Taco Soup in the Crockpot

This will be a short one because I’m spending time with the fam!

Taco Soup

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 can green chiles
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can kidney beans
  1. Brown ground beef
  2. Add ground beef and all ingredients to crockpot
  3. Cook on low about 8 hours
  4. Serve with tortilla chips

It’s the perfect winter gift when you want to spend more time with the family and still enjoy a delicious dinner!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. I may be back tomorrow with a dog post. I’m taking it easy on the working out but I am getting lots of walking and play time with the pups!

How To Paint Toms!

For Christmas, I wanted to get my sister a pair of TOMS, that were custom painted.  I’ve seen some awesome ones that had school stuff on them, but guess how much they were? $130! When just the TOMS were $45. So after I got a confident boost from my Painting With A Twist class (see below), I decided to do it!Me, Chelsea and Courtney


So… here’s how to paint TOMS.

  1. Start with a blank pair. If I would have thought about the colors used, I would have bought a tan-colored pair.
  2. Paint the solid colors.
  3. Start with the designs. I sketched all of mine out on paper and practiced. The best advice: USE PAINT PENS
  4. Finish with any embellishments. I chose to do some rhinestone initials.
  5. Seal the shoes! I used a clear acrylic paint.
  6. Send them off!

Consistency is Key [and Chorizo Chili recipe]

So… not so good with my goal of posting a few times a week. I know that with most things (like my gym routine) consistency is key! So here’s to the goal of next week: post three times during the week.

But I do have a great new recipe to share with you: Chorizo Chili

The best part is, it may be simpler than the easiest dessert ever!

Start with these ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
1 can chili with beans
1 cans diced tomatoes
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 package chorizo
1 can chili beans (not pictured)

Throw all in a crockpot, cook on low for 6-8 hours. (I leave mine all day while at work and its perfect.) Serve with cornbread and enjoy!