Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Recipes

Here’s a quick and tasty gluten free crockpot dinner for you!

This taco chicken crockpot meal is a favorite and I have to share the recipe a few times throughout the year.

I love that this dish is simple and tasty.

If you have chicken on hand you need to try out this recipe.

You can add more toppings .. we prefer tortilla chips on top of this chicken dish.

Let me know if you try it out!


Christy Lee

Cleaning/organizing, Family, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Relationships

A Podcast Episode That Reminds Us Why We Need to Stay Organized.

I love listening to Jody Moore and her Better than Happy podcast.

In this particular episode Jody Moore speaks to organizational expert Shira Gill about how to organize your household and your life.

I think everyone and anyone would benefit from listening to this podcast. Let me know if you listen and I’d love to hear what stood out to you.


Christy Lee

Cleaning/organizing, Family, Food, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

Kitchen “Must-Haves”

If you’re in the kitchen a lot like me, there are some items that are “all-stars” in the kitchen.

Many of the items I love have been recommended by others and now, I can’t live without them.

With Mother’s Day around the corner I wanted to share my Top 5 Favorite Kitchen “Must-Haves.”

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Manuel Food Processor The current price is only $8.97

I love this easy to use manual food process. You simply pull that handle and it chops items up so easily. My kids love using this item too! Making soup is sooo much easier with this food processor.

Cheese Slicer The current price is $11.95 Get thin slices of cheese. Fast and easy to use!

If you’re not using a cheese slicer in your house, you’ll want to start!

Rachel Ray Ceramic Olive Oil Dispenser. The current price of this olive oil dispenser is only $19.99.

It adds the perfect amount of olive oil to any pan. It’s spout is great for pouring, it’s also made to keep your olive oil fresh longer. It’s dishwasher safe and easy to clean.

Collapsible Silicone Measuring Cups The current price of these measuring cups is $7.37.

I love how these measuring cups easily fit into a drawer without taking up much space!

Wall Mount Grocery Bag Dispenser. The current price for this grocery bag dispenser is $20.00

We have been using this grocery bag dispenser wall mount for years now and I love it! It’s out of the way and keeps things looking neat and organized!

Now it’s your turn!

What kitchen “must-haves” would you suggest?

I’d love to hear!


Christy Lee

Baby, Family, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Parenting, Relationships

Isn’t This The Truth About Mamas?

When I saw this quote I laughed because I could relate so well to it.

All of my children tend to wake up earlier than I would like….welcome to motherhood right?!

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Anyway, I can always tell by their footsteps who is coming into my room.

My oldest son is quite loud and quite quick, my middle daughter is light on her feet and very soft, and my youngest daughter sounds like thunder coming down the hall ha!

I love that their little footsteps represent their personalities so well.

I know I miss out on a lot of sleep with these cuties, however, I know one day I will miss the pitter patter of little feet sneaking into my bedroom, so I will try to soak it in while I can.


Christy Lee

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Family, Good Reads, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Relationships

When People Are Nice–It’s Life-Changing…

This may be a bold statement….to say that something is life-changing, but I can tell you it’s true.

I had a moment to reflect on this today, at the post office of all places.

Now understand, I have never been treated rudely or poorly at the post office. However, usually things are rushed and the workers are trying to hurry to get to the next customer and it’s just a quick transaction and nothing more.

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However, today was different.

I was the only person in line, and perhaps that helped.

But I must say, it was so refreshing to have a light—nice conversation with the worker helping me at the post office.

He told me he hoped I was having a good day, and then we talked about the weather—and how the massive snowstorm had effected the postal service trucks from getting places on time.

We were cheerful and nice to one another.

It was simple and easy.

And it made me think…wouldn’t being “nice” be life-changing to the world?

I myself, as we all do, have gone through some challenging times… and when people are rude and inconsiderate, it tends to cut deeper when life is already hard.

However, on the flip side… when ours days have been tough and hard, having someone be NICE is so uplifting and rewarding.

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And most the time, it’s not hard to be nice.

It’s quite easy to talk kindly and considerate to others.

Yes, I truly believe, that being “nice” can be life-changing.

You never know how one simple act of kindess can change the course of a human life.

So why not try and be as kind, considerate, and as nice as possible?


Christy Lee

Family, Gluten-Free, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

My Migraine Triggers/What Helps Prevent Migraines For Me.

I am not sure if I get migraines from my genetics (my grandmother dealt with them a lot) or because I have celiacs disease…but I will tell you over the course of the past ten years I have really focused in and found out what triggers my migraines, and what helps.

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First—I will tell you my migraine triggers because perhaps yours will be similar.

1-Too much sugar!

For example, sour patch kids….they get me every single time! These candies are covered in sugar, and it takes just a small amount and within a few hours, my head is pounding. As much as I enjoy these tasty treats….I avoid them and other candies that are jam-packed with sugar.

