More Precious Than Jewels

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More Precious than Jewels

This weekend my little girls and I were getting ready to head out for the day.

My oldest glanced at my youngest and said, “You look lovely, Princess.”

Normally, I would write this down in my little black book of “HECK YEAHS OF PARENTING.”

But, this time, God hit me with a major lightbulb moment.

Our little girls become body conscious at birth.

We are born with the ability / inherent desire to check out all the mirrors.  Sometimes all too frequently…

Society has all kinds of definitions for “pretty,” “skinny,” and “fabulous” these days.

Which causes us to have an innate urge to care more about appearances than souls.

About looks rather than insides.

About actions rather than motives.

And I started thinking about all the times my girls follow me around the house like little ducklings.

What are they seeing me do?

Are they watching me read my Bible?

Or observing me thumbing through the latest beauty mag…

Are they hearing me point out the supposed flaws I view in the mirror?

Or listening to me thank God for making me just the way I am…

Do they overhear judgy conversations about others between myself and my husband?

Or will they remember us edifying our friends and discussing uplifting things…

Every single thing that comes out of our mouths goes directly in the ears of our little ones.

Every second we spend fussing in front a mirror gets logged in their minds forever.

All those moments of frustration in the dressing rooms while we tug at this lump here and pull at this crease there…yep.  They’re watching.

When we lament about fine lines and wrinkles, all they are hearing is “imperfect here” and “ugly there.”

Sometimes we don’t even realize these little instances are happening…

And whether we realize it or not, our little ones are internalizing each of these moments as the very measuring sticks against which they will judge themselves one day.

Wow.

This is gettin’ deep, friends.

I don’t know about you, but I want to take every opportunity to remind my babies that they are perfect just the way God made them.

That time spent frou-frouing in the mirror is far less important than time spent primping their hearts.

That their bodies are temples rather than trend setters.

That those little “imperfections” are God’s divine design.

That their minds are the organs of true value to society, rather than their moxie.

That their walk with Christ is the one to focus on rather than their strut.

We won’t be able to remove all of those crazy pubescent angst years.

But, we sure can raise them up to believe in the Savior rather than Sephora, friends.

Next time you think about criticizing your appearance, think about those little ears.

Put a hand over your mouth if you have to, and allow God to remind you of your outer and most importantly inner, beauty.

And, if you can’t say anything nice about yourself, remember this: “You are far more precious than jewels.” (Proverbs 31:10)

Love you, beauties!  And, I love you for exactly who YOU are!

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Honey Dijon Chicken with Roasted Veggies

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Honey Dijon Chicken with Roasted Veggies

Friends, it’s not often that I feel the need to run up to everyone I know and share a recipe…BUT this one is a keeper, without a doubt.

This one is so lip smackin’ good, I wish I could take out a front page ad for it!

I found it as one of my recipes in a recent H ello F resh box.  Have I mentioned I LOVE H ello F resh?!?

I added a few “Erin Edits” to it, and voila! My family now begs for this one!

You will need:

2 chicken breasts

2 tablespoons of olive oil (I used much more…)

1 red onion

1 zucchini

2 sweet potatoes

1 clove of garlic

2 tablespoons of whole grain mustard

1 ounce of honey

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Parlsey is optional as a garnish

Dish Deets:

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

Cook Time: 25-35 minutes

Feeds: 2 adults

Directions:

(1) Heat oven to 400.

(2) Wash all produce.  Peel, halve and cut onion into 1/2 sized wedges.  Using your sharpened knife, halve the zucchini lengthwise.  Then, cut each side into 1/2 – inch thick half-moons.  Cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes.

(3) Place a piece of aluminum foil on a sheet pan.  Add a thin layer of olive oil.  Place cut up veggies on pan.  Toss with olive oil until all veggies are covered.  Cover the produce with a healthy layer of salt and pepper to taste.  Roast your veggies in the oven for 25-35 minutes.  Just look at the gorgeous colors that will emerge from your oven once your veggies are done!!! :

(4) Mince your garlic clove.  Combine the garlic, honey, 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard, 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Stir all ingredients to create a sauce.  (I set a little bit aside for pouring over once the chicken was placed in the oven…)

(5) With the exception of a few spoonfuls that you set aside for later use, pour the mustard sauce all over the chicken (making to sure to coat each piece).

