Saturday, January 24, 2015

Specials on Cruise Line!


Right now, I have a pretty awesome special going on with Main Street Magic, LLC! Disney Cruise Line is offering to all those who book to Cruise in 2015, half off their deposit until February 15, 2015! I am super excited about this deal and am most likely going to take advantage of it myself as well with my family!

I would love to help you and your family create memories by booking a Disney Cruise Line Vacation with Main Street Magic, LLC! Contact me if you are interested at charlotte@mainstreetmagicllc.com.

Have a great Saturday!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Crockpot Balsamic Chicken

I have been trying new recipes at home lately that we have found off pinterest and honestly I have found a few that we have fallen in love with. This one was no different than any other that I found. We loved it and it was a hit in our house! Even my picky eater loved it and asked for seconds which for us is a big deal!! So here is the recipe and I hope that you all enjoy it.



Crockpot Balsamic Chicken

Ingredients: 


  • 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used frozen ones from the freezer)
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small onion (I sliced in quarters)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 dash of salt
  • 1 dash of pepper
  • 2-3 tsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sprinkle of Basil Leaves
Directions:

Take the E.V.O.O. and add to the bottom of the crockpot. Put the crockpot on low and then add the chicken breasts in the crockpot. Add the salt, pepper, garlic, onion and basil on top of the chicken breasts. Then add the balsamic vinegar on top of everything in the crockpot. Trust me you may not think that 1/2 cup is enough for everything inside but it is plenty once the meal starts cooking, all the juices and goodness starts marinating the chicken and it's goodness. I allowed to cook on low for around 8 hours or so and by the time it was dinner time, the chicken was so moist it was falling apart.

I served with couscous and roasted asparagus. It was perfect for a cold day. We will be making this dinner again and we just finished the leftovers last night for dinner. It was amazing and Olivia even asked for seconds again last night so I split my chicken in half and gave it to her.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

School's Back in Session for Me

So school is officially back in session for me and let me say even the first week is not for the weary. I have a ton or homework in my Corporate Finance class and my other class is easy yet hard at the same time. So on this Saturday night while I could be sleeping or getting ready to go to bed, I'm staying up late to work on homework for my financial class and praying I can get most of it done. Tomorrow Olivia comes home from her dad's and then she and I will be working on cleaning her room and going through clothes that do or don't fit her. Whatever doesn't fit her I will be putting up on facebook for sale. I'm tired of giving them away honestly and could use the extra money. Yeah we're not hurting for money but it's nice to have a little extra rainy day money for here and there honestly.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Eating at home...Saving Money!

We have recently been on a kick of saving money and eating at home! I have been good at cooking healthy dinners for us to eat and try new foods out that we normally wouldn't eat at all. Some of the new foods that we personally have tried are quinoa (I have tried before but wasn't too keen on), Whole Wheat Noodles, Almond butter, Fresh Peanut Butter, and more. I was pleasantly surprised that the quinoa wasn't so bad after all and the fresh PB wasn't too bad either. I guess I'm so used to eating Peter Pan PB that I'm not used to the healthy stuff. Haha. I have tried the almond butter and it was good. I will be getting it again in the future. It's good on bananas and on toast that's for sure!

I've also been getting Olivia to try new things like carrots which for us is a huge thing!!! She normally would never eat that but she did this go round. She's still not sure about it but hey it's a start! I'm also fixing healthier lunches for her. So instead of packing a ton of snack foods that are full of sugar, I pack things like pretzels and apples instead. She has taken to that quite nicely too.

Last night for dinner we tried a new recipe that I found on pinterest. It's a clean greek chicken recipe and it was super easy to make too. The marinade was easy to make as well. Olivia ate it up and she actually asked for seconds which is a miracle for us! So I allowed her to have more chicken since it was protein for her. This is the recipe that we tried. I highly recommend trying it out as well!

Today I am going to her school to talk to her two teachers about her schooling. She has been falling behind in school as far as math goes and she told me the other night that she doesn't care for school anymore because she can't keep up with it. She gets frustrated with school and feels the teachers are going way too fast for her. I have found that the one thing that she needs is a math book and she doesn't have one. Well she does but it's on her iPad for school. She doesn't have a print one. I mean who does that anymore? I know schools are trying to save money but some children need to have a book right in front of them. I had to break out the Abeka homeschooling math book for her to understand what she was even doing for homework. I am going to take that into the school to show her teacher what all I have been working on with her. Hopefully we can find something to help her out. Anything really. I am also considering having her retested because she is struggling even more in school. I'm not sure the medicine is working for her and honestly I'm not sure it's all ADHD anymore. I feel it's something more than that and the Aspergers. So this is something that needs to be taken care of more.

So this post has gone more into an everything post. But I haven't written much about what's been going on with Olivia lately but that is what has been going on. We are hoping to find some solutions for school and to get help.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

I'm a Travel Planner!

I'm not sure if I may have let many of you know but I am now a Disney Travel Planner! I am super excited about this wonderful opportunity that I had open up to me and I have been having fun planning vacations for many people.

I decided to become one because for years I had been planning our family vacations along with friends and other family members vacations that when the opportunity came open for me to become one I thought, why not? I love planning Disney Trips for myself and others so why not? I love what I do and I love the great deals that Disney comes out with! Not only do I plan Disney Trips but I also can book trips to Sandals Resorts too! So if you know of anyone or you yourself would like to go to Disney or even to Sandals for a nice relaxing vacation please let me know! I would be more than happy to help you plan what you have in mind!

Right now Disney has a great Spring Deal going on Rooms right now that you won't want to miss out on! Contact me on the side button to get more information or you can email me at charlotte@mainstreetmagicllc.com!