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Weekly Menu 11/27/17

Hi friends & Happy Monday! It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and the countdown to Christmas is less than a month! I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving.  My kids and I were able to spend it with some extended family out of town and it was great to be able to see them.  With the holiday season upon us menu planning is so important. It is that time of year that if you don’t make a plan, a drive through is probably in your near future 🙂 Here is our weekly menu for 11/27/17

Monday:
Leftovers

Tuesday:
Cool Ranch Tacos (I make a few edits to her recipe)

These are super, super easy & here is what you need~

Crockpot

Chicken Thighs

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar

1 Taco seasoning packet (or click here for a homemade version)

1 Ranch seasoning packet (or use a homemade version-1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt)

*Throw everything in the crockpot, Cook on low all day, at least 8 hours

Holy Cow- it doesn’t get much easier than that!!

Wednesday:
Breakfast for Dinner

Thursday:

Pork Shoulder Roast

Have you heard of the Pioneer Woman? I love her show on Food Network. She doesn’t typically make healthy meals, but I have learned to adapt them a little, by making some simple changes. I personally make this into a crockpot meal, just because it works great for us on Mondays to do a crockpot meal.

The edits I make are:

When making the marinade/sauce I go step by step, per the recipe except I sub out the sugar- instead of brown sugar, I use coconut sugar
To make it into a crockpot meal, after making the sauce I coat the entire pork roast in the crockpot, flipping it around in it so it coats all sides. Then I put it on low and cook it all day long, over 12 hours
It makes the best shredded pork EVER! You can put it on tortillas, make it into a bowl with rice,or cauliflower rice, or just eat it by itself really- it’s that good.

Friday:

Choir event and eating out

Saturday:

Eating at a Christmas party

Sunday:

BLEATS- if you don’t know what these are you are truly missing out.  Imagine a  traditional BLT’s but you add an egg(fried) and avocado. They are pretty much one of the most amazing things you’ll ever have, so you should definitely try it if you haven’t.

Don’t forget to stop by Organizing Junkie’s blog for even MORE meal ideas!!  Thanks so much for stopping by! & Happy Meal planning!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Recipes for Thanksgiving week 11/20/17

Happy Monday! With this week being a crazy dinner schedule with Thanksgiving and traveling, I am going to do something different and instead of a weekly menu share some of my favorite healthy Thanksgiving recipes.

What’s Thanksgiving without biscuits or rolls! You can still have them & stick to Paleo with these:

Paleo Honey Biscuits from Against All Grain

  • 1 1/2 T Coconut flour
  • 1 3/4 C Almond flour
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T honey
  • 2 T almond or cashew milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine flours, salt and soda
  3. In a separate bowl- cream to oil, eggs, honey and milk
  4. Add dry and wet ingredients and stir until combined
  5. Set parchment paper on cookie sheet
  6. Make dough into balls and flatten slightly
  7. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees

Another roll recipe is this:

Pale Bacon chive Sweet Potato Biscuits– (that’s right I said BACON!!)

  • 1 large sweet potato (2 cups mashed)
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 6-8 strips of bacon, save left over fat
  • 3 TBL coconut flour
  • 3-4 TBL chives, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook sweet potatoes, peel and mash- let them cool (this is so the eggs don’t scramble)
  2. While that cools- cook the bacon & save the bacon fat
  3. Add eggs to the sweet potato once it has cooled then mix together
  4. Then add the bacon fat and mix
  5. Dice the bacon and the chives, fold into to the mixture
  6. Line the backing sheet with parchment paper and drop biscuits onto it.
  7. Back at 375 degrees for 22-27 minutes

Sweet Potato Casserole:

  • 2 C vegetable broth
  • 5 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup grass fed butter or ghee
  • 3 TBL maple syrup, divided
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp cinnamon divided
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • salt, to taste

For the topping

  • 1 C walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 C unsweetened coconut flakes chopped
  • 1/3 C melted grass fed butter or ghee
  • 1/3 C coconut sugar
  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1-3 inch cubes, put into crockpot
  2. Add broth, splat the butter on top cook on high for 3 hours
  3. Then mash the potatoes, add eggs, vanilla, syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg- stir to combine
  4. Make the topping by simply mixing the topping ingredients together & sprinkle over the sweet potatoes
  5. Cook on hight for 2 hours

If you have never made Cranberry sauce from scratch- I highly recommend it. First of all it smells amazing, it doesn’t take very long and there is something very satisfying about those whole cranberries turning into sauce!

