Friday, September 22, 2023

It's Giving Fall Vibes

Fall Outfit Ideas These outfit ideas are giving fall vibes! For reference I am 53 years old and I love to look good! I mean, who doesn't, right? Here are a few of my favorites to mix and match this season. This edition is using black & tan items. I specifically used some foundation items such as black pencil skirt, black, button-down, blouse and wide-leg, sailor type pants.  You will find links to most everything below. To watch the video you can click on my Tik Tok video over on the right.  Black button down blouse from Worthington @JCP Blouse here  and the pants I bought from QVC a long time ago! I paired them with nude pumps.  This comfy sweater is from Old Navy  here the black skirt is from Shein and it's stretchy and comfy. Again, paired with the nude heels. Here's the sweater with the wide leg pants.  Here's the black top with skinny jeans from Macy's. I love these jeans, they are so comfy and stretchy. Unfortunately, I don't see the button up jeans on

Mexican Casserole (Carne con Calabaza y Elote)

RECIPE Mexican Casserole Carne con elote y calabaza Who doesn't love a good homecooked meal? Lately, I have been getting more into cooking and less into eating out. This meal is easy to make and healthy too.  My mom makes the carne con elote y calabaza and it is so yummy. This is her recipe.  Mexican Beef Stew with Zucchini and Corn Makes about 5 heaping servings Ingredients: 1.5 pounds of stew beef 1 15.25 oz. can of corn (you can add another can if you wish to make more portions) 1 16 oz jar of Herdez Salsa Verde - Mild (or if you don't want any heat at all, substitute with one 12 oz. can of tomato paste) Half a white onion, chopped into small pieces one cube Knorr chicken bullion Fajita seasoning to taste salt to taste one or two large zucchini (I used one. Add more veggies for more servings) In a large casserole brown the stew beef with the onion. Once the beef is fully cooked, add the (drained) can of corn, and mix it up. Then add the zucchini and stir all together. Add th
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Slowing Down and Smelling the Roses

 Retired Slowing down and stopping to smell the roses has been the theme of my life lately. Ever since I retired from my government job back in May, I have been learning to relax. You read that right, "learning" to relax. I guess my kids were right, I have always been a work-a-holic. It has been something that's been instilled in my dna ever since I can remember. I always felt I  had to keep busy being productive even when not at my actual job.                         (collage of my hubby and I, me and some time relaxing) I had been an accountant since 1999 and worked my way up to the title of CFO towards the middle of my career. Being a CFO of several small cities, at one time or another, was always a big responsibility. It involved late nights for council meetings and working weekends to prepare budgets and end of year workpapers. If you are an accountant you know exactly what I mean.                                                              (Last City Council Meetin


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