Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chicken Azteca

Chicken Azteca has become a family fave at our home here lately. It's super easy, and I love a good crock pot recipe. My kids have said, and I quote, "Mom, this is FANTASTIC!"
I'd say it's a keeper;o)
I do apologize for my failed attempts of food photography. It is way more tasty than it looks:o)

Here's what you need:

-3 chicken breasts or 1 pack of the thin cut chicken breasts
1 15 oz can of black beans rinsed and drained
(make sure to rinse and drain, or it will look like mud)
1 med chunky salsa (16 oz)
1 16 oz package of frozen corn
1 to 2 tsp of cumin
1 to 2 cloves garlic
1 can pet. diced tomatoes(I use a can of Rotel) 
1 8 oz cream cheese

Put everything except the cream cheese in the crock pot & cook on low for 4 to 6 hrs...pull the chicken breast out and chop it to bits.  Put the chicken back into the crock pot, and add the cream cheese. Stir until combined. Serve with sour cream, cheese, and chips!

Belgrade Fashion Week- 3 ....

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Belgrade Fashion Week already started, and this is a small part of what we saw last night. You have chance to see our young designers : Ines Jankovic, Marta Miljanic and Viktorija Dzimrevska.
Nakon otvaranja BFW-a u Choomich-u, izložbe poklona u Delta City-u koju je dizajnirao Darko Kostić, na red je došao i Belexpocentar. Program je izgledao ovako:
19:30h B-underwear (Vesna Matijević)
20:00h Novi dizajneri ( Ines Janković/Marta Miljanić/Viktorija Džimrevska)
21:00h Suzana Perić
22:00h Tamara Radivojević
A moj favorit večeri je Ines Janković, koju nam je Jelena predstavila još u decembru prošle godine ( ukoliko niste pročitali možete OVDE)! :)
Kompletan izvestaj sa fotografijama možete pogledati na BFW sajtu.
A mene, pa da li mi verujete da se nisam slikala?! :) Potrudiću se večeras! :***
Nadam se da će vam se dopasti ovo sa kratkim video zapisima!
p.s. ne zaboravite da kod Leyle imate priliku da učestvujete u liveblogging-u dok traje nedelja mode!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Living a Life Worthy of Your Calling

My family and I have the privilege of attending a congregation with two excellent preachers. We have heard some very inspiring sermons since we have been going there. Last night, the sermon given was very much needed...for myself that is:o)
The title of the sermon was, "Live a life worthy of your calling." The speaker used Ephesians 4:1-3 as the core of his message.

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.(NIV)

Here are the points he laid out using these short verses:

1. Live a Life of Humility
This is a tough one for me. I really like to have my ego stroked. I have contemplated shutting down this blog on several different occasions b/c of my desire to be told how fantastic my projects are. That's usually when I have to take a break from blogging. I have to focus more on the needs of others than my own. Regroup, so to speak.

Another struggle of mine:o) I strive to be more gentle with my children and my husband. I have the tendency to be wound ain't pretty. Breathing deeply and staying calm is usually not something I do. If I were a cartoon, I would probably have steam blowing out of my ears at times:o) My great grandmother was the epitome of gentleness. I really want to be her when I grow up:o)

Here are a few of the verses that he named off that speak of gentleness:

Gal. 5:22-23=But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

2 Cor. 10:1=By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” toward you when away!
Col. 3:12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Tim. 6:11= But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

Here's a quote to ponder:

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."
~George Washington Carver

 3. Patience
Now how many of you struggle with this one as much as I do?
I think most of us look at patience in the same manner as this little cartoon below:
 The preacher stated, "We value it in other people...We know people who need more patience. However, we don't include ourselves on the list".

I usually don't pray for patience because I know that I will get it....I have children:o)

4. Peaceful
committed to unity. 
I usually experience this during nap time:o)
Something that we should take into consideration is that 'Jesus is our peace.'

 Eph. 2:14=For He Himself is our peace...

Keeping Christ as my focus, and striving to be more like Him, will help me to achieve these wonderful character traits. I truly believe that these are learned traits...they are easier to come by for some...harder for others..
Thank you for sitting here and reading this post. I was truly inspired to be better after hearing this sermon. Today has been a particularly trying day, so it was good for me to have these thoughts fresh on my mind...
I wish that you all could have been there to hear it. He did a much better job at presenting it than I did. 

