Day 4 – Warm and Cozy Slow Cooker Recipe Last week I was wanting something warm and comforting. It was really cold, wet and rainy outside and nothing sound better than snuggling up under a blanket with a Christmas movie on TV and a nice big warm bowl of chili. I came across this recipe from House of Yumm, which sounded great and was just what I was looking for. We had all of the ingredients so we decided to give it a try. I love how they use lean ground turkey to keep this a more healthy recipe. This recipe made it easy for us to have a home cooked meal while I was just home from the hospital, recovering from surgery. Kevin was able to throw everything in the slow cooker, turn it on and 6 hours later dinner was ready.Recipe Crock Pot Turkey Chili Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 6 Hours Total Time: 6 Hours 15 MinutesINGREDIENTS 1 pound ground turkey 2 garlic cloves minced 1/2 yellow onion chopped 1 15 ounce can of tomato sauce 1 14.5 ounce can of diced tomato 1 7 ounce can of diced
Day 3 – Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide Santa would always leave very useful and practical items in our stockings. When we were younger we would get pencils, erasers, notebooks, hair ties, shampoo, and a new hairbrush. As we got older we would get things like toothbrush and toothpaste, gift cards to get our hair or nails done, gum, mints, and gift cards for coffee. No matter how old we got, there was one thing that never changed, we would always receive the best candy in the whole world. My favorite would always be a little scotch mallow Christmas tree from See’s Candy. Now I still look forward to my See’s candy but along with my special tree I get my favorite sugar free chocolate as well. I don’t always remember what was exactly left in the stockings, but I do remember laughing about the toothpaste and wondering how Santa knew where I went to get my hair done. To me stocking stuffers can be as simple as everyday “necessities” but it is always nice to find an extra little something that you have been hoping for all year long. Below I have listed some
Day 2 – Gift Guide for him (under $100) Men can be a little tricky to shop for. Kevin and I worked together to come up with a list of ideas that are great for any guy in your life. Whether you are shipping for your dad, husband, boyfriend, brother, son or grandpa. We came up with some ideas that Kevin has loved getting as well as some items that he picked out that he would love and thinks that any other guy would love as well. One. Sweatpants – I absolutely love these sweatpants. With the cuffed ankle and the trim fit they look a little dressier than the typical sweatpants. The zipper gives them a nice touch because it not only looks nice but, he can carry his keys, phone or wallet in the pocket without worrying about them falling out.Hair gel – I have linked two great hair products below that can be used with wet or dry hair. They will help your guy achieve any hair look he desires or maybe inspire him to try something new.Cologne – If he has a signature scent, you can’t go wrong with that.
Day 1 – Gift Guide for her (under $100) I love shopping for my family and friends. There is nothing quite like finding the perfect gift for someone. Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved asking people what they were asking Santa for as well as making my own Christmas wish list. As much as I loved seeing what Santa brought for me, nothing makes me happier than seeing a smile on your loved one’s face when they open up the “perfect” gift. I have rounded up some of my favorite items this holiday season that you can add to your own wish list or give as a gift to any mother, daughter, sister, bff, grandma, wife, girlfriend or anyone special on your list. One. Pajamas – I absolutely love receiving pajamas as a gift, especially during the holidays. Anything soft, snuggly, and plaid…and I’m in! Here are a few of my favorite picks in a few different sizes.Cute Christmas sweaters/sweatshirts – Im dying over these cute holiday sweatshirts that they have out right now. Any Christmas loving gal would love these cute holiday tops. I’ve linked a few