Welcome! Thanks for finding my blog. I am very grateful for each and every person taking the time to read this.
For this first post I will give you a quick background on me. My name is Sarah and I am a thirty five year old with too much on my plate! I work full time, take a full time class load working toward a Bachelor’s degree, have a new (6 month old) rescue pit bull named Frankie, cook dinner five nights a week, am an independent consultant for Tastefully Simple, have a freelance photography business, am an aunt to 7 amazing nieces and nephews (and one great niece), am an adult child of alcoholic/addict parents, and happen to be childless – that is, unable to have them, suffer from chronic depression and low self-esteem (yes, I started with the much happier stuff to reel you in and then dumped some serious stuff on you. Hold on, keep going, I will come back around.), I am a wife, a caregiver, reality tv junkie, housemaid, party thrower and planner, and an avid baker! Really, I am just like everyone else, busy with all life throws at them and yet still finding time to pile more on.
My life may be busy and I may take on a lot of extra things but I love every minute. I have amazing support all around me (most of these people you will hear about as time goes on, I am sure!) and these people help me juggle my crazy life as well as come up with some hair brained schemes too. There are ups and downs (and breakdowns) along the way but we have a lot of laughs and quite a bit of fun too.
So enjoy this ride along with me. I will show you the tips and tricks I use to get through the day, share recipes and DIY ideas to make you look like a rock star, and hopefully give you a giggle or two to get through your day.
Tip for today’s post:
Crockpots! If you don’t own one get one, put it on your Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, etc gift list and get ready to use the heck out of it (and hope you actually get one for each of those occasions, because there is never too many Crockpots)! I love the Crockpot and will share with you some of the easiest and quick dinner recipes on this blog (because who doesn’t love to eat)! Also, if you don’t already have a stockpile of Crockpot liners, get some now. Seriously now! I will be here when you get back. Want to save time scrubbing a pot, want to easily throw out the mess and juices from cooking, or do you want to simply transfer what is left in the pot to a storage container…this product serves all of those things! Wait, why are you still here? Go!
Crockpot Potato Soup:
1 bag frozen diced potatoes (the ones with or without onions and peppers, doesn’t matter)
1 8 oz brick cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup – or make your own (here is the recipe I love)
8-12 oz unsalted chicken broth
Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional add ins or toppers:
Cooked bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Diced Ham, Diced Chicken, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Celery, Peppers & Onions..the sky is the limit!
Cook on Low for 6-8 hours
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments on today’s post.
Here are some of the websites mentioned in today’s post:
My Tastefully Simple Consultant site: https://www.tastefullysimple.com/web/sthompson16
The Adult Children of Alcoholic site: http://www.adultchildren.org/
My photography portfolio: https://www.flickr.com/photos/saraht_photo/?