A Fall School Parent Party

November 8, 2014

We were so blessed to be able to host our son’s Junior Kindergarten parent party last night.  The party was super easy to prep for, because everyone brought either an appetizer or a dessert.   The weather was just perfect!  I set up the food tables on our deck and, we visited and laughed with old and new friends all evening.

What about you?  Plan to host a fall party of your own.   Who doesn’t love a fun evening out with wonderful pick up appetizers and desserts?  You simply provide the drinks and, ask your neighbors or friends to bring an item.  I promise, no one minds bringing something.  There are SO many easy items you can run by and pick up as well.   Homemade is always delicious, but, buying something tasty is great!

Happy Saturday you all!   Happy Fall continues!!!!

Living With Flair,



Halloween FUN! 2014

October 31, 2014

Ahhhhh!   Today has been so much fun!  Between my children dressing up to go to school celebrations, to our tradition of eating “Chunky Texas Chili” to the trick-or-treating……hearing all the giggles as they donned their costumes…..candy GALORE….I’m loving this day!

I love to make the same thing every Halloween, creating a tradition.   I made this quick and EASY Texas chili this afternoon, then, heated it in the oven before serving.  We scooped it into flour tortillas and, it was DELISH!

Chunky Texas Chili
Recipe type: Main Course
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Serves: 8

  • 2 pounds ground beef, browned and drain off grease
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. ground sea salt
  • ½ t. cumin
  • flour tortillas

  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet, drain off grease and place meat back in skillet. Add beans, corn and tomatoes and toss. Heat on medium heat until good and hot. Add garlic powder, sea salt and cumin. Lastly, stir in cheddar cheese. Scoop mixture into warm flour tortillas and serve. THIS IS SO GOOD and EASY!
  2. Optional: Serve with sour cream, salsa and chopped cilantro

We had some FUN costumes this evening!   A pink NINJA,  Batman, Harry Potter,  The Joker and a Frog.   Pretty much COVERS it all!   They were so excited!

Today has been FUN!!!!   I hope each of you have had a fun day as well.

Living with FLAIR,


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Family Time at The Beach

October 20, 2014

OH!   I adore living in Memphis, TN, but, I also LOVE and cherish times with my family away at the beach.  We have gotten into a nice pattern of going to Perdido Key, Florida.   Now that we have been going there, I feel like we have established a tradition, which, makes me so happy because [...]

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October 7, 2014

Hello and Happy Fall Ya’ll!   I ADORE traditions and, this wonderful scented candle has been a fall favorite of mine for over 20 years!   This scent is one of the ways that I love to USHER in the fall in my home.  Made by AROMATIQUE, this candle is called “Cinnamon Cider”.   Please enter to win [...]

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Summer Vacation, Rest and A Quick Breakfast Recipe

July 13, 2014

OH!  How I adore summer time with my family and going to the beach.  For the past 3 years, we have enjoyed Perdido Key, Florida very much.  The beach is not very crowded and, the prettiest sea shells always wash up.  My children love to play in the sugar like white sand and, we literally [...]

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Fresh Greek Appetizer

June 29, 2014

Happy  Summer Everyone!!!  My precious Mom had to undergo open heart surgery in early May and, thankfully, she is doing wonderfully well.  So many prayers were offered up on her behalf and, the prayers were answered.  Praise!  Between this big event with Mom and, the end of school…..my blogging has been a bit derailed, however, [...]

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Nacho Cheese Chicken

May 3, 2014

This chicken recipe is DELICIOUS!   As I’ve mentioned before, my recipes have to be liked by my sweet children and, this one ‘passed’ with flying colors!  Simply turn the slow cooker on “low” and allow it to cook all day.   SO SO good!  The chicken is moist and tender. Hope you will try [...]

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Easy Layered Salad

April 21, 2014

My mom’s dearest high school friend, Mrs. Linda Draper, shared this recipe with me, many years ago.  I’ve been making it ever since and, it is DELICIOUS!  I truly hope you will add this to your collection of favorite recipes.  YUM!  This salad can easily be made the night before serving and, it is especially [...]

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