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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Rearranging Your Home And Yummy Chicken Bowls

 



Good morning, my friends. Sharing a photo today of a not-often-photographed spot in my home. Our bedroom faces the lake, and we have a large bow window looking out. Since moving here in August, I have utilized this lovely space in a rather efficient way. I used it to hold piles of laundry for folding. Recently, I looked around my house and found a few simple things I could put together to make it look a bit cozier. I added a throw from the bottom of our bed, a pillow that Steve uses at night to prop his arm for better sleeping, some lovely artificial flowers in a cute vase that Flynn no longer wanted, and a stack of unread books, waiting to be opened. Suddenly, I have a pretty and cozy spot in my room without any cost or hassle. #winning!

Also, sharing one of our favorite easy weeknight meals. My family asks for this at least twice a month. And people pleaser that I am, I oblige. Actually, I am thrilled. This is the easiest meal ever. I put some boneless. skinless chicken breast in the crockpot, sprinkle with taco seasoning mix and add salsa. That's it. I let it cook on low all afternoon and then shred it right in the crockpot. I set out all the toppings I have on hand, cook some rice in the rice cooker, and everyone is happy! Our favorite toppings are corn, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, pico, avocado, sour cream, and cilantro. 

Well, I am off to finish my morning prayers, shower, and start our day. I hope your day is everything you desire it to be, whether productive and busy or quiet and cozy. Take time for yourself. Maybe a cup of afternoon coffee. : )

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  1. Beautiful. I would love to sit there and read a book. smiles.

    Have a great day, friend.

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  2. Your little window spot does look super cozy! Always enjoy seeing stacks of books and the titles other friends plan to read. Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

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  3. What a beautiful place for contemplation, such a cosy place that you have made so pretty. Wishing you a wonderful day.

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  4. Very pretty spot...

    And the nicest thing there... The stack of unopened books!!!!!!!!!! -smile-

    🌸 🌷 🌺

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  5. Hi Billie Jo~

    What a comfy, cozy spot! It looks springy! I love easy recipes, especially if they have chicken and rice...yum. That one is going on my menu plan.

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  6. Unopened books just waiting to be read, what a delight.

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  7. Yours is the 4th blog or vlog with that exact same recipe. The universe is trying to tell me to try it. So I guess I will. It sounds easy, and I'm all about easy when it comes to recipes. And yes to shopping your house versus going to the store. We all have so much in our own homes that we can shop when we want or need a change.

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  8. You have quite the knack for decorating! I love the way that looks.

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  9. Beautiful!!! A few weeks ago I put an unused armchair in my bedroom... It took about 12 hours for it to turn into a laundry holder. I had to take it back out of the room. hahah. Your view is incredible.

    Girl.. I wish this bunch was easy to please when it comes to dinner time. They have so many food restrictions ( vegan and vegetarian) that I only cook for paul and I anymore. The herbivore's have to fend for themselves. : )

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  10. What a lovely spot, Billie Jo. That pillow is so special, love that. Those are sweet flowers that Flynn gave you. They look like Spring. Thank you for the gentle reminder to take time for ourselves. It's not something we do often, and is much needed. Have a restful weekend, Billie Jo.

    ~Sheri

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  11. Catching up. I love that spot. The whole feel of your new home just speaks to me. Maybe being on the water myself I'm just drawn to those kinds of spaces so much. Thanks for the great recipe tip! Love bowls like that and you're right - it couldn't be easier. Perfect!

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  12. I love your cozy little spot. It's amazing how little it can take to totally change up a space in your house. I really need a decorator- I have lots of spots that need some attention. :)

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  13. I love your cozy little spot. It's amazing how little it can take to totally change up a space in your house. I really need a decorator- I have lots of spots that need some attention. :)

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  14. I love your cozy little spot. It's amazing how little it can take to totally change up a space in your house. I really need a decorator- I have lots of spots that need some attention. :)

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