Skinny Chicken Enchiladas

Monday, June 01, 2015



 
Hello friends, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Today certainly does not feel like June 1st here in Cleveland.  It was 66 in the house this morning and promptly turned that furnace right back on.  Totally crazy!! Needless to say, we will not be going to the splash park today.   I wanted to share with you an easy Skinny Chicken Enchiladas recipe that is simple and delicious!!   You know I am all about simplicity...and Mexican food, so when I found a recipe that is healthy, easy and it tastes amazing? Love it!!  Delicious and super healthy!!

 
 
Ingredients
  • 16 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked + shredded (about 2.5 cups shredded chicken) 
  • 8 oz reduced-fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 10¾ oz can Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (I used the Cilantro that comes in a tube, worked perfectly!)
  • 10 oz can Ro*Tel® Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 8 Small Tortillas
  • ½ cup reduced-fat Cheddar shredded cheese
How to Make It
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.  In a saucepan, mix together sour cream, soup, milk and cilantro. Heat through and set aside.  Combine the chicken, Ro*Tel®, onions and green chilies in a pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Heat until onions are transparent.  Warm the tortillas until flexible.  Fill each tortilla with about 2 Tbsp of the chicken mixture.  Roll the tortilla up and place seam side down (or they will unravel) in baking dish.  Sprinkle Shredded Cheese over the top of the rolled tortillas.

    Enjoy!!
     
    XOXO
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Friday Favorites

Friday, May 29, 2015

Happy Friday everyone!  What a gorgeous morning it is here in Cleveland!!  So excited for Summer to FINALLY be here.  This was officially our first week of Summer vacation and we pretty much spent most of it catching up on things around the house or playing outside. 


 I am loving our new routine and looking forward to an awesome Summer with my 2 babies before Jillian starts Kindergarten in the Fall!!
 
 
 
I am excited to kick off the weekend linking up with Erika, Andrea and Narci with a Friday Favorites post.  Here are a few of my favorites from this past week....
 
{ONE}
 
 
This favorite has been a long time coming!  Our neighborhood pool and clubhouse are set to open in a few weeks and I could not be more excited.  This project was put on hold while the economy was down and now it's up and running and almost ready for Summer!!  If you need me this Summer, this is where I will be.
 
{TWO}
 
 

The Bachlorette is in full swing and it already seems that this season just might be the most dramatic season ever!!!  If you have followed my blog for awhile, you know just how much I enjoy this show. 






























I didn't think I could love this show any better until Shaeffer from Pinterest Told Me To started recapping the show in her blog after every episode.  Her recaps are utterly hilarious and are one of my favorite blog posts to read all week!  If you love The Bachelor/The Bachlorette series, reading Pinterest Told Me To is a must!!!!
 
{THREE}
 


I decided this week to sign up for Get Your Pretty On's Summer Challenge.  I love how Allison uses 'outfit formulas' which makes things so easy for this busy Mom.  I finally purged out my closet a few weeks ago and decided that it was time to finally say good bye to all of my "Corporate Casual" clothes from my Accounting days and make room for more clothes that are more appropriate and to embrace this season of my life. I have met so many amazing and inspiring ladies already, can't wait for this challenge to begin!!
{FOUR}



This was a BIG week for Rodan + Fields with the highly anticipated Multi-Function Eye Cream coming back into stock.  Let's just say 10 minutes BEFORE the Eye Cream coming back, my website started to crash. The DEMAND shut down our systems and the eye cream was sold out again in less than 1 hour! That’s what happens when over 50,000 people tried to order our eye cream...not a bad problem for a business to have.


The pandemonium this created today because of the HUGE product demand was insane! Even our President, who was the former President of the Neutrogena division of Johnson and Johnson, says even her head is spinning.  Now is the time to partner with me in the fastest growing premium skincare brand in the US! This is an amazing part time opportunity to earn some extra income around your schedule.  If you are looking for an opportunity like this, I would love to chat with you more.  Feel free to email me at theperfectskinmama@yahoo.com.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!!

XOXO
 
 
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Easy Teacher Gifts with Rodan and Fields

Friday, May 22, 2015

 
Happy Friday friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful week :) It's been a little bittersweet over here in my world, my sweet Jillian graduated from preschool this week and is officially a Kindergartener.  I still can't quite wrap my brain around it and totally lost it driving out of her school parking lot yesterday afternoon for the last time.  Although it was a very exciting and emotional week for all of us, I did manage to come up with an adorable teacher gift for Jillian's teachers that I couldn't wait to share wih all of you!   If you’re a mom, you might be racking your brain trying to find a gift for your child’s teacher. This cute little chevron gift bag is filled with goodies cost about $40 and would be something useful and fun that your child could actually help put together.


