Delicious Chili Recipe | Blogtober Day 7

Happy Sunday Funday, buddies! We are on day 7 of Blogtober, and I’m going to share with you my chili recipe. πŸ™‚

This recipe is super simple, and super delicious. πŸ™‚

What you’ll need:

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 cans of tomato sauce (29 oz)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (14.5 oz)
  • 2 cans of red or light red kidney beans (15.5 oz)
  • 3 tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbs. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin

What you’ll do:

  • Dice onion and garlic
  • Brown beef, onion and garlic – drain grease from meat
  • In a large pot mix together everything except for the beans
  • Cook on medium/low heat covered for 1 hour – stir occasionally
  • After 1 hour add beans and cook for another 30 minutes on low
  • Feel free to add more seasoning if your heart so desires
  • Serve and enjoy!



How yummy does that look?! I love how versatile chili recipes can be! Let me know what your favorite chili recipe is! πŸ™‚


The Versatile Blogger Award

Good morning lovelies! I woke up this morning with a notification that I had been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! πŸ™‚ I have been blogging for about a year now, but I had ZERO confidence in myself. Discovering the blogging community on Twitter has completely changed my outlook on what I can do. Every day this community blows me away with all of their kindness and support. I was nominated by Molly over atΒ


β€’ If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award
β€’ Thank the person who gave you the award
β€’ Include a link to their blog
β€’ Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
β€’ Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
β€’ Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself


I am not a morning person.Β But having two children under the age of 3 forces me out of bed way sooner than I would wish. Lately, I’ve decided to start embracing the mornings. It’s a mind over matter sort of situation, with a lot of coffee! πŸ˜‰

I have 2 tattoos. I got the first one when I was 18, on a dare. It’s a poorly drawn peace sign between my shoulder blades. Maybe someday I will come up with a cool idea for a cover up. The second is on my wrist, two elephants with there trunks intertwined.Β  I got it to represent the bond between my sister and I. I intend to get at least 2 more to represent my children, once I think of what I want!

I love spaghetti! Need I say more? πŸ˜‰

I’m a soda addict. BUT, I gave it up one month ago! I’m pretty proud of myself for that. I used to drink nothing but Dr. Pepper 24/7.

Benjamin Burnley’s voice speaks to my soul. Okay, so you may not know who I’m talking about. He is the lead singer of Breaking Benjamin. You NEED to go listen to him. Like, drop what your doing and go listen!

I’m a sucker for self-help books. Don’t roll your eyes yet. I know alot of them are the same information over and over. I have found one book that is different. It is what has helped me realize that I can go for my dreams, for real. It’s called Girl, Wash Your Face.

I love the Sound of Music. My grandma introduced me, and we watched it every year on or around Christmas. It’s a tradition I still carry on.

My nominations are:




My favorite Fall Quotes | Blogtober Day 6

Happy Saturday, friends! Everyone loves a good quote, am I right? Words have so much power in them. Today I’m sharing my favorite quotes for fall that make me feel cozy and warm. πŸ™‚


Autumn, the years last lovliest smile.

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I’d love to know what some of your favorite fall quotes are! Leave me a comment and let me know! πŸ™‚

My Favorite Halloween Costume | Blogtober Day 5

Hey, friends! Welcome back! In the spirit of all things October and Halloween I’m going to share with you my favorite costume as a child.

Growing up, my parents didn’t have a ton of money, so my costumes were generally thrown together with what we had laying around. I’ve been a pumpkin, a scarecrow, a vampire, a princess.. etc.

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My all time favorite thing to dress up as was none other than a witch! I’d say I dressed up as a witch at least 4 years in a row. Each year we changed it up a little bit from the year before. A few years I would try to be as scary of a witch as possible, and then the other years I went for a cuter look.

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I wish I had some pictures to show y’all! 😦

What was your favorite costume as a kid? Do you still dress up now? If so, give me some ideas down below! πŸ™‚

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Fall Nail Colors | Blogtober Day 4

One of my favorite things about fall is the beautiful colors! Today, I’m sharing four nail colors that I’m loving this season. πŸ™‚ I love having a fresh manicure, it’s one of the best ways to make me feel special. However, having two little ones to chase around, I have a tough time finding time to paint my nails. Anyone else know my struggle?!

Anchor Down – Essie


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Fall for NYC – Essie


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Stop, Drop, and Shop – Essie


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Say it ain’t Soho – Essie


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This post is not sponsored by Essie.


Out of these four colors, I’d definitely have to say that Anchor Down is my favorite! I love the blue with grey undertones. What are some of your favorite colors this fall?

Favorite Fall Treats | Blogtober Day 3

I have no affiliation with the websites linked below. I found them all on Pinterest. πŸ™‚

Fall is such a cozy time of year, and when I think of fall there are certain foods that always come to mind. Here’s a few of my favorite (sweet) things to eat during this season. πŸ™‚

Caramel Corn

Recipe πŸ™‚

Caramel Apples

Recipe! πŸ™‚

Apple Crisp

Click here for a recipe. πŸ™‚

Apple Pie

Recipe πŸ™‚

So, basically, I love anything with apples or caramel! πŸ˜‰ To many people’s surprise, I am not a fan of pumpkin anything. Shocking, I know!

Comment down below and let me know what your favorite fall treats are! πŸ™‚

Fall Bucket List | Blogtober Day 2

Hey there, buddies! Today I’m sharing my Fall Bucket List with you. πŸ™‚

  1. Go to a pumpkin patch
  2. Go on a hayride
  3. Make tons of apple related desserts
  4. Hand out candy to trick or treaters
  5. Tell spooky stories around a bonfire
  6. Sit on my front porch, a lot πŸ™‚
  7. Go stargazing with my husband

This list may seem simple, but I enjoy the little things in life. My husband and I have very crazy schedules, so all in all as long as I get to spend some time in the nice weather with my family I’ll be satisfied. πŸ™‚

I’d love to know what’s on your fall bucket list this year!