4 Murder Mysteries to Make Your Road Trip Flyby

I’m a big fan of road trips but driving can get boring really fast. What better way to keep you on the road than a great thriller? Try your luck with these murder mysteries that will keep you excited about your trip:

The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life-as she sees it-is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?” – Amazon Read More


The One Minute Rule

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One of the biggest struggles I had when becoming a parent was that tasks never seemed to get completed and it drove me crazy. My house would be cluttered and messy. I felt like I was drowning in a mess of things and incomplete projects. I am not sure exactly where I read it but the idea or rule is that if a task can be done in 60 seconds or less than you should complete it without delay.

For me this is anything from putting my clothes away, cleaning the counters, paying a bill online, or sending a card. I find that the small stuff can make a big impact on your everyday life and keeping your house in order. I also use this rule at work. If a tasks takes less than 60 seconds than I complete it right then and there. Things get checked off my to do list faster than ever before because most of the tasks never take as long as I think they will.
This rule is simple and easy to follow. Give it a try and let us know how it works for you.

Crockpot Friday: Three Ingredient Chicken Fajitas

I am a busy mom and wife. One of my favorite appliances, if not my all time favorite, it is my crockpot! I love that it is working while I am working. I am blessed that I am able to come over my lunch hour and start my crockpot. I have many favorite recipes, but one of my all time favorites is my three ingredient chicken fajitas.


1 package of frozen onion and peppers mix

4 chicken breasts – frozen

1 packet of fajita seasoning

Cook on high for four hours. Cook less if your chicken is not frozen.


Serve with flour tortilla, sour cream, and guacamole.



This recipe will take you less than five minutes to put together and it is delicious.