Healthier Burrito Bowls

This weekend I was playing around with one of my favorite meals.  I could eat a burrito bowl from either Qdoba, Chipotle, or Moes every single day.  I’m trying to be a little better lately, so I thought I’d try to find a way to make my favorite meal a little healthier.  I was pleasantly surprised and extremely relieved that I have found my substitute! Healthier Burrito Bowl

I was able to get 5 burrito bowls out of this

1 Large Package of Ground Turkey (I cooked it all, then took 1/2 of it to make my burrito bowls – put the other 1/2 away)

2 Tbsp Perfect Pinch Mexican Seasoning

1 Can Black Beans – drained

1 Can Rotel – gives it a kick! I will try mild next time ;)

1 Cup brown rice (uncooked)

1 Tbsp Kickin’ Chicken Seasoning

1/2 tsp Salt

Mild Salsa

I mixed the first 4 ingredients together and let it just “cook” on low while the rice was cooking.

For the rice, I cooked it according to the instructions on the package and I put the salt and the chicken seasoning in the water – it helped SO MUCH.  I do NOT like brown rice.. it’s just nasty to me, but – I could eat this right out of the pan.  It made all the difference in the world! 

I put approximate amounts of ingredients for my bowls into LoseIt to get a calorie count, and this is what it came up with.  I didn’t include the seasonings since it was so small in each bowl.  (I did measure my rice, so that’s correct)Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 12.59.21 PM

This was SO good! SO much flavor – I don’t miss the cheese or the sour cream AT ALL.  I feel like 374 calories (plus or minus a little bit) is a great alternative to the original.  Especially since it tastes so good! I don’t feel like I’m missing out at all! 

The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful

Happy Wednesday!

Well, what’s been happening in your neck of the woods? We have been enjoying (and freezing our spoiled butts off) in this beautiful fall weather.  Everything feels so brand new, like we are experiencing these things for the first time.  I LOVE being on the mainland AND being in the South for FALL.  My favorite season of the year :)

My post is titled, “The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful” .. so, here we go! 

The GOOD : My Scentsy business is back! With the move, things suffered greatly.  I am so thankful that I’m able to be back as a Scentsy Consultant.  I’ve really missed it! I feel so rusty, and I am afraid I’ve lost a lot of my previous customer base, but I’m going to give it my all and just enjoy the ride.  THANK YOU SO MUCH to those of you who stuck around and who were HAPPY to see me come back.  I hope that I can be such a wonderful consultant for you.  Your support is what keeps me going, so THANK YOU! I have a NEW website : and I’m still on Facebook, but I have a new page there too.  Click HERE to be directed to that!  I know that sometimes it’s annoying when people post business things to their personal page, so I created a Scentsy page so that only those interested would be presented with those things.  Good idea? 

I shared the October Warmer & Scent of the month on my Facebook page, so definitely take a look! SUPER CUTE!

The BAD : We are STILL without internet.  We were thinking it would be September 1.  THEN we were told it would be October 1.  October 1 came and went, with no contact.  Shelby contacted the company we are going through, and they said it could be the END of NOVEMBER before we have service.  You guys, I miss my internet.  It’s been really hard for Shelby to do certain school things, and for me to do simple things like PAY BILLS, and for Tristan to get online and work on a program designed to help him improve his test scores.  We are feeling a little down about it.  Hoping and praying that things are set up soon and we can be pleasantly surprised and have our internet SOONER rather than later. 

The BEAUTIFUL : I bet you guys were expecting a picture of my face to be posted here, weren’t you? Hopefully you’re not too disappointed. ;)

But in all seriousness, Mississippi is so beautiful right now.  The leaves are starting to change colors and the weather has been so pleasant.  My sweet coworker brought in a couple fall leaves to me with a note that said “Welcome to Fall”.  I thought it was so sweet, and it made me smile.  Fall is my favorite season, and I’ve missed it SO MUCH! It’s definitely something beautiful that I’m so excited to see again!FALL

So, HAPPY FALL and HAPPY WEDNESDAY to you! I hope everyone is having a great week!


Better Than Williams-Sonoma

Euna MaeWilliams-Sonoma is one of my very favorite stores.. of all time.  But lately, one lady in particular has been giving them a run for their money.  I know her from her instagram account : Euna Mae’s , but her real name is Amy.  She posts the cutest kitchen and house wares I’ve ever seen.  And, she has her own shop! What’s got me so excited is that her shop is finally ONLINE.. meaning I can actually shop there! HAPPY OCTOBER TO ME!

I’ve been browsing her site during my lunch break, and I want one of everything! How can one person have so many cute things?! I love it!  Here are some of my favorites ;) 

This adorable Hummingbird Cake Tea Towel (click on the images below to be taken directly to her site!) Hummingbird Cake Tea Towel  Green Apple Mixing Bowls

Green Apple Mixing Bowls

“Let’s Eat” Menu PlannerMenu Planner

Farm to Market Tea TowelFarm to Market Tea Towel

These CUTE Hobnail CandlesHobnail Candles

Pecan Pie Tea Towel

SORRY, I have a strong affection for cute towels like this! AND SHE HAS A LOT OF THEM! Wouldn’t this be so cute with the holidays and “pecan pie season” coming up?!Pecan Pie Tea Towel

Crystal Eyewinker Salt & Pepper ShakersSalt & Pepper Shakers

Hand-Painted Bowls with Lids Handpainted Bowls Aren’t these things just so cute?! I’m so excited that she now has an online shop and I can make some of these goodies MINE! I can’t wait to see what she adds to her online store, next! 

* this is NOT a sponsored post.. it was written out of genuine interest and LOVE for her adorable products ;)


Fellowship Friday : New Bible Study!


Happy Fellowship Friday, friends!

I’m sure some of you remember the Bible Study I was doing before we moved called Restless. (Check out the top right of this blog for more information) With the move, being without our things, starting new schools and jobs, etc (The excuses are literally endless) I decided to start over.  I loved it so much and I want to get the FULL effect of it.  

I’d really like to have some friends to do it with me. I was thinking about starting with it October 1.  I would post back here every Friday with what I learned from the week in my study.  Would anyone be interested it joining along? It’s going to be really easy / simple .. you don’t have to post about it on your blog (you don’t even need to have a blog).. but I’d like some interaction whether through a blog comment / email / text, etc.  I don’t want to feel like I’m doing it alone.  What do you think?? 

If nobody wants to join – no biggie! I just wanted to throw it out there.

PS – if you haven’t liked Our Nesting Place on Facebook, Please do! I hope to use that page to share my blog posts and keep my personal page just my personal page.  I don’t get a lot of interaction on my blog Facebook page right now since I’ve been away from blogging for so long, so I wanted to send a friendly PSA ;) 

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Our Nesting Place Blog : Restless Study