Thursday, October 29

Wednesday, October 28

Perfect for Fall Peaches and Cream of Wheat Breakfast

Fall mornings can be chilly, and so there's nothing more comforting than a nice warm bowl of cream of wheat.  My mom used to make it for me when I was little, and now I make it for my family.  It brings me so much joy and happiness to continue this tradition and make lasting memories for my daughter.

Perfect for Fall Peaches and Cream of Wheat Breakfast by BeckyCharms

To kick things up a notch, I decided to give this bowl of comfort a luxurious makeover by adding some very special ingredients.  I'm all about making things fancier and higher class.

Here's how you can make a regular morning extra special:

Thursday, October 22

Thank Goodness It's Thursday No. 93

We're pretty much late putting up our decorations this year, so I'm so glad that you have linked up to share what wonderfully festive things you're doing!

Here are this week's features!

Saturday, October 10

A Poem of Fights and Change


Excuses became diagnoses
I'd always known inside
That your perception of reality
Wasn't easy to define.

The fights and fights so frustrating
No winners survive that fight
Of arguments and absurdity
We lost just call it a night.

With rules like don't talk after 10pm
Admit that something's wrong
Brave the scary thoughts
To move out and don't take long.

Changes come and go
But the healing needs beginnings
After long you'll see the light
And in due time your truest winnings.

Courage & Kindness,

Second Song / Poem

Song 2 / Poem

 We didn't smile like I thought we should.
We didn't laugh together, hardly ever.
Something was different after 'I do' became 'I don't'.
And the love, what love, that never was and never won't.

Sunsets and comedies never cured a broken heart.
Endless 'I'm sorries' and lies right from the start.
A decade ago and today still the same.
The rules always change to this torturous game.

New beginnings, passé, looking forward to tomorrow.
Driving down the jagged coast of what wasn't, what will follow.
Always knowing that our hearts would split, decease, decrease in size.
The only answer is to flee, go live your dreams, and seek your prize.

 Thank you for reading my lyrics/poetry.
If you're here, you're meant to be, and I hope you were able to connect with my message.

Many blessings.

Courage & Kindness,

Tuesday, October 6

Show You Care With Kleenex Facial Tissues

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Your skin is precious, and so is your family's, which is why you would only want the best, softest, highest quality facial tissue for all of your sniffles and wipes.  Kleenex Facial Tissues are my first grab for every need, and I do it in a timely manner because I care and want to show it.

My daughter tends to use tissues in every aspect of her life, so when I want to connect with her during her play time, or every day time, I grab Kleenex Facial Tissues and with just one soft tissue, I can put a huge smile on her face because to her, in that moment, I've just given her doll a blanket, or made a sail for her toy ship.  Kleenex Facial Tissues are not just for sniffles, but they have so many more uses.

Beginning October 1, you can find Kleenex Facial Tissues at Walmart with a special VUDU coupon.  The boxes of Kleenex brand tissues will have an on-pack VUDU credit which will be worth $5 when you purchase either a 4-pack of 75-ct Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues or Kleenex Lotion Tissue.  In case the boxes you see don't have a sticker, there's no need to worry.  All of the Lotion and Ultra Soft 4-packs are eligible for the VUDU credit.  The more you stock up, the greater your VUDU credit will be!

Redeem by purchasing qualifying item and star/check the item(s) and the date of your receipt. Snap a clear photo of the entire receipt with your phone. Text CAREPACKAGE to 811811 for submission instructions. Please allow 48 hours for processing.

My family focuses on softness, and chances are you do too.  When you want the softest tissue on the planet, you want Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues by your side.  For whenever you need a little extra TLC, they're the #1 preferred Ultra Tissue!

 Delicate skin calls for something soft, and the best there is is Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues and Tissues with Lotion.  You can prevent sickness by using Kleenex brand tissues year round, but even more so by stocking up before cold and flu season.  I always have a few boxes around because I never want to be without my Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues, and for those extra comforting moments, I use the Kleenex Tissues with Lotion.  Do a kind thing and pick up a few extra boxes this sniffle season to share with your loved ones, to let them know how much you really care.  Sharing is caring, and Kleenex brand makes it easy to do.

