Happy Hump Day everyone! I wanted to get on here on this last day of January (finally) to post about the fantastic ladies we had as vendors at our event this month! Does anyone else feel like January has dragged on?? And what's with the cold weather for Austin, I am SO ready for Spring and sunshine, although today is actually pretty nice. If you came to our event at Craftsman on the east side, thank you so much for joining us! If you didn't make it, we hope to see you at the next one on February 22nd at The Brass Tap in the Domain! Below are all of the vendors we featured at our event, please feel free to reach out to them personally if they can help you in any way! They'd love to hear from you and give you ladies some information on their businesses!
Faith Lenz w/ Scentsy
Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! How do you spend the big day? If we watch it (we're not the biggest football fans in this house) we usually stay at home, have delicious food and my favorite part: watch all the commercials! As a little girl my Grandma and then my Mom would always make chili and cornbread on this day, simmering in the crockpot and ready to be eaten whenever anyone gets hungry! I make it now on game day as more of a tradition and it brings back great memories of being a kid and watching the game with my family.
This chili is one of the easiest recipes to throw together. It is my Mom's recipe and it is always a huge hit whenever I make it! It's one of those dishes that can be put together quickly and eaten after heating up, or you can let it simmer all afternoon to enrich the flavors. Make some cornbread with it and you're good to go!
Makes approximately 16 cups of chili
1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
1 onion, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
3 cans tomato sauce
1 can pinto beans - drained
1 can pork n beans - drained
1 can kidney beans - drained
1 can chili beans - do not drain
1/2 Tbsp: chili powder (add more to taste)
1/2 Tbsp: cayenne pepper
1/2 Tbsp: red cracked pepper (less if you don't like it spicy)
1/3 Tbsp: paprika
Salt & Pepper to taste
Possible toppings: shredded cheese, diced onion, sour cream, jalapeños
1. Brown the meat and drain any fat. Add in diced onion and sauté.
2. Put all of the ingredients in a pot or a slow cooker. Stir. Bring to a boil and simmer for at least 20 minutes before serving. You could also set it on low in the slow cooker for 4-6 hours.
3. Serve with preferred toppings. Enjoy!
**Leftovers can be enjoyed during the next few days or frozen.
What are your favorite game day recipes?? Comment below, I'd love to try them out!
Aloha lovely people! As you can tell I recently just got back from my first trip to Hawaii and it was so nice! We went to Kauai which is known as the jungle island and not so touristy or city like as the other islands. I learned that you can't build a building there taller than a palm tree, that's the law! Pretty amazing. This photo above is me at Waimea Canyon which was insanely huge and awesome, it's not quite as big but comparable to the Grand Canyon in AZ. As you can see, it was pretty chilly up there though, we drove for about 17 miles all the way up to check out this view and it was totally worth it! A must see if you're ever in Kauai.
We also of course had our sunny beach days at Hanalei Bay and some other sweet spots, saw some waterfalls, took sunset boardwalk strolls, practiced yoga on the beach (loved this) & ate at some really yummy restaurants! Seriously ALL of the food was delicious, I was surprised. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I was very impressed with how fresh and tasty every meal was. We stayed in Kapaa'a and ate mostly at places within walking distance of our resort.
So my question is, what island should we visit next?? I've hard Maui has a bit of everything so I think that may be the one but I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommendations!! Check out the photos below from our vacay!
Happy New Year everyone!! Sorry I'm a little late on getting this post out, I've been traveling since Jan. 1st and haven't had a minute to finish this until now! 2017 was good to me in a lot of ways but also was a personally hard year in other ways, more so than other years. I am very welcoming of a brand new year because it's a fresh start and a clean slate! Below are some things that I am going to try to be better at for 2018 for myself and my overall happiness. What are some of your 2018 goals and resolutions?? Comment below, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
1. Stay positive & hopeful even when it seems hopeless.
2. Spend more quality time with family & friends.
3. Go into every situation with a positive attitude, no matter how hard!
4. Get more projects done around the house.
5. Master my garden/gardening skills this spring (everything died last year!)
6. Focus more on my Real Estate career.
7. Read at least one book a month, cut back on tv (I am a sucker for The Real Housewives of anything & Vanderpump Rules!)
8. Go to yoga daily & exercise more in general.
9. Eat cleaner, focus more on clean eating rather than dieting!
10. Throw some amazing events for the women in my community!
Any tips/advice/suggestions/recipes/anything basically that you want to share with me, I'd love that so much!! Wishing you all a very happy new year, 2018 is going to be the best one yet!
Hi all! My name is Kacey and I am a realtor, a wife and a dog mom of 3 dachshunds in the wonderful city of Austin! I'm also a yoga & food lover, pretty good cook, wanna be crafter, hot tea drinker, movie watcher and most importantly I am the gal behind Austin Housewives in the City! I hope to see you at one of our Girl's Night Out events soon!!