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Noteworthy happenings from a Tuesday:

My scrubs came this weekend (which I didn't realize til this morning), so I got to wear my new pajamas to work today for the first time.  I'm pretty sure it will get annoying not having any semblance to a waist everyday, but right now it's amazing.

According to FedEx, my Iphone is in Burbank, CA right now.  The anticipation is killing me.  I can't wait to have a phone that won't turn off when I touch it anymore.

We tried a new recipe for dinner tonight for crockpot orange chicken.  It was a miss.  I'm still working on building up my stock of slow cooker recipes.  All recommendations are appreciated.

All my coworkers have adorable little puppies (more or less) - and I'm going crazy with puppy-fever.  Keep me away from Pet's Mart - I might not be able to help myself if I get to close.

It's in the 50's outside right now, and it makes me smile.

We're currently burning cinnamon spice candles at work and they smell like Christmas.  I love it.

I went on Pinterest for the first time in a least a week today!  That must be some new kind of record.

And I can't wait for next week to get here already so I can see some of my favorite friends and have the whole Tobler family together in Ohio!  It'll only be for 3 days, but we're going to milk it.


Left via Etsy
Right via Pinterest

1 comment:

Annie said...

Hey Carly, I'm your brother-in-law Jake's youngest sister. (Hopefully that connection saves me from creeper status! :)) I stumbled onto your blog from the link on Christy's. I love ALL of the Nemrows and I've been having fun perusing through your posts seeing what you and David have been up to. Keep posting!

As far as crockpot recipes go, maybe orange chicken and crockpots just don't get along--I tried a different recipe that was a COMPLETE disaster. My poor husband choked it down with a smile... I'm still not sure how he pulled that off?

Here is a keeper. I love that there is virtually zero preparation except for opening a few cans. Give it a shot!

Crockpot Chicken Chili

3 large boneless chicken breasts (frozen is fine)
1 jar (16 oz.) chunky salsa
1 can (15.8 oz.) Great Northern beans, with liquid
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, with liquid
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, with liquid
2 tsp. cumin

Throw it all in on low for 6-9 hours. Shred the chicken with two forks before serving. Serve with crunched up chips, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

If you and David like things with more of a kick, I'd recommend throwing in a can of diced chiles or using hot salsa. The recipe is pretty mild as is.

If you have any quick-and-easy crockpot wonders up your sleeve, please post them! I've been trying to build up my crockpot arsenal, too. :) Hope things are going well!