Paleo Cranberry Sauce:

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 C fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 C maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  1. Put cranberries into a medium sauce pan
  2. Add the maple syrup, orange juice and spices- cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally,until you can see the cranberries soften. (8-10 minutes)
  3. Then turn the heat up to medium or so and let it cook for a little while longer. The cranberries will start to burst open
  4. Continue cooking until the preferred consistency
  5. Refrigerate before serving

This was a recipe that I made the night before Thanksgiving last year & it was delicious!!

I noticed that PaleOMG has some brand spanking new Thanksgiving recipes. I haven’t tried these, but knowing her- they are amazing!!

Thanksgiving Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Butternut Squash

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Hopefully I get to try those out this year!!

 

I think a good Crockpot is a MUST for a day like Thanksgiving! This is the one I use & it is PRIME through Amazon so FREE 2 day shipping!! 

What’s on your Thanksgiving Menu? I’d love to hear some new ideas!! Also: what are you Thankful for this year? I am Thankful for health (last year at this time my son was really sick & now he’s a normal teenager:), family and friends who are there for you no matter what AND this BLOG & the people who take the time to stop by and read what I have to say. So if you are reading this- THANK YOU! I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Faith ♥

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Nutrition and Fitness

Happy Weekend!  Do you need a fun and quick workout? Well I am going to share one with you today, along with how making fitness and nutrition part of my routine has benefited my life in such a huge way. Nutrition and fitness are such a big part of my life, that it has to be part of my blog too! I mean in the title of my blog it says real life!! In being true to being real, I wanted to share with you my journey with fitness and nutrition, because- it isn’t always easy, or perfect. There have been some times in my life that I have been in really bad shape- physically and emotionally. That’s real, probably for everyone. I am certainly no different!

Like most women, life has led me on an interesting fitness and nutrition journey. I was a dancer through my childhood and teenage years, but really, I didn’t think much about fitness or nutrition. Then came pregnancy… In my first pregnancy, with the help of eating a lot (I was eating for two for goodness sakes!) and being on partial bed rest, by the time my daughter was born, the scale tipped over the 200-pound mark. Ugh, I couldn’t even fathom it. I was in such denial that I thought I would just “go back to normal” after I delivered. Well that sure didn’t happen!

At the time, my knowledge on losing weight, was typical of what women are “taught “-cut calories and do lots of cardio. So that’s what I did. Luckily my husband was introduced to Max Muscle shortly after our second child was born. As I was training for my first half marathon, I was really struggling with endurance, getting really light-headed and just not feeling well (thanks to the super low calorie diet I was on). He had to force me to drink a protein shake every day. Slowly over the years the BS I was taught my whole life about what makes a woman healthy, was erased and I found REAL ways to actually fuel my body.

Life is busy- between being a mom of 2 busy teenagers, a wife, working, volunteering, & just life in general- it is easy for my time for myself to get cut out. There is nothing like having that specific hour to dedicate to the gym, but that isn’t always practical. So what’s a girl to do? We got to get creative sometimes! The most important thing I have learned over the years, is when I take care of myself, it benefits my kids, husband, and everyone else in my life that I love! It helps me be better at taking care of others. Which is my favorite thing to do!

So as part of my blog,  I would like to share with you a weekly workout that you can do without being at the gym. and with little equipment!  As with any workout please know, I am not a professional and am sharing with you something that works for me. Please check out your specific needs before doing anything- consult a doctor, or a qualified person and make sure you are being safe!

****If you do not know what some of these movements are, youtube videos are great! There are always scaling options for every movement too. if you have questions, feel free to ask me and I can help or lead you in the right direction to find the answer.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Faith ♥

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Simple Car Organization project

It is hard to believe that it is almost the weekend!!! & then Thanksgiving is next week- WOW! Until a couple of days ago I literally thought we had one more week until Thanksgiving week. Whoops!

