Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday Dinner: Turkey Chili

Last night, I decided to make the Blue Apron Turkey Chili recipe. That way, I wouldn't have to cook dinner on Saturday. Also, isn't chili so much better the next day?

Our Blue Apron Box included all of the ingredients that you need for your recipe.

This chili is loaded with wonderful flavor from fresh vegetables and spices. I'll just cook some brown rice to round out the meal.

My Target Haul ~October 2013

I stopped by Target, to pick up a full lenght mirror but....



There are more bags on the floor. Yikes. At least, I save an additional 5% with my Target Red Debit Card.



I discovered several items on clearance that I've been wanting. Also, I love autumn scents, so I went down the candle aisle and purchased a couple of room diffusers.



The media box was on clearance for $5. It's going in our son's bathroom. It will look great on the counter while holding his toiletres.



The creamer bottle was only $1. I'm going to put the dry coffee creamer in it and keep it on the counter. The coffee was on sale, 2 for $10.



Our dish drainer and mat really needed to be replaced. I love the look of the Threshold bronze color dish drain.



The sugar bowl was $1.50 and the nuts bowl was .88 cents. Both were on clearance.



Finally, I remembered the shower curtain liner on this visit to Target.

Volupties Subscription Box Has Arrived! October 2013

Volupties offers an underwear subscription service for curvy ladies, for $12 a month. When you join, you provide your underwear size and each month you will receive 3 pairs of quality sexy underwear from well-known brands!



Here's how my Volupties package arrived in the mail today. The small plastic bag actually fit perfectly in our mailbox. A plus for me because I didn't have to stop by the apartment manager's office to pick it up.



I love pink tissue paper. I'll be adding the tissue paper to my Valentine's Day stash.



This selection of sexy underwear, that I received, this month, will make a welcome addition to my underwear collection.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday's Letters ~ October 11, 2013



Friday's Letters

Dear Hubby, It's wonderful to be able to sit on the patio, enjoy a cup of morning coffee with my new chair. Thank you.

Dear Target, I really tried to leave the store with just one item but $134 later....

Dear Nails, I promise I'll get you taken care of ASAP. This is what happens when a girl gets gel nail polish, is sick for weeks and they get neglected. Yikes!

Dear Marcus, Could you please clean up after yourself or I will ban you from cooking. Like that's going to happen.

Dear Book, I promise I'm going to spend some time with you this week. No TV watching tonight.

George Katsiopolous on HuffPostLive Discussing Fall Fashion Trends



George Kotsiopolous, E's Fashion Police, joined Nancy Redd, on HuffPostLive, to teach us about luxury items on the cheap, dish on upcoming Emmy red carpet looks & answer our questions!

George was kind enough to responded to my question, "I really want to buy a new fall jacket. I'm a busty , long legged gal. What styles should I be considering that will work for my body type"?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday Thoughts ~ October 10, 2013



Ramblings of a Suburban Mom's Thursday Thoughts. I really love her blog. If you're looking for the 101 on subscription boxes definitely check out her out.

I've been slacking off when it comes to attending Twitter Parties for awhile. So today, I decided to attend a few parties and actually won some prizes. WooHoo.

Do you struggle with keeping your work or home office desk clean and organized? Than check out Friday's HuffPostLive #SaveMyDesk segment at 1:40PM. You can also share your work space on Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #SaveMyDesk.


I really enjoyed today's lunch, courtesy of Blue Apron. Salmon, Fennel Salad and Roasted Cauliflower.

Pinterest: Halloween Costumes For Kids

It's so fun to see more moms and dads making their kids' costumes. Those costumes are going to be memorable years later. Check out these fun Halloween costume ideas for kids at Pinterest.











Blue Apron Box ~ October 10, 2013

Blue Apron describes itself as a "new concept in grocery delivery, built around incredible cooking experiences. We offer a once-a-week subscription service where we deliver all the fresh ingredients you need to make three meals, in exactly the right proportions. We've designed our service to teach you fun new recipes, save prep time and also reduce unnecessary waste. By letting us shop for you, we can bring you fresher and higher-quality food than you can get on your own in the supermarket, and for better prices."

To subscribe, you create your account, choose the type of plan you want (meat and seafood or vegetarian) and the number of people you want to feed. (2,4,6) You can skip meal deliveries, change servings but you can't pick your 3 recipes. Oh, and they only send you enough ingredients for that the recipe calls for.(no waste)

The cost includes priority shipping. So, for $9.99 per person, per meal, you can have a fun time making a delicious and healthy meal. For this order, we selected 3 meals, 2 people, at $59.94

This Blue Apron box was delivered by OnTrac this afternoon. Great timing because I thought about making something delicious for lunch.


Blue Apron always includes these beautiful colorful wipeable recipe cards. When I finished using them, I just file them in a notebook for future use.

Salmon with Fennel Salad and Roasted Cauliflower~I made this for lunch today. Our son loved the Salmon and Fennel Salad. He wasn't crazy about the Roasted Cauliflower but I was. I'll have it for lunch tomorrow.

Ginger Beef Stir-Fry with Jasmine Rice~This dish is so full of flavor. And I'm now a fan of Tastoi. Now I'm on a search to purchase it locally.

Turkey Chili will delicious for this weekend. I think my husband and son will like this dish. And I love the addition of diced avocado.
Check out the vegetables and produce that was included in this week's Blue Apron Box. Everything smells so good and fresh.




Have you tried Blue Apron?

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Big Lots Haul: October 2013



It's been awhile since we've shared our Big Lots haul. On this trip, my husband stopped by to buy some storage containers, storage bags and Zest soap.

Are you a Big Lots fan?

Home Depot: Window Shopping Fridges, Washers and Dryers

Hubby and I decided to take a walk through the appliance section at Home Depot this weekend. It's always fun to see the gorgeous refrigerators, washers and dryers and daydream.



Check out these refrigerators with all of the bells and whistles. WooHoo.





Look at these shiny, new washers and dryer. My husband says as long as the washer washes clothes and the dryer dries the clothes who cares about all the other features?

Monday, October 07, 2013

Menu Plan Monday ~ October 7, 2013

What a wonderful, relaxing weekend I had. My husband and I spent the weekend attacking some fall cleanup projects. But first, we headed to Buffalo Wild Wings for Happy Hour, on Friday. It's probably been over 10 years since we've done that. We had a terrific time, people watching and catching up on some sports news. Did you have a great weekend?

Menu Plan Monday



ginger beef stirfry



salmon with fennel and cauliflower



turkey chili



falafel sandwiches