Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Weight Watcher quick and delicious steak taco

I modified a very quick and very delicious Weight Watcher's recipe for a very busy Tuesday night.

Tuesday's are one of my busiest nights, when I have Bible Study (this one) and little time in the evening for anything else.

The original recipe calls for flank steak, but I used a ribeye.  I seasoned it with taco seasoning mix and started it cooking. (One day I am going to make my own taco seasoning. really, its on my list).

While it was cooking, I:
  • chopped some cherry tomatoes, purple onion and cilantro and mixed it all together. 
  • heated a wheat tortilla and spread it with some sour cream and half an avocado.  
  • heavily salted and peppered. 

By the time the steak was cooked, everything else was ready to be piled on top of it.

It was really delicious and I even surprised myself how quick this was.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Saturday yard sale finds:
Black Metal standing lamp with white shade $5
I'm a big fan of a floor lamp. I have them all over my house and they are not cheap.  This was $5 and I could not pass it up. Its intended spot is in the guest bedroom as part of its little re-doing.
Small brown lamp with brown shade $2
My thoughts are starting to turn to the next item on my list after the guest room is done and the guest bath is going to get a little sprucing up. Again, just like the guest room, not doing enough to say its redecorating, just a little refreshing while not spending much at all and thinking this lamp will be part of that. 
Six white pillowcases and a matching flat sheet $4
 There were some pretty specific things I've been looking for to use in the guest room, and three white pillow cases were on the top of the list. I hit the yard sale jackpot with these. They are very heavy 100% cotton and were $.50 each. I bought six of them and the matching flat sheet. I needed three for the guest room.  What am I going to do with the others?  I told myself that having quality white pillow cases is never a bad idea. I plan to  buy a plain, high quality white fitted sheet to make a set.
Scissors $1
 I like to keep some in multiple rooms.
Two metal cake pans $2
It was only a few weeks ago when making four cakes for the food ministry at church that I realized that I only had one set of cake pans. That means, only making one cake at a time.  That's when the hunt official began. Since then, looking for heavy duty like new matching cake pans. This is my newest set.
Wire picture hanger $.10
I collect French toile trays and hang them over my buffet in the kitchen area. I am forever in need of these little hangers.
I'm linked here and here

Brand Logo HMLP 2015 © 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Mani Monday- Essie Gel Setter

Does anyone else think Essie polish chips easily and just in general does not last?  They have the nicest colors and so shiny, but I find it is not long lasting polish.

I was excited to see the  new gel setter top coat.  So much so, I tried it out two weeks in a row.

I find, I can get through a work week with it a lot better than with the old standard top coat and it does extend the life of the polish to a good 4-5 days now.

Essie roarronge and Essie ladylike

I'm linked here

I'm linked here

Monday, September 14, 2015

Labor Day weekend in Newport Beach recap

loved Beth Moore, loved morning coffee at Newport Beach, loved having lunch sitting on the grass in the beautiful weather, loved the very first Propel Women conference, love in and out burger (and I have missed it!) Love California in general

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Breakfast smoothie when its miserable hot

For when it is seriously hot even at 7 in the morning, this smoothie is very light and refreshing, but still filling.

I throw in the Ninja:
A banana
frozen mango
frozen pineapple
chia seeds
coconut water
vanilla protein powder (my favorite one)