Moroccanoil Treatment and Restorative Hair Mask

Yesterday was my birthday so I took a break from cooking, only to find out that my stockpile of blog recipes had been depleted. So instead I thought I’d share this with you…

Moroccanoil -

I’ve tried every professional haircare line under the sun. Nothing compares. So far I’ve only tried the treatment and the mask, but once I use up all of my other products I will be running to the store to get the rest of the line.

Moroccanoil Treatment - Conditioning, styling and finishing product. Speeds drying time.

Intense Hydrating Mask – argan oil–rich formulas deeply hydrate and condition while improving hair’s texture, elasticity, shine and manageability.

On a side note….for my birthday I got a Hot Pink Cuisinart stick, a George Foreman grill and panini press and a cookbook with 200 panini recipes so I hope y’all like paninis!!!

Today’s Leopard Print Find: Hair Extensions

Lawry’s Southwest Chicken Burrito

Well, I think I survived the first day of school. My babies started 4th grade. I only got a little teary eyed (and then cried when I got home).

The only one that didn’t quite survive was Lily…

When I came home from picking them up from school, Lily couldn’t walk. She has a hurt paw. I’m assuming she injured it jumping off the sofa. This happened with the first little dog I had. He just stopped walking one day. I waited until the next day to see if it was better. He would collapse anytime I sat him down. The next morning he was still the same. The vet didn’t have an appointment until late in the afternoon. So at that point it had been over 24 hours that he couldn’t walk. I opened my car door at the vet and out he ran. So $80 = the vet telling you that little dogs can tend to be kind of dramatic and once they hurt something they are a little neurotic and are afraid it will happen again.

I happened to see this at the grocery store and anything that says Southwest or Tex-Mex always catches my eye. This was really quick and easy to make. We made ours as burritos, or you can just follow the directions and eat it by itself.

1.15oz package Lawry’s Southwest Chicken Skillet
1 Tbs Vegetable Oil
1-1/4 lb Chicken, cubed
15oz Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
14.5oz Diced Tomatoes (undrained)
14.5oz Corn (undrained)
1 cup Instant Rice
3/4 cup Water
1 cup Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
8 Flour Tortillas

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Stir in seasoning mix, beans, tomatoes, corn, rice and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender. Remove from heat. Stir to mix well.

Spoon onto tortillas, top with cheese and fold.

Servings: 8
Calories: 443
Fat: 13.3g
Carbs: 51.5g
Fiber: 6.6g
Nutrition Grade: A-

Today’s Leopard Print Find: Baby Car Seat Cover

Disney World Recap and Italian Parmesan Chicken

So here are some quick highlights of our Disney World trip (besides the meals of course)… What a wonderfully fabulous trip it was.

Love getting to Magic Kingdom before the park opens and hardly anyone is on Main Street.

Megan on Tom Sawyer’s Island with her favorite ride in the background….Big Thunder Mountain. It was closed and she was so disappointed. But not as disappointed as she was the second day when we got to Epcot and found out that her 2nd favorite ride (Test Track) was closed too.

We got to go for a special behind the scenes photo shoot with Mickey and Pluto (thanks to our Disney Rewards card from Chase). There wasn’t a line and Mickey and Pluto danced with the girls. We got a free 5×7 too.

This was our dinner at Garden Grill at Epcot. When the waitress brought it too our table the girls had a look on their face like she had just served them a plate of worms. Taylor said “This is our dinner?? Are you serious??” They ate bread…

This was the family in line in front of us at Animal Kingdom.



Okay, so when the wonderful Disney World man approached me about being in the parade at Animal Kingdom he failed to mention that there was a “costume”. I would have preferred a tiara but this was a wonderful experience. Although waving for 27.3 minutes is a lot of hard work!

There was a lot of Vinylmation trading going on. Everyone ended up happy even though they never got their favorite one.

We saw a 4′ snake. From what I can tell, it was a Black Racer and Taylor will never stay at this hotel again.

This is what a $10 tip gets you. The girls couldn’t wait to see if the maids had done anything with their animals or made them towel animals. Every day we left $2 and got nothing. Finally on the last day we left $10 and they were happy to find Stitch hanging in the window.

We ate at Wolfgang Puck Express 3 nights at Downtown Disney. Wouldn’t recommend the sandwiches but the rest was great! The staff was awesome as well.

Still trying to get back into the swing of things at home so I had to use what I had…another Kraft Fresh Take. This time Italian Parmesan Chicken.

Italian Parmesan Chicken

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Line baking pan with foil

Mix Fresh Take together in package

Moisten chicken with water and dip into mixture

Place on foil covered pan

Bake for 28-30 minutes

Servings: 6
Calories: 208
Fat: 12
Fiber: 0

Today’s Leopard Find: Oven Mitt and Pot Holder …

Kraft Fresh Takes Cheddar Jack and Bacon Review

Kroger’s had a special on their chicken if you purchased the new Kraft Fresh Takes, so I decided to try it since this week has been so crazy. (Here’s a coupon for you too) It was really easy. Cleaning and preparing chicken is one of my least favorite things to do. I did find a video on how to prepare chicken breasts. I was hoping it had some new trick I didn’t know about but no such luck. A few weeks ago I bought a new meat tenderizer because the one we had was put in the dishwasher and was leaving black and grey stuff on everything it touched. The new one said “dishwasher safe”. Well guess what??…it did the same thing. So now I’m resorting to anything else…pan, wine bottle, fist (I’m open to any other suggestions). Cover it with parchment paper before attempting to tenderize.
The Fresh Takes was really good. Plus it was super easy and quick.
1 lb chicken
6oz package Kraft Fresh Take Cheddar Jack & Bacon Recipe
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Tenderize chicken. Place chicken in mixture and place on baking sheet. (I would cover the baking sheet with foil)
Place any leftover mixture on top of chicken
Bake for 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 250
Fat: 9
Fiber: 0
Today’s Leopard Find: Mat for kitchen or your bathroom.