WHITE BEAN CHICKEN CHILI — SUMMER EDITION! Okay loves, I’m back at it with the instant pot and still working on my goal of finding quick, easy, and healthy recipes. Today I’ve got a super yummy one for you from Eat.Drink.Love! This is one of those meals that takes you five minutes to get everything put in the instant pot and voila! in under one hour your dinner is ready!
Now I know what you might be thinking “chili… isn’t that a winter dish?” but today we’re breaking rules and eating chili in the offseason because we can! Also because this chili is totally fit for the summer because of its broth-base. It is light and fresh and doesn’t leave you feeling overwhelmingly full but rather sufficiently satisfied, perfect for the summer months. This chili is truly the best and easiest summer recipe that everyone in your fam will love, including the kids!
Over Spring Break my little family went on a last minute trip to good ole’ St. George, Utah! St. George is in Southern Utah and it’s known around the world for it’s gorgeous red rock and it’s close proximity to FIVE National Parks!! People travel all over the world to St. George because there’s just so much to do and enjoy there!
We didn’t have time to plan an itinerary so I went to where I always go first — Instagram. I asked my girls to give me THE BEST of the best in activities, restaurants, hikes and shops and came out with literally hundreds of awesome suggestions! It felt wrong to not publish all the ideas so I’ll share a comprehensive list of everything that was suggested at the end of this post. Hopefully it can help you when your planning your itinerary or if you ever find yourself passing through with a couple hours to spare.
What’s up, loves?! I hope you guys had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I wanted to share something that’s been on my heart lately, a question that I’m asked a lot and not always entirely sure how to answer. How are you such a happy mom? It makes me feel a little bit weird because I’m not always a happy mom. And I’ll admit, there’s a little bit of guilt when I get that comment! My instagram feed and stories are just a piece of my life, and often times my highlight real. We are all moms though, trying to get through this crazy life in one piece. Despite what it looks like, we’ve all got a messy house and piles and piles of laundry. I’ve got the dirtiest floors you’ve ever seen right now with more food on them than in my kids’ bellies! I’ve got two insane toddlers, one creative little dreamer that’s harder than all the others combined, and a sweet 8 year old who is taking up so much time right now!
Life can be full. But it’s full for all of us!
So what is it that makes a happy mom? If I think about it, there are a few habits I’ve made over the years that have really helped me chill out and enjoy the ride. By no means am I even slightly implying that I’m a perfect mom. Motherhood is the biggest challenge and there is so much I feel I’m failing miserably at, but being happy is luckily not one of them. Here are some things that have helped me learn to be happy through the chaos and challenges of it all!