Hopefully you have been inspired as well:o)

I hope you all have a great rest of the day. I will be sharing some Easter projects with you starting next week. Can you believe that Easter is at the end of April??

Haemmer Germany....

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Have you heard about Haemmer brand for watches from Germany?
Oversized-Design, lifestyle and authenticity, and the left positioned crown are the key points in the products and the product range strategy. Consistent quality features such as a continuous laser-engraved serial number, 100 meters waterproof, screw-housing floors and crowns emphasize the quality of the entire collection.Skin-friendly calf leather bracelets with stainless steel applications, folding, (double buckle in the women's models) that give the collection its own special charm and character.Im in love with these watches, white, red, blue, brown.... i cant decide which one is my favorite color!
Da li ste čuli za ovaj brend ?
Haemmer  je vrhunski proizvođač satova sa automatskim i hronograf mehanizmom, predstavlja novo ime na srpskom tržištu  luksuznih satova. Svojim dizajnom i kvalitetom je pravi predstavnik nemačke preciznosti i funkcionalnosti. Inspirisan nemačkim podmorničarskim satovima, kao i najnovijim trendovima u dizajnu sata velikog prečnika, Haemmer Germany je brzo osvojio ceo svet. Kolekcija sadrži muške i ženske modele koji se proizvode u dve veličine: 45mm i 50mm. Krunica za navijanje se nalazi sa leve strane, što omogućava dodatnu udobnost prilikom nošenja, ali doprinosi i još većoj autentičnosti ovog brenda. Haemmer satovi su otporni na vodu, visoke temperature kao i grebanje. Luksuznom izgledu doprinose i narukvice od najkvalitetnije kože sa metalnim kopčama, kao i detalji od Swarovski kristala na ženskim modelima. Zahvaljujući kompaniji AXIS design d.o.o.iz Beograda, ovaj brend je od sada dostupan i u Srbiji.
Prodajna mesta:
Supermarket, Višnjićeva 10, Beograd
Big Ben, Terazije 35, Beograd
Galerija satova Berić, Novi Sad, Spens
p.s. da li je potrebno da kažem da sam totalno zaljubljena u beli? crveni? braon? teget? svaki? :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Best of March at Saturday Mornings

Hey Guys! I'm back, and I'm looking forward to sharing some projects with you in the next few days. I wanted to let you know that my Provost Plaque is in the running for "Best of March" over at Saturday Mornings.
Voting is going on now, and will end April 1st. 
Click on the button below to vote!

Say it right....

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                                                                                             boots: replay,
                                                                                             skirt: zara,
                                                                                             shirt: new yorker,
                                                                                             scarf: pashmina,
                                                                                             bag: benetton,
                                                                                             necklace: swarovski,
                                                                                             watch: michael kors,
                                                                                             bracelets: h&m,
                                                                                             Photographer: Maja M.

This is my outfit for the Replay fashion show, where i was on Thursday night with Jelena. We saw their new collection, lots of skirts, floral prints, washed&destroyed denim, hats, oversized t-shirts etc...I dont have any photo from the show, because of the light but i promise, i will give my best next time. I wore my long skirt from Zara as a dress, with plaid shirt, Replay boots, and not so many accessories. How do you like it? :)
U četvrtak uveče je održana Replay revija, na kojoj su prikazani modeli za proleće/leto 2011, cvetni dezeni, šeširi, kratki šortcevi, isprani džins, inspiracija koja se bazira na bojama neba, zemlje i kanjona države Arizona predstavljaju sam srž kolekcije. Napravila sam nekoliko snimaka u toku revije, koji nisu baš najbolji zbog moje nemirne ruke, ali smo Jelena i ja zato uživale u dobroj muzici i novim modelima koji se već mogu naći u radnjama. :)  Obukla sam moju omiljenu dugu suknju iz Zare, koju  nosim na nekoliko načina a ovo je jedan od njih. :) Kako vam se dopada?

