September 20, 2014

Christmas Sale!

Hello friends! I've been crazy busy getting the new shop going. I had decided last week I would take Sunday mornings for my blog time to write and catch up on all your posts for the week, but I wanted to pop in today to let you know about the little Christmas sale I will be having this afternoon over at my Little Seaside Shop!


Even if you don't have Instagram on your phone you can still view from your computer. Just click on @Little_Seaside_Shop to view if interested.

I'll be back tomorrow for catch up time! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! :)

September 14, 2014

My Little Seaside Shop

The last week or so has been crazy! I've been busy getting ready for the grand opening of my Instagram shop @Little_Seaside_Shop. I finally went live last night with a welcome post and a preview of the items I will be listing this week for the opening sale. 

 
I've placed a widget on my sidebar to the right, you'll be able to see each item as I post them. I'm so excited to finally get things up and running! Once I get things established and learn the ropes I hope to also open an Etsy shop for some of the more upscale vintage items.

In other news, I quit the day job! Yes seriously I did it! I've decided to take an early retirement, meaning my pension will be about half of what it would be if I waited until retirement age, but then again, I'll be collecting for an extra 10 years. I'm hoping that between the small pension, the income from my rental property, my new business, and whatever my husband brings in on his jobs that I will be able to make ends meet. It won't be easy but hopefully worth it in the end. 

I will finally have the time to deal with all the mountains of treasures my mother left behind, work my way through my husbands junk, er... I mean awesome stuff, all the stuff I saved for the kids that they don't want, along with just about anything else I own! It will take years, but once it's all gone I'll be able to sell this McMansion and downsize to a nice little maintenance free villa. It's going to be an adventure, but one I look forward to! Keep your fingers crossed for me! :)

September 05, 2014

Delicious Easy Salsa

This is a healthy and delicious salsa that I have posted in the past. Now that football season has arrived I thought it was a good time for a recipe repeat. This easy salsa will be making an appearance for our football buffets often. It's super simple to throw together, and makes a beautiful, colorful addition to any party buffet. You have to try it!


Easy Corn and Black Bean Salsa

1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can corn (drained)
2 cans petite diced tomatoes with the juice
1 can Hot Rotel with the juice
1 very thinly sliced green onion (or more to your taste)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 limes (juiced) 
1-2 garlic cloves (finely minced)

Mix well and refrigerate until chilled, overnight is best. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

This recipe makes a medium spicy salsa. An additional can of Hot Rotel or some hot peppers can be added if you prefer a hot salsa. The Hot Rotel can be omitted altogether if you prefer your salsa very mild. It's delicious with all variations! 

September 04, 2014

Tailgating Time!

Welcome to the 5th annual Tailgating Time link up! I can't believe it's been 5 years since I started Tailgating Time! I wasn't even going to post it this year, but my friend Tamy at Savory Kitchen Table decided to keep up the tradition. She did all the work - created this years banner, did the linky, and then invited me to hop in and host too. Thanks Tamy! :) 


So here we go! The official football season starts tonight. It's the time of year for football food, coolers full of cold ones, and all the game day goodies. Bring over your chips and dips, chili and chowders, chicken wings and all your yummy party things! 

We are all big football fans here at my house. We very rarely have people over for the games, but that doesn't mean we can't have good eats! Instead of regular meals, on football days we prefer lots of various appetizers throughout the day. We don't usually do anything special as far as the football food goes for the Thursday night or Monday night games just because they are so late and on weeknights - unless the Miami Dolphins are playing! On Sundays we go all out!!  
   
Join us here throughout the season. Come to get ideas and please add all your game day foods too! Your links do not have to be new ones - think appetizers and party foods you've posted throughout the year. Link any goodies from holidays, celebrations, or anything that would go great for those football days. Recipe not required, just a little show and tell is fine too :)

There's no limit to the amount of links you add, the more the merrier!