Five on Friday...Dinner, Sales, Shopping, and Home Goodies

Friday, January 9, 2015

One. Easy Chicken n Dumplins (ones that taste homemade)
I posted a snapshot on IG the other day sharing one of our most beloved dinner options...Chicken n Dumplins, and I had a good number of you asking for me to post the recipe on the blog. So, here ya go: and yes, this makes the perfect wintertime dinner, too, since apparently we live in an arctic tundra these days.
Chicken and Dumplings / via Southern Living
1 (32-oz.) container low-sodium chicken broth
1 (14-oz.) can low-sodium chicken broth
3 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 1 1/2 lb.)
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can reduced fat cream of celery soup
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1 (10.2-oz.) can refrigerated jumbo buttermilk biscuits
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Bring first 6 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat (I use this one and it's amazing). Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; return to a low boil
2. Place biscuits on a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat each biscuit to 1/8-inch thickness; cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips (I use a pizza roller or pastry sliver which works very well!)
3. Drop strips, 1 at a time, into boiling broth mixture. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent dumplings from sticking.
Two. Sugar Bit End of Season Clearance Sale... Save the Date!
Nashville friends: you loved it last summer and we are going to be hosting another End of Season Clearance Sale on Thursday, January 22nd from 3-8pm! Everything from our fall and winter collection will be 50-70% off, so it's a great excuse to come out, stock up on some goodies for now (and later)...looking forward to seeing you there. More details to come next week :)
Three. New Crossbody Love...
When someone gets you money for Christmas, it's a time to buy something you might not otherwise, right? I've been eyeing this Rebecca Minkoff for some time now and the other day, Piperlime had a big sale so I was able to score it for 25% off...hello new friend. Crossbody + Cognac = perfect everyday staple. This new beauty will be coming in extra handy for all my upcoming travels, too!
Four. Words of Affirmation
I'm a worry wart my nature...a person who is anxious, and thinks about things that may or may not happen. But I stumbled across this piece of goodness the other day and I saved it immediately, knowing it was speaking to me and maybe it will do the same to one of you out there. I'v had a few of these times in my life and my head definitely put me in the right place. JUST GO FOR IT!
Five. Home Love
Home improvements are moving right along...a little slower than I would like to admit, but I know it takes time and I want to make smart decisions and investments so with that comes patience and learning to "wait". Next week, I will FINALLY be showing off my home office where I spend the majority of my time during the work's the happiest place in our home filled with loads of color. Next up are the girls' rooms: In early February, we'll be removing the carpet and putting down hardwoods and then the FUN decorating can commence. We will be moving Caroline to a big girl bed (hopefully before her 3rd birthday), redecorating her space (original inspiration here), and will be installing this amazing wallpaper in her bathroom. Yes, I might be a bit jealous. Carson will be staying in her crib for as long as we can keep her there, but we will be installing some fun new art and decor in her bed and bath and making it her own perfect little space. Cheers to progress!

Alright lovelies, you know the up below and share your five! Always look forward to catching up with you and hearing what you've got going on. Happy Friday my dears.


  1. I'm sure the office is amazing and I cannot wait to see Carolina's big girl room! I love the wallpaper for the bathroom!

  2. Can't wait to see your home updates! And question: will any of the sale items be listed on your website? I'd love to shop the sale, but am too far away!:( Happy Friday, Natasha!:)

  3. I LOVE that wallpaper!!! We just bought some fun wall paper for our 1/2 bath and I'm seriously considering some for our closet...why not have fun, right?!

  4. That quote is amazing --- I'm with you on being overly anxious and worrying... something I'm truly trying to work on!!

    And that wallpaper. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Do you LOVE IT? As in do you have it (or a sample) of it in hand? I'm completley on the fence between that design and one other. I've become so indecisive when it comes to this new house. Driving me insane!

    I heart you dear. Hugs to you and those sweet girls on this fine Friday! XO.

  5. LOVING the wallpaper and so excited for the sale! Cannot wait!!! Now off to go whip up some of those chicken and dumplings...Happy Friday friend!

  6. mmmm love me some chicken n dumplings! My absolute favorite


  7. I've started thinking about re-doing Ellie's room. I mentioned to Thomas yesterday that I wanted to paint her room and he said he wanted no part of it! I love painting and he hates it! Lol

  8. That quote is so true, love it.

  9. Mmmm...chicken and dumplings. That'd be perfect on a cold day like today!

  10. You just made me want to pull the trigger on the Rebecca Minkoff cross body I've been eyeing!


  11. You will loooove that RM cross body! I still wear my first one from probably 5 years ago all.the.time. Hands-down the best travel purse bc it holds a surprising amount while still being rather slim. I think we have the same dutch oven too. Happy Friday!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv