eating and sleeping. Every couple weeks a doctors appointment is thrown in there. I love a good linkup and this one always helps put things into perspective. I know what I'm spending too much time on and what I should focus my time and energy on to more. So without further ado, here is what I am up to Currently...


My Labor Day weekend was spent in Nashville celebrating one of my BFFs on her Bachelorette Night/Weekend. Look y'all, prego just can't hang. I had a blast going to Opryland and the Grand Ole Opry but Broadway was just not happening for me. I did thoroughly enjoy hearing all of their stories about their time out on Broadway when they got back to the hotel and on the ride home to ATL though :) Somehow I ended up feeling like I had been one who had one too many glasses of wine on the ride home? I guess that's what happens when I don't get my needed 10 hours of sleep one night ;) Sidenote: I wish I could store up sleep and use the energy I get from it for later use. Lord knows I'm going to need it soon.


Pasta, pasta and more pasta. I can't get enough! So much so that I now feel all Italian like in the kitchen. I even made up my own tomato sauce on Monday and LOVED it! I'll have to share soon.


Poor hubs survived his first bout of nesting on Monday. For someone who had never heard of it before I would say he did pretty well. I'm enjoying having our white couch be white again and our other upholstered items being super clean. Next up, reorganizing our kitchen. You all should be jealous of my plans for this Saturday ;) Sidenote: If you want to clean your couch/chairs rent a rug doctor from Home Depot. SO much cheaper than having Stanley Steemer come out and do it for you. It's around $50 and some elbow grease when things are all said in done. It's more like $200 with Stanley Steemer.


Melissa Button Frye Boots. I want them, I need them, Oh baby. Seriously, I have been coveting these specific boots for a few years now. Maybe one day down the road I will be able to obtain them. For now, I'll stick to my other riding boots that sort of looks just like them! :)

Linking up with Jenna and Anne