Courage & Kindness,

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Return Me To Tiffany's

Return Me To Tiffany's by BeckyCharms
Photo Credit: Tiffany's.

Love Tiffany's?  Love these "Please Return To" bracelets?

In this world a woman's gotta make her own money and buy her own stuff.

I'm going to get mine, and I hope you get your own too!

See you at Tiffany's for LUNCH.

Follow me on Instagram to catch more fun and enticing posts in the:

Courage & Kindness,

Easy Salsa Chicken Tostadas with Foster Farms®

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A new season is here, which means the nights are getting shorter and dinner needs to be done quicker.

Dinner on the assembly line is my favorite kind of meal prep; tacos, burritos, and these super easy salsa chicken tostadas made with Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken (without antibiotics) never cease to make my family smile, all while filling up their hungry, rumbly tummies.

The reason I choose Foster Farms for my chicken is because it is locally grown here in California.  I live in California, so it's very important that we support local farmers and growers.  Their livelihood depends on it, and our health and well-being benefit tremendously by purchasing locally raised and farmed fresh ingredients.  It brings our family closer together as we eat the harvest that is so close to us, and our community.

Foster Farms is delivered fresh from local ranches in 48 hours or less, whereas other chicken brands are trucked from across the country, which could take up to a week to reach us here on the West Coast.  That doesn't sound very fresh to me, and fresh is important.

Easy Salsa Chicken Tostadas
Serves 4-6 
Total time: 30 min
Add Foster Farms Simply Raised chicken without antibiotics (3 breasts) to Dutch oven/pan.
    Season with salt and pepper.  Shake on some cumin.   
Add 15oz of salsa.

Heat pot on stove. Bring to boil. Lower heat to medium. Cook for 15-20 min. Stir the salsa.  Flip the chicken. Check temp.  Lower heat to low. Cook for 5-10 min. Check internal temp to 165ºF.

While the chicken is cooking, prep your other ingredients:
  • Chop tomatoes
  • Shred lettuce {or buy shredded in the bag, like I did.}
  • Shred cheddar cheese.
  • Mash Avocado.
  • Stir sour cream.
  • Dish out your refried beans.

 Not only do we consciously shop local, but we also like to know that the animals we eat were raised under nice conditions, and all Foster Farms fresh chicken products are American Humane Certified!  That gives us such peace of mind.  I think it actually makes the chicken taste better.

Your chicken is done.  Your toppings are prepped.  Now, you can chop or shred the chicken to whatever consistency you prefer.  I put mine in the food processor and pulsed a few times.  Oh my goodness, it was so quick and easy.

You can always use food scissors, two knives, or take it out and chop it on a cutting board, in case you don't have a food processor.

Your entire family will love this meal, if you share it with them.  Otherwise, they'll never know that you ate the entire pot of Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken by yourself.  Cluck cluck.

Courage & Kindness,

**This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of Foster Farms Simply Raised.  All opinions are my own.**

Monday, October 5

My First Song

First Song
Becky “BeckyCharms” Gomez

I want to go where the skies have an orange glow
where the seas are a bright blue
where the grass is a green hue

this life would be the one
this life would never end
your smile breaks hearts
but I get to hold your hand

I want to fly where the clouds are a light white
where the birds chirp in mid flight
where the rain falls in big drops

this life would be the one
this life would never end
your smile breaks hearts
but I get to hold your hand

I want to sit where the chair rocks on the front porch
where the sips are of sweet tea
where the lemons fall from the tall tree

this life would be the one
this life would never end
your smile breaks hearts
but I get to hold your hand

I want to dream where the night is like purple sighs
where the shooting stars fall in long streams
where the world smiles on you and me

this life would be the one
this life would never end
your smile breaks hearts
but I get to hold your hand

this life would be the one
this life would never end
your smile breaks hearts
but I get to hold your hand

Courage & Kindness,

Thursday, October 1

Thank Goodness It's Thursday No. 90

It's time for this week's Linky Party!  Check below to see if you were featured!  If this is your first time here, link up for a chance to be featured next week!

Here are this week's features!

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