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This photo was taken in Vancouver, B.C., Canada looking towards downtown from the aquarium a few weeks ago. 

This Week’s Meal Plan 


Monday: Southwest Chipotle Chicken Salad from Loaves and Dishes (gf, df option)
Tuesday: My Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala (gf, df option, veg. option)
Wednesday: Hearty Winter Butternut Squash Soup from I Say Nomato (gf, df option, veg. option)
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza Night! My Slow Cooker Pizza Stuffed Chicken (gf, df option)
Saturday: Date Night – eat out.
Sunday: Super Bowl!!! My Slow Cooker Game Day Queso and Chocolate Pecan Footballs 

Bible Journaling: Better Dressed Than Any Girl On Her Wedding Day


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These 5 Minute Chocolate Pecan Footballs are a super cute and quick game day snack! 

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Since the Broncos are going to the Big Game, you know we are going to be partying big time around here!! Last year I put together this round up of 25+ Game Day Appetizers and I think we will be pulling out our favorites from the list again this year too.

25+Game Day Appetizers
For us, the Big Game is usually 1/3 eating, 1/3 watching the commercials, and 1/3 cheering on our team. We have a dog in the fight this year, so there may be more yelling at the screen  cheering on our team than there usually is. (Go Broncos!) I wanted to come up with a quick and cute recipe for a football treat that you could use to impress your friends without a lot of work. I think these little chocolate pecan footballs definitely fit the bill!  I’m sharing the recipe over at My Cooking Spot today, so pop over and learn how they’re done! Continue reading

This Slow Cooker Pizza Stuffed Chicken is easy, low-carb, gluten-free, and sure to be a huge hit!

Pizza Stuffed Chicken. In your slow cooker. Nobody will realize that it's low-carb and gluten-free.

First off, I think I need to say THE BRONCOS ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!! What a totally crazy game that was! I planned to write this post while I watched, but my eyes were glued to the screen the entire time. Fingers crossed we do much better in the Super Bowl this year than we did 2 years ago. I don’t think Peyton Manning is going to last another season for us.

Pizza Stuffed Chicken. In your slow cooker. Nobody will realize that it's low-carb and gluten-free.

Ya’ll, it’s so hard to make things look pretty after you take them out of the slow cooker. Forgive the ugly chicken shots. 

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This week’s meal plan and a peek inside my journaling Bible!

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This photo was taken from a friend’s backyard. Such a gorgeous sunset!

Happy Friday!! Has anyone else’s week just flown by? I love working short weeks because Friday takes you by surprise instead of us longing for it to just be here already. In addition to Wednesday’s Simple Hospitality series, I’m starting another new series this year to replace my former Meal Plan Monday series. With the new year, I decided to mix things up a bit and share meal plans on Fridays since I typically shop over the weekend and prep things on Sunday nights. I also wanted to be able to share a bit more about some of the other things I’m passionate about and that “sustain” my Hubby and me. This week that’s my favorite art hobby – Bible Journaling!

This Week’s Meal Plan

Monday: My Roasted Beet Salad (gf, df, veg.)
Tuesday: Sweet Potato and Leek Soup from I Say Nomato (gf, veg.)
Wednesday: My Slow Cooker Rosemary Mushroom Pot Roast (gf, df)
Thursday: Healthy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce from The Healthy Family and Home (gf, df, vegan) over pasta and veggies
Friday: Pizza Night! Build your own pizza with my Perfect Pizza Dough (veg. vegan, df)
Saturday: Date Night – eat out.
Sunday: Y.O.Y.O – You’re on your own. 

Bible Journaling: Waiting For The Lord

I’ve long been a crafter and “scrapbooked” Bible verses to help memorize them, but in the past year I’ve fallen in love with the art of mixed media Bible Journaling (sometimes also called illustrated faith or illuminated faith.) What is it you ask? It’s a form of art worship that is usually done in a Journaling Bible (a special Bible with wide margins that you can create in) or… Continue reading

 These 5 Allergy-friendly Potluck Themes are sure to be a hit the next time you have friends over for a meal! 

Some great ideas for gatherings with food allergies so everyone can still enjoy the meal!

Welcome to the first post in a new series I’m doing called Simple Hospitality! In a Pinterest-filled world it’s easy to think you have to go overboard and become Martha Stewart in order to have people over to spend time with you in your home. That is definitely not the case! I plan to share 1-2 practical ideas here each month for encouraging “Martha in Minutes” style hospitality – simple ideas for making your guests feel special and loved on without needing to slave for hours over the cooking or purchasing a ton of fancy decor. Hospitality is supposed to be all about opening your home to family, friends, or strangers, and giving them a friendly and generous reception. It’s supposed to be about the guests, not about showing off. We practice Biblical hospitality in our home as a practical way of showing the love of Christ to others. If someone leaves feeling more loved, relaxed, and well-fed than when they arrived, we will consider that a successful evening and not worry about how our relaxed evening with friends compared to the 4 course wedding they attended a few weeks ago. As a culture, I think we could definitely stand to let our unrealistic expectations of perfection go away. 
One of our favorite things to do each week is host a potluck Walking Dead watch party. The show is on mid-season break until Valentine’s Day, but when it’s on, we meet up with friends every Sunday for a dinner spent chatting about the show and then settle into the couch to watch the Walking Dead and Talking Dead afterwards. It’s super low-key – one night was even… Continue reading

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I'm an Austin, Texas native living in Denver, Colorado who blogs about my favorite Tex-Mex and travel-inspired recipe creations, food photography, and tech resources for bloggers. I want to make it easier for you provide sustenance to your family and show hospitality to others. Click here to learn more about me.

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