If you aren’t sure if sugar is a trigger for you…start tracking it. Think of the foods you ate the day before and the day of your migraine, usually there is a pattern.

2- Lack of sleep.

If I stay up past midnight…I am in a risky zone. More often than not, I will get a migraine from only getting 5-6 hours of sleep. I noticed I would get migraines in college during finals week. What I thought was stress, was actually me staying up late to finish assignments or to study. It’s not worth the late nights for me, and I have reluctantly learned I have to get to bed sooner than I want sometimes.

3- Hormones.

This is one I can’t do a lot about…but I try my best to prevent. During the weeks of my period I always start getting a migraine. I take a magnesium supplement and that helps a bit, and I also take two excedrin migraine as soon as I feel the migraine coming on. I have also tried some roller ball essentail oils that have helped, I just have to continue to reapply.

The rollerball essential oils are: Past Tense from DoTerra, & No More Aches Headache Roll-on by Taspen’s Organics. (PS I am not an affiliate with these essential oils just letting you know what has helped.) The reason I like essentail oils as well is because when I am pregnant I try my best not to take many meds. However, I also get more migraines when I am pregnant due to the hormone increase, so the essential oils have helped.

4- Dehydration.

When I don’t drink enough water, my migraines increase. In the summer I tend to get more migraines, so I am very diligent about drinking a lot of water.

If I do get caught in a bad migraine, something that works for me is 2 excedrin migraine and an 8 ounces Diet coke or Diet pepsi. It usually takes a few hours to fight off but it does help.

I also use this ComfiTech head wrap when I am dealing with a migraine. This head wrap soothes the migraine. I also like that the head wrap darkens the room which is also helpful when dealing with migraines.

So what are some of your migraine triggers?

I would love to hear what has worked for you.

Migraines are not fun, and hopefully if you deal with migraines frequently, you can find a good doctor who can help you deal with the migraines.

Until next time!


Christy Lee

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Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Recipes

Get Ready for the Super-Bowl With These Delicious Gluten-Free Jalapeno Poppers!

Jalapeno poppers are great anytime, but especially when it’s Super Bowl time.

These Loaded Jalapeno Poppers are natrually gluten-free and easy to make!

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Because yes, it’s about the football game, but it’s also all about the food as well right?



Christy Lee

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Beauty & Skincare, Clothing & Accessories, Decor & More, Family, Gifts, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

Valentine Gift Idea For Women!

The zimasilk silk pillowcase for hair and skincare is the perfect gift for women for Valentines.

Not only is this pillowcase comfortable and enjoyable to sleep on, it’s great for your hair and skin.

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I love having a silk pillowcase they are so nice and comfortable to sleep on.

Have you tried one yet?

Family, Gifts, kids, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas: Day 10-La Crosse Technology Alarm Clock.

As the days are getting close, I am going to suggest heading to Wal-Mart for this next gift!

The La Crosse Technology Alarm clock is only $22.98 and it has many wonderful features!

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Some of the main features are:

  • 3 Light modes: Color cycling (14 color rotation), Evening mode (sunset fade), and Single color select (14 choices, such as Red, Fire, Yellow, Green, Forest, Ocean, Purple and more)
  • Natural Light alarm (simulates Sunrise) and Evening Light mode (30 min cycle simulates sunset)
  • 2 minute Crescendo Sound Alarm with programmable snooze (5 to 120 minute duration)
  • Auto-Dim Backlight with Intensity control
  • 1 Amp USB Charging Port (charging cord sold separately)
  • Indoor temperature (range: 32°F to 99°F; 0°C to 37°C)
  • Includes 5V AC adapter; optional CR2032 button cell (not included) battery for power loss

And this alarm clock is sleek and nice looking. It could be great for people of all ages!

So run, don’t walk to Wal-Mart and snag this great gift! Who knows, maybe at this price you will grab one for you as well!

More ideas coming tomorrow for those very last minute shoppers.


Christy Lee

Cleaning/organizing, Family, Gifts, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

12 Days of Christmas Gifts: Day 4- Tineco Wet/Dry Vacuum

I have posted about this wet/dry vacuum and yes I will post about it again. We love our Tineco wet/dry vacuum.

I used to sweep, then mop and it was rough because it was so time consuming.

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Now, everyday, often multiple times a day I just use the Tineco to clean up all my wood floors, and tile flooring.

If you have little kids like we do, you will love how quick and easy this wet/dry vacuum is to use.

I also love that the Tineco is cordless and handy.

I love how efficient this wet/dry vacuum is. The Tineco is light-weight and easy to use.

The Tineco comes with two cleaning solutions and two roller brushes.

The Tineco is priced at $279.00 on Amazon, which is a great deal for a great item!

More gift ideas coming tomorrow!


Christy Lee

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