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What’s on the menu for Sunday dinner for our family …

Sunday dinner is always tasty and fun to prepare for.

Since I have to eat gluten-free it does take some planning ahead.

Luckily this Taco-chicken dish is easy, delicious, and doesn’t take very many ingredients.

Taco Chicken Dish

The best part about this meal?

You can literally dump all the ingredients in the crockpot and the crockpot does the cooking.

If you want to enjoy this tasty meal, click here

Also— our family loves to crush tortilla chips over the top of it… it adds a tasty crunch!

For sides we have garden food: green beans, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini.

My family also loves Krusteaz gluten free cornbread so we will cook that up as well.

What are you having for Sunday dinner?

I hope you enjoy your dinner and time with loved ones !


Christy Lee


Back to School Items for Moms For Under $25!

Yes all the school kids are getting “back to school” items but I feel that mom deserves to splurge a bit too!

Here are a few cute items I would highly recommend for all the moms out there.

You moms work hard and you deserve a shopping spree yourself!

(Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!)

Melanin Watercolor Hear Soft T-shirt

This adorable t shirt looks not only comfortable, but is cute and stylish!

At the price of only $18.99, you can’t beat this adorable look!

To purchase, click here

Matte Claw Hair Clips

Clips are back in! And these adorable hair clips are super fun and cute!

At the price of only $12.99 for 2 pieces, you’ll love how these look in your hair!

To purchase, click here.

Stylish Layered Bracelets

These adorable layered bracelets would look cute with any outfit.

Which one do you prefer, gold or silver?

These bracelets are very timeless and versatile.

The price of these cute bracelets is only $14.99

To purchase, click here

Pearl Accented Velvet Headbands:

A headband can add so much style and color to any outfit.

These cute headbands come in a variety of colors too!

The price of these headbands is only $13.99

What color would you choose?

To purchase, click here.

Quilted Platform Sneakers

These cute sneakers are stylish and fashionable!

These shoes come in a variety of colors.

The price of these shoes is only $22.99

To purchase, click here.

Hollywood Lip & Cheek

Seint Beauty products has beautiful lip and cheek colors.

These colors come in a magnetic tins and they are cream –so they last a long time.

The color Hollywood is a beautiful pink color, one of the most popular colors sold.

Adding a lip and cheek color to your makeup routine adds so much to your everyday look!

Only ships to the USA and Canada

The price of these gorgeous lip and cheek color is $14.00

To purchase, click here.

What else would you add to this back to school list ?

Hope you enjoy your time shopping!


Christy Lee


20 Days of Kindness: FREE PRINTABLE

It today’s world, don’t you think we could all be a little bit kinder?

I am sure you have heard the quote that reminds us to be kind because everyone is fighting a hard battle….well, I believe this quote is incredibly accurate!

How often have you been uplifted by someones kind acts?

Even more, when you were down or struggling and someone was kind to you…how much did that impact you?

I know for me, life is amazing, but also hard, and I believe it’s crucial that we all learn to be a little bit kinder.

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We just truly don’t know what some people are going through, and those simple acts of kindness can make all the difference in the world.

So my goal for the month is to be a bit kinder!

Who knows, it may just change the world, one kind act at a time!

Free printable:


Christy Lee


7 Back to School Tips For Your Middle Schooler: From a Former Middle School Teacher…

As “back to school” approaches, I always get all the “feels” because as a former middle school teacher…I loved the back to school moments.

Yes, it could be stressful at times, to feel ready and prepared, but from a teacher’s perspective, I almost felt like I was ready to just get everything started.

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I taught seventh grade, at my school, it was the first year of middle school.

I loved teaching seventh graders!

These cute twelve and thirteen year olds would walk into class bright eyed and bushy tailed…just excited to be part of the “older” crowd.

What’s even better?

Deep down, these middle schoolers were still just young kids….who really, REALLY cared about how they looked.

So I came up with some tips I would give out to all middle school parents.

Tips that I soaked in over seven years of teaching middle school.

And hopefully, this can help you as a parent prepare for the middle school years with less stress and more love.

7 Back to School Tips For Your Middle Schoolers:

  1. Just know, that your child does “care.” They are in that stage of caring about EVERYTHING to a fault. They care about their clothes, shoes, book bags, how much money is left in their lunch account, what color of elastics are on their braces. They care, and they care because they don’t quite realize that they are feeling vulnerable and insecure. So guess what…don’t harp on them for “caring” too much. More so, remind them how wonderful they are…build their self esteem more than you think you need to…and it just might still not be enough. We all went through the “caring” phase, so let your child go through it with grace.
  2. Don’t nag about their school work to the point of stress and frustration. Yes “A’s” are wonderful, and your students should not be flunking out…but from a teachers perspective, if your child is getting a B- or above… guess what? They understand the information enough to pass. Basically, don’t stress your child too much with grades, middle school is a learning curve and this is where they can learn to self-motivate or suffer the consequences. (it doesn’t go on transcripts too– that helps with the learning curve.)
  3. Be nice. In middle school, there is so much physical change let alone all the mental and emotional change. Just be nice and kind to your child.
  4. Talk to your children about “being a friend to everyone.” I don’t know if anything broke my heart more than seeing young middle school kids, all alone. Literally, seeing students sitting at lunch by themselves, with no on around them. It broke my heart and as a teacher I could do so little about it. The students and peers were the ones that could fix this…PLEASE tell your child to include others, the difference it can make is beyond words.
  5. Be the type of parent that is easy to talk to. These are the years where many questions come up for kids…if you are the friendly and approachable parent, it’s easier for your child to ask questions. That open communication is key!
  6. Smile. Every student has good days and bad days and I noticed that when I made a point to smile more around students that seemed down, it helped a bit. Even more, it reminded them that life is fun and it’s worth smiling about.
  7. Check-in with your child frequently. By this, I don’t mean that you need to sit them down for hours and learn about their entire day at once. However, it helps them more than they realize, to have someone checking in with how their day is, or how they are doing socially, mentally, or more. Frequent check-ins can be: “hey how was your favorite class?” “Hey how are you doing today?” “Do you want to talk about anything from school today?” The more you check in, the more your students will be able to navigate all the new, crazy, and exciting times they are experiencing.
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In a nutshell….be your childs’ biggest supporter and cheerleader in middle school. Heck, in any year of school your child is in be their cheerleader, but especially in middle school.

And guess what?

They will do wonders and they will rock middle school!

Good luck!


Christy Lee


Gluten Free Tip of the week

Know your grocery stores!


It can save you a lot of time.

Whether you do “pick up” at your grocery stores or perhaps you go inside … know what gluten free items each grocery store has.

Why does this help ?

Options —when you love a gluten free lifestyle options are key.

I rotate between three different grocery stores because I have learned that each store offers different items that are gluten free that I enjoy.

Yes it takes time to learn your grocery stores … but it’s worth it.

The three grocery stores I rotate:

Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Harmons

Good luck living your best gluten free life!


Christy Lee