(6) Pour a small drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Place the chicken in the skillet and sear on each side (about 2-3 minutes on each side).  Using a spoon, make sure to continually coat the chicken with the marinade as it cooks in the skillet.

(7) Layer another sheet pan with aluminum foil and place the chicken in the center.  Pour the remaining honey Dijon sauce over the chicken.  Place chicken in the oven and roast for about 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is firm and white throughout.

(8) To serve, place a large spoonful (or two) of veggies in the center of each plate.  Place a chicken breast atop the veggies.  If you have any honey Dijon marinade remaining, pour it over top the chicken.  Sprinkle some chopped parsley as a garnish, if preferred.  Serve and enjoy!

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Jump(suit)ing into Fall

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Jump(suit)ing into Fall

Jumpsuit: Forever21 old, similar HERE; HERE

Shoes: HERE

Friday night, my hubby and I had the privilege of going on a very rare date night.

Praise Jesus.

Am I right?!?

And when these occasions present themselves (THANK YOU G DADDY AND ZSU ZSU), I tend to go all out.

Because, nobody puts Baby in the corner…

So, this weekend I rocked a pink jumpsuit to give one more nod to the dog days of summer.

As an important note, ladies…the sweetheart neckline is your best friend.

And NO, it is not just reserved for your wedding day.

If you are heavy chested, great.

If you have no chest (like me), great.

The way the fabric sits on your chest, it makes any amount of bosom look beautiful.

Who else is googling “sweetheart neckline” right now?!?!?!

Marshall and I explored our town and spent the evening reminding ourselves how much we love Birmingham.

Do you ever do mini staycations in your own city?

It is honestly one of the best ways to make you appreciate all that is around you!

I finished off my look with some nude colored strappy sandals and my fave bangle baubles.

Needless to say, we are counting down for the next time out…

And that nip in the air just as the sun went down made me jump up and down excited for fall!

Cooler air is coming!!

Happy Jump(suit)ing into Fall, Friends!!

NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

What are your fashion tips for these in-betweenie-weenie wardrobe days?!? Please share in the comments!

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The Game of Getting to Know You

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The Game of Getting to Know You

Relationships are what keeps the world goin’ round…am I right?!?

Those kindred bonds that we create with family members, friends, coworkers, etc. are what makes navigating through this journey of life a little easier.

But, often times we take for granted that we really know those we hold dear.

Do we…?!?  Do we really know those whom we call “besties,” “fam,” and “ride or dies?!?”

I would argue that even if we think we know everything, we can always use a refresher, a fun exercise or maybe even a life altering revelation with our loved ones.

The next time you have a few spare moments with your tribe, consider my thoughts here…

This past week one of my blogger friends posted a “Get to Know Me” article on her site.

I gotta say, it was super informative and I feel like we could be curled up sippin’ hot chocolate together any day now.

And, that is exactly what I want to create with my Tribe.  All of YOU.

I would love to get to know YOU better, too.

So, I am accepting this challenge, and I hope you will indulge me a bit.

In this post I have answered 15 random questions.

Now, you do the same!

Take this as a challenge to have a little fun this week getting to know those around you.

Use these on a date.  On a girls night out.  Or just a night in with your kids!

I promise you, the laughs will be endless and you may even find something out about yourself that you never knew!

Here goes…

Question # 1:

What is the Title of the Current Chapter of Your Book of Life?

Toddler Tyranny: Surviving Not Thriving.

Question # 2

Three Most Interesting Facts About Yourself That Most People Wouldn’t Know:

(1) I totaled my car 58 days after my 16th birthday.  My Dad guessed I would wreck it in 60.  Guess I showed that sucka!!! … all jokes aside, scariest experience ever.

(2) I sang a solo as a part of my church choir in the West Wing of the White House once during high school and President Bush emerged from a nearby room for a brief .002 seconds during it.  Shell-shocked.  Literally.  He didn’t even know we were there, but whatevs.  I knew HE WAS THERE…

(3) I clerked for a state Supreme Court Justice.