With these holidays coming up we are bound to be spending more time in our cars. Driving from house to house for meals, maybe traveling out of town for get togethers. How frustrating is it to be in the car and not being able to find something that you need! So today I am bringing you a quick and easy project that can help ease that frustration. What’s really fun is this can be completely customized for each person or car. This is also something that I used my Silhouette for, but it’s not necessary to have one in order to do this fun project!

I bring you- a simple car organization project!!!

 

I started with an empty tote

Gathered up the items I wanted to make sure I had while traveling

Put all the items inside!

Using my Silhouette I made a vinyl cutout. Again you could use a variety of different things in place of this. Stickers, labels- just get creative with it!

And the finished product!

 

What I love about this project:

  • It can be made up quickly
  • Inexpensive- most of these items were in the travel section at the store
  • Easy to personalize- just change out the items & get creative with your sticker or label
  • You could give it as a gift

I got my Silhouette several years ago, so this is a newer version, but if you are in the market for one here is a great deal on Amazon with lots of extras- it is also a great item to ask Santa for 🙂

Do you have any tricks or tips for keeping your car organized? I am always looking for some new ones 🙂 Please share!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Faith ♥

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Weekly Menu 11/13/17

 

Happy Monday! Are you a quote lover? I sure am. The power of words- they can motivate you or bring you peace. There is one that I have came across by several blogs that I follow. So I thought I would share it with you!!

 

On to my WEEKLY MENU 11/13/17

FYI-   I will be using my crockpot lots this week! 

Monday:

out to eat Fundraiser

Tuesday:

Cool Ranch Tacos (I make a few edits to her recipe)

These are super, super easy & here is what you need~

Crockpot

Chicken Thighs

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar

1 Taco seasoning packet (or click here for a homemade version)

1 Ranch seasoning packet (or use a homemade version-1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt)

*Throw everything in the crockpot, Cook on low all day, at least 8 hours

Holy Cow- it doesn’t get much easier than that!!

Wednesday:

leftovers

Thursday:

The basic Chili recipe I follow is:

  • 2-3 lbs of meat this time I wanted to make extra so I used 2 lbs ground beef and 1 lb of ground pork (you can also use bison, bacon, or steak)
  • 1/2 yellow onion & clove of garlic (diced)
  • 2 cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 2 cans of beans (I used chili & black beans)
  • spices- a mixture of chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt & pepper.

Heat pan with olive oil & sauté diced onion and garlic

Add ground beef and pork until cooked through

Add beans, sauce, tomatoes, & spices

If you can put all in a crockpot and let it all cook together for several hours

A little extra bonus I did this time, is in the morning I added some steak to the crockpot, put in some apple cider vinegar and olive oil and cooked it on low all day. Then I shredded that up and used it in the Chili along with hamburger & some bacon- it was pretty amazing!!

Friday:

dinner event

Saturday:

Spaghetti served with spaghetti noodles or spaghetti squash.

Sunday:

BLEATS- if you don’t know what these are you are truly missing out.  Imagine a  traditional BLT’s but you add an egg(fried) and avocado. They are pretty much one of the most amazing things you’ll ever have, so you should definitely try it if you haven’t.

 

As I mentioned earlier- my crockpot will get used 3 days this week- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday! It is something that makes meal planning so much easier! Some days it would not be possible to prepare a meal without it. Not only can I throw in all the ingredients in the morning, but because the crockpot I have, has a “warm” setting on it, I can keep it on for the whole evening ! This is helpful when we can’t all eat together, meals can be grabbed as it is convenient for everyone!! Win Win!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to stop by Organizing Junkie for even more recipes!!

Faith ♥

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Weekly Menu 11/6/17

Happy Monday & weekly menu day! I hope you had a great weekend that left you rested and ready for the week. Speaking of that, I have been trying to focus on getting enough sleep lately.  Because tend to not sleep great, I have been working on finding ways to get better sleep and have recently found some great options! So I am very thankful for that! The difference that I notice, when I get enough sleep is tremendous. Anyone else struggle with sleep issues? It really effects EVERYTHING!!

