My DEEP Thoughts

Hey y’all!

I hope some of you tried out my yummy jambalaya recipe I posted recently. I did! Mmmm, talk about some serious Comfort food (pun intended, haha). So, to all you mama’s out there…schools out! How do you feel about that? I’m ready for school to start again. It’s only been a week and so far I’ve been told “No” 357 times, I’ve been asked 4,000 questions, I’ve gone to the pool, the park, and everywhere in between. I forgot how much my time alone during school means to me.

I’ve been taking college classes online and I use the quiet time to get my work done…and usually do blog stuff, but I’m in full on lazy girl mode. I don’t know what my issue is…I’m just a big pile of mopey, lazy, Netflix watching bones. However, I’m about to be childless for a couple weeks and though I’m looking forward to it…it terrifies me at the same time. I’ve got anxiety, irrational thoughts, and concerns that are totally ridiculous; I know I’m going to miss that little monster terribly. When Hot Sauce goes out of town, Chris and I mope past his room…as if somehow he may magically appear. It’s pretty pathetic and super cute at the same time. I’m thankful for our kiddos and the time we get to spend with them. I’m also thankful for our alone time…I think we find a decent balance, and that is extremely important in a healthy relationship. [Read more...]

Easy Jambalaya Recipe

Hello friends!

Sorry, I have totally been slacking lately with the posts. Don’t fret…I haven’t forgotten about you, lovelys! Thank you for hanging in there with me! I wanted to share a super easy and yummy jambalaya recipe with you! I randomly made it up one day and whoa am I glad I did. It’s delish and best of all, my honey loves it! I always end up with tons of leftovers, which is perfect for my family and me, because I like to freeze meals for those chaotic days that we are in a rush.

Easy Jambalaya Recipe Ingredients

Here is what you will need:

2 boxes of Zatarain’s Jambalaya rice mix (original)
1 Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers (I buy the minis and use a few of each)
3 cans of tomato paste
1 six pack of Hillshire Farm hot links
1 six pack of hillshire Farm cheddar wurst
1 small container of chicken broth
1 lb. of boneless skinless chicken breast or a rotisserie chicken from your local grocery.

Seasoning I use:

Johnny’s seasoning salt
Garlic Salt
Cayenne pepper
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Mary Kay Product Review

Hey y’all!

My friends over at Mary Kay and Influenster were kind enough to send me a Mary Kay VoxBox full of some awesome new Mary Kay products to try out and review.

Influenster VoxBox

What is the first thing that you think of when you hear Mary Kay???

I’ve used Mary Kay products in the past, because my aunt sold Mary Kay for awhile. I mean, come on, who doesn’t know someone that has sold Mary Kay!?! I actually like a lot of their products, but I don’t think I could buy solely from Mary Kay. I’m a makeup connoisseur and way too picky to love everything one line carries…that goes for all make-up lines. I think Mary Kay has been the face of women for quite some time. They offer some really great stuff to their employees as well. I think, all and all, they just want the women that use their products to feel beautiful; and the people that work for them to be successful. Mary Kay offers a very positive and encouraging message, and I like that. My biggest gripe about Mary Kay has nothing to do with their product, it has to do with their sales people. I don’t know about you, but I hate feeling pressured, badgered, or bullied into something. I get very irritable and uncomfortable and then I’m probably going to avoid you at all costs. Not everyone that sells Mary Kay or any other independent product is like that, but the ones that are really stand out and turn people off.

Here is the great thing…you can buy Mary Kay online! You don’t even have to go into a store or talk to someone! Awesome, right? However, if someone you know and love sells Mary Kay, hook a sista up and buy from them!

Here we go…product review time… [Read more...]

Holy Babies! Gift Ideas for new babies.

Hello friends!

I don’t know about you, but I feel like it is the season of babies and I just can’t seem to keep up with all these cutie new mommy’s in my life. I, for one, love giving gifts, I think it is so much fun…but I tend to go overboard. I like giving things that are either unique or useful – or both!

Petal and Twig Felt-Knox

A while back I was looking for a really special gift for some friends of ours…it needed to be one of a kind…so I went on a journey of searching Etsy, it’s totally my go to place when I am in a bind and need to find something that is special. Etsy is so great because a lot of the items can be personalized and they are hand made! I love it so much, it feels so much more genuine to give a gift like that. [Read more...]

Visitors, exploring, and fun in the sun!

Hello doll’s!

I have been so wrapped up with my mind blowing cleanse and the fantastic giveaway that I forgot to tell you all about my dad, his friend, and my friend Kristine coming to visit. I cannot believe I let it get away from me. I have so much to tell you about!

Dad & Friend

Soooo, My dad, his lady friend, and my friend Kristine flew down from Oregon to see me in California. While we were waiting for Caiden to get out of school, we went to Seal Beach and enjoyed all the beach shops. Seal Beach is one of my favorite places, the beach is so clean, the shops are adorable, the food is amazing, and the whole place feels cozy and welcoming. Later, after picking Caiden up we visited The Pike in Long Beach. The Pike is this really great little boardwalk area with restaurants, fun shops, and the harbor with a lighthouse! It’s beautiful and the weather was great! We poked around the shops and found some fun trinkets, went to the candy shop, and sat down for some really fantastic mexican food with a beautiful view of the harbor. It was such a perfect day! [Read more...]