Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving Recap

John and I had Thanksgiving lunch with his family, which I went from sitting somewhat properly at the dinner table to sprawling out on the floor. We then went to my mamaw and papaw's house for my family's Thanksgiving dinner! Oi! I felt miserable, but it was well worth it.

We also did a tiny bit of Black Friday shopping after dinner because there were no lines!

 I hope everyone had a fun and safe Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Easy Taco Soup Recipe

It's finally starting to consistently feel like fall in Mississippi and with that comes soup! I'm still learning how to cook - even if it is just dumping cans into a pot and stirring or browning meat.

My momma has always made the best Taco Soup. Since I moved out, I figured I would give the recipe a go. It was super easy and makes quite a bit of leftovers.

2 cans - Niblet corn (you can use regular corn in the can, just drain the juice out)
2 cans - Trappey's Pinto Beans w/ Jalapenos (you can buy 2 cans of pinto beans and 2 cans of green chilies if you cannot find this brand)
2 cans - Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
1 can - Hunts Petite Diced Tomatoes
1 - chopped onion (I only used half, and it worked just as well)
1lb - cooked ground beef (or turkey)
1 pkg. - Ranch Dressing mix
1 pkg. - taco mix of your choice (I use El Paso)

Dump everything into a pot. Cook on the stove for around 30 minutes on Medium to Medium High heat. (learn form my mistake) If you cook it on Medium High, make sure the soup does not boil over. Once it's done cooking, pour into a bowl, add cheese and sour cream! We eat ours with Fritos Scoops. 

Since the recipe does make quite a bit of soup, you can freeze the leftovers and eat it another time:)

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Trying to Understand the Blogging World

Starting a blog seems so easy, and it is. You just click that button on Blogger that says 'new blog', pick a name, and BAM you have yourself a blog. Sounds simple right? Not necessarily (*pats self on back* I just spelled that word without having to look it up).
There are certain things you need to think about when starting a blog.
1. What kind of blog do you want to write? Lifestyle, beauty, fashion, travel, photography, cooking, fitness (that was the first one I scratched off my list), DIY? The list goes on and on. I chose a lifestyle blog because I felt like it left my blog open for me to talk about whatever I wanted too.
2. Do you want to grow your blog and have lots of readers? Or do you just kind of want to stay in the background? I'm more of the stay in the background type. If people find me, than that is awesome! If not, that's okay too.
3. How much money are you wanting to spend on your blog? I personally did not want to spend any money on my blog except for getting a domain name. I got mine through GoDaddy. It was $50 plus I got a personalized email address.

Just a few things to think about:)

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Monday, November 24, 2014

They Said This Would Happen..

I haven't posted anything on my blog or even been on my blog for over a month. I know, the horror. But to be honest, I just hit a lazy rut.

When I first started my blog, I was reading other posts about "beginner blogging struggles" and all I could think about was that won't happen to me. Wrong-oh. Almost every post I read about the struggles said that you will want to quit your blog. And well, I did. I just got lazy and didn't want to write anymore, but I would still go about my daily life saying that would be awesome to blog. But I was also scared about coming back to the blogging world. I didn't want people to think I was a quitter because I had only blogged for about two months and then just stopped.

So here we are now. Starting fresh (so fresh and so clean, clean).

Let's do this ish!

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