Friday, September 9, 2016

{Recipe} Crockpot Baked Potato Soup



Scrolling through Facebook recently I came across one of those quick recipe videos....you know the ones where they go through the steps in 30 seconds or less.  It was for potato soup in the crockpot.  It looked easy and delicious.  Two of my favorite things! The only thing is, it looked sooo thick! So after reading through some comments I decided to 'tweak' the recipe in true Jennifer fashion.  I also wanted to stretch it to feed 8 instead of 6. I was so impressed with how it turned out I wanted to share before I gobbled it up!

Crockpot Baked Potato Soup
adapted from 12 Tomatoes
Serves 8

Ingredients:
1 32 oz cubed frozen hash browns
1 32 oz box low sodium chicken broth
1 16 oz box low sodium chicken broth
1 10 oz can cream of onion soup
1 8 oz cream cheese
1 package precooked bacon, chopped
salt and pepper 
shredded cheese for garnish
optional garnishes: chopped green onion or chives, more bacon

Make It:
Place hash browns, chicken broth, soup, and bacon in crockpot. Stir together. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 7 hours.
Once the soup gets nice and hot and bubbling, cube the cream cheese and stir in. After an hour, stir to make sure the cream cheese is incorporated. 
Garnish with cheese and enjoy the yumminess! 

*Notes: I had a little trouble with the cream cheese melting through so next time I make it, I may put it in at the half way point.  I had started it early before going to school/work so by the time I got home it had been 7 hours already, then I mixed the cream cheese in. It was still sooo good! And so easy!! I served 8 and had just about 1 serving left over perfect for lunch today!
And as you can see....I like lots of cheese!!

Here's to curl up and have some yummy soup weather!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September Photo A Week Challenge



Well here comes fall!! Anyone else excited like me?
Summer went by way fast and our mini vacay was great!
Now that school has started we'll see 2017 before we know it!!

Here was August's snaps.....



Week 1....family....my favorite part of vacation was feeding the giraffes at the OKC zoo!! I snapped a picture of my boys then handed my phone to my husband and said 'take one of me!' and he thought I was recording!! Ha! Oh well!!
Week 2....capture.....one of my favorite things to capture is a good ole' Oklahoma sunset!!
Week 3.....ready.....totally ready for Lil' Hunkie to go back to school!! Excited for him to learn to read!! :)
Week 4.....routine.....and now that he is back in school I can do some of my fav morning routines....of course this is on a non-working day!
Week 5.....end....August was great!! It's my birthday month so it's always great! I do love when we turn the calendar to a new month, especially one that brings fall!

HOW TO PLAY 
Simply take a photo inspired by the  prompt, interpret the prompt how you like. Then share on Instagram with #VGphotoaweek. Please use new photos that you take. Please do not use anyone else's photo...this is about you and your pictures. Or you can create a image for the prompt, but it must be something you create.  Post one or many photos per week!
This is how I'll be breaking the weeks up:

Week 1: Sept 5-11
Week 2: Sept 12-18
Week 3:  Sept 19-25
Week 4:  Sept 26-30

Hope you'll join me!!
Happy September lovelies!! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Photo A Week Challenge



August....the last of summer....the first of school!
Me and Lil' Hunkie aren't ready for school to start yet cause we still need to go on vacation!!
We'll be taking care of that real soon!!! We can't wait!!

Here's last month's snaps.....


week 1:  treat.....snowcones from our local little spot!!
week 2:  sunshine.....went on a dinner adventure one night and enjoyed the sunshine while we waited for our table!
week 3:  fun....oh Snapchat! I may still not fully understand you but your filters are pure fun!! Jennifer the pirate cracks me up STILL!
week 4:  sign....free Rhonna backgrounds are a sure sign of new stuff coming in the app!! Yay!!

July was pretty fun!! Oh! And I loved that my sister played this month and rocked every prompt!! 
So fun!!


