Saturday, September 14, 2013

Crockpot Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Hi beauties,
Today I wanted to share with you my crockpot vegetarian chili recipe. Recently, my Mamaw gave me her old crockpot that she wasn't using, and I was MORE than excited!! I had been pinning to my "Crockpot//slowcooker" board on Pinterest and was excited to give it a go! I used a mix between my mom's recipe and The Pioneer Woman's recipe, which turned out to be a great combination.
What I did:
1.) Chopped one large onion, (I love onion) but it is totally optional if you don't like it.
2.) I sautéed the onion pieces while I cooked half a bag of Morning Star Grillers Recipe Crumbles. I did so in the same pan.
3.) In my crockpot I put 1 can of light red kidney beans and 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed).
4.) I next mixed in 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies.
5.) Finally I added, 1 can of tomato sauce, and one of the tiny cans of tomato paste.
6.) For the seasoning, I added 2 teaspoons of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon of oregano.
I mixed up the ingredients in the crockpot, and set it to the "low" setting and let it cook for 5-6 hours.
That's it -- easy right?
It is a hearty vegetarian chili perfect for those cooler fall days!
Let me know if you try it out and what your thoughts are on it!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Origami Owl -- Living Locket

Hi beauties,

I recently went to my first Origami Owl party! For those of you who haven't heard of Origami Owl, it is a company that sells customizable jewelry. They have independent consultants throughout the United States (not sure about international) who can host in-house parties for you and your friends. For mine and my sister's birthday, we each got to pick out a locket as a present from our mom and dad, and I was super excited!

The front of the Catalog! (All rights are property of Origami Owl)

I picked out the large silver locket (without crystals) and the silver rolo chain.

The locket came packaged like this - HOW CUTE!:

Now on to the charms that I got to go in my locket. The good thing about the Origami Owl lockets is that they have a magnetic closure and you can keep adding charms, which is perfect to ask for, for Christmas or birthday presents.

I picked:

-The Aunt charm, which I picked since I love my sweet BabyKendall so much!
-The Lipstick charm, because I am a beauty blogger
-The cross charm, because I am a Christian! :)
-The May birthstone heart charm, which I picked because my birthday is May 30th, and I love my birthstone which is an emerald.
-The rose gold infinity symbol which matches my sister who also got an infinity symbol in her locket.

I also picked out an owl charm, which is on its way to me. I think it was backordered.

I would highly suggest that you check out Origami Owl [Link] because each locket that you make is truly unique, and customizable to what you want each charm to represent.


OOTD: Job edition

Quick OOTD post while I'm working on a bigger post. 


OOTD: Job edition

Dress: vintage (grandmothers)
Vest: French connection
Shoes: not pictured. Eddie Bauer flip flops. 
Bracelet: para cord - made by boy