Monday, November 23, 2015

Menu Plan Monday ~ November 23, 2015

Organizing Junkie host Menu Plan Mondays!

Our Thanksgiving decorations, for the kitchen.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the U.S. readers! This year, hubby and I have decided to enjoy a quiet dinner at home. Since he has to work, we'll celebrate this weekend. We also decided to have steak this year. I'm thrilled!

In the meantime, this gal is busy working on Christmas decorating ideas for our home. I would love a tree in each room. And as always, I'll be included DIY and making affordable for our budget.

I love cooking for my husband even though I can no longer enjoy these comfy meals.

Roasted Rosemary Chicken Quarters, Homemade Gravy, Rice and Green Beans

Beef Stew, Cornbread

Tortellini Soup, Homemade Country Bread

*Steak, Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Organic Carrots

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

OrangeGlad Gourmet Treats Subscription Box ~ November 2015

You can read about our other OrangeGlad Gourmet Treat Subscription Box here.

This month's OrangeGlad Gourmet Treats Subscription Box was truly decadent. Small bite size candies that melted in your mouth, full of layered flavors and wonder. We enjoy sharing the contents, of this subscription box with family and friends. Better yet, I might order a few for gifts.

November's delicious contents are: Dottie's Delight Maple Caramel, Shotwell Candy Co. Classic Tennessee Toffee, Poisoned Apples Crunchy Toffee Topped Caramels, Seattle's Chocolate Thanks-olate Bar and Studmuffin Desserts Bleecker Street Brittle.

OrangeGlad offers a monthly gourmet desserts subscription box, from across the country. It starts at $15 a month plus shipping and handling. Get 15% off your 1st box by using SHOPSWEET.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Brr...Baby, It's Cold Outside

Cold winter weather means it's a good idea to have a supply of colored tights available to wear under dresses and skirts. My good to colors are the classics: black and grey.

Chronic Pain: "I'm So Sorry But I Just Can't Eat...."

Please be kind to those of us that suffer from digestive chronic conditions this holiday season. When we say, "No thank you". in response to being offered a dish or taste don't be offended.

My dietary restrictions are no dairy, fatty, acid, rich, fried, processed, spicy, and chocolate foods. Even many of the approved foods can cause me to have painful reactions.

So when we show up with our own meal, don't be insulted. And thank you so much for extending an invite.

"He Still Looks Good To Me"!

Sunday Community: I Love Holding Onto You!

Happy Wives Club
"I truly love us. Me too". That was part of our Saturday night conversation while cuddling under blankets. We just never tire of holding onto each other.

It just feels so good.

It's official, after 21 years of living together, we're hooked!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

#ChronicLife: Sometimes I Need A Bit Of An Incentive!

Today, I'm fighting a horrible bout of nausea. Just part of living the #ChronicLife of Rona.

Things changed once I started listening to my Pandora radio stations, I got a smile on my face, started dancing around the house. It was just the kick in the butt I needed!

Yes, music can lift one's soul.

Thank you so much Sherri Shepherd for the retweet. You can check out my tweet on her timeline.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chris Tomlin's #Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship CD Review and Giveaway

my copy of "Adore" by Chris Tomlin.~ "A renewing musical experience that's healing for the body and soul this holiday season"! Rona Berry-Morin

Giveaway is located at the bottom of post. Good luck to all the entries.

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Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/ FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or If you won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verfication".


Bio courtesy of FlyBy Promotions.

"Adore" by Chris Tomlin, his new Christmas album was released on October 23, 2015. The CD features classic Christmas favorites along with original Christmas songs. There are special guest performances from Lauren Daigle, All Sons & Daughters, Crowder and more on this album.

1. He Shall Reign Forevermore
2. Adore
3. Midnight Clear (Love Song)
4. Noel featuring Lauren Daigle
5. Hymn Of Joy
6. Silent Night featuring Kristyn Getty
7. What Child Is This? featuring Sons & Daughters
8. It's Christmas
9. A King Like This
10. Bethlehem
11. A Christmas Alleluia featuring Lauren Daigle & Leslie Jordan of All Sons & Daughters

Chris Tomlin is an American contemporary Christian music artisit, worship leader, and songwriter who has sold nearly 30 million recores. Some of his most well-known songs are "How Great Is Our God", "Jesus Messiah", "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone):, "Our God", and "Whom Shall I Fear". His 2013 album Burning Lights debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, only the fourth Christian album ever to open at No. 1. Throughout his career, Chris has been nominated for 32 Dove Awards (6 of them collaborative efforts) and he has won 19 of them!

Chris Tomlin - Noel (Live/Audio) ft. Lauren Daigle






If you're interested in purchasing a digitable download of "Adore" CD visit iTunes

"Adore" Chris Tomlin Christmas CD Giveaway

Blog Prize: Thank You Flatbread and Two Healthy Kitchens!

I recently won 8 pounds of Flatout Bread, from entering a blog giveaway, at Two Healthy Kitchens.

UPS dropped of this box of fresh bread yesterday. After unpacking it, I realized that I should share some with our neighbors and family.

Thanks again to Flatout Bread and Two Healthy Kitchens for this delicious prize!

I actually won a box of Flatout Bread last year. Here are a few yummy and healthy wraps that I created with leftovers and fresh vegetables.

Let your creativity be your lead when using Flatout Bread products.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Embracing My New Body!

I'm officially wearing a size 12 pant or skirt. Down from a size 16 since May. Having been plus size most of my adult life, I'm still adjusting to my new body. Learning what I can wear at 53 years old is very confusing. I've had to part with bags of clothes that I will never wear again.

But just like my T-shirt message says, "Embrace Your Body Now. Love Yourself Always"! That I can definitely do.