Three Delicious Dinner Ideas!

I’ve been on a cooking kick lately. I mean I cook dinner every night, but it’s generally one of about 8 things that I cycle through… grilled chicken, burgers, crockpot salsa chicken… Bored with the usual, I ventured out with some yummy new recipes that were a big hit! Here they are…



Do you follow Tatsy on Facebook? OMG these recipes are sure to make you hungry. While I’ve drooled over many of their videos, I hadn’t made one until now.

One-Pan Salmon And Veggie Dinner

Posted by Tasty on Saturday, January 16, 2016

Not a bite was left of this one. Even the asparagus was AMAZING! So, if you are looking for a fairly quick, delicious, healthy meal, this one is for you! I’ve even made the potatoes twice in the last week pairing them with different meats.



With the cold weather we’ve had lately, I was craving some chili. I made this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili years ago and decided to make it again.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili


My husband somewhat surprisingly loved it! I made it meatless, used dry beans instead of canned (1/2 cup dry beans = 1 15oz can) and used boxed tomatoes instead of canned. I also snuck in some carrots pulsed first in the food processor. Paired with some cornbread it went quick and I’m planning on making another batch today to freeze.


Another recipe I made years ago from Andie Mitchell (formerly Can You Stay for Dinner?) are these Loaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers. They are packed with protein AND flavor, while being low in fat.

Loaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers



Once again I subbed dried beans for canned and we had these wrapped in lettuce. The only downside I would say is that I had quite a few dishes to clean up after, but these burgers were absolutely worth it.

Hopefully you will try one (or all) of these recipes soon! What delicious dinners have you made lately?



Workout Wear by Kate Spade?!?!?!

I nearly fell out of my chair this morning when an email arrived from Kate Spade.

Kate Spade Activewear 1

What? What? What? Kate Spade teamed up with Beyond Yoga?

Then I saw this…

Kate Spade Activewear 2

A bow neck jacket that stretches and wicks. Adorable!


Kate Spade Activewear 3

Kate Spade Activewear 4


I hear that it also comes in black and posey red, but I cannot find them on the Kate Spade. At $179, I’m not sure I can justify it for working out, but absolutely could wear it for running around town!




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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This week flew by as usual, but I’m excited for the weekend. We have a wedding and a ton of errands to run, but I love just spending time with my guys.

I’m linking up with Tif, Della, Katie, Caitlin, April, Amanda, Farmer Bell, Andrea, Narci and Erika this Friday. Here are my favorites this week…


Urban Decay Naked Smoky

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I got the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette for my birthday and I’ve honestly been wearing it Every. Single. Day. This palette is very diverse with bronzes, grays, browns, taupes and black. The shade range from mattes to satins and even a few with sparkle! If you are looking for a palette to wear both day to night this Fall and Winter, this is for you.



Keep Collective Kalamazoo

I have been a stylist with Stella & Dot for a few years now and last year when they introduced their sister brand, KEEP Collective, I was instantly smitten. When the Fall collection was introduced last month, I knew I had to be a part of it.

KEEP focuses on unique styles created by you with their designer charm system. With many options to choose from, you can easily create a one of a kind piece for yourself, a family member or a friend.

I mean come on, look at how cute this look is!

Keep Collective Kalamazoo 2

If you want to see more, join my Facebook group or shop my website.


While it seems like everyone has their mind on Fall (hello pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!) It is still hot, hot, hot here. Yesterday we went to the county fair and it was literally 97 degrees out. I know in a few months it will be freezing and I’ll be stepping through piles of snow, but I’m so over the heat!!!

We did take a little time last night to have some smores and they were delicious! I think that they are underrated as a dessert. Marshmallows are not my favorite food item, but when combined with chocolate and gram crackers, yummy!




I’m always on the hunt for the perfect lipstick. One that is long lasting, but not too dry and it also needs to be pigmented and not bleed. Well my friends, I’ve finally found one I love.

iT Lipsticks

This is the IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain in Pretty Woman. I believe it is an Ulta exclusive, and picked it out for my birthday. It was dumb luck really, but wow!

The product description says, “Why did IT Cosmetics create this product: To finally give women a lip product that gives the naturally pretty flush, vitality-filled, color of a lipstick, with the anti-aging, hydrating and conditioning feel of a balm AND a long-wear stain that doesn’t dry out lips! It truly is a 4-in-1 product, packed with amazing natural ingredients!”

If you are looking for a hydrating lipstick that doesn’t wear off, you need to try this!


My final favorite this week is the Elizabeth and James Nirvana White and Black rollerball set from Sephora (an exclusive). This was yet another birthday present that I have been wearing almost every day. You can wear them together or separately. It’s been so warm as of late, I’ve been reaching almost exclusively for the the Nirvana White.

I’m no good at describing scents, so here are the product descriptions:

“Elizabeth and James Nirvana White is a captivating blend of delicate peony, chic muguet, and tender musk for a feminine scent with dark sophistication.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black is an addictive blend of alluring violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla that strikes the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.”

There you have it, all of my favorites this week. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!




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