 

How to make it:
 
I created this little note with the help of Pic Monkey using one of their "School U" themed overlays, but you could have your child hand write the gift tag.

I purchased all the craft items at Michaels, which includes the card stock for the note, large circle paper punch, chevron gift bag and white ribbon.  The Rodan and Fields I purchased from my Rodan and Fields website and they showed up in 3 business days! I just love their quick service.  The entire gift took less than 15 minutes to pull together. 
 
Best of luck to your little ones (and you too!!!) on their last week of school!  I hope you have a fabulous Summer!!
XOXO
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Friday Favorites

Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Friday friends! I hope you all had an amazing week!  Hard to believe another week has come and gone...Next week marks the last week of preschool for Jillian and just the thought of it makes me tear up.  Where did this year go?  Where did the last 5 years go?  Excuse me while I go cry in my pantry, and then I may or may not eat the rest of the Oreos that I have stashed away in there.


This sweet girl is just growing up way too fast!!  

I am excited to kick off the weekend linking up with Erika, Andrea and Narci with a Friday Favorites post.  Here are a few of my favorites from this past week....

{Summer Lovin'}
Although most of this week has been a little on the chilly side, we have seen glimpses of what is to come this Summer...


We had our first visit from the Ice Cream truck followed by the second a few days later.  I am thinking that this ice cream truck is on to us and will be swinging by our house A LOT.


We bought a bubble machine at Kohl's this Winter and finally busted it out this week.  My kids can never get enough of bubbles as this bubble machine was perfect for them.

{Home Decor}


One of the items on my "Mommy" bucket list this Summer is to start decorating my home again.  If you have been a reader of my blog, you know just how much I love decorating, however, it has truly fallen in the priority list rankings these past few years and it's time to get back into it.  I have missed decorating so much!!  This week I decided to kick things off by visiting the holy grail of home decor....Homegoods.  I picked up a few accessories for my naked tables and looking forward to doing more!!  This table still needs a silver vase or candle stick to finish it off.


I am on the hunt for a sunburst mirror for above this buffet, it's a work and progress at the moment and looking forward to the finished product.  I also picked up a few baskets for the rest of the house, a blanket basket for the fire place...


And a basket for our bread which fit this empty corner of our kitchen counter tops.


I am thinking a cute lamp behind the basket would finish off the corner nicely.  

{Nightime Cuddles}


Although I said I would NEVER do this,  have to admit, I still lay with Nicholas at night before he falls asleep.  it's a habit that I am going to have to break here soon but moments like this make it all worth it.  

{Spring Fashion}


The Jane.com obsession continues!!  If you happen to read Monday's post, you know just how much I love this daily deals website.  I loved my drapes cardigan so much, this I also picked up one in emerald green and black for only $14.99 a piece.  Can't wait for these to come in!

{Rodan + Fields}


Look at what came in the mail today!!!  The Rodan + Fields AMP System has arrived and I couldn't be more excited. The AMP system is proven to firm your skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Acne scarring is a very personal struggle for me and is something very close to my heart.   I suffered from a very devastating case of hormonal cystic acne after having kids.  It's a very painful story that I plan on sharing in a future post one day.  For now, I have a few acne scars that I would love to get rid of and can't wait to see what this can do.  



Check out these amazing results from a fellow consultant...

I plan on taking some before and after pictures and can't wait to share my results with all of you!  If you ever have any questions about the struggles of hormonal cystic acne or the Rodan + Fields AMP System, please let me know or visit my website.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend friends!!!

XOXO

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My Best Kept Fashion Secret...Jane.com

Monday, May 11, 2015


Happy Monday friends!!  I hope you all had a fabulous Mother's and that you were all spoiled rotten!  I continue to pray for all of you ladies who pray daily about becoming moms. You're on my heart all the time!

Today I want to share with you all an amazing website where I purchase most of my clothes... Jane.com.  I always receive so many compliments from friends on items I purchase from here!  I love to share this amazing resource with them and want to share it with all of you too.
Jane.com is a daily deals website which offers boutique style clothing for very low prices.  I can not even tell you how many amazing finds I have purchased and for cheap! (I was not paid by Jane.com to post this article, these are the true opinions of my own and just absolutely love this site!)

Here are a few cute items I have purchased at Jane.com in the past year.  I will try posting links to similar items, however, since items on this site change daily, I may not be able to find the exact item.

Dolman Tops
 
 
I love wearing dolman tops in the Fall and Spring, the go great with skinny jeans or leggings and have a very flattering cut to them.  I own at least 3 Dolman style shirts from Jane.com and absolutely love them!  Here is a short sleeve style for Summer and one for kids too!
 
