Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Chicken Spaghetti

I shared this recipe years ago - but with the arrival of cooler weather here in Texas it was worth an updated reshare because it's just so dang good.  It's a super simple crowd pleaser that's always on my family's short list of favorites.

Here's What You'll Need...
- Rotisserie Chicken
- Chicken Broth
- BIG can of cream of mushroom soup
- shredded cheddar
- chopped onions
- 1 lb spaghetti noodles
- seasoning salt and pepper


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Reading Recap

 The Secret Keeper of Jaipur is the sequel to The Henna Artist which I read earlier in the year and I loved it even more than the Hanna Artist which I LOVED!


Monday, September 20, 2021

Weekend Happies

Sharing a few little things that made me extra happy this weekend!

So many things made me smile in the picture below - the dress, the dog, the headband - all of it!


Friday, September 17, 2021

Friday Favorites

  Happy Friday, friends!!!   Erika and I are so excited that lots of y'all are linking up with us!!!!  If you're linking up with us make sure you grab our graphic, link back to one (or both!) of us and share your own Friday Favorites post.

Before I share my favorites I wanted to share something super special.  You may remember a few years ago when we rallied around Sheaffer's cousin and her son Holt.  Holt was diagnosed with cancer back in 2018 and not only did y'all pray for Holt but we came together to raise a TON of money for their family.   Alden’s family used that money for travel to treatment, for treatment, and for all of the other expenses that come with treatment.  If you remember, after treatment, Holt was declared in remission! Praise God!

Ever since that declaration, Alden has been dedicated to paying it forward and helping other families, which is such an incredible testament to not only her but to how well her family was loved during such a difficult time.  The video below is worth the watch and details exactly what she's up to...


"With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I have identified a family who is in desperate need of our help.

Heather and Pedro Piñero’s 6 year old son, Braxton, has a story unlike any other. Braxton was diagnosed in 2018 with neuroblastoma and spent the next year fighting for his life. After the long and hard treatment, scans would show that he beat neuroblastoma! However, as a side effect to some of the chemotherapies he received, he has developed pulmonary fibrosis.

The Piñero’s are awaiting results to confirm what the doctors fear to be true; that Braxton is suffering from a very specific type of pulmonary fibrosis called PPFE. PPFE is more rapidly progressive than regular PF and, and the thing that’s the hardest to hear… PPFE is ONLY developed as a side effect from some of the chemotherapies he received to battle neuroblastoma. It is terminal, incurable, aggressively progressive, and there is no long term solution or treatment. He beat one of the worst forms of cancer you can be diagnosed with as a child… and yet, he will possibly succumb to the chemotherapy. 

I am sure you can see why the success of this month’s fundraiser means so much to me.  I have a God-sized goal to raise $31,200 in 2 weeks in order to pay for Braxton and his brother chase to attend play therapy once a week, and for Heather and Pedro to find emotional sustenance once a week, for an entire year. An average session costs $150. $150/session X 4 people= $600/week. $600/week X 52 weeks= $31,200.

I would love to have you come alongside me as we pray for this family and do our best to raise funds for them.  Thank you for taking the time to read about my cause and for all of your prayers for my Holt, my family, and for this family that you will meet soon. 

Saying prayers of thanks for all of you, 
Alden"

If you would like to donate directly and forego a cookie order, that would be amazing!  Alden wouldn’t say this herself, but as of Thursday night, she had already committed to making 164 dozen cookies.  She is sooooooo happy to bake like crazy, but she is only 1 person, and I want to help her reach her goal for this precious family without having to bake night and day for weeks on end.

If you would like to give a cash donation, you can do so via the following:

     *Venmo (@feedingfridaynightlights)

     *Zelle (feedingfridaynightlights@gmail.com)

     *PayPal (feedingfridaynightlights@gmail.com)

First up on my FAVORITEs list is Fall sports starting back up again!  Griffin had her first volleyball game last weekend and she had the best time...





Flag football is baaaaaack!  Mason's team is playing in a new league this Fall...


... and these boys are looking EXTRA cute as the Crimson Tide!


This post was one of my FAVORITE things I saw on social media this week...


... and this song is a FAVE right now.


These were some of my FAVORITE drawings from a bonus question I had on a test this week...



