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Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken

slow cooker mediterranean chicken recipe

I seem to have blinked and September is over. This has been the craziest/busiest/most fun month. We have had lots of house guests. It’s funny how people want to visit when you live someplace as nice as Cape Cod. I love it. I like showing off our new hometown and being able to take care of people when they spend time with us.

October is shaping up to be busy too. My e-book will launch and before we know it, the holidays will be here. Crazy, huh?

1. My Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken is great for busy nights and house guests. It’s a win/win. I have been making variations of this for years – and I never, ever, get tired of it. I lovingly call it “New Baby Chicken” because if I need to send a meal, this is usually what I bring. It travels well, tastes amazing, and gets better as it sits. It even freezes well. You can find the recipe over at Dixie Crystals. (click here for the recipe)

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2. Now that we are spending more time inside (and having more people staying with us) I need to deal with the empty space called the living room. I really want to light a fire, plop on the couch and read in here. When we moved to DC we had to get rid of a room full of furniture because it didn’t fit. And guess what? Now I am missing a room full of furniture. Funny how that works.

(The top picture is looking down onto the room from the upstairs loft. The fireplace is to the right if you are looking out the windows, and the dining area/kitchen is behind it.)

I don’t have anything to pull from other rooms, and I am not usually one to have a hard time making decisions. But for the life of me, I have no idea what I want to put in this room. I’m paralyzed.

I was thinking a white couch and two comfy chairs, but now I’m not sure. There will not be a TV in this room and it is just for sitting by the fire and hanging out. I do want it to be on the lighter side – this house is really dark and needs to be brightened up.

Any ideas? Can you point me in the right direction for mid-priced furniture? I found some things at World Market that I like, but we don’t have one up here. (I don’t want cheap, but I don’t want to spend 4k on a couch either.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

3. Do you have a middle schooler? This article is very insightful and helped me understand my tween.

4. I tried so hard to get into the Outlander series. I really did. But I am thankful that I gave the series a chance because it is really worth watching.

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5. My friends Jenny and Liz are doing something super fun. Kale-a-rama! If you ever wanted to dabble in gardening, this is a super fun challenge for you and your kids. ย For less than $20 you can start a soil bag garden with fast growing winter greens. If we can do it, so can you! Their first challenge starts soon, so sign up for the videos. My kids are WAY into this. Even the Pippa is into growing her own lettuce.

bluelilyย 6. I need to get ready. We are meeting up with Wendy and Tyler from Blue Lily Photography this afternoon. This is the third year I have had them do our family photos. I love working with them, and they are amazing with my kids. They travel all over the world, so see if they are making a stop near you. You won’t regret it. Now what to wear?

Have a great Monday!

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  1. Michelle

    September 29th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    We just moved and don’t have the budget for the furniture that I’m dreaming of. We found Value City in NJ to carry a lot of the same pieces as Ashley Furniture for less money. There was a gorgeous large couch in there with tons of throw pillows that I was eyeing and it was under $900. Sadly it was too small for our space but I think someone should buy it! I also love the furniture at West Elm. Target has some accent chairs I have my eye on as well that are in fun prints!

  2. bakedbree

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you Michelle! I’ll have to see if we have Value City around here.

  3. Natalie | Paper & Birch

    September 29th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Wow Bree, your house is gorgeous! Also, love to see a healthy slow cooker recipe! Gonna make this, this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. bakedbree

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you! It’s one of my favorites! I hope you love it.

  5. Karly

    September 29th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    That is a gorgeous room to decorate! I’d be paralyzed with indecision too. Haha!

    Off to check out that chicken, because man it looks good!

  6. bakedbree

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you! It is really pretty, and it is much harder than I ever thought. I’m usually never indecisive.

  7. judy

    September 29th, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Bree, love the new house and the chicken recipe looks great! As for some ideas about furniture etc, you should see if there are local groups on Facebook.. In my area we have a lot of shabby chic groups where people post items for sale that they have refurbished or no lonnger have use for and usually at a great price! Beware it becomes addicting! Good luck!

  8. bakedbree

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I have bought a few for other rooms. I have been keeping my eyes out. I do think that I am going to buy a new couch though. I have bought a few things that just needed a coat of paint.

  9. Courtney

    September 30th, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Give Outlander another chance! The books are SO much more detailed than the series on Starz (although I have devoured every one of the 8 episodes and cannot wait for the second half in the spring). It’s one of my favorite series. SO. GOOD.

  10. bakedbree

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I think that I might. I have a few books to finish on my Kindle, but I’ll give it another go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Theresa

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Hi Bree – that is a lovely area by the fireplace but I can appreciate the challenge of figuring out what works well with your kitchen area sharing the space. I know someone who may be able help you even at a distance. If you are interested, pop me a message!

  12. bakedbree

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks Theresa! I appreciate it!

  13. Lauren

    September 30th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Try west elm for furniture- their upholstery can be very reasonably priced. Also I love stylebyemilyhenderson.com for sourcing great stuff at target among other mass retailers. And I do love Craigslist but it might not be the same on the cape as it is here in NYC! Going to try the chicken this weekend! And the brisket next week! Found you via Pat :))

  14. bakedbree

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Good idea! I have no idea how I forgot about West Elm! I have a West Elm bedroom. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the recommendations.

  15. Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

    October 1st, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I can’t believe September is over already! Where did the time go?! Fortunately it’s now time to pull out the slow cooker for comforting and quick recipes like this one. Pinning to make tomorrow!

    PS. Your hardwood floors are so beautiful – who needs furniture?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I second the West Elm suggestion – my husband and I joke that after we got married we upgraded from Ikea to West Elm.

  16. bakedbree

    October 6th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you! And West Elm is a great idea. Thanks!

  17. AJ

    October 1st, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Take a trip to Stoughton and visit Ikea. They really do have some rather nice sofas for reasonable prices.

  18. bakedbree

    October 6th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks!

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