Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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Beef Stew…….the perfect comfort food, so hearty and flavorful. It’s also something that I didn’t have mastered……until now! My husband, my food critic gave this recipe 2 thumbs up which means it’s blog worthy. With a chill in the air, this is the perfect time to share this recipe with all of you! I prepped the entire stew the night before, refrigerated it in my slow cooker dish, popped it in the slow cooker base the next morning and let it slow cook all day long. The result was perfection!

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cookies

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Around my house it’s officially “pumpkin season”. I opened a can of pumpkin puree tonight to make a pumpkin spice coffee creamer and I needed to use the rest of the can. This recipe is a collaboration of a few recipes I found online. I had limited ingredients on hand and an hour to make a batch. Here’s what I came up with……they’re super soft and they taste a lot like pumpkin pie. I hope you enjoy!

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Laundry Room Makeover For Under $50

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Spicy Spinach Queso Dip

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Is everyone ready for the big game tomorrow? I’m not a football fan, but I am a fan of the party food! I tested a new dip today, and it’s blog worthy, yay! If you’re heading to a party tomorrow, whip this baby up and keep in warm in a crock pot. I bet it will be gone before half time!

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Happy Anniversary Simple2Something

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WOW……It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 years since I decided to share my thoughts and ideas with the world! What an amazing two years it has been. I started this blog as an outlet to share my ideas and give myself a hobby. At the time I was a working mom and wife, I had a great job, a great family and an amazing little boy, but I felt like I had lost myself. I didn’t have as much time for me and I was longing for a new hobby. I frequently visited other blogs for ideas, recipes and inspiration and I decided to share my thoughts and ideas with the world and give my husband a break from listening to it all. Little did I know that this blog would become so much more than a “hobby”. During the past 2 years I have grown as a person, added a beautiful baby girl to our family, become more confident in myself, started a new business and accomplished some big goals. I’m still a working mom and wife, but I feel fulfilled because this outlet has given me what I was missing, something for me. This outlet has given me confidence. This outlet has taken me out of my comfort zone. This outlet has turned into a passion. This outlet has given me so much more than I ever expected and I’m so thankful for all of you who consider me worthy of following. I hope I have helped you in some way, with inspiration, an idea, a new recipe, a tip or just being able to relate to another mom who’s doing her very best everyday while trying not to loose herself. I was so nervous when I shared this blog with my family and friends two years ago, but I was blown away by the support I received and the support has just kept on growing. Thanks to all of you for the support and thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate every comment and every share. I look forward to the next year in blogging and I love hearing from all of you. Do you have something you want me to try, something you want me to share, a great product that you think I should feature? I’d love to hear about it!

 

2014 in review – It was a great year!

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

My 50 Favorite Uses For Coconut Oil

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Have you tried Coconut Oil? I discovered it while I was pregnant with my daughter and slowly starting incorporating it into our lifestyle. I started cooking with it first, then I used it to treat diaper rash and as a moisturizer for dry winter skin. Then I found myself thinking about coconut oil when I had a burn and then again when I was scratching my mosquito bites until they bled. Coconut Oil helped soothe both of those irritations. I started researching my new found obsession and this is what I found…..Coconut Oil is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antimicrobial. It’s a natural treatment for many ailments and has many common household uses. I prefer an organic, unrefined type of Coconut Oil. This is the least processed oil and contains the most natural nutrients. Coconut Oil is rather inexpensive and I keep a jar in my pantry and in my medicine cabinet. I’ve compiled a list of my 50 favorite uses for Coconut Oil. Many of these I have tried myself, but if I haven’t tried them myself, I included them because they amazed me. I’m adding Coconut Oil to my arsenal of favorite natural products, right next to my Organic ACV and Organic Honey. I love inexpensive, natural remedies that have multiple uses. If you haven’t already, check out my Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey posts. It’s pretty amazing what these natural products can do for you!

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** Two Year Anniversary Giveaway ** Free Rodan + Fields Acute Care

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Hi Guys & Gals! The blog is approaching it’s two year anniversary! I can’t believe it! I still remember the butterflies I had writing my first post and now this blog is a part of my daily routine. I love sharing with all of you and I’m thankful for all of my followers.

I’m so close to 200,000 views and I would love to reach that by January 22nd, my two year anniversary. Help me out and if I reach my goal, as a thank you, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE pair of Rodan + Fields Acute Care!!!!! This product was just released on Jan. 5th and it’s already been named the #1 product BETTER than Botox by totalbeauty.com.

Who wouldn’t want to fill a wrinkle while they sleep – no appointment required! Check out these AMAZING before and after photos! A patch with patented liquid cones filled with hyalaronic acid and peptides melt into wrinkles while you sleep, filling the wrinkle and leaving you with smooth, more youthful looking skin!

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Want to know more about Acute Care? Contact me for details or visit my website – http://kelseydavies.myrandf.com to learn more.

So how do you get entered to win? Sign up to follow my blog via email and you’re automatically entered! Want to earn another entry? Share this post on Facebook AND comment below that you shared this post so I can keep track. If you share but don’t comment here, it won’t count. Share, Share, Share and help me get to 200,000 views!

Happy New Year ~ 2015

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Who else can’t believe it’s 2015? The years keep flying by faster and faster, but that’s because they have been so much fun! I wanted to thank all of my followers for their support. I would love to hear what you want to see on the blog this year! What were your favorite posts? I wish everyone a happy, healthy, successful, fun and prosperous year!

My motto this year is this……
I’m turning my doubt into determination, my stress into success, my worry into will power, my can not into can and will, my negative thoughts into faith and prayer, and my dreams into reality.

2015 will be what you make it, so strive to make it the best year of your life!

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