Some things in life are as easy as black and white. Simplicity is my new go-to for most things in life. To me, my life in so many areas is crazy and busy, and it can be overwhelming.
My daily life includes work, family, a social calendar, and a side business from home. Trying to keep all the plates spinning and keeping myself looking good has been a challenge each morning for me.’
I decided to try a new idea to me and that would include keeping my wardrobe super simple and on budget. A basic pair of blank pants and a basic white shirt and you have your foundation for a great new wardrobe.
Black pants and white shirts can be purchased cheaply from garage sales, thrift stores, online, or in the store. Add any color jacket or overshirt with a scarf or beads and you are all set.
Check out my video on how I mix and match a simple few jackets with my black and white foundation.
Let us not forget to have a pair of basic black or just a pair of comfortable basic black shoes. We all need a good pair of shoes that at the end of the day our feet are not hurting.
FitVillei is a great shoe company that reached out to me with a 30% discount. Their shoes have become my favorite comfortable shoe. Check out the link in the description for a discount code if you wanted to take a look at their website.
Thanks for stopping by and I trust this quick video will give you some great tips to refresh and or start a new basic and simple wardrobe.
Do you need a quick and simple go-to biscuit or scone recipe? I know there are many times when I have run out of bread or feel like something different for breakfast. A scone is a great go-to for breakfast or anytime side items. It makes a great snack with butter, jam, and cream.
Here is a list of what you will need and feel free to watch the video to see how easy this is to make.
Do you feel overwhelmed sometimes with all that you need to get done? Somedays I feel like I will never see the end of cleaning my home. Just when I get one room done I turn around and see a thousand other projects. It is those little things that sometimes trip us up and those things also get forgotten too. Here is a simple little 30-day list of getting those little things done.
Take one day a month and clean that item listed and then at the end of the month you can look back and realize how much you did.
I hope this list gives you some fun new ideas of things that can make your day, week, and month a little lighter and cleaner for you.
In the world that we live in ….do you find your life feeling cluttered? We have so many things on your plate from social media, activities, children, family, friends, school, church, and then there is our house. Do you ever feel like your house is no longer a home? Do you feel like your house is being taken over by stuff and clutter?
I have decided to eat that elephant called my house and eat it one bite at a time. How am I going to do that you ask? Well….currently we are 20 weeks away from Christmas. So, over the next 20 weeks, I will aim to declutter only one area at a time or one bite at a time.
This will break things down so that it is not as overwhelming, and I can set each week aside for just one extra task. The great part about doing it this way…..is that after 20 weeks, I will have 20 areas of my life cleaned up. Also, I can also look at this that I can do this in the next 20 weeks and look forward to Christmas and know that my house is retaking shape as my HOME!
If you would like to join me, I will have a series on my YouTube channel called “House to Home…Declutter with Me”. Over the next 20 weeks, we will declutter an area together and you can follow along by printing a copy of the PDF of the 20-week journey. Also, there is a 52-week list if you want to be adventurous and have a full year’s worth of decluttering your house.
Ok, let’s do this together!
I will post the first video in the series to give you a taste of what we will be doing and then you can follow each week on YouTube for the next video in the series.
I hope you enjoy it!
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother (Blog) At Home with Lynn Wilson (YouTube)
We all want a quick, cheap, and easy meal to make any time for lunch or dinner. This meal I have made for all my married 35+ years life. It is such a favorite that we have this at least 2 twice a month and my kids still ask for it!
Most of the ingredients you can find right in your pantry, and you can have this on the table in 15 minutes or less.
I hope you enjoy this meal with your family. There is a video below and a printable version of the recipe too.
There is nothing better than a scone in the morning with your coffee or tea as you watch the sunrise for a new day ahead of you. My grandmother was known as “Nana” made at least what she called, “Pan Scones”. Nana had all the yummy recipes from her Scottish heritage! Nana‘s “Pan” Scones was a favorite of our family every time she came for a visit. My dad took over after she stopped visiting and now I’m making the scones for us.
I now have the recipe and enjoy making them all the time for my family. They sort of look like an English muffin and yet they are really nothing like it! They are soft, a little denser and you would not toast them.
The recipe is oh so delicious and simple and easy to make. Here are the recipe notes at the bottom and also the video link to my YouTube where you can see how I make them. I hope you give this a try and enjoy it!
Do you need a last minute gift idea of something practical that you can give a loved one or a friend? Who doesn’t like hot chocolate? You can customize this any way you want too and enjoy coming up with creative ideas for your gift. Here is a simple idea that I put together for a friend.
A fast and quick dinner to make any night of the week when you just don’t feel it!
I came home tonight after a long week of working and I just didn’t feel like cooking. We also have already overspent out eating out funds….so what is a girl to do. Get out the Instant Pot and start cooking.
This recipe is fast, fun and oh so yummy. Here is my version along with the original recipe I found on Jamerrill Stewart website. I hope you enjoy…leave me a comment below if you make it and how you like it!
1 lb. of ground beef
1 box of elbow macaroni
1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp. spoons of Worchester sauce
1 tbsp. spoon of brown mustard
1/2 cups of sour cream
1 tsp of garlic
1 tsp of garlic butter
1 tbsp. spoon of dried onions
6 cups of beef broth
1/4 cup of tomato paste
brown ground beef on sauté mode on your instant pot with the garlic butter and dried onions
in a separate bowl mix the beef broth, tomato paste, garlic, and Worchester sauce together
when beef is done cooking turn instant pot off
now add the box of macaroni over the meet ( do not stir)
now poor mixture over the macaroni ( do not stir)
place lid on instant pot ( venting not sealing) and then put on manual for 5 minutes
after 5 minutes do a quick release and take the lid off
You can’t go wrong with a simple basic scone recipe. I found this recipe on another YouTubers site (her site is Rhoda Stone). I took her basic recipe and transformed it into my own recipe. So below are the basic recipe that you could use and then also the other two that I created from the basic scone recipe. Comment below if you try this recipe and tell me what you think and what you created.
Basic Simple Scones:
2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons of butter
Mix your dry ingredients together
Next cut in the butter
Add 1 beaten egg and milk to mixture
Mix all together
Next add to a lightly floured counter and roll into a ball
Cut into 8-10 triangle pieces
Place on a cookie sheet
Beat 1 more egg
Lightly brush the top of the scone with an egg wash
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes
How to change this up with a twist?
Do the same above but add 1 teaspoon almond extract to the wet ingredients
After giving he egg wash sprinkle with sugar and add slivers of almonds to the top
Bake as normal
Orange Marmalade Scones:
Do the same as the above basic scone recipe and add 1 teaspoon of orange extract to the wet ingredients.
Add 1/4 cup of orange marmalade to the wet ingredients
Also add 1/2 extra cup of flour to the dry ingredients