... and one of my FAVORITE FAB memories of all time popped up this week.


I incorporate a lot of drawing/coloring/art in my classes and last week a few of my classes colored these Fall inequality color by numbers and rather than just pass them back I cut them out, strung them up and made a banner.



If Squishmallows are your kids FAVORITE make sure you check out Costco... these HUGE ones were $10 and we picked up a couple for bday gifts!


Spirit Day is everyone's FAVORITE!


And last Friday we took our Pizza Friday tradition on the road for some pre-game dining...



... and then headed to the stadium to watch the first home football game.


Middle Schoolers can play in our stand band and Luke was nervous but so excited to get to play!  It was totally surreal for Dave and I because we spent EVERY Friday night in those stands doing the same thing so it was crazy town to be there watching our kid! 


We had the best time with some of our FAVORITE friends and are excited for a fun season watching the mustangs!


Allie and Bess is running a BIG SALE right now and their "Dottie" bracelets are marked down 40% off and then there's an ADDITIONAL 20% off with the code DOTTIE20.  You can click  HERE (affiliate link) to shop this stack of 8 that's normally over $100 and on sale for just around $50 right now! I love my Dotties because they're super vesatile, great alone or mixed in with other bracelets and they're waterproof!
Yesterday I was giving away some of our FAVORITE games and the winner is SABRINA P! 
Sabrina, shoot me an email (momfessionals@gmail.com) and I'll get those sent off to you this weekend!



Last, but not least - next week is one of our FAVORITE weeks of the year...


HoCo! ;). Bring. On. The. Mums, Y'all!!!

HAPPY Friday and I hope y'all have the best weekend!

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Favorite Family Card Games

Today I'm sharing a few of our very favorite card games.  We love card games for lots of reasons - one of which is that they're super easy to throw in a bag when you're heading out to dinner and think there might be a wait, or when you're going out of town and want to bring something fun to play in the evenings, etc.  These are some of our tried and true faves and make sure you scroll all the way to the end because I have a fun surprise :)

I'm including links to YouTube videos explaining how to play the games which I hope y'all find helpful!  I wish I could have everyone over for a game night to explain in person but this is the next best thing!

Exploding Kittens is hilariously weird and fun.  All three of my kids really love this game and along with the funny elements there's definitely strategy involved which makes it interesting.  



Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Fall and Halloween Books

Today I'm sharing a few new additions to our Fall/Halloween book collection along with some oldies, but goodies.  YES - Mason and Griffin are reading chapter books and YES we still enjoy sitting down together reading a picture book as well :). I don't think you ever really "outgrow" a great picture book and I love the idea of having this collection of books for years to come.


Monday, September 13, 2021

Almond Joy Cookies

 

I was planning on sharing this recipe next week but after my family DEVOURED them this weekend and can't stop talking about them I knewI needed to share ASAP :) These are DELISH!!!


Friday, September 10, 2021

Friday Favorites

 Happy Friday, friends!!!   Erika and I are so excited that lots of y'all are linking up with us!!!!  If you're linking up with us make sure you grab our graphic, link back to one (or both!) of us and share your own Friday Favorites post.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Amazon Lately

 Happy Thursday, friends!!! Today I'm sharing what I've been priming lately and buckle up because there are some fun finds ;)

First up are  these boots I ordered for Griffin.  She needs them for part of her Halloween costume (yes... we are already planning her costume - hahaha) and they are SO CUTE!  They'll be cute with skinny jeans and dresses as tights as well.  The quilting on the back is a really pretty detail and I felt like they were a great deal for the price.

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Fall Touches

I said I wasn't going to do this because it's still 8000 degrees here on the surface of the sun and then the mood struck and the next thing I knew I was knee deep in pumpkins in the attic and I wasn't mad about it :) Last year I did a "neutral Fall" look and this year I decided to go FULL ON fall tones and I'm obsessed!


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Weekend Happies

Y'all! What a weekend!  We didn't intentionally plan to pack this weekend full of fun but it worked out that way and we're not mad about it :) 

Friday night we headed to Dallas to see Wicked!  Dave and I have seen it a couple of times here and in NYC and were SO EXCITED to get to share it with the kids.  I had forgotten how great it was and we all agreed that next time it's in town we're going again.


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