Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday Must-Have’s

It’s been forever since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been busy with work and life. I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about! Am I right?!

I’m trying to make some time to get back in the swing of things for the blog. So I’ll start with something easy. Things I must have. Things I use all the time. Things I simply don’t think I could live without. Time for  “Monday Must Have’s”.

Let’s dive right in!

1. Leopard print shoes

2. “Dilly” Green Beans

3. Little “Sparkle” Bag

4. Movie Night with the kids

outfit with lepard shoeslepard shoes

Hello leopard print shoes. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these shoes. I wear them all the time. I’m not the only one who loves these shoes. I get compliments on them every time I wear them. I wear them with leggings, dresses, jeans, capris. Pretty much anything. They are fun, they are comfy and they were only like $30. FABULOUS. Where did I buy these fabulous shoes you ask? TARGET. The brand is Sam & Libby. Sophie just had to be in the picture – silly dog!

Dilly Beans

 dilly beans picture

These are “Dilly” Beans (pickled green beans). I tried them at one of my husband’s Christmas gatherings a few years back. I fell in love and had to have the recipe. Luckily – the “outlaw” Kris shared it with me and I’m sharing it with you all. You’re welcome. And mind you – I can say “outlaw” because I’m a outlaw too. LOL. She’s a sweetheart and I’m so thankful she shared the recipe with me. They really are a great snack.

Dilly Beans


2 1/2 cup water

2 1/2 cup vinegar (brown)

1/2 cup canning salt

In (EACH) Jar (wide mouth ones are easiest : put in jars prior to stuffing with beans)

1 head of Dill

3-4 cloves of garlic

2 tsp red cayenne pepper

2 jalepenos (cut in half)

**Stuff jars as tight as you can with beans. I always triple the brine. Have hot bath water ready. Pour HOT brine into jars. If brine is not hot and you put jars immediately into boiling water the jars will break.

Fill jars about 1/2 inch from the top with brine. Leave stems on beans. Beans that are long and skinny are ideal.

Hot bath approx 10 min. Long enough for lids to seal.

Store for 2 weeks in cool dark place.

sparkle bag purseinside my sparkle bag

This is my little “sparkle” bag. I always have it in my purse. It carries some of the items I can’t live without. I’ll talk more about those later. Right now I’m focused on this adorable bag. It’s small enough to fit in my everyday purse and big enough to carry some of the items I need to always have with me. Medicine, lip gloss, gum, tums, mints, etc. Go get one today. Seriously. I can’t remember where I got this specific one but I recommend T.J. Maxx for little bags!

movie night

My husband is a golfer. Ugh. Are you in the same boat? Anyway, he has golf league on Mondays which = Movie night for the kiddos and me. They love it and I get to be with them AND rest at the same time. WIN. They get ready for bed: you know the drill, shower, pj’s, snack, brush teeth and then we get all cozy in my bed and watch a movie. It’s easy. It doesn’t cost any money (unless they’ve talked me into buying a new movie) and it makes them happy. Sometimes it’s the little things.

Have a great week everyone.


~ The Sheiliac


  1. I want some Dilly beans. But you know I'm not going to make them myself. So...dang.

    1. I will get you a jar or 2 from my stash. "Payment" for all your help! ;)

  2. Sparkle Bag makes me smile. And I love movie night. Thankful Brian doesn't golf regularly but sometimes that night to yourself to do your own thing is something to treasure.

    1. So true. Sometimes it drives me crazy but you are right I do treasure those nights with just the kids and me! :)