Weekly Highlights 4/9-4/15

With the Kids

On Monday, Charity and John helped Matt put this brick border around our front flower bed! They loved working outside with their Daddy.The week went like normal until Thursday when we had this. . .Poor Micaiah had a fever 😢.It only lasted a day, thankfully! The other kids caught it too and rested all day Saturday. And that was the week with the kids.

Without the Kids

I spent a gift card that I got for Christmas and bought this painting for our living room! I love the white flowers.

My favorite find at Goodwill last week was these Asics shoes! It is hard to find athletic shoes that are worth selling because they are usually so worn.

Recipe of the week

This was a super easy dinner that I made last week, and it was very tasty!

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Ingredients:

Chicken breasts

2 cups water

1 cup Caesar dressing

Hamburger buns

Toppings such as lettuce, tomato, etc.

Directions:

Put chicken and water in slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 hours. Drain water and shred chicken. Mix with the Caesar dressing. Serve on the hamburger buns with a side of fruit!

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Weekly Highlights 4/2-4/8: Wikki Stix and Mac and Cheese!

We had a good week, mostly playing indoors because of the weather.

Fun with Creative Toys!

A couple weeks ago I shared pictures of the kids playing with magnetic tiles . Another of their favorite toys is Wikki Stix! These odd-looking waxy sticks are actually very cool! They stick to each other and to any hard object and can be formed into just about any shape.

Picture of Wikki Stix made into FlowersThese are little baskets with flowers in them that Charity made.

Uses for Wikki Stix, Decorating a WallThey stick to the wall too! Charity used them to hang her picture up and write her and John’s names!

Wikki Stix Storage CaseHere is a better look at them.

Random Cuteness:

Micaiah loves his Taggie Monkey! He was holding on to it even after he went to sleep. 😍

Ebay sourcing:

Toms white lace shoesThese were my favorite Goodwill find last week! They are super cute Toms shoes.
Weekly Recipe:

Ultra Creamy Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

1 box of macaroni

4 cups cheddar cheese, grated

2 cans cream of chicken soup

3/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup sour cream

1/2 tsp. Ground mustard

1 tsp. Onion powder

Cook the pasta but only until very al dente. Mix with all other ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook for 2 hours on high. I like to add a package of cubed ham to make it a main dish! We love this dinner!

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Weekly Highlights 3/26-4/1

Last week, we took the kids to Chick-Fil-A and enjoyed the play area!Micaiah was a little confused about what to do.Charity and Micaiah have the same smile in this picture!Sneaky John.This is his camera smile, silly boy.My favorite Goodwill find of the week! It is a brand new J Crew sweater and such a pretty color!I spent a lot of time last week knitting this little sweater. It is for one of my best friend’s baby girl! Baby things are so much fun to make!

I made these meatballs last week! They are one of our favorites either with pasta or as sandwiches.

Meatballs

1 lb. ground beef 

3/4 cup bread crumbs

 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg, beaten  

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

1 pinch salt, or to taste 

1 (14 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce 

Mix beef, seasonings, bread crumbs, cheese, and egg. Form into balls and place in slow cooker. Cover with sauce and cook on low for around four hours. Serve either on buns with mozzarella or over pasta.

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Rocksbox Review #2 and a Promo Code!

A while ago I tried Rocksbox for one month and posted about it. A couple weeks ago, they offered me another free month! Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service. If you pay a monthly fee of $21, they send three pieces of jewelry for you to wear as much as you like! When you are done with them, you return them using a prepaid label that they provide. Here is what I got!Part of the fun is the pretty packaging!They include a note from a stylist with suggestions on how to wear the jewelry.First are these dangly blue earrings. I like the color of them. They are a bit longer than what I normally wear, however.Next were these stud earrings. I like these a lot! They are a fun way to add sparkle to an outfit!And last was this necklace, my favorite! I like the color and design very much.Overall, this box was a big improvement over my first! There were no damaged pieces, and I will enjoy wearing all three for a few weeks. I will still not be subscribing for another month, but it is a fun service!

If any of you would like to try a month for free, here is a promotion code for you! Just remember to cancel your account after a month to avoid paying for another month!

Promo code: briannasbff10

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Weekly Highlights 3/20-3/26

I was blessed last week by going to a ladies’ fun night at church! One of the ladies brought wooden blocks for us to make into signs. I made three!I had fun making these, visiting with the ladies and eating yummy snacks!

Here are a couple of my favorite Goodwill finds to sell from last week!This dress is such a pretty color!

And these are Clarks sandals which almost always sell quickly for me!
And here is a link to the recipe for one the dinners I made last week. We enjoy these topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and salsa!

