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Easy Delicious Vegetarian Chili

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Easy Delicious Vegetarian Chili

There’s something about fall weather that makes me think about chili. Chili is also one of my favorite comfort foods. We do occasionally make a meat chili in a crock pot, but for a quick and easy meal or side dish, I love to make this vegetarian chili.



1 can of chick peas (I love Goya!)
1 can of corn
1 can of black beans
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 jar of salsa
1 tsp chili powder



Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.


Serve and enjoy! You can top it with cheese if you like. I like to eat it with macaroni and cheese or on top of hot dogs!

Looking for more fall recipes? Today I've joined a handful of my favorite bloggers to put together a Fall Recipe Blog Hop. Here are the other posts that are part of the hop!


Homemade Applesauce | Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies 
Easy Delicious Vegetarian Chili | Soups, Stews and Chili 
Easy Pumpkin Fluff Dip | The Best French Onion Soup
Beef Stew with Carrot & Potatoes (One Pot Meal)
Fall Festival Ice Cream | Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Do you like chili?


The Perfect Mom Outfit From prAna

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Perfect Mom Outfit From prAna

I received this product for free from Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

I think every mom would agree that the main requirement in the perfect outfit is comfort. Cute and functional are important too! PrAna has all of my requirements covered with their organic, hemp, sustainable and fair trade items that both look good and are versatile enough for any lifestyle and any adventure. Not only was this outfit perfect for a bike ride with my kids, I would feel comfortable wearing it to any school meeting or moms’ night out as well.

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PrAna is a company that moms can be proud to support. They use materials from sustainable sources, they only partner with companies and factories that follow strict guidelines for safety and fair treatment of employees, and the processes they use help improve the industry – all to make beautiful and functional products in a way we can feel good about. Their main belief is to give back more than they take from the world. Plus, the designers create and test their clothing based on their own love for outdoor activities, so you can be sure the clothes will pair well with your lifestyle.

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With bold colors and patterns and attention to detail, prAna combines classic style and modern materials. I was able to try the Mariana Sweater in Deep Balsam along with the Bindu Pants in Dress Blue. The sweater is a mid-weight long sleeved crew neck sweater with a novelty zipper at the front raglan sleeve. It is made of 39% Nylon, 34% Polyester, and 27% Wool. I love the teal colors and the warmth!


The pants are honestly my favorite – they are so comfortable! They are a hybrid performance active wear pant made from 86% Bluesign approved recycled polyester and 14% spandex. The wide, elastic waistband is perfect for me, but there is also a drawstring inside for further adjustability. There are pockets, as well as a cute shirring detail along the front and back leg seams and novelty side ties at the bottom of the legs. One thing to note is that while these pants are shown in their photo as approximately capri length, on me they come down to my feet. In fact, I was previously sent the Mantra Pant, which I LOVED, but was at least 6 inches too long for me. Some of the pants are available to order with short inseams, but most come with a standard long inseam size – great if you’re tall, but not so much if you’re short like me! Anyway, the Bindu pants look good in their long length and were great for our bike ride and a small party we attended afterwards!

I will definitely be wearing this outfit again and feeling comfortable, stylish, and environmentally conscious, as I know prAna is amazing for the work they do towards sustainability!

If you want to try prAna, I am happy to offer you a code for 15% off on anything other than sale items – MMDGF17.

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And check out this video on the not impossible mission of the conscious consumer!

What do you think of my outfit?


Summer In Photos: By Gabbie

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


For the past year, the 2nd Wednesday of the month on my blog is saved for The Kids Behind the Blog link up, but that link up was sadly ended last month. Instead, this month I have a very special guest poster – Gabbie. Ever since I got myself a new camera, Gabbie has been wanting to try out my old one (even though I dropped it on a tile floor and it hasn’t been the same since) and this summer, she did so. Here are some of the best photos she took this summer – she had a hard time narrowing down the ones she wanted to share, so there are a lot!

Up first, way back from the beginning of the summer, photos from strawberry picking!


10 Items In My Bathroom Drawers

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


This month’s topic for 10 on the 10th with Perfectly Port is 10 Things In Your Bathroom Drawer. I last shared my bathroom while I was decluttering it earlier this year. Now things look similarly to the way they did then, but I use my drawers, cabinets, and countertop to store the items that I keep in my bathroom!


1. Highlighters and Bronzers. 2. Blushes. 3. Hiding in the back and underneath are eyeshadows.


4. Facial cleansers.


5. Nail polishes. 6. To the right side are mascaras and eyeliners.


7. Foundations. 8. Deodorant.


9. Hair mousse and gel.


10. Lipsticks. (And brushes!)

Pretty basic, huh?


10 on the 10th

What I Bought On Amazon In September

Monday, October 9, 2017


My friend Lacey started this fun link-up where she shares the things she buys on Amazon each month. I thought I would join in this month and share the things I bought too! These links are affiliate links, which means that if you click them and make a purchase, I may receive a small incentive.


1. Akaho iPhone Cable Pack – Dave ordered this one because our cables were breaking or not working and we needed some new ones.

2. Molerani Women’s Basic Long Sleeve Tunic Blouse With Lacy Edging – When I ordered this it was $9.98. It is less sweater-like and more shirt-like than I expected, but I really like it! Also when I ordered it, it was not available in an XL. The size large fits great though, so I’m happy! I may get it in other colors at some point, I like it that much!

3. Erin Condren Hardbound Life Planner – I’m so excited about this! I never knew Erin Condren sold on Amazon, and this was marked down to $16.99, which is much less than her planners are usually. Of course, the personalization is only available through the actual Erin Condren site, but that’s ok with me! Now I need to transfer the rest of this year into my new planner so I can start using it!

4. Clarinet Reeds – These are for Zachary, our new clarinet player. If it was up to me, I would have waited until he actually needed a new reed to order, but Zachary can be quite persistent!

5. Melissa and Doug Tool Box – I ordered two of these! One each for two little boys turning 3 years old.

6. All For You Tunic TopLindsay convinced me on this one! I haven’t worn it yet but I certainly plan to!

7. Calphalon 5 Piece Nylon Kitchen Utensil Set – This was on sale for $12.49 and we were in need of new kitchen utensils so we ordered it even though it was on back order. It arrived last week and I already love them!

Do you order things on Amazon? If so, you should share what you bought and link up with Lacey too!