Summer Reading List – Book 1

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It’s a rainy ⛈ ☔️ Saturday morning…..perfect for curling up with a good book 📘  I recently joined a book club with some lovely ladies from my church and #TheGirlsInTheGarden by #LisaJewell is the first book we are reading!

Here’s a little bit of the synopsis on the back of the book…

“Imagine that you live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. Your neighbors have been living there for generations and you trust them implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really?”

Oh my goodness, this sounds like it’s going to be good!

What’s on your summer reading list?

Two New Hashtag Ideas

TWO NEW IDEAS!!!
 
I love theme ideas 🙌🏽 and as I was hunting for some hashtags I came across these 2️⃣ that y’all might like. They are different than the normal ones I’ve seen and this might help y’all stand out in the crowd! These are geared more towards DS but I feel like you could make it fit what you are doing.
 
WIN SOMETHING WEDNESDAY 🎉 <<— Now how fun is that? I mean people like to win stuff….right? You could do a product giveaway or just a giveaway that’s seasonal or just something random. The key is to not make it too hard to get in on the giveaway and keep in mind that it’s best to grow organically through building relationships.
 
TRYDAY FRIDAY 👍🏼<<— This one is great for showcasing new products or if you just like to try new things!
 
What do y’all think 🤔 about those ideas? I was just trying to share some lesser used themes because of you are on IG and using the hashtag #flashbackfriday well there are 11,237,423 that have that same hashtag. But #fridaytryday only has 456 and #trydayfriday has 800 so it’s a lot more likely that your post will be seen if people are searching that hashtag!
 
And in case you are wondering, #winsomethingwednesday has 450! 🐃 <—- and that’s a water buffalo and I think we need to make that emoji a thing. 😉

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I recently received this Selfie Ring Light for Phone Camera Photography Video, BatteryPowered Clip White and let me tell you….this little light does shine.  And it shines bright!

Many of y’all may know that I film some of my YouTube videos in my car and this ring light is a great and convenient accessory to have!  It clips right onto your phone and it’s rechargeable.  Tucks away nicely in your purse or bag so you can take it on the go!  I definitely recommend this light to anyone who wants to step up their selfie game or wants to improve the lighting for their videos.

Have you ever tried one?

 

Schwarzkopf GLISS Hair Repair

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I tried both the Schwarzkopf GLISS Hair Repair Ultimate Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.  The sample that I received was a generous portion so I was able to wash and condition my hair several times to really be able to test it out.

The shampoo was great.  It did not leave my hair feeling dry or anything.  It lathers up well and rinses easily.  The conditioner felt great too.  I felt like my hair was soft and manageable after I rinsed it.

Both products were great and I just started looking into trying the Schwarzkopf GLISS Kur Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Hair Mask.  It would be great to do a deep treatment on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Have you ever tried any of these?

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Sharing another super easy recipe‼️

I made sausage and potatoes for dinner 🍽 and it was yummy!! It’s another quick & easy recipe that you can throw together last minute.

You need:
✅ Polska Keilbasa
✅ Southern-style hash brown potatoes
✅ Onion soup mix
✅ Oil
✅ Optional: onion, bell pepper

▶️ I toss the potatoes in a little bit of oil and sprinkle the onion soup mix and mix well. I cook the potatoes in the oven at 425 for about 30 minutes, turning every 15 minutes.
▶️ While the potatoes are cooking, I slice the sausage up and pan fry it. I add the potatoes once they are done.
▶️ Now if I’m feeling sassy I will add onion and bell pepper to the sausage as I fry it up. Gives it some additional flavor.

Strengths Finder 2.0

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Spending some time on a recent morning ☀️ sipping on some delicious hot chocolate ☕️ and learning more 📕 about my top 5️⃣ strengths by taking the Strengths Finder 2.0 test!

I originally heard about this from my sister Gina, years ago but now I am participating in a mentorship program and this is part of my homework. I think I know what my top 5 will be but am curious to take the test again.

Can you guess what my top 5 will be?  Stay tuned…..

Crock Pot Italian Chicken

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‼️ALERT‼️ Easy crock pot dinner 🍽 recipe coming your way…

We call this dinner “Italian Chicken” 🇮🇹 🐓 and it is so super easy ✨ you will probably wonder why you’ve never tried this before.

You will need:
🔹 boneless, skinless chicken 🐔 breasts
🔹 1 large bottle of Italian dressing
🔹 cooked rice 🍚

🔺Now I use frozen chicken 🐓 and I put that in the crockpot first. I know they say you shouldn’t but that’s what I do. How many you are feeding will determine the amount of chicken you use.
🔺 I then add the large bottle of Italian dressing on top and then cook on low for 4-6 hours. I like to use a lot of dressing so if I’m making a big batch of this I will use more than 1 bottle.
🔺 I then serve it over rice and that’s it. Yes…..I know what you are thinking….that’s it?

Yes….that’s it. That’s all the steps.

And you are probably thinking BUT WAIT!! 😯 There has to be more steps!

There’s not. That’s it. I know….you are welcome. ☺️

I typically don’t serve this with any sides or anything and we use the extra juice (Italian dressing) and spoon that on top of the chicken and rice. So yummy.