April 6, 2014

Some exciting news & menu planner

I have some big news. We sold our house! Our plan was to add a bathroom to our home this year and then sell it next year. Plans change and an opportunity presented itself and so we sold. We couldn't be more excited. We really have outgrown our house and need an extra bedroom and a playroom for the kids. We want to stay in the same school district and there isn't a lot on the market so hopefully we will find something by the end of May. If you know of anything...send me a message!


Here goes with this week's menu planner.

Sunday - Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Monday - Spicy Sausage Pasta

Tuesday - Crockpot Potato Soup

Wednesday - Wildtree Zesty Lime Fajitas

Thursday - Wildtree Shrimp Scampi

Friday - Cheddar Turkey Burgers with Mashed Avocado

I missed my menu planner post last weekend, we tried Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onions which was so easy and very tasty. I also made Ellie Krieger's Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes which very delish!

April 4, 2014

Under Contract

Phew! This has been a very busy and very exciting week! 

Both my listings went under contract. Woohoo! And my company changed names to The Steele Group and affiliated with Sotheby's International Realty. This exciting and we are thrilled be part of such a wonderful organization.


Hope everyone has a great weekend! 

March 24, 2014

Wildtree Giveaway Winner!





Congrats to Y Mama! You are the Wildtree Giveaway Winner! I will be in touch soon to arrange for you to get your Best of Wildtree 8 Pack!

Thanks so much to Kate for sponsoring the giveaway! Check out and like her Facebook page here and her website here.

March 23, 2014

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

Things are heating up in my working world so I am going to keep this short. We had a busy weekend but Michael and I did manage to get out for date night last night. We went to Postbellum on Main Street. The atmosphere is really cool and there lots of space so we didn't have to wait for a table. Our Brussels Sprout small plate and Michael's burger were really good. I wasn't in love with my choice but would try it again.

Don't forget today is the last day to enter my Wildtree Giveaway

We are eating a bunch of Wildtree meals this week but for we did try these Beef Enchiladas on Friday night and they were yummy! Next time I think I will leave out the green chilis.

Sunday - Chicken Stir Fry with Wildtree Asian Plum Dressing

Monday - Wildtree Lemon Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Caesar Salad

Tuesday - Wildtree Greek Chicken Burgers, Greek Cucumber Salad

Wednesday - Wildtree Easy Tacos

Thursday - Not sure....take out! ;) 

March 16, 2014

Wildtree Menu Planner & Giveaway!

Michael and I have menu planned every since we got married almost 10 years ago. It is really the only way I can get dinner on the table. We have been doing it for so long now it is habit. Over the past few weeks, we have experimented with Blue Apron and Peach Dish. When a family friend approached me about her new venture with Wildtree, I was intrigued. Wildtree's products feature spices, blends and mixes but do not include the hydrogenated fats, preservatives, artificial flavors and additives found in many of the packaged foods found on grocery store shelves. My friend, Kate attended one of Wildtree's freezer meal workshops and was sold on the products and decided to be a consultant. Last week, Kate helped me host one of the workshop in my home. It was really fun and a great way to get 10-20 meals prepped and ready to be frozen for dinner in the coming weeks. About 10 people attended my workshop, there are several menus available to choose from for the workshops but I choose the Figure Friendly. The steps were pretty simple, once you confirm you are attending a workshop, Kate orders a bundle of products associated with your menus, then prior to the workshop you shop for all the protein needed. There is also a little bit of prep work in terms of chopping and dropping into freezer Ziplocs. Once at the workshop, you add your Wildtree products to each bag and drop back down into your cooler. The meals serve 6 people so I split mine in half to make 20 meals.

Here was the set up for the workshop.



Kate brought a bunch of Wildtree Grapeseed Oil's to try with their beer bread!

Here are all my meals labeled and ready to pull out for dinner!

If you have enough people attend a workshop you get your bundle for free and potentially additional products from the catalog. I was able to get these products! 


Since the box suggests it, we tried the Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls this morning!  The consistency was a little different from the store bought kind but I know they were healthier and still tasty. 


We also tried the Zesty Lime Fajitas on Friday night....they were yummy! And so easy to just pour already marinated and cut chicken and sliced veggies right into the pan. Add tortillas, sour cream, cheese, salsa and you are done! 

Here is what we are having for dinner this week...

Sunday - Wildtree Garlic & Herb Pork Chops, Baked Apples, Roasted Potatoes

Monday -Wildtree Herb Crusted Tilapia, Wild Rice, Brussels Sprouts

Tuesday - Chicken Gyros with Wildtree Tzatziki Seasoning, Fries

Wednesday - Wildtree Shrimp Scampi, Salad

Thursday - Mexican Pizza with Wildtree So Quick & Easy Pizza Dough

Kate has kindly agreed to GIVEAWAY a Best of Wildtree 8 Pack ($48 dollar value) to one of my readers! Follow the steps below for a chance to win! 


1. Like Kate Crone's Wildtree Page on Facebook. 

2. Like Alyson Stoakley, Realtor on Facebook. 

3. Visit Kate's Wildtree Webpage and list one product you would love to try! 

Leave a separate comment for each entry and up to 3 chances to win. Winner will be selected next Sunday, March 23, 2014 via random.org. US entries only, please.

And if you are interested in hosting a tasting party, freezer meal workshop or purchasing products contact Kate at katecronewildtree@gmail.com.  

The freezer meal workshop takes about an hour and it such an easy way to get meals prepped and take some
of the stress out of dinner time! I recommend giving it a try! 




March 11, 2014

Very Late Menu Planner

Oops! It is Tuesday afternoon and I am just now getting around to posting my menu planner. Sorry about that....I have been busy with these wonderful new listings that just came on the market! They are all fabulous and you can get more details here.


Michael helped with the meal planning this week. I will go ahead and post the meals we have already had for inspiration!

Saturday....Taqueria Style Tacos (Note....Michael says this is his favorite dinner....it is really good)

Sunday....Pizza Margherita with homemade crust

Monday - Tilapia Piccata and Risotto

Tuesday - Chicken Caesar Salad

Wednesday - Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes


March 2, 2014

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

Yesterday, Michael had to get some work done to his car near Virginia Center Commons so we headed up to Bass Pro Shops while we waited. I had never been there and man o man that place isn't messing around. I am not sure what I was expecting but I know it wasn't an aquarium, restaurant and every hunting, fishing, boating, camping thing you can imagine. It was impressive and very entertaining.






After Bass Pro Shops, I took C & C to Chuck E Cheese. I deserve a metal for that one...not recommended on a Saturday!

I am doing an open house today for an agent in my office. Come by at see me at 3910 Patterson Avenue today from 1-3 pm.


After my open house, I am meeting with some clients to discuss staging. I am so excited about this listing coming on the market mid-March in the Tuckahoe School District. Stay tuned! 

I am trying Blue Apron again this week. You can read my review here
Here goes with this week's menu planner.

Sunday - BBQ (from the freezer) & french fries

Monday - Fish Taco Bowls



Thursday - Night off!