Friday, March 25, 2011


This is my new ring, how do you like it? :)
I've got it from our favorite brand for plastic rings and stuff -  RINGeRAJA!
Samo sam želela da vam pokažem moj novi RINGeRAJA prsten koji sam dobila od Anje i Marine, divne ste devojke! Hvala vam punoo! :***

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Giraffes are in love with leopards....

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                                                                                             sneakers: pull&bear,
                                                                                             jeans: pull&bear,
                                                                                             t-shirt: zara,
                                                                                             blazer: non branded,
                                                                                             scarf: new yorker,
                                                                                             bag: benetton,
                                                                                             watch: michael kors,
                                                                                             bracelets: accessorize

After we made some photos for Jelena's blog, we went to press cocktail to pick up our pass for Belgrade Fashion Week. Hope that we will see great collections! I wore my new scarf with giraffes from New Yorker, and sneakers with leopard pattern, and i love how they look like together! :)
Nakon što smo završile kafenisanje i pripremanje specijalnog posta za Jelenin blog, otišle smo na Kalemgdansku terasu da uzmemo naše propusnice za BFW, i sada nam ostaje da vidimo sve te nove kolekcije! :)
Žirafe su po prvi put ugledale fotoaparat, a slagale su se i više nego odlično sa leopardom...tako da će se družiti često! ;)
p.s. moram još da dodam da nam je Jelena juče blistala! :) 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Some Fun Gift Ideas

I know that I said that I was taking a break from blogging this week...I really am.  I had a few moments of not doing anything, so I thought I would share with you guys what I made yesterday for the Homemakers group that I am involved with.
I had to do a presentation about Homemade Beauty products at our monthly meeting last night, and I decided to make a few of the things to hand out to the ladies.
The first thing I made was a Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub.
Here are the ingredients

 2 1/2 cups sugar, 
1/2 cup sweet almond oil, 
4 teaspoons lemon juice,              
 4 Tablespoons honey,
 4 drops lemon essential oil  
Directions: To make the sugar scrub, combine the sugar and sweet almond oil in a large 
bowl and stir well to combine. Add the lemon juice and stir again. Finally, add the honey 
and lemon essential oil and stir again to mix. 

Store in an air tight container.
Another Homemade Beauty product I made was Aloe Vera Lip Balm
This was so simple to make.
I found the little heart containers in the wedding section at the Dollar Tree, and they were half off. I was able to get 20 hearts for $2.50.
Here are the ingredients:
  1 tsp. Aloe Vera gel, 
1/2 tsp. coconut oil, 
1 tsp. petroleum jelly  
Directions: Combine the ingredients in a small glass bowl until well mixed. Heat for 
about 1 minute in the microwave. Make sure to cover the bowl with a paper towel. 
I obviously made this recipe much larger since I was making for 20.
 It should look like this once heated.

Stir and pour into a small container. (I used a dropper from the drug store to pour it into the container.) Let cool completely before use. 
Super simple, all natural recipes for home beauty care. Fun, right?
For more homemade beauty recipes, you can visit THIS link.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My name is Kelly. Aldo Kelly.

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                                                                                              bag: aldo,
                                                                                              boots: alberto guardiani,
                                                                                              vest: zara,
                                                                                              cardigan: no name,
                                                                                              jeans: miss sixty,
                                                                                              scarves: pashmina,
                                                                                              watch: michael kors,
                                                                                              ring: gift from sanda simona,
                                                                                              bracelets: h&m,
                                                                                              nail polish: vintage blue, avon
                                                                                              Photographer: Sonja

When i saw this photo  for the first time, i feel in love in perfect combination of these two colors!So i needed to recreate something similar with my pashmina scarves!How do you like it? Adore those h&m bracelets, i know that i will wear them a lot! You should find some similar and make your own combo for the upcoming sunny days!
Da li se sećate ove fotografije ? Kada sam je ugledala po prvi put, bila sam i više nego oduševljena kombinacijom boja, te sam morala nešto slično da izvedem! Birkin je odavno na spisku, a dok nekim čudom ne stigne, odlično su poslužile i pašmine! ;) Za ovaj recept vam je potrebno: parče neba, 1/2 kg limetedžak veštačkog krzna, lak za nokte koji doziva sunce , čizme koje volite najviše na svetu i nakit koji kao začin dodajete na kraju! Spremne?! ;)