Crockpot Chili

Last week, the weather started to change and there was a slight crisp in the air. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love summer, however, the freshness of fall is my favorite. Steven loves him some chili, so I decided it was the perfect time to cook up a batch and break out the crockpot. This was such an easy recipe and it easily lasted us 4 days worth of either dinner or lunch. It would also be a great recipe to bring to a Sunday full of football and food! I made some corn bread to go alongside of this dish, however, it would be great over nachos, hot dogs or baked potatoes. If you feel so inclined, you could also add dark red kidney beans to this recipe {we aren’t huge fans of beans so I decided to leave those out}. This chili was a quick, hearty meal that I will be sure to keep at hand as the weather continues to chill.

1 lb. ground beef

1 stalk of chopped celery

1/2 chopped yellow onion

1 1/2 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tbsp. minced garlic

1 can of petite diced tomatoes (15 oz.)

1 can of tomato sauce (15 oz.)

1 can of beef broth (15 oz.)

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

salt and pepper to taste

Shredded mild cheddar cheese (for topping)

Sour cream (for topping)


  1. In a saute pan, brown the ground beef, onion, minced garlic and celery stalk over medium high heat.
  2. IMPORTANT! Once that is cooked, drain the excess grease from the pan. Put the beef mixture into your crockpot.
  3. Open your cans of petite diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and beef broth. Dump those into the crockpot.
  4. Add chili powder, cumin and Worcestershire sauce, stirring everything together. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Cover your crockpot lid and set it to low for 5-6 hours.
  6. Once it has slow cooked, serve hot. Add shredded cheddar and sour cream to taste.


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Honeymoon Photo Diary – Grand Cayman

After all of the planning the goes into a wedding, escaping on a honeymoon is a much awaited treat. So much time, effort and stress goes into the planning process {though it is all worth it the day of!}. We decided to wait a week after the wedding to leave for Grand Cayman. I am so glad we chose to do that – it was so nice to wait and then have something to look forward to at the end of the week. The weather was beautiful and the water was unbelievably clear. These weren’t all of the pictures we took {I don’t know if I could fit them all in!} but I wanted to share some with you guys 🙂 Happy Friday!!

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White Jeans

Finding the right pair of white jeans can be a bit of a challenge {especially when you are only 5’2″}. However, I stumbled upon this particular pair on the clearance rack as I was walking out of the Loft. The $14 price tag was calling my name and I decided to go back and give them a try. I love the flare leg to this jean and the white is a perfect end of summer look.


/ Loft jeans / Loft tank / Aldo pumps / Old Navy bag {similar}/ Lilly Pulitzer scarf wrap /



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Summer Maxi Dress

And just like that, it is almost the end of another month. This summer seemed to have flown by {maybe because I was so busy} however, the weather is still calling for breezy and lightweight outfits. I live in maxi dresses over the summer months, primarily because they are so easy to wear {however not so easy to wear in humidity – you know what I mean ladies}. I love getting simple dresses so I can pair a statement necklace or earrings with it.


/ Maxi dress / Statement necklace {similar} / Striped clutch {similar} / Nude wedges {similar} /Essie “Clambake” /


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black + turquoise

I love the juxtaposition between the darkness of this black cami and a turquoise sweater. Summer is all about light colors, but you can never go wrong with a basic black. You can wear it year round, especially for our upcoming fall season in New England. Pairing this top with white bermuda shorts and basic nude sandals makes for an easy and quick outfit.


/ black silk camisole {similar here} / turquoise sweater {similar here} / white bermuda shorts / nude sandals / black crossbody bag / Ray Ban Aviators /





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