Tuesday, November 15, 2016

{Freebie} Home Is The Nicest Word There Is Printable


Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love all the warm colors she brings, seems like it just makes home a little cozier.  Back in September I hosted bunco and wanted to give a little something to everyone and found this lovely quote from Laura Ingalls Wilder.  It paired nicely with a cool graphic from The Graphics Fairy.  Wanted to share it with you!!






If right clicking and saving doesn't work, I'll email it to ya! 
Enjoy!!

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, November 7, 2016

November Photo A Week Challenge





Ya'll!! I have no idea where fall is!!
Here in Oklahoma it is just now cooler....I wore flip flops all October!
There were a few days where my hopes were up but then it would be 80 degrees the next day!!
It wouldn't surprise me if we skipped fall and went straight to winter!
Time will tell, time will tell.

Here's October's snaps....


week 1...foliage....the good news is, the yard is looking fall!
week 2....cozy....my Secret Sister loaded me up in the cozy drink department!
week 3.......pumpkin....white for the win!
week 4....candy......we collected more candy this year than any other.....thankfully we aren't being pigs but I am a little tired of it taking up counter space!


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:  Nov 1-6
Week 2:  Nov 7-13
Week 3: Nov 14-20
Week 4: Nov 21-30

Hope you'll join me!
Happy November! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October Photo A Week Challenge



Well I'm a tad behind!
Went on my church's annual ladies fall retreat this first weekend of this month and had an awesome time! I got behind on everything! Plenty of time to jump in this month's challenge!

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


week 1:  bright.....loved seeing beams of sunlight!!
week 2:  enjoy.....I am so enjoying my Cricut!! Made some labels for our retreat goodie bags!
week 3:  welcome.....guess who got to welcome retirement? My daddy!! Proud family moment!
week 4:  relax....finally started a Coffee & Coloring C Group at church and was quite relaxing to visit with some girls over coffee and coloring!

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: October 1-9
Week 2:  October 10-16
Week 3: October 17-23
Week 4: October 24-31

Hope you'll join me!!
Happy October!!


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!!

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