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Day 5 – Rotisserie Chicken…most specifically from Albertsons

Hello, my friends!!  Today was a flippin cold in Texas yo!  On this 5th day of my social media challenge, Monday December 1st, I am thankful for #Rotisserie Chickens.  I use them to make chicken and rice for my family on a night when I need a break!!

Today was a tough day!  It started out pretty typical at 6:30 this morning, but when the little guy landed sick at school, mommy had to rescue him and was forced to take him home and cuddle…darn the luck.  Anyway, by the time his daddy was headed home, I was starving!!  Frozen pizza, pot pies, hot pockets, sandwiches…etc.  Nothing sounded good.  No meet thawing so I needed something quick and easy…

I decided I wanted to make the Chicken and Rice dish my kids love so much (and I love because it is so easy!)  So I called the Mister and asked him to pick up a few things.  When he got home I had gotten the little man sleepy enough I was able to slip away for about 20 minutes to whip up dinner.  Literally.  Less than 20 and I had a full meal on the table.  Enough for a family of 5 and leftovers for lunch tomorrow!!

With my new challenge, I wake up every morning, wondering what I will be thankful for that day.  I had a couple of ideas for today.  However, when I started deboning that chicken – I knew exactly what I am thankful for today.  Check out the recipe below and if you have ANY questions you can use any of the links below to touch base.

Cat’s Easy Peasy Chicken n Rice (you pick the theme/flavor!)

– 2 packs of Knorr Rice (Any flavor – we chose Cheddar Broccoli today)

– 1 #Rotisserie Chicken (Albertsons are $1 less than Walmart and about 20% bigger – and taste superb!)

Follow directions on rice for stovetop or microwave (microwave is easy – throw it all in a microwave safe bowl for 12 minutes – perfection.)  While rice is cooking – take skin off of chicken and debone.  Add chicken to cooked rice, add a little milk or water (2-3 tablespoons) and pop back in microwave for about a minute.  Whip up a few sides and Walla!  Dinner is served. 🙂  Thank you #Albertsons for making my life easier!!

I can’t wait to hear/read/see your posts!!  If you guys play along on any social media sites please use the hashtag: #365smc That way I can follow along all year and give you guys some shoutouts!!

Here is the link to my YouTube channel: Cat’s YouTube Channel: Obliviously Awesome – Go find the Day 5 video and take a peek and see how my kiddos approved of the meal!  Even the little guy who is not feeling his best today…

Here is a link to the actual video for Day 5: Rotisserie Chicken

Here is where you can find me:

VLOG: www.youtube.com/user/OblivioislyAwesome
BLOG: www.WAHMcat.wordpress.com
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/wahmcat
INSTAGRAM: www.Instagram.com/ObliviouslyAwesome
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Obliviously-Awesome/311528022376074
PINTEREST: www.Pinterest.com/wahmcat

See ya’ll tomorrow! 😀

Love ya lots, like tator tots!!

Love, Cat

#365smc

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Welcome to 2014 my friends! <3

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there~ 🙂

Yay!!! 2014 is here!!!!

I flippin LOVE New Years!!  It is an absolutely brand new start to everything for everyone!!  This is the day that you get to choose WHO you want to be – WHY you want to be that person – WHAT you need to do to get there – and HOW you can accomplish those steps. 

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The really cool thing about that is that as you get older, the “WHO” you want to be changes.  Your “life idea” changes.  So now is the time to decide who you want to be this year!  I always like to take a look back at the past year and think about which things I would liked to have turned out differently. 

For instance – in 2013 – I was not near as successful in business as I would like to have been, I didn’t do as many crafts with my kids as I would like to have, I didn’t exercise near enough, I didn’t buy a new car and I certainly didn’t have near as many “ladies nights” as I should have.  There were other things I would like to have changed too, but those were my top 5!

The next step is to figure out WHY those things didn’t work out like I would have liked for them to and then make my New Years Resolutions based on those reasons.  And awaaaay we go…

ImageWell duh…that is kind of a staple resolution… (although I am pretty awesome – so I’ll try super hard to top last year…and might I add that I am a little miffed that I couldn’t find this with red-headed little Lego people…..so maybe I’m not so awesome.  Challenge accepted!)

Ok…although it is a little cheesy – it really is all about that – BEING MORE AWESOME THAN YOU WERE LAST YEAR!  We just need to decide what that means…ya know?

In looking back…

Why was I not as successful in business as I would like to have been?  All in all I think it comes down to having too much on my plate, not prioritizing properly and unbelievably poor organizational and time management skills. 

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First of all – staying up until 4 or 5 am and then squeezing in a couple hours of sleep before I start all over is NOT the answer.  Most days “a couple hours of sleep” turns into sleeping most of the productive hours of the day away and feeling very irritated with myself when I finally get up – so frustrated that I give up on the day and figure I’ll try again tomorrow. 

