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Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup is the ultimate comfort food and such a classic! It’s the perfect food for a cold winter night, or when you feel a cold coming on.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Well, there wasn’t a blizzard the the other night when I decided to try my hand at a “this is what I have in the fridge and pantry” version of this classic feel good food, but it’s wasn’t particularly warm either. I love dishes that you can make your own and don’t require a grocery run. I work full time and don’t have the time (or ability, really) to make extraordinary gourmet meals. I like quick and simple.  So, here’s my quick and easy take on a timeless classic…

2 Chicken breasts
1 cup of Chicken broth
2 cups of water
Carrots (To my liking. I also cut them up)
Peas (To my liking)
About 2 teaspoons of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Shell noodles

I threw 2 whole chicken breasts in my crock pot and added the garlic, about a half cup chicken broth (just enough to cover the chicken), 1 cup of water, carrots, peas, salt and pepper. I then let it cook on slow for 8 1/2 hours, added the rest of the broth and water. Then I added my noodles and let them cook in the mixture for about 15 minutes, or until done. I added more salt and pepper until I thought it tasted right. I would have added celery, but I didn’t have any, so I skipped it this time.

Voilà! Now snuggle up with loved ones and enjoy.


How To Shop: Deals To Steals!

Deals to Steals

I love shopping. Love. Shopping. But I don’t always love the price tags and the end total. I’ve shared my love for Old Navy in the past, but I’ve never sat down and just spelled out why I like shopping here so much.

I am not an advocate for credit cards and getting in debt. If you don’t have the money, credit cards aren’t the answer. However, I do have an Old Navy card that I pay off as soon as I charge something to the card. Why? Because they have an amazing rewards program. I can shop at Old Navy with my Old Navy card and earn incredible points in no time. Without going into debt, or racking up a ton of interest on the card. It’s the only store card I fell prey to and like I said, I’m extremely cautious and make sure to pay it off as soon as it goes on the card. You can also use the Old Navy card (and earned points) at Gap, Banana Republic or any other Gap Inc. Brand. If you’re interested, go to their site and learn more because that was not the point of my post.

I had $15 in rewards, so it was like I had a “free” $15 to spend. I say “free” because I did spend money to get the $15. Anyway… I stormed the clearance rack and stuck gold! I got two light sweater/tops and a super cute blouse. The total? $16.60! Yes, I bought three tops for a grand total of $1.60 outside of my rewards. And I had a gift card from Christmas, so I used that for what the rewards didn’t cover.



I love deals, but I really love steals.


2016 – Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

2015 was such a great year! It held a lot of changes and “firsts”. It was our first full year of marriage (which was amazing, and continues to get better and better), we bought our first house, we had our first Thanksgiving together as a married couple, I started a new job, I became an aunt for the first time, we created new memories that I will cherish forever, and so much more! God has been so faithful to us this year and I know He has even better things in store for us in the years to come. I cannot wait to see the dreams and promises He will fulfill in our lives in 2016!

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad.” – Psalm 126:3

This was the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:23-24