Chevron Flowy Hi Low Tanks
 
These flowy tanks in a Chevron print were my Summer staples last year and they look to be in the rotation for yet again another Summer.  I wear them with a cami underneath that I also purchased from Jane.com.  I absolutely love that you can purchase both basics and key pieces!!
 


 
I wear both tops with skinny jeans and wedges.  Love the flowy look of the tank on top and skinny look on the bottom.

 
 Chevron Shift Dress
 
 
Have I mentioned I love anything chevron?  No wonder I love Jane.com so much.  They offer so many items in trendy prints.  I especially love this Chevron Shift dress, I pair mine with black leggings with flats or tall boots.
 
Solid Lace Tunic
 
 
 
Love these Solid Lace Tunics for the Fall in mustard.  I also pair this top with leggings or skinny jeans with flats or tall boots.
 
Maxi Dress
 
 
 
Jane.com always has a large assortment of Maxi dresses all of the time which are a huge staple in my closet in the Summer.  I own this tank chevron maxi in the black pattern. 

Lace Shorts

 
 
I fell in love with these lace shorts last Summer and SO excited that they are in style again this Summer!!!  I will definitely be busting out these babies again. 
 
 Fun Skirts for Young Girls



I bought this cute chevron skirt for Jillian last Summer and can't wait for her to wear it again this Summer.  I love that Jane.com also has clothing for my sweet Jillian too!  So many cute items that you are just not able to find at your local Target or Department store.

Long Draped Knit Cardigans




Long Cardigans are a staple in any season, especially Spring of Fall.  I am totally in love with both of these cardigans and have gotten so much use out of them!  My Fall/Spring uniform always consists of a long cardi, long and lean tank paired with skinny jeans and tall boots.
  
Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Jane.com

1. Boutique style clothing at very low prices.  Who doesn't love this? #amen

2. Everything is purchased on line.  I love shopping but I do not love carting my two beautiful babies around when it comes to clothing shopping for myself!

3. You can purchase both basics and trendy pieces along with other items such as make-up jewelry and items from your home.

4. Jane.com also carries boutique clothing for kids that you just can't find at Target.

5. Paypal! I love the convenience of shopping with Paypal, I can make a purchase with one push of a button.  Paypal already has your payment and shipping info on file which makes it so easy to shop!
 

Do you shop at Jane.com or any daily deals website?  I would love to hear your best kept fashion secrets!! 



What's for dinner tonight with your family?  Tonight we are having my amazing Chicken Spaghetti!!!  I have not made this in awhile and I can not wait.

Have an amazing day! 

XOXO
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Friday Favorites

Friday, May 08, 2015



Happy Friday everyone!  What a gorgeous morning it is here in Cleveland!!  So excited for the warm weather to FINALLY be here.  I am just loving this view outside from the office window of my home.  You can barely make out the leaves sprouting from our Hydrangea tree, pretty soon this tree will just explode and I won't be able to see much else :). The kids are loving every bit of this warm weather and I am already seeing glimpses of what Summer is going to look like with my adorable babies. 

 
 
I am excited to kick off the weekend linking up with Erika, Andrea and Narci with a Friday Favorites post.  Here are a few of my favorites from this past week....
 
{Summer}
Like I said, I am soooo ready and excited for Summer!!!  It was our first 80 degree day here yesterday and we took full advantage of it.  We purchased this bubble machine at our local Kohl's and the kids had a blast with it all afternoon.  I think we used every bit of the bubbles we had in the entire house with it!
 
{Disney}
 

 
We just returned from our first Disney World trip as a family and still reliving the awesome memories here at home.  We had such an amazing time, I hope to blog about our entire trip next week and some helpful tips to those looking to plan their first trip.  I have to say it was a very overwhelming trip to plan but I feel we made every moment count and our kids had a blast!
 
 
On a last minute Target shopping trip before Disney, I picked up this adorable tankini top.  I already owned a solid black one from last year and this little addition was a perfect addition.  I love being able to change up your swimsuit by mixing and matching separates! 
 
 
 
{My New Summer Purse}
 

 
Can I just say how much I love my new purse?  It is perfect for Summer!  I also realized it is the first actual purse I have had in 5 years that is not a baby bag.  I have to admit, I loved everything about having a baby bag because it was so BIG!  It was an awesome excuse to practically carry everything you own along with a diaper or two :) I am just naturally a big bag/purse kind of girl and love that it is still a decent enough size to fit everything I need for the Summer.  Anyone else feel this way?  A girl just needs her things!!!

 
{Squat Away May}
 


I found this squat challenge on Instagram and I decided what did I have to lose?  It's a daily squat challenge for May and I can do it anywhere in my home while watching the babies.  I am really trying to get back into a healthy lifestyle after having a very unhealthy Winter.  Here's to hoping to a tighter touchy at the end of the month :)
 
{Happy Mommy Box}
 

Do you subscribe to Happy Mommy Box?  It's an adorable monthly service for Mom's created by two of my favorite bloggers Natalie and Mandy.  I have not ordered the actually monthly box yet, however, I fell in love with this mug and tank recently.  It was a sweet, little Mother's Day gift to myself.  Who doesn't love a Happy Mommy?
 
