Sunday, January 10, 2016

Easy & Delicious Buffalo Chicken Soup

Easy & Delicious Buffalo Chicken Soup
I LOVE all things buffalo and I came across a picture of buffalo chicken SOUP on Facebook. Since I happened to have 6 lbs of chicken breast in my fridge (trying to get into meal prepping) I decided to try my hand. So I've come up with the an easy 10 step process for the lazy busy mom/dog mom/avid sports fan to make some hands down delicious soup. You don't need to follow exactly- you can modify! Here's my Luv_a_bul life way.

The list of ingredients you'll need-

Roughly 1lb of chicken
Packet of ranch dressing mix
1 tsp (give of take) diced roasted garlic
Block of cream cheese
1 c heavy cream
1 32 oz box chicken broth
1c hot sauce (ish. I just took off the plastic and poured until I was happy.)
6-8 stalks diced celery
A sweet onion
Blue cheese crumbles (Optional. Except, not optional.)
Chives (For topping)

Step 1- Throw a giant chicken breast from some poor steroid riddled chicken (or a few small ones from normal chickens) into a crock pot on high. **My package had 6 breasts and was over 6 lbs So I assure you I mean GIANT.

2- Leave it alone and watch the Seahawks (insert favorite team here) game. Drink several beers throughout this process.🍻

3- Poke chicken and discover it is cooked. Use 2 forks to shred because your Kitchenaid bowl is dirty and you've followed step 2 completely and can't be bothered to wash anything.πŸ—πŸ΄

4- Yell at dogs to get out of the kitchen.🐢🚫

5- Add to the crock pot the ranch seasoning, roasted diced garlic, cream cheese, chicken broth, heavy cream, hot sauce and chopped celery.

6- Decide chopped onions would be really good and flop some in the Ninja to chop for you. (Again, you followed step 2 thoroughly.) Remove any large pieces. You can sautΓ© them if you really an want.

7- Let cook in crock pot for at least an hour while you entertain your mother who has stopped by to drop off this week's coupons and a Dr Pepper.😟

8- Yell at dogs too get out of kitchen again. 🐢

9- Convince your husband that he needs to venture out in 8 degree weather for more beer because there are only 4 left. (Even though you're sufficiently buzzed from following step 2 thoroughly.) On his way out, have a grand epiphany that bleu cheese crumbles and chives would be a grand addition to your soup. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Š

10- Top bowl of piping hot soup with bleu cheese crumbles and chives. Insert more beer into your plans for the evening and enjoy!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Super Bright Long Lasting Glow Sticks

We ordered a pack of glow stick bracelets from Amazon and have had fun. These glow sticks from Blue Skies actually last a lot longer (several hours) than the cheap ones we've bought at CVS and Walgreens. At $12 for 100, they are a great value, too.

Super bright! We have played outside with them, played a late night Wii Monopoly round, and even used them as an incentive for cleaning my daughter's room! Yay! You can tape them to bike spokes for a fun ride! I'm saving the green ones to use as gifts for her Ninja Turtle birthday party. I used to think of glow sticks as something for the 4th of July, but we've had so much fun, I keep finding new ways to use them. 

Hook up multiple glow sticks to make a necklace. So many different ideas for these! I can't wait to use some for Halloween to give a spooky (and safe!) glow to pumpkins and some old Halloween masks! 

I received these products in exchange for my unbiased opinion, and they are probably the best ones I've had in my soon to be 30 years. (eek!)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

BeliBea Nursing Bra GIVEAWAY!!!


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2 Rise K Cups review

I got the opportunity to try out some K cups from 2 Rise. I chose a medium blend, because I like dark but my mom and family like light. Wimps. "Coffee" water isn't considered coffee in my book in the same way "sweet red wine" isn't wine. My mom tried first. She confessed it "bitter." I tried, and I didn't find it bitter at all. I actually loved the flavor. I did find it darker than a "medium" roast though. I'm accustomed to mixing a flavored coffee (because I'm special) with an espresso bean (because I'm ornery.) This definitely had almost the oomph I'm used to. My cousin tried it and although it was too dark for him, he didn't think it was bitter either. The only thing that I didn't like (which may be a defect of the Keurig itself) was that my cup seemed a bit grainy. I checked to make sure my bag hadn't ripped (it didn't) so that was that. I don't really care, as my everyday coffee sometimes does that too, especially at the end of the pot.
In all, I thought this k cup was a robust roast that ended mellow. Similar to a breakfast blend from McDonald's or Dunkin Donuts, except darker and you pay less at home! I would be interested in trying the light and dark of this brand to see how they compare. Well, my family would be interested in trying the light, and I would want to see how the dark compares with this darker "medium" roast. I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion, and as a dark roast coffee drinker, I thought this medium roast was a good flavor all around!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Lil Gadgets GIVEAWAY!


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Every parent has faced traveling with screaming children at some point, and boy, can it be very stressful! Why not make your commutes easier, and quieter by checking out the amazing products that LilGadgets has to offer?

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Ohuhu LED Wave machine review

Find soft lights romantic? Or relaxing? I just got a new product that's a whole lot of fun. This Ohuhu LED Wave machine turns your ceiling in to a sea of waves in red, blue and green. You can choose between 7 settings, my favorite being the solid blue waves and my least being the rave party setting. (Really, that one was terrible, but there is also a solid green wave that is going to be really cool for Halloween) We have used it at night and started turning off the tv. I think my favorite thing was setting it up in the bathroom during a nice hot bath.

My daughter and I used it to make silly shadow puppets. She has now stolen it to use in her room for a nightlight. Which means her closet light doesn't have to stay on all night. AND this machine shuts itself off! I think after about an hour or so. It also comes with a built in speaker and audio jack, so you can plug your mp3 player or phone in to listen to music! It has a USB power, and comes with a plug in attachment.

I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion, and overall, I liked it and so does Ili. The only thing I was irked about is it came with no directions. Would have been handy to know about the capabilities of the machine up front, and not by trial and error.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hydracentials Steel Water Bottle

Ok, I love this. It said "double insulated" and "keeps your water colder longer" and I was like well, we'll just see about this. Enter the Hydracentials 16oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle. Compact design, that is also available in a 25oz, which would come in very handy. I love the coloring and the fact that it has a curved top that you can attach with a carabiner to your gym bag or what-have-you to keep away from your sweaty gym socks. It is made from stainless steel, so it's long lasting. No worries about BPA or toxins leaking into your water. And that double wall? Actually lives up to the hype. I was able to keep my water cold after it being out for an hour and a half. Perfect for gym time to get you through your workout. I would probably go ahead and order the 25oz though, because I go through water like whoa. Make sure you place in the refrigerator overnight- that double wall still works as an insulator. And you know how you rush to work while curling your eyelashes and your kid is screaming in the back of of the van for breakfast, so you fling a half cooked Eggo their way and knock your drink over which spills out on your floor while you almost die swerving when you pick it up? (No? Just me?) Well that won't happen! No spills. The square mouth piece (seriously the only thing I find odd about this product) folds in to block the air hole leaving no liquid able to sneak its way out on the floor.

 I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion, and its used EVERY MORNING.
20150521_084905[1]  ***Just in case you were wondering if my imagination gets ahead of me sometimes- this happened today. Coffee all over my mat because the thermos tipped over. Luckily there was no swerving/dying because we hit a red light where I could remedy the situation. I can't wait for Hydracentials to release a coffee thermos. Seriously.***