We had a fun little girls trip over the weekend with my daughter,  one of my best friends and her daughter. Our plan was to tent camp & empower our daughters to be able to learn some skills that traditionally are not taught to our girls. Turns out by the time we could all get together, the weather was a little too cold to tent camp, so we found a cute little cabin to stay in, but we did get to teach them (an who am I kidding, learn ourselves) to start a fire! It was a really fun time with some great activities, laughing, sharing stories, and learning new things!

 

On to the menu for the week!

Monday:

We ended up going out to dinner last night so I made the pan fried burgers that I had planned for last night, tonight. It is such a quick and easy meal to throw together!  I added some frozen green beans & some new tortilla chips that are Grain Free & they are good! Siete is the brand & they are made with Cassava flour I had them with a guac pack.

I provided a link to Amazon so you could see them if you wanted, but I purchased them at Fresh Thyme for $4.99 & I have seen them at several other stores as well!

Tuesday:

Tacos!

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Wednesday:

ONE PAN BAKED LEMON & DILL CHICKEN AND POTATOES

Except I am going to try it out in the crockpot and use chicken thighs!

Thursday:

Leftovers

Friday:

Crockpot Beef Fajitas

Saturday:

Out to eat

Sunday:

BLEATS- if you don’t know what these are you are truly missing out.  Imagine a  traditional BLT’s but you add an egg(fried) and avocado. They are pretty much one of the most amazing things you’ll ever have, so you should definitely try it if you haven’t.

 

So there it is! Have you guys tried out an Instapot? I am thinking about getting one (maybe I’ll ask Santa this year), but want some opinions on it before I commit! If anyone has any advice or experience with it- let me know!!

If you need more menu ideas check out Organizing Junkie! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Faith ♥

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

 

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Weekly Menu 10/30/17 & randomness!

Happy Monday  I mean Wednesday 🙂 Whoops! This week is just flying by! Last week just seemed to come and go with lots of fun things!

Our son was in a musical! It was awesome and it played 3 nights in a row, he was exhausted but loved it so much! On Sunday he slept until after 1pm!

We also had a college visit,  with our daughter. It is so hard to believe & it was a fun but also terrifying day!

Of course Halloween was full of yummy treats (but no tricks here)!

Monday:

Paleo Cashew Chicken Fingers. It is a recipe from Julie Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook & it is delicious! If you do not have any of her cookbooks, I highly recommend them!! She runs PaleOMG- a blog that is one of my favorites!  

Tuesday:

Halloween tradition at our house is Chili, mummy dogs, & a veggie skeleton.  We also had fruit and brownies & Halloween candy of course 🙂

The basic Chili recipe I follow is:

  • 2-3 lbs of meat this time I wanted to make extra so I used 2 lbs ground beef and 1 lb of ground pork (you can also use bison, bacon, or steak)
  • 1/2 yellow onion & clove of garlic (diced)
  • 2 cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 2 cans of beans (I used chili & black beans)
  • spices- a mixture of chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt & pepper.

Heat pan with olive oil & sauté diced onion and garlic

Add ground beef and pork until cooked through

Add beans, sauce, tomatoes, & spices

If you can put all in a crockpot and let it all cook together for several hours

A little extra bonus I did this time, is in the morning I added some steak to the crockpot, put in some apple cider vinegar and olive oil and cooked it on low all day. Then I shredded that up and used it in the Chili along with hamburger & some bacon- it was pretty amazing!!

Wednesday:

BLEATS- if you don’t know what these are you are truly missing out.  Imagine a  traditional BLT’s but you add an egg(fried) and avocado. They are pretty much one of the most amazing things you’ll ever have, so you should definitely try it if you haven’t.

Thursday:

Cool Ranch Tacos (I make a few edits to her recipe)

These are super, super easy & here is what you need~

Crockpot

Chicken Thighs

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar

1 Taco seasoning packet (or click here for a homemade version)

1 Ranch seasoning packet (or use a homemade version-1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt)

*Throw everything in the crockpot, Cook on low all day, at least 8 hours

Holy Cow- it doesn’t get much easier than that!!