 
Have an amazing weekend friends!
 
XOXO
 
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A Letter to Nicholas on his 3rd Birthday

Thursday, May 07, 2015


My sweet boy!  You turned 3 last month.  THREE!  I don’t know if I can write your letter without tearing up.  It's so hard to believe my sweet baby is growing up right before my eyes.


You are at such a fun, adorable stage right now Nicholas.  And there isn't a sport that you don't love or try to master.  You truly surprise me every day with how gifted you truly are as an athlete.  You certainly were blessed with this trait from your Daddy because I know it was not from me :)  This is a tough one but if I had to choose your favorite sport, it would have to be basketball.  Followed closely by hockey, football and then baseball. 


You still point out basketball hoops every where we go and you actually become upset if you see one laying on the ground.  "Basketball hoop broke!" you will exclaim from your car seat followed by "Daddy has to fix it!"  Apparently Daddy can fix everything in your eyes.  With the weather warming up, you are so excited to be able to play basketball outside again with the big kids.  You can actually make a shot here and there using the "big boy" hoop set up in our cul de sac.  Daddy had to pick you up every time to make a successful shot last Summer, it's amazing just how much you have grown in a year.  I can only imagine your ability to play in a few years!


I love that you look up to your big sister Jillian and want to do everything that she is doing, even if it includes watching The Princess and the Frog, My Little Ponies or Cinderella.   You are certainly lost when your big sister is at preschool in the mornings and I can only imagine just how lost you will be when Jillian starts Kindergarten in the Fall.  You love to tackle your sister ALL OF THE TIME, however, I have also seen a sweet and concerned side too if she is ever hurt or scared.  Even though you are the younger brother, the little man in you also shows a protective side when it comes to your big sister.  I love that you two are best friends and always look out for one another. 


I remember three being the age where I could finally trust Jillian to play by herself and not have to worry about what she was doing every minute of the day and this is exactly where we are at now with you.  You can finally be trusted to play upstairs with your sister while I do the dishes or the laundry in another room.  It's so nice for both of us to have finally reached this level of independence although I sometimes miss that little boy toddling around the house wanting to chase after his big sister up the stairs. 


You are obsessed with Tractors at the moment so a tractor birthday party was the obvious way to go.  You always have me drive around the neighborhood looking for one.  Good thing we live in a new construction neighborhood and have easy access to all kinds of tractors :)  I think the men who drive the tractors in our neighborhood are starting to think I am a little nuts.  You have me stop the car so you can watch them intently, it's the price I will pay to see the sweet smile on your face.  Every tractor we pass you will declare if it is moving or not, it is beyond cute to hear you say "I see a Tractor!  And he is moving!"  Tractors that are not moving are just not as exciting to you, buddy.

 

I wish I could bottle you up at this age forever. And you have such a charming little personality.  The cutest thing you say at the moment is "I am mad with you" or "I am mad with Sissy".  If you are really mad, you place you hands on your hips and pout your lip out.  There is no messing with you when you are in this mood.  It cracks me up every time!  You definitely have a little temper streak, it's a good thing you are so cute!


Your favorite foods right now are "Daddy Pasta", yogurt and corn.  And you absolutely love suckers and popsicles.  Your favorite movie is Wreck It Ralph and your favorite TV show is Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  
 

You are Mama's boy and never like to leave my side.  EVER.  It is adorable that you always want to be my little side kick, however, we are going to have a lot of challenges ahead of us with preschool starting this Fall.  You have already told me you do not want to go because you don't want to leave me.  Growing up is hard buddy but we will get through it!!  Speaking of challenges and growing up, we also need to get you potty trained and finally take away your 'mammie' once and for all.
You have my heart Nicholas.  You have had it wrapped around your little finger from the second we met.  Sometimes your daddy gets slightly frustrated with me because you can do no wrong in my book.  I can’t help it.  You are my little boyfriend who all of a sudden isn’t so little anymore.  Even though you turned three, you will always be my baby.  You will always have your mom’s heart wrapped around your little finger.  
But I do know that you are such a “big boy” now and so proud of it.  And we are all proud of you little buddy.  We love you to pieces and I can’t imagine our family without you in it.   You make me smile every single day.  I can’t thank you enough for all of the smiles.  And for all of the kisses and hugs and cuddles and conversations.  I can’t thank you enough for all of the happiness you bring me by being sweet, perfect you.
Happy 3rd birthday Nicholas!  Love you forever. 
Love, Mama
 
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