Link: pioneerwoman.com/blackbeanburgers

I also got another free box from Rocksbox, the jewelry subscription service! I will be reviewing that in my next post so check back here to find out what I got!

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Weekly Highlights 3/12-3/18

Last Monday, I shipped out 16 packages. That was a record number for me!Here is another example of what you can build with the Magna-Tiles I mentioned last Monday. Charity built this two level house all by herself!I was recently given this beautiful framed cross stitch sampler. I hung it in our dining room. This top was my favorite Goodwill find last week. It already sold!

And here is one of our favorite recipes that I made for dinner last week!

Chicken Stuffing Casserole 

2 boxes chicken stovetop stuffing 

2 cans cream of chicken soup 

1 package sliced Swiss cheese 

2 Chicken breasts, cooked and chopped

Prepare the stuffing according to directions on the box. Cover the bottom of 9×13 pan with chicken. Spread soup on top. Cover with the sliced cheese. Top with the stuffing. Bake at 350 for around 30 minutes.

Weekly Highlights 2/5-2/11

Last week was a fun week!  Here are the highlights.

Fun with the kids:

Recently we got these magnetic tiles for the kids and they love building with them!
Fun without the kids:

On Tuesday Matt and I went out with some friends and saw the movie Is Genesis History? at the theater. It was a pretty interesting movie supporting a young earth creation view! We enjoyed it.

On Saturday I went on my normal shopping excursion to Goodwill and I found some pretty great stuff! Most of it was Lularoe clothing, and that sells very well on eBay. Here’s one of my finds:

This blue cardigan still had tags attached and sold Saturday evening! 
New recipe I tried:

I found this recipe on spendwithpennies.com. It was an easy quick meal that tasted pretty yummy! And it is quite kid friendly.

Layered Doritos Casserole

1 (family size) bag Doritos, any flavor (I used Nacho Cheese)

1 onion, diced

1 pound lean ground beef

1 clove garlic, minced

1 cup salsa

1 package low sodium taco seasoning (or homemade taco seasoning)

1 cup sour cream

1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup

2 cups shredded cheese, (I used tex mex blend or cheddar)

Optional toppings

Lettuce

Tomato

Olives

Sour Cream

Cook ground beef and onion. Mix with salsa and taco seasoning and let simmer 5 minutes. In a bowl mix the sour cream and soup. Then mix in beef mixture. Then layer slightly crushed Doritos in a casserole dish with the beef and top with cheese and final layer of chips. Bake at 350 for around 20 minutes.

And here’s a video of Micaiah practicing his dance moves!


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Weekly Highlights 2/26-3/4

Micaiah is walking! Here is a video of him:


Fun with the kids:

Blue painters tape makes a great road on the kitchen floor! The kids had fun driving their toy cars on it last week.


Fun with family:

Matt’s grandma came down for a couple days! We got to have dinner with her on Tuesday and Wednesday. And we got to Skype with my parents on Saturday. 

Fun without Kids:


I watched the old Audrey Hepburn movie, Sabrina! It has a fun plot and good humor. Two other movies that I like with Audrey Hepburn are Funny Face and Roman Holiday!

I went shopping at and got one of my biggest hauls ever! I found 19 things to sell! It was 50% off so I paid less than $3 for each item. I’m hoping to sell everything for at least $10 profit each.

Here’s one of my finds, a J Crew dress.

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Micaiah is One!

February 9 was Micaiah’s first birthday! (And my niece, Mackynzie’s 5th birthday, coincidentally.) Micaiah goes by the nickname, Mick, which reminds me of Mickey Mouse, which led me to have a Mickey Mouse themed birthday! Nothing worthy of Pinterest but still fun and Charity got to help decorate.

We celebrated with Matt’s parents and my mom via Skype. Mick got his first cupcake and enjoyed it messily!We had a good time together celebrating a year with Micaiah!

Goodwill Haul 10/1: Anthropologie and Cashmere

Hi everybody! It’s been a while since I posted, but I have still been shopping. Yesterday at Goodwill, long sleeve shirts were 40% off. I found eight things to sell!

First is a cashmere sweater from Lands’ End size M.And another Cashmere sweater from Lord and Taylor size small.Next is a Soft Surroundings shirt size small.And a PINK sweatshirt size XS.This is my favorite find this week. It is an Anthropologie brand called Knitted and Knotted size XS.This blouse is from J Crew size 10 and already sold.And another Soft Surroundings shirt.Last is this crochet dress from Kimchi and Blue which is also an Anthropologie label.
Next Saturday is another 50% off sale so I hope to find more great things!