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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Boot season, Tory, and Ebates!

I declared that it was boot season way back in September.  I think since that day, I’ve worn boots every day.  I went to work one day and found that my heel had a crack in them, so I, sadly, HAD to go buy some new boots.  I don’t like to spend a lot of money on clothes because I like a LOT of clothes.  I always bargain shop! I went to DSW and found some very similar to the ones I had.  They’re Unisa, so they are really comfortable. They also have a pretty wide leg, which is great since I have big legs!

I am also in LOVE with Tory Burch.  I got this Tory Burch purse and some Tory Burch earrings for Christmas. (You can’t see the earrings in the picture, but they are SUPER cute.  I’ll have to remember to take a picture of them some day.) We got a really good deal on them because we got them online through Ebates and Nordstrom.

If you haven’t heard of Ebates, you need to sign up NOW.  It will change your online shopping habits forever.  All you have to do is sign up.  You’ll get a free gift card right away just for signing up.  Then ANY time you want to buy online, just go to Ebates first, find out if the store you want to buy from has an agreement with them, click on the store, then shop normally.  Ebates tracks the sale and then you get some money back!!! So for my Tory Burch purse and earrings, I get back $21.60 because Nordstroms was doing 6% back.  Nordstroms has free shipping, so it was cheaper than buying in the store!! YEA me!! Another good deal!

Outfit

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Pinterest outfit

I found this outfit on Pinterest and thought it was cute.  It just so happened I had all of the stuff for my Pinspiration in my closet already!  I’m not sure where she bought her stuff, but I got the clothes at Marshalls and the boots at DSW.  I’m betting I didn’t pay as much for my outfit as she did!  20140107-174815.jpg

Rustic

We went to a celebratory lunch at the Rustic today. I had what might possibly be the best hamburger I’ve ever had in my life.  They also have bands that play there at night.  I can’t wait to go there on a Friday or Saturday night!  I highly recommend going there!

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Campout Chicken Taco Soup

Instead of dealing with all the drunks out on the road for New Year’s Eve, I decided to head out to Lake Tawakoni and go camping.  I guess I should use the word “camping” lightly, because going in a travel trailer isn’t exactly roughing it!  In fact, a lot of people actually LIVE in their travel trailers.  I stayed at the Sunset Resort; I think 99% of the people who were there actually live there.  My two favorite parts of the trip were starting a campfire each day and cooking out, not that I cooked over the campfire or anything.

One of the best things I cooked was a Chicken Taco Soup. I’m not sure why, but everything tastes better when it’s cooked outside, even if you use regular kitchen utensils like I did.  This crockpot soup was made ALMOST entirely from cans so it was really EASY!! Not only that, I bought all generic cans, so it was really cheap!

  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (15.25 oz.) can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 oz.) can green enchilada sauce
  • 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 Shredded Rotisserie Chicken

Pour all of the ingredients in the crockpot, cook on high for as long as you want. I think I had it on for a couple hours.  Stir it occasionally.

Garnish it with chips, shredded cheese, sour cream, or anything else you can come up with!  This was delicious!!! I will probably even make this for dinner at home!!

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