In the age of digital music, movies, and books a lot of people are streamlining their physical copies of their collections. And if they have collected for as long as I have (around 20 years) their collection is pretty vast and takes up a lot of space. And if your especially like me you have cardboard boxes usually of the milk box variety full of your collections. Some of these boxes are even organized by genre or type. For example if you were a teen in the 90s boxes sorted between your boy band collections and your alternative grunge music from your Seattle grunge phase. Yes I had both. Now days even though I am a mom my collection leans toward the metal/rock variety. Of course some days I live by the louder the better philosophy. Truthfully though my digital player is a smorgasbord of musical genres.
But let’s be honest, there is no way I could physically store all of my favorite music. And like most people I try to stay clutter free. You can go online, and sell your old CDs, DVDs and games that are taking up extra space. This way you can save space and keep the stuff that is most important to you. CD signed by an up and coming band that made it big. Anyone? Of course you want to keep that. But by selling the stuff that is just taking up space or was that bargain bin one hit wonder impulse buy you can have some cash and more space.
Personally I think selling your old stuff that you no longer need or is gathering dust is a brilliant idea. It is like making money for free because it is probably been sitting for a while and most of all you can buy new stuff to listen to and watch with the money you make.
Today I experimented and made this Mini Chicken Taco Bowl Recipe. This recipe was fun and yummy, and most of all allowed me to use my muffin tins for yet another recipe. This recipe uses your most common supplies for making tacos in a fun way. Sort of like a taco salad but smaller in a muffin tin.
- 12 flour tortillas
- 1 lb cooked shredded chicken
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
- ½ cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 can refried beans
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Warm tortillas in microwave on high for 30 seconds.
- Line 12 muffin cups with 1 tortilla. Make sure they are folded back carefully to leave the opening in the center for the filling.
- Bake tortillas for 10 minutes.
- In a sauce pan warm chicken and prepare taco seasoning per the packages directions.
- Heat refried beans in the microwave or on stop top.
- Fill bottom of the taco bowls with refried beans, followed with meat and then topped with the remaining ingredients.
This is a yummy recipe that will get plenty of ooohs and aaahs from the kids.
I have blogged for a really long time, on my Life With Sharon site I think I started in 2006. And since then I have written many posts and done many different things that I would have never done if it were not for my blogs. And this year I get to do something else: I am going to a brand new blogging and social media conference right here in Houston(well technically I am a bit north, but I still claim Houston).
Blog Elevated is coming to Houston September 19-21. There is going to be amazing breakout sessions and speakers. I am personally looking forward Mastering the Art of Vlogging with Jenny Ingram, Ebooks with Angela England and learning more about Google+ with Holly Homer.
There are lots of exciting things in store at Blog Elevated and I can’t wait to share with you guys as I get ready to go and my time there.
So grab your ticket quick before they are sold out and I hope to see you there.
Lately ballet flats have been a staple of my everyday wardrobe. I wear them with just about everything: jeggings, skinny jeans, skirts, shorts and dresses. I love them because they are comfy and if you get basic colors like navy or black they can go with everything.
Here is my current favorite pair that I picked up at Old Navy:
This pair is comfortable, and they go with just about everything. I also like that they are slouchy and plain so of course like I keep saying these kind of ballet flats go with everything.
My ultimate ballet flat crush though would be to have a few pair of Tieks. I would want a basic pair and would want some of their beautiful colors like a bright pink or blue.
I celebration for next week because I will be announcing the sequel to Blood Pact, and in celebration I have decided to offer a fun giveaway for my readers. So look for that post coming up on Friday! I hope to have the cover reveal ready and of course the title to you guys next week! I can go ahead and let you guys know that I have chosen the release date of August 12th! I can’t wait, and I hope you guys can’t either. But for now check out Blood Pact on Amazon!
While I was in New Jersey with the Social Media Moms and the New Jersey Digital Moms for our Social Media for Social Good trip we got to have a mini preview of the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival that is coming up Friday July 25 – Sunday July 28th. During our preview we were able to visit the Pool After Dark before it became the Pool After Dark for the night and try a lot of good food and wine.
I even got to try stuff that I would have never thought I would try such as Popcorn Cream Shooters with Canadian Bacon Bits. Yep, that is what I said and in the end they were my favorite desert that I had tried all night.
But on my vlog lately I have been going on about chocolate and deserts so I will also share with you guys my favorite non desert food from the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival Preview. MiniMeatballs with homemade tomato sauce and micro basil.
These foods were simply divineand I loved being apart of getting to preview the event. And if your interested in going here are some of the details of the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival.
The festival takes place across all four casinos and resorts under the Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City umbrella including: Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s. Celebrity headlining chefs will be on hand as well such as Robert Irvine, Rocco DiSpirito, and Pat and Gina Neely.
There are also several key events that are featured that include:
- The Grand Market
- Blues Brews and BBQ
- Beach Soiree
- Gospel Brunch
- Island Luau
So there are a lot of awesome events to look forward to and for a full schedule and ticket prices please visit here.
In all of my daily videos this week I have went on and on about wanting cupcakes and chocolate in some form. Preferably together. Well I didn’t quite get cupcakes but a coworker brought a birthday cake to another coworker for her birthday and let us just say that all of my dreams have come true. Here I am raving about it:
And here is a photo I snapped of it before we tore into it in the break room at work: