Tuesday, March 15, 2016

An Inside Peek at Watercolor Bible Journaling

It was February of last year when I met Cristin. We had occasionally said hello to each other but never developed a friendship until we bumped into each other on the Illustrated Faith instagram page. The idea of illustrated journaling in our bibles was something that Shanna Noel had just barely launched into a business and the idea intrigued both Cristin and me. 

An Inside Peek at Watercolor Bible Journaling

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Taking the Stress Out of Meal Planning

Deciding what to have for dinner is one of the most stressful parts of my day. I knew I needed a tool or plan to make it easier for me to face the dinner hour, so my husband and I put our heads together and came up with some ideas.

Sometime during the weekend my husband and I look over our calendar for the upcoming week and make a plan. We discuss what days of the week will be easier for a home cooked meal, what evenings will be best for leftovers and when we might need to get take-out or dine out.

Whatever the case, it has reduced my stress at the end of the day and has also reduced our food budget!!

Another part of this process has been to decide what day I can try a new recipe. I tend to make the same things week after week and mealtime can get a bit boring. In an effort to do one of those “someday” things on my list, I’ve been perusing cookbooks for new recipes.

Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook is one of those “go-to” cookbooks for me because I know I can find a recipe that is usually very tasty and easy to put together before my day gets crazy.

I love a good soup and Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of my favorites. After reviewing the list of ingredients for this new version of a traditional recipe I decided to give it a try. It is now marked in my cookbook as a “keeper”!

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