There are days that I actually accomplish the “couple hours” and get up and go again bright and early.  This is only making me unhealthy and literally taking precious years of my life away – not cool.  Image

If I really want to be successful this year – I need to have a sound business plan.  This means short and long term goals, ideas on how to accomplish them, prioritizing, organizing and scheduling EVERYTHING!! 

How am I going to do a 360?  Well, first my new bedtime is going to be midnight.  There will be a night or two that I need to stay up a little late to get things done, but I want to go to bed as close to midnight as possible.  In addition I have started using a new calendar system.  I’m going to blog about that later this week.  If organization, time management and prioritizing things are a problem for you and your family, you are going to LOVE it!!  I think by doing those 2 things everything else will fall into place.

Everything else on my “crappy things of 2013” list all make more sense now!  I didn’t get to do as many crafts with my kiddos because I couldn’t find time in my day to fit them in.  I was too busy playing catch up from sleeping in all day. 😦  I didn’t exercise as much as I wanted for the same exact reason.  My health should NEVER be put on the back burner – what was I thinking?!  I didnt’ get a new car because I wasn’t as successful in business as I should have been.  And I didn’t have enough ladies nights because I was too busy worrying about everything else to find time for me and my friends!!!  Ugh! NO MORE!!

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…and welcome to the new (more awesome) ME!!

Cat’s New Years Resolutions

1.) Be more awesome than I was last year. (That always has to be #1)

2.) Go to bed as close to midnight as possible.

3.) Use my new calendar system to schedule everything!!  (I decided against putting potty breaks on there – because as a mom – we just squeeze that in when we can! 😉Image

4.) Putting money in my savings account.  I am going to try this nifty little plan ——————->, except (on the advice of a friend) I am going to go backwards so it gets easier throughout the year.

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And that about sums it up.  I am so super excited about the possibilities that this year holds for me, for my family, and for YOU!!

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I wish you all the absolute best in 2014.  What are your Resolutions?  Plans?  Goals?  Dreams?  Just remember…anything is possible if you only believe.  That is my new mantra – I plan to live the hell out of it. ❤

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Officially Title: Award Nominated Momma Blogger :)

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Yippee! Look at me…all official and stuff!  Now before you all go and start sending me congratulatory gifts and all (no, really – go ahead) I need to thank the awesome gal that nominated me!  Check out her blog here: “The hilarious, mental side of motherhood“.  I love reading her posts!  This one in particular is one that I identify with: “Invasion of the Mom Snatcher” – simply hilarious!  That is the thing about this crazy blogging world!  I just love it!!  I’ve met so many diverse people and I am loving it.  I am a brand new blogger but have BIG plans for my future in this virtual world.  I plan to really make a difference – I know…I know…don’t we all?  But I am a redhead – so I may be a little stubborn – which usually (definitely not all the time) helps me out.  In this particular case I’m going to cross my fingers for the whole “fairytale ending”. 🙂

However in my short time in this virtual world – I have “met” some super talented people.  So I am going to nominate a few of them for this award too! 🙂

– Check out “Cute Overload” a group of people that put up the absolute cutest things on the internet!  Anytime I need a smile (or to get my little one’s mind off the fact that ma-maw just left) I can count on this blog to deliver in the form of tiny pig snout and the like! 🙂
– Then head over to this Super Dad’s page, “The Real Full House” and read his journey.  This blog is modeled after the 90’s sitcom, “Full House”.  After his wife passed away he had to step up and play mom and dad to his girls.  His blog is refreshing and funny.  Great read.
– And then you should peek in on my first ever follower “Mommas Got A Brand New Bag“.  She is the mom of 4 (and 2 fur babies) and her blog is often funny and always full of amazing give-a-ways & contest info!  All of her kiddos names start with a “D” and she is Darn funny!
– For my fellow artistic followers you should pop over to check out “Stories from home” – an awesome blog with absolutely AMAZING pictures and a sweet little dog named Oliver. 🙂  I love taking a peek at the newest things on this blog as often as I can. It’s like getting that first breath of fresh air outside the grocery store when you’ve been stuck behind the crazy lady with 3 gallons of ‘eau de toilet water’ in line ahead of you.  A nice sweet breath of fresh air. 🙂

I look forward to meeting lots of new people on this blogging adventure! 🙂  See ya out there…..

Love,

Catsiggy

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Just finished my “About me” page and added 2 new pages to my blog! 🙂  Check them out:

About Me – Just kind of me in a nutshell. Feel free to comment on my craziness!

Contact Me! – Kind of Obvious… 😉

Usborne Books & More – Visit this page to request a FREE Bookmark or Sticker for each of your children! 🙂

 

Looking forward to everyone’s feedback! 🙂

Love,

Catsiggy