Month: November 2012

Easy Christmas Decorating with Starbucks & Muffins

Easy Christmas Decorating with Starbucks & Muffins

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Cliche–but I really do love Christmastime SO very much! The sights, the sounds, the feelings, the activities, and—oh yeah—the tastes!!! I just adore the seasonal drinks and goodies that you don’t have to feel bad about indulging […]

Holiday Memories with Hickory Farms

Holiday Memories with Hickory Farms

 Some of my  best memories from growing up revolved around Christmas-especially Christmas Eve. Each year we had the exact same agenda–first we’d attend the Candle Light Christmas Eve service at church, then it was off to squeeze far too many people into far too tight […]

Ideas For College Students

Ideas For College Students

As you might remember my hubby will be going back to college beginning in January.  We recently just attended his orientation so since I have college on the brain I decided to share this Idea for College Student Christmas gift.

 When people are back in school a practical gift is a great idea because finances are sure to be tight and anything that helps ease that up will definitely be appreciated! I hate giving gifts that aren’t at least a little bit of fun, however! That’s why I came up with the idea to make a “Ace The Exam Kit” as a Christmas present which includes:

  • C-Line Expanding File with Handles — super sleek way to keep important papers from all their different classes organized in a convenient, non-bulky way–super important in small dorm rooms!
  • C-line Bound Sheet Protector Presentation Bookthe best way to make a good impression on essays or finals is to bring the paper in a stylish presentation book–it would also be great to use to organize a cover letter and resume to bring to a job interview!
  • Stainless Steel Thermos — a must for all the coffee that will need to be consumed! Make this kit even cuter by adding a Starbucks gift card!
  • Bic Mark-It Permanent Markers – great for displays or doodling the 36 set is useful for all kinds of things!

 
To make the gift even more fun try giving it in a laundry basket with a few new towels and pre-made goodies. You can add a “loofa bow” like I did on my homemade Christmas Gift. A homemade card saying what each item is for and giving study tips would top it all off!
  
Do you have a great Christmas Gift for College Students Idea? Share it or link it in the comments!

Thanks to Shoplet.com your one stop shop for all office supplies for providing me with two of these products!
 
Nicole Elliott

Quick Christmas Gifts

Quick Christmas Gifts

If you have many plans for the Christmas season one of those might very well include a White Elephant gift exchange or  gifts for family friends. It can be hard to come up with a gift that has wide-spread appeal, so here is a quick […]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

For Thanksgiving this year we got to celebrate with all of hubbies family here for the first time since his brother got married-it was absolutely wonderful! For holiday breakfasts I like to keep things nice and easy while having them be tasty and feeling a […]

What To Do For Dinner

What To Do For Dinner

Yesterday I talked about cooking quick healthy food. Along with easy side dishes figuring out what to do for dinner on busy nights can be a challenge!

I’ll be the first to admit I’m moderately picky when it comes to food-especially packaged food. Since I cook mostly from scratch meals any convenience dinners will have to be high quality and especially tasty to fit all the differing taste buds that are present in my family. As I mentioned before-I love having quick and easy options during times like the holidays!

My family eats a lot of skillet meals, and a lot of chicken, so the new Campbells Skillet Sauces looked like they would be right up our alley! We were sent 4 of the new flavors from Campbell’s to try out!


TIP: Always have 3 or 4 “easy meals” on hand so that on those days things just get crazy you’ll be less tempted to hit up the drive through!

The meal was definitely quick and easy! Just cut up the chicken, brown, add in the sauce, stir & serve! Our favorite was the Chicken Marsala. I loved the taste and the mushrooms in it were delicious. I served it over linguine which was especially yummy!

This was just perfect for a busy week day night and I will be adding it to my list of “quick, easy meal ideas”!

What is your favorite, easy busy day dinner to make?

Nicole Elliott

Quick Wholesome Food

Quick Wholesome Food

Me as little miss Suzie Homemaker  During the holiday season you still want to feed your family nutritious meals but it can be tricky with all the busyness! Between the shopping, the baking, the traveling, the festivities, the parties-phew!!!!!! (do you want me to go […]

How You Can Save Money Shopping After Thanksgiving

How You Can Save Money Shopping After Thanksgiving

Happy Black Friday! Did you get any great deals?! Even if you didn’t camp out for 2 weeks before today (did you see about those crazy people on the news??!!) You can still save money shopping after Thanksgiving! Here are some of my favorite tricks! […]

Give Thanks

Give Thanks

Texas Fall

For Salvation
For Freedom
For Loving Family
For Sweet Babies
For Gracious In-Laws
For Precious Friends

East Texas Fall
 For Walking in Crispy Crunching Leaves
For Hot Coffee
For Strong Legs and Healthy Lungs
For Hugs
For Puppies
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For Facebook “likes”
For Instagram Smiles
For Twitter Parties
For Blogging Fun

East Texas Fall

For a million gifts
Big and small
Every moment, every day, all year long.
Especially today – I give thanks.

Nicole Elliott

Smokin’ Hot $700 Shopilly Holiday Cash Giveaway

Smokin’ Hot $700 Shopilly Holiday Cash Giveaway

Smokin’ Hot $700 Shopilly Holiday Cash Giveaway Shopilly makes shopping a pleasure. I know that you all could use a little extra holiday spending $$$ — so here is a  great giveaway!! ~ Nicole What your Shopilly Dashboard looks like Welcome to the Smokin’ Hot […]