HOW TO PLAY 
Simply take a photo inspired by the  prompt, interpret the prompt how you like. Then share on Instagram with #VGphotoaweek. Please use new photos that you take. Please do not use anyone else's photo...this is about you and your pictures. Or you can create a image for the prompt, but it must be something you create.  Post one or many photos per week!
This is how I'll be breaking the weeks up:

Week 1:  Aug 1-6
Week 2:  Aug 7-13
Week 3:  Aug 14-20
Week 4:  Aug 21-27
Week 5:  Aug 28-31

Hope you'll join me!!
Happy first week of August!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July Photo A Week Challenge



Happy first week of July!
Let the countdown to December 31 begin right?!

Here's last month's snaps....



week 1: late.....and I'm late again!! It's summer y'all!
week 2:  summer love.....attended wedding #4 for the summer!
week 3:  letter......some of my favorites, 'xoxo', in sparkler form!!
week 4:  life.....July 4th morning....The Three Stooges marathon....and plenty of laughter! Loved it!

HOW TO PLAY 
Simply take a photo inspired by the  prompt, interpret the prompt how you like. Then share on Instagram with #VGphotoaweek. Please use new photos that you take. Please do not use anyone else's photo...this is about you and your pictures. Or you can create a image for the prompt, but it must be something you create.  Post one or many photos per week!
This is how I'll be breaking the weeks up:

Week 1:  July 1-10
Week 2:  July 11-17
Week 3:  July 18-24
Week 4:  July 25-31


Join me? It's fun!
Have a great rest of the weekend!!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

{Freebie} 4th of July Lockscreens




Happy July!!
When I opened up PicMonkey this last week and I was so excited to see Stars & Stripes overlays!!! And I also thought it would be fun to make 4th of July lockscreens to share!


Land That I Love



Lady Liberty


God Bless the USA

Just save lockscreen to your phone by long pressing and then go to your settings and find wallpapers and make it your lockscreen.  
*For personal use only please.*

Enjoy and have a happy and safe holiday weekend lovelies!

Monday, June 13, 2016

June Photo A Week Challenge



Good golly I'm a bad blogger!! 
Yep, it's been crazy around here so my focus has been on other things....I promise I'm still here!
I can't make any promises for this summer as I'm trying to declutter and organize my home some....I promise I'm still here!
I know, I know....broken record!
Here's some exciting news though.....I have a new office!! We finally got them ready and the last 2 weeks have been moving weeks! And we're still not all the way done.......I do plan on showing off my new place but until then how about a photo challenge for June?

Here's May.....


Week 1: Mom......a homemade Mother's day gift from Lil' Hunkie!!
Week 2:  day.......last day of Kindergarten! How'd that happen so fast?
Week 3:  color...... had a colorful weekend full of fun events!
Week 4:  yum......my new fav yum snack....cottage cheese & mandarin oranges!!



HOW TO PLAY 
Simply take a photo inspired by the  prompt, interpret the prompt how you like. Then share on Instagram with #VGphotoaweek. Please use new photos that you take. Please do not use anyone else's photo...this is about you and your pictures. Or you can create a image for the prompt, but it must be something you create.  Post one or many photos per week!
This is how I'll be breaking the weeks up:

Week 1: June 1-12
Week 2:  June 13-19
Week 3:  June 20-26
Week 4:  June 27-30

When making out the prompts for June, the first two words were 'L' words so I just went with that theme!!
Join me? Sure would love it!!

Happy June lovelies!!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

2016 Mother's Day Mantle






Happy Mother's Day!!

I sure did make a mantle in my honor! Lol!
As you can see, Lil Hunkie is a little bit creative like his momma! I thought it would be sweet to display his recent artwork for me on a "Mother's Day" mantle. 


I'm loving my marquee W...someday I will get batteries and use the lights with it!
And I love that this mantle is so colorful! Just like Lil' Hunkie!



Hope your day is sweet!

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