Question # 3

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Passionate, Nurturing, Creative

Question # 4

If you could only eat five things for the rest of your life what would they be?

(1) Macaroni and Cheese

(2) My Momma’s Chicken Salad

(3) My Daddy’s fresh off the grill BBQ Hamburgers

(4) My Mamaw’s Fried Chicken with homemade pineapple sauce

(5) My Ninnie’s Potato Salad and Homemade Thanksgiving Dressing

* Side note: As a bonus, because I would totally ask the Genie for another wish 😉 … Publix Bourbon Salmon (for those good omega 3’s girrrrrllll…)

* Side note Part 2: Also, my Aunt Kaye’s Sausage Balls.

* Side Note Part 3: Because I LOVE FOOD, I also can’t live without mozzarella / tomato (Caprese) salads, crabcakes and Rose’!

Question # 5

What Songs Get You Fired Up and Ready to Go?

“Sweet Home Alabama”

“Rise Up”

“Concrete Jungle”

“Defying Gravity”

“Shut Up and Dance”

Question # 6

What are some things that a large amount of people are obsessed with but you CAN’T STAND?

Pumpkin Spice Lattes (Insert eyeroll here).  I just don’t get it.  Please forgive me.

Ugg Boots (CAN THOSE SHOES BE ANY UGLIER…ASKING FOR A FRIEND…. SPOILER ALERT: THE FRIEND IS MEEEEE!)

Question # 7

If you could turn an activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a really good chance of winning a gold medal for?

Putt-Putt Golf, Go-Karting, Scrapbooking and Online Shopping…

Question # 8

What TV show would you most like to star in OR live in?

Friends

Question # 9

What is your favorite day of the week and why?

Monday.  Because I think it gets a bad rap, and honestly I love the challenge and excitement of a fresh start with new opportunities.

But, I also LIVE for Friday nights / Saturday mornings…

Question # 10

If your childhood had a smell what would it be?

Apple Cinnamon candles.

Fresh leaves.

Bounce dryer sheets.

Question # 11

Dream Vacation?

Meditteranean cruise.

Italy.

I wanna see it all…

Question # 12

How do you relax?

PJs.

No bra (TMI?…sorry.  Just bein’ real…)

Big, warm blanket.

A good book.

A glass of wine or mug of hot chocolate.

Side note: Homegirl loves a good massage or mani / pedi sesh any day of the week… am I right, ladies?!?

Question # 13

Celebrity Crush?

John Stamos.

All Day.  Every dang day.

Also, I have a very well-known obsession with Vin Diesel’s voice.  Ask literally anyone who knows me.

Don’t worry.  My husband is WELL aware.

I think I got a little too detailed about this question.

Moving on…

Question # 14

If you could live anywhere else in the U.S. where would it be?

Charleston, South Carolina.

But I would also want to live out my fashion girl dreams and live in NYC for a year or two.

Question # 15

What / Who Inspires You?

My daughters.  My two girls have given me dreams I never even knew I had.  My whole life has changed since my oldest took her first breath.  Each day they push me to achieve more than the day before.  They love me with no preconceived notions, purely and with reckless abandon.  They light up the second I enter a room and the same is true for whenever I hear the pitter patter of their little feet.  The words “Thank you, Mommy” or “I love you, Mommy” have proven singlehandedly more inspirational than any other aspect of my life.  More than anything, I now know what I desire my legacy for my girls to be: You can achieve anything you dream with God’s help.

My parents.  I know everyone says they have the best.  But, my goodness, I sure am grateful to God for mine.  He knew exactly the combo I needed to drive me, inspire me, challenge me and most of all love me fiercely, unconditionally and limitlessly.

My two grandmothers.  Most people say that I am an equal combination of my two grandmothers.  I wholeheartedly agree.  On the one hand, I will take a board room by storm and conquer whatever challenge lies before me, all while balancing gracefully on a pair of sky-high heels (Thank you, Ninnie).  While on the other hand, my heart lies in serving you up a warm chocolate chip poundcake and taking your mind off the worries of the world for an afternoon (Love you, Mamaw).