Friday:

Out to Eat

Saturday:

Leftovers

Sunday:

Pan-fried hamburgers with brussel sprouts

In our household we used to think Brussel Sprouts were ga-ross!! I had tried a couple of recipes and they just weren’t doing it for me. But we came across this recipe and holly molly- they are our favs! Even our kids LOVE them.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

If you have large brussel sprouts, cut in half. Put them on a cookie sheet & drizzle olive oil over & sprinkle with salt

Roast them for anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on the size. You want them to be crispy and slightly browned, but watch them because they can go from perfect to burnt to a crisp quickly!

While they are roasting, make the sauce-

2 TBLHoney, 1 tsp Sriracha & a splash of lime juice

Once they are done, let them cool slightly. Then add some more salt to taste.

Check out Organizing Junky for even more recipe ideas!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Faith ♥

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Target Deals through 10/28/17

Have I ever told you how much I LOVE Target! Well I absolutely do!! Another thing I love is a good deal- a sale, coupon, or clearance item. When you can add those 2 things together, well that is THE BEST!!

So there are some deals that Target has happening right now that I just have to tell you about. It has to do with 2 very important things for this upcoming chilly weather we are having.  Boots and Sweaters!!!

20% off Boots for the Family. Valid 10/22-10/28

 

20% off Men’s & Women’s Sweaters. Valid 10/22-10/28

Some of my very favorite boots and sweaters, I have got from Target & shopping on Target.com could not be easier! They offer FREE shipping on orders over $35 (some restrictions apply so see their site for details). I have shopped at Target for years, but only last Christmas season did I shop at Target.com. We did a lot of our Christmas shopping, sitting from the couch in our living room & got free shipping right to our door! BONUS!!

Recap:

20% off Boots for the Family. Valid 10/22-10/28

&

20% off Men’s & Women’s Sweaters. Valid 10/22-10/28

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by & Happy Shopping!!

Faith ♥

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

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Weekly Menu 10/23/17 & more band!!

Hello friends! We have made it to Monday again. That means another week of meals!  Over the weekend we had the last band competition of the season, which was very bittersweet since it was my daughter’s LAST marching band performance EVER!! I was also super excited to get my blog post about my coffee bar done!  

 

Monday:

Philly Cheese steak- I use Aaron’s Quick Steak. It comes frozen and you cook it from frozen. So it’s great for a quick weeknight meal. I sauté onions, mushrooms, orange bell pepper & garlic to go with it. & it is delish! This can be served on a hoagie bun, rice or cauliflower rice.

Tuesday:

Tacos with guacamole and homemade salsa

Click here for my Homemade Taco Seasoning 

Homemade Salsa~

So I am allergic to jalapeños so that means I can’t have any store bought  salsa- I know, sad right??  So I have learned to make my own! It’s super yummy & I am going to share it with you tomorrow!

Wednesday:

Chili & Cinnamon apple muffins

Because we have a lot of busy nights this week I will pre cook the hamburger and then throw everything in the Crockpot so we can just grab it and go!

The basic recipe I follow is:

  • 2-3 lbs of meat this time I wanted to make extra so I used 2 lbs ground beef and 1 lb of ground pork (you can also use bison, bacon, or steak)
  • 1/2 yellow onion & clove of garlic (diced)
  • 2 cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 2 cans of beans (I used chili & black beans)
  • spices- a mixture of chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt & pepper.

Heat pan with olive oil & sauté diced onion and garlic

Add ground beef and pork until cooked through

Add beans, sauce, tomatoes, & spices

If you can put all in a crockpot and let it all cook together for several hours

Thursday:

Cool Ranch Tacos (I make a few edits to her recipe)

These are super, super easy & here is what you need~

Crockpot

Chicken Thighs

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar

1 Taco seasoning packet (or click here for a homemade version)

1 Ranch seasoning packet (or use a homemade version-1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt)

*Throw everything in the crockpot, Cook on low all day, at least 8 hours

Holy Cow- it doesn’t get much easier than that!!

Friday:

Crockpot Beef Fajitas

Saturday:

Leftovers

Sunday:

BLEATS~ your standard BLT but with added awesomeness! Egg and Avocado

Remember if you need even MORE recipe ideas- check out Organizing Junkie

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

Faith ♥

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!