My Etsy Shop

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More Giveaways

Lately I have been entering to win giveaways on my fellow bloggers blogs! I have been pretty lucky so far!
An Embroidered Duffel bag from Sew Cute by Katie (I only paid shipping)
A super soft handmade scarf from Amy's Creative Corner
Sugar Scrub from Sandy's Soap ScentialsA Super Cute Belt from Hickity Pickity
An Igo Wall Charger- It turns itself off when the charge is complete so there is no phantom draw from the outlet! Good for the environment and the electricity bill :)A beautiful Calendar from Felicia Kramer
An adorable Note Pad from Sweet Life Paper
And a handmade wristlet from Made By Ciel!

I LOVE everything and am amazed that people are so generous. I am going to be having a giveaway for my shop in November on Mrs. Nespy's Frugal World! So be on the lookout for it!

Friday, September 10, 2010


Many who know me know that I love books and love to read. I generally hate tv (I have a sick fascination with Jersey Shore, but otherwise) and movies, and would much rather read books. Lately I haven't been reading as much as I like to. I really don't have a lot to read and I haven't come across anything new that strikes my interest. I think what I really need is a Kindle!! I came across some book- blogs, and one of them is actually giving away a Kindle to their readers! The giveaway ends Sept 16, but there is still time to enter your name in the drawing! So get over there and enter, and if you don't want a Kindle do it anyway and give it to me for Christmas if you win! :)

Here is a link to enter-

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Taco Soup Recipe

One of my dearest friends passed away a year ago. This was a recipe she shared with me, cooked for me, and I for her. I make it all the time, and it always reminds me of her. I might as well re-name it Veronica Soup:

1 pound lean ground beef
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can great northern beans
1 can corn (I don't like corn, so I don't put any :-p )
1 can rotel
1 pack of taco seasoning
1 medium onion
1 tbsp crushed red pepper
1 cup water
salt & pepper to taste

Chop the onion. Drain and rinse all the beans and corn. Add rinsed beans, corn, rotel, seasoning, onion, water, and spices to a large pot on med-high heat. Brown the beef and drain. Add the beef to the pot and bring to a boil. Let simmer for about 30 minutes. Top with shredded cheese and tortilla chips.

Simple, quick, and inexpensive. Perfect :)