Top: LuLus | Jeggings: Forever21 | Booties: ShopMCE

This was one of my casual looks from last week, 

I wore pajamas all day yesterday so unfortunately my outfit was totally not post worthy.

How was everyones Monday?!

Gosh, I LOVE my Mondays off.

Even though it’s my day to do laundry, clean & grocery shop–

it’s still nice to have a day to myself.

Charley and I had a nice little 30 minute sun bathing sesh.

Then it was time for all my wifely duties.

On a positive note I cooked some damn good lasagna last night

AND made some homemade chicken salad that Kyle & I both loved.

Both are pretty simple recipes…let me know if you’d like me to share!! 

Have a good Tuesday babes!

Pinterest never seems to fail me y’all. 

Of course I’ve personally had some pinterest fails, but Tuesday night I totally nailed it.

Around noon I realized I had nothing in the house for dinner,

so of course I went to pinterest to find out if I could make something with the things I already had.

Then I stumbled across the EASIEST recipe ever 

[and later found out that it was freaking delicious as well]

This recipe can make tacos, nachos, really whatever your heart desires,

and mine was really desiring nachos!

For the original recipe click here.

Or just keep reading to see the step by step instructions by yours truly!

Shredded Chick Nachos

What you’ll need:

Frozen Chicken Breasts (I used 3 and we still had plenty left over)

Jar of Salsa (I just used a traditional mild salsa)

1 Can of Rotel

1 packet of taco seasoning

1 can refried beans 

Shredded cheese

Your favorite tortilla chips (we LOVE on the border tortilla chips)

And any other additional toppings you might want!!

What you’ll do:

1. Place frozen chicken breasts, jar of salsa, can of rotel, & taco seasoning in crock pot.

2. Cook on high for about 4-5 hours, then cook on low until chicken looks ready and shreds easily.

3. Heat up your refried beans

4. Then start putting your nachos together!!


I was a little nervous that Kyle wouldn’t love this recipe because he is more of a beef person,

WRONG. We both had 2 full plates and then shared another plate!

These are SO good and SO addicting. 

If you’re on a diet I don’t recommend them because

 it’s kind of impossible to stop yourself from eating them lol

But seriously y’all this is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made.

This would be REALLY great if you have company over to watch a game or something! 

Let me know if you decide to try out the recipe!!

On a completely different note…

I need a little hair help!

As you all can clearly see I’m a HUGE fan of the wand, and my hair is almost always curled.

However, my hair is naturally board straight and I have a hard time getting it to hold

the curl for a long amount of time.

I use Garnier Fructis hair spray every now and then but don’t feel like it does much..

So, do any of you have some magic product you’ve found that really helps to hold your curls?!

I hate most hair sprays because I can’t stand when my hair feels stiff, so keep that in mind!

I am just desperateeeeee for something to help hold me waves/curls longer!

Tank: WindsorStore

Camo Button Down: Forever21 (similar)

Leather Leggings: WindsorStore

Converse: Nordstrom

Bralette: LuLus

For the game we all went to Kyle’s aunts house!

Kyles uncle used to play for the Patriots so everyone went all out.

I wish I would have taken more pictures but I may or may not have been

suffering from the night before…lol whoopsie!

We set up a projector in the garage and bought WAY too much food,

made about 100 different dips and snacks and hung out outside 

until the game started!

By the way the dip I made was a HIT, whoop whoop!

It’s literally the easiest and yummiest dip you will EVER make.

I didn’t take any pictures but all you do is this….

Buy 2 tubs of sour cream, 2 packets of the powder ranch dressing, 

bacon bits, and shredded cheese.

mix it alllllll together and you’ve got yourself some crack in a bowl!

Theres no specific amount of bacon bits or cheese, I kind of just add a little, stir,

then keep adding and stirring until I think it looks good! 

The weather was perfect and sunny until it started pouring down rain out of nowhere.

Buttttttt that didnt prevent us from having a good time.

I’m not a huge professional sports watcher but that game was definitely a good one!

It was definitely nice to be surrounded by a bunch of happy campers.

Here are all the boys celebrating after the win!!

I spent most of my time watching the game inside with some of the other girls,

because it got COLD outside.

I’m not going to lie though,

 it was nice being able to mix in a little girl talk and baby holding during the game!

I am SO SO exhausted today, 

hoping I can function long enough to get my dog walking/nannying duties done!

Happy Monday y’all!

xoxo, Monica

Happy Hump Day Ladies!

If you don’t follow @ShopMCE on instagram you MUST go do that NOW!

And enter for your chance to win this beautiful Black Faux Fur Vest.

Make sure you follow @ShopMCE, Like the photo, Regram the photo, and #ShopMCE!

Pretty simple.

Now, GO!

Last night I made Baked Potato Soup in the crock pot.

Holy YUM!

I was a little nervous about it but it turned out super good.

Thanks mom for hooking me up with this recipe! <3

It’s honestly the easiest recipe ever.

So here it is…

[how good does that look?]

1 30oz. bag of frozen diced hash browns
1 32 oz box of chicken broth
1 can of cream of chicken soup (10 oz)
1 pkg. cream cheese (8 oz, not fat free)
3 oz bacon bits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Put the potatoes in the crockpot. Add in the chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and half of the bacon bits. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
An hour before serving, cut the cream cheese into small cubes. Place the cubes in the crock pot. Mix a few times throughout the hour before serving.
Once the cream cheese is completely mixed in, it’s ready to serve.
Top with cheddar cheese and some additional bacon bits

Y’all, this stuff was GOOD.

I made some garlic bread to go along with it and it was perfect.

Husband approved, puppy approved, and I definitely approved.

Make this tonight for your family and tell me what you think!

The week is almost over!

Have a wonderful Wednesday pretty girls.

xoxo, Monica

Top: (similar)

Scarf: thrifted 

Jeans: Kohls

Boots: (similar)


On Saturday, after spending all morning in our PJ’s watching Sons of Anarchy…

 I decided to make Kyle take me on a little lunch date!

I’ll give you one guess where we went….

This picture should be a dead giveaway.

I ate probably 7 rolls…like no joke, the honey butter addiction is real.
Did I ever tell y’all that I bought large amounts of this butter freshman year of college?
I literally put it on everything…15 lbs later I realized I should probably stop, haha.
Ya live and ya learn.

So, Charley got spayed about 2 weeks ago and we’ve had to kind of limit her activity.
Which has been a PAIN for me because her energy is ridiculous.
I haven’t been able to take her on our every day walk/jogs and
we haven’t taken her to the dog park in what seems like forever…

But TODAY we are finally taking her to the dog park!
She should be fully healed and I am so happy it’s sunny out and we can take her.
We are going to freeze our buns off but I am beyond excited for her to get all of her energy out.
She is seriously a handful…like I’ve never felt more prepared for parenthood…

Okay, maybe I wouldn’t go that far…but still, she is a lot to handle.

I’m making baked potato soup in the crock pot for dinner tonight
and I’m SO excited to see how it turns out!!
I’ll be sure to share the recipe if it’s as good as I think it’s going to be.

Happy Tuesday y’all!

I’m going to be hosting a Giveaway on the blog tomorrow so make sure you stop by!!

xoxo, Monica