*    *    *

Whew!  This was fun.

I hope you got to know me a little better.  And I would LOVE to get to know you better.

If you have a few seconds, I’d love for you to answer a few of these questions in the comments!

Thank you so much for reading and hope you have a great day!

I challenge you to take a little time to get to know some people in your life even better this week 🙂

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Fab FriYAY Five

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5 Must-Have Fall Accessories

Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

This week, I am sharing my 5 Must-Have Fall Accessories!

(1) Wool Hat – I love a good jewel-toned hat.  Well, anything jewel-toned, really…

But, these hats are perfect for those upcoming breezy nights.  Plus, they add that extra, unexpected layer of chic that feels so effortless!

Hat: Forever21; Similar HERE; and HERE

(2) Earrings Who is really surprised that I am suggesting monogrammed earrings…?!?

But these are just so awesome, I had to do it.

This stunning mother of pearl is making me wanna buy multiple pairs and the best part about these is they are perfect for ANY season! Score!

Photo: Swoozies

(3) Plaid Scarf LOVE e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. about this scarf.

I love the print.  I love that it is a perfect Burberry-esque shade of amazingness.

I love that it is comfy.  And versatile.  And warm.

Add this to your Fall wardrobe and you’ll be thanking me later.  Promise 😉

Photo: DSW

(4) Camel Sling bag Oops.  Another monogrammed selection…

I am a southern belle, friends… So, it comes with the territory 😉

But, the real reason I am suggesting this bag is the COLOR.  Have you ever seen a more beautiful shade of camel?!?

This will be your go-to accessory for Fall!

(5) Tassel Booties Ok, my friends.  I am low key in love with these booties.

This color.  This tassel.  This gold accent look.

If you are in the market for a go-to bootie for Fall, well, look no further!

Photo: DSW

NOTE: I do not receive any form of commission or affiliate revenue from any of my product endorsements.  These are simply just products I really love and thought you may love them, too!

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Let’s Play!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority by building and improving playgrounds and donating sports equipment to groups in need. Although I received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.

 

Let’s Play!

Friends, I want to share a program with you today that is truly inspirational.

The second I learned about the Let’s Play initiative, I knew I wanted to spread the word.

And, I think you will want to as well!

Let me fill you in…

As we embark on a brand new school year, children all over the nation will be heading back to school.

And while academics will be prioritized, moments for our kids to engage in active play are paramount as well.

There’s a camaraderie and a team-player mentality learned in those moments that doesn’t thrive bottled up in a classroom.

Kids need a place to run, to push their limits and to exert their energy.

While this sounds like a no-brainer, there are many schools in need of better facilities to provide students with tools and venues for this crucial creative play time.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is determined to do just that.

Over the years, the partnership between Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Good Sports has donated more than $ 4.5 million in brand new sports equipment as part of Dr Pepper Snapple’s $38.5 million commitment by 2020 to bring active play to kids in need

And they are ready to provide these unique opportunities once again.

The Let’s Play High School Makeover Challenge is a video contest benefiting student-athletes at underfunded high schools across the U.S.

Over the past few months, schools all over the nation have contributed 60 to 90 second videos explaining why they feel their school would benefit from such a gift. 

And in the next few weeks, the winning school will receive $100,000 in brand new athletic equipment!  WOW!  This will be such a blessing to these students!

The submissions have now been narrowed down to 20 and in the coming days those submissions will be narrowed even further to 10 remaining schools.

What an exciting time for the schools represented…the best part: there is a super easy way for YOU to help these children earn their new equipment!

Voting on the top 10 videos will be made public between 12 p.m. EST on September 8th through 11:59 p.m. EST on the 17th. Hurry and vote here: http://bit.ly/2wP8Nef

When you get a chance (or several chances), please check out this incredible competition and utilize one of your greatest privileges: VOTE!

Not only will you help Dr Pepper Snapple Group select their winner, you will be a small part in students all over the nation gaining access to the tools they need to PLAY!

