Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stocking Stuffers

Doesn't it seem like thinking of stocking stuffers for the fam is the hardest part of Christmas shopping? You don't want to spend an arm and a leg but it's typically the first gift everyone opens.....and let's face it, everything from Santa has to be absolutely perfection!

Even if you don't do stockings, these gems also make fabulous little treasures for friends/neighbors/small gifts for those awesome gift exchanges. Thankfully I found the perfect gifts for my two men and I am completely done with both! I hope these 10 options for each person in your life helps you dolls and makes the holidays a little easier on you, enjoy.

*The dollar section at Target is literally a God sent! There are tons of awesome toys for the kids, bags for wrapping, and holiday decor for one a can't beat it!!!
*Forever 21 is offering 30% off all jewelry today yay

For Women:

Nail polish from Forever 21: for the three holiday colors $1 and the rest are $2.80 {they have like a million colors and even some that are scented and also glow in the dark colors!}

Fake eyelashes from Forever 21: 3 pack for $4.80

Travel bottle set from Forever 21: $3.80

Rhinestoned tweezer and eyelash curler set from Forever 21: $4.80

Bobby pins from Walmart: 98 cents on sale right now! {we can never have enough of these}

Manicure set from Forever 21: $3.80 for the super cute leopard print and only $1.50 for the basic!

Metallic headband from Forever 21: $2.80

Faux marble teardrop studs from Forever 21: $2.80

Rhinestoned heart bow ring from Forever 21: $2.80

Geometric statement necklace from Amazon: $7.40 {this is a knock off of the House Of Harlow necklace that is extremely popular!}

For Men:

New undies from Walmart: four pack $10.67 {anyone who is married knows that men are the worst at buying these for themselves}

Argyle socks from Forever 21 Men: $4.90

Gift cards to anywhere that sells food or coffee!

Beanie from Forever 21 Men: $5.90

Deodorant from Walmart: two park $6.97

Coupon from me: free! My hubby always likes it when I give him a coupon to use whenever he wants. The options are endless. Whether it's a back massage, video games night, or something a little more exciting {wink wink} he will surely LOVE it!!!

Folding pocket knife from Walmart: $7.20

Golf tees from Walmart: $4.60

Nails from Home Depot: one pound $4.24 {depending on what type of nails your man likes this will vary}

Travel tape measurer from Walmart: $1.87 {you can never have too many of these lying around the house}

For Boys:

Socks from Target: $1 {I found some for Asher in that have Lightning McQueen on them! Cars is his favorite movie of all time}

Zhu Zhu pets skateboard set from Walmart: $5

Hot Wheels cars from Target: 96 cents each!

Plastic animal set from the Dollar Tree: $1

Water guns from Walmart: five pack $5

Crayola large washable crayons from Walmart: $1.88

Mini flash light from Target: dollar section baby {my son is obsessed with any sort of light that he can turn on and off. This would also be great for older boys too so they can go on adventures!}

Hero toothbrush from Target: $1.99 for a three pack

Spider Man flip flops from Target: on sale for $3.14

Sweater from Target: on sale for $4.20 {this is the perfect Christmas addition for your little guy}

For Girls:

Metallic bow hair clip from Forever 21: $1.80

Barbie from Walmart: $5 

Watercolor from Walmart: $3.88

Lisa Frank coloring book from Walmart: $5

Heart clip on earrings from Forever 21: $3.80

Bow charm necklace from Forever 21: $3.80

Socks from Target: $1 {the ones I saw were princess socks, perfect for your little princess}

Elastic headbands from Forever 21.: $1.00

Hello Kitty tissues from Forever 21: $1.80 {they come in like 9 different colors!}

Sequin Pocket Top from Forever 21: $9.90 I know it's more of a gift then a stocking stuffer but I had to share how cute it was and that it's so amazing Forever 21 carries little girls clothes now!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Balsamic Chicken

Remember when I tried the juicing craz? Haha that was a funny's even harder then being vegan! I did it for two days and almost died from hunger and headaches. I decided this was not the best idea for me. I love getting all the nutrients in that most people lack but every meal was way too intense. Now I am just trying to do it once a day for either breakfast or lunch and stick to healthy meals the rest of the time.

Last night I decided to try a new recipe that sounded amazing........and it was! I found the recipe from Pinterest but it is originally from The Food Network. It is a MUST try and will make your taste buds, tummy, and conscious happy!

Balsamic Chicken with Baby Spinach


1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
2 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
8 Ounce Baby Spinach
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 Cup Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
1 Cup Low-Sodium Canned Chopped Tomatoes with Juice {I didn't use this because the hubby and I both hate tomatoes}
2 Cups Whole Wheat Couscous, Cooked {I had whole wheat quinoa so I used that instead}


Cook couscous according to packaging directions and set aside.

Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken and cook about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through and juices run clear. Remove the chicken and set aside. To the same pan, add the spinach and cook just until wilted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside. Lower the heat to medium and add the balsamic vinegar and chicken broth to the pan and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan to remove any browned bits. Add the tomatoes, bring to a simmer and cook 3 to 5 minutes.

Place the couscous in a serving bowl. Top with the spinach, chicken and balsamic-tomato sauce.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cleaning Out My Phone

As I was going through my phone, browsing my hundreds of snaps I have taken, I decided to share some of my favs you with gems. Here is my life threw the eyes of my iPhone!