Friday, July 5, 2013

Thrift Shop Art

I'm not one for "normal" wall art.
I love mixing new & old, and I'm a huge fan of putting eclectic wall art up.
I don't like just using picture frames everywhere, or big wall art pieces everywhere.
I want it to be different and original.
{just my personal taste}
One of my Hubby's favorite parts in a thrift shop is the book & music section.
So while out thrifting awhile back I stumbled upon this huge box of old records that were .20 cents a piece!
I was more drawn to the more vintage looking records & a more muted color palette.
After getting them home I couldn't decide where would be a perfect place for them, until recently!

Upon the various moving of furniture I partake in in this house, I moved this cute little side table into our upstairs hall way, it was looking a bit bare with just the candles & candle holder so I thought my records would be a perfect mix!

I love the different colors, & not all the records are the same//have anything in common but they all look like they belong together.

This small hall way went from a boring pass through to a cute little nook in the house.
I love the eclectic mix of everything.

 Eventually I want to add more & have a bigger grouping of them but I thought this was a nice start!
Considering it only cost me $1.00 I'd say I hit the jack pot with this one.

& it's quite pretty at nighttime :)
So are you a fan of my thrift store wall art?!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Taco Soup Recipe

It's been so rainy & dreary here in NC the last few weeks,
thunderstorm after thunderstorm after thunderstorm.
Which has made me crave this taco soup so bad!
I normally don't post recipes on here, because I am farrr from a chef,
but lately I have been loving this yummy recipe & I figured if my husband can make it,
then any one can ;) {looove you honey!}.
It may not be fall, or winter, but when it is raining & all yucky outside I am a sucker for soups no matter what temperature it is. {steady ninety's here in NC}
One of our favorite meals to eat around here are tacos.
So when I came across this recipe we were in seventh heaven.

It's seriously the easiest recipe ever,
& all you really have to do is brown some meat & mix everything in the crock pot & let it sit.

So simple & perfect if you are going to be working late & don't feel like cooking,
all you have to do is brown some meat the night before & mix everything together in the morning before you leave for work.


  • 1.5 pounds of ground beef (cooked)
  • 1 Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 Can of Corn
  • 1 Can of Pinto Beans
  • 1 Can of Kidney Beans
  • 1 Can of Petite Diced Tomatoes

(this recipe can easily be doubled for more people! this usually gives us about 4 bowls of soup)

Now it doesn't matter what order you put the stuff in, seriously guys, this is the simplest recipe ever.
It's basically dummy proof ;)
All you do is dump everything in, stir stir stir, & let it cook for at least 4 hours on high, the longer you let it sit the better though, it gives it more flavor.

I usually add in the ground beef first,

Then all the canned goodies,

Then the taco seasoning with water {as much as the directions on the seasoning mix says}

Then Stir Stir Stir! :)

& viola! All done!

This stuff is sooooooooo good!
You can eat it as is or add to it like any taco,
sour cream, some lettuce, crushed tortilla chips & some cheese is our favorite!

Hope you Enjoy!

Jordyn Luise