Be sure to follow along with the contest using the hashtag #LetsPlayHSMakeover!

Tarragon Cream Pork Tenderloin

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Tarragon Cream Pork Tenderloin

You will need:

Pork Tenderloin

12 ounces of Yukon potatoes

8 ounces of Brussels sprouts

4 tablespoons of sour cream

1/4 ounces of tarragon

1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon of chicken stock concentrate

Olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Dish Deets:

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

Feeds: 2 adults

Directions:

(1) Preheat oven to 400.

(2) Dice potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.  Toss in olive oil and salt / pepper.  Toss in the middle of cooking to ensure even cooking.  Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and cooked throughout.

(3) Pick leaves from tarragon and finely chop.  Set aside.

(4) Halve the Brussels sprouts lengthwise, the slice into shreds.  Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat.  Add the Brussels sprouts and cook until softened – this will take about 4-5 minutes.  Remove from pan, cover with aluminum foil and set aside.

(5) Heat another drizzle of olive oil in same pan over medium heat.  Add the pork tenderloin and brown on all sides.  Add salt and pepper for seasoning.  Place in oven (reduced to 350) until pork is cooked throughout and reaches desired doneness.

(6) In the same pan, add stock concentrate, tarragon, and 1/2 a cup of water to the pan.  Simmer until reduced.  Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

(7) To plate, add a layer of potatoes, followed by Brussels sprouts.  Thinly slice the pork tenderloin and fan several pieces on top of the potatoes / Brussels sprouts.  Drizzle the tarragon cream sauce all over the dish.  Serve and enjoy!

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Season Shifting Style

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Season Shifting Style

 

Dress: MudPie

Shoes: Forever21 – old, but similar HERE

It’s that time of year again!

Football.  Pumpkins.  Seasons changing.  Back to school.  Leaves everywhere.  You know the drill…

All of it is awesome except for the age old question: WHAT DO YOU WEAR WHEN MOTHER NATURE CAN’T MAKE UP HER MIND?!?

The next few weeks are going to be jam packed with wardrobe confusion.

The mornings and late evenings will likely be cool, whereas the days are scalding hot…that is, if you are from the south, of course…. 😉

And, with hurricane season in full swing, there’s really no way to tell what the weather will be from one day to the next.

SO, today, I have put together a frock that is perfect for these exact dilemmas so that you can turn that fashion-fret-frown upside down, girlfriend!

During the “Summall” weeks (as I lovingly call them : Summer + Fall = Summall), you want to add a sleeve to the mix, but keep the texture of the garment light and airy.

Your thick cotton blends, sweaters and cardigans are not quite appropriate just yet.  So sorry to all of you being kept up at night by the excitement of strolling through the pumpkin patch with your pumpkin spice latte warming those beautifully bronzed lips…

We are almost there…

But, until we get there, you can go to town with 3/4 length sleeves, light and airy cardigans and dresses with boots!

I added a wedge to this look to cover my toes, but still leave room for a breeze for the ‘ole tired feet.

 

I particularly chose this dress because of the interesting detailing around the neckline.  I love a detail, girl.

The ruffles here scream feminine, but I think this look is also business-chic, if I do say so myself.

This means you could totally dominate the board room OR the brunch room in this look!

I also added a belt to cinch the waist just a bit.

Fit is e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.  Am I right, ladies?!?

You can select the most beautiful fabric and design in the world.  But, if that jewel doesn’t fit….well, it’s ain’t workin’ for ya, babe.

Thus, my vehement aversion to mu-mus and tent shirts (as I not-so-lovingly refer to them…just ask my Mom (insert awkward face emoji here))…

You can make shift dresses like these much more figure friendly with a simple belt.

And, by the looks of the runways up in New York this week (Fashion Week is currently going on…cue all the FOMO), belts are HERE TO STAY, FRIENDS!

NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

What are your fashion tips for these in-betweenie-weenie wardrobe days?!? Please share in the comments!

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Basking in Our Busy-ness

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Basking in Our Busy-ness OR From Busy Basking to Peace Preserving

Friends, I got a new planner a few weeks ago.

Word to the wise: retailers actually put out brand spanking new planners in August.

Meaning…for all of those fellow OCD sufferers like myself, we don’t have to wait a whole six months to start out with a crisp new planner… Who knew!?!

Anyways, as a self-proclaimed school supplies fanatic, this overjoyed me almost as much as I imagine Christmas morning rouses my kiddos…

As soon as I returned home with my new prized possession, I instantly started dragging out my multi-colored pens, post it flags, colored pencils…oh gosh….I may need a cool down from all this nerdy excitement….I’m gettin’ hyped all over again!!

After spending over an hour jotting down my family’s schedules for the next 6 months, I felt accomplished and overwhelmed at the same time.

WOW.

Vacation from life anyone?!

Then, my phone rang and it was a girlfriend wanting to schedule a night out.

SCORE! I thought.

We began discussing what nights we had available and it almost seemed like a popularity contest ensued.

It went a little something like this:

Me: “How about next Thursday?

Friend: “Nope. Can’t do that one, have a work dinner that night.  How about Friday?”

Me: “I wish.  The kids have a gymnastics event then.”

Friend: “Well, I can’t do any other nights.  Let’s look to the next week.”

At times, it felt like we were in that Kristen Wiig SNL skit one-upping ourselves with our busy-ness.

I finally threw the gauntlet down and said, “Neither one of us can possibly be this busy.  When did being busy become something we are proud of?!”

I’m happy to report to you that we eventually penciled something in.

And when that night arrived, we enjoyed ourselves like crazy.

But, ever since that army-operative planning sesh, I have been reflecting on society’s need to be busy.

We’ve really all fallen victim to the Busy Boogy Man.

Just think about how many times we’ve been robbed by him…

Think of all the moments we could have spent enjoying rest on the couch, but we were too concerned with making sure our planners were full to the brim.

As a mother of two, who also works in an office during the week, signed up to be Head Room Mom this year (insert face palm emoji here), is a table group leader in a Sunday School class at my church and writes to you lovely ladies each week, I can tell you that time is our most valuable necessity.

SO HOLD IT CLOSE, TINY DANCER.

We’ve got to stop basking in our busy-ness and instead focus on preserving our peace.

If we aren’t rested and rejuvenated, all areas of our lives suffer.

We start to feel torn in all directions like an octopus caught in a net.  All of our arms are occupied and there’s no way we can add one more thing to our plate.

It exhausts us.  Makes us feel incapable.  And ends up in us burning out rather than enjoying basking in all our busy glory.

I encourage all of us to take a glance at our planners this week and get serious about kicking some of those agenda items to the curb.

Because even though it may feel “cool” to be busy, being content is what we really should be basking in 😉

Are you a Busy Basker or a Peace Preserver?

Which one do you aspire to be and why?

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Fab FriYAY Five

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Tailgate Edition Part 2

Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

As promised, this week I am continuing to share my favorite easy and delish tailgate recipes!  These all travel well and are a cinch to serve!

Here are my Top 5 for this week:

(1) Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps For all the ladies (and gentlemen) who love a good chicken salad, this one’s for you! These are healthy, delish and SO easy to travel with!

Check out the recipe HERE.

(2) Melt in Your Mouth Stuffed Mushrooms I can’t get over these.  They are just so good and perfect for every occasion.  You could easily heat these up once at the tailgate by putting them on a piece of tin foil and laying them gently on the grill.  Ready in about 3 minutes!

Check out the recipe HERE!

(3) Sausage ‘n Egg Mini Quiches – Good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Heck, why not a tailgate?!?

Get the recipe HERE.

(3) Wine Night Flatbread This one is just delectable.  And special.  You are definitely “that” tailgate if you are servin’ up these bad boys…

Get the recipe HERE.

(5) Southern Deviled Eggs Kinda hardcore judgin’ you if you haven’t served these at your latest tailgate, brunch, Sunday School get together, church potluck, Wednesday for lunch, baby showers, wedding teas…you get the idea….

Get the recipe HERE.

 

NOTE: I do not receive any form of commission or affiliate revenue from any of my product endorsements.  These are simply just products I really love and thought you may love them, too!

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