Snow Daze + Southwest White Chicken Chili Recipe

Sunday was one of those winter days I dream about - the kind of day where the snow is falling when you wake up and it doesn't stop until after you go to bed. The days that are full of the sound and smell of a real fire from 10 am to 10 pm, the only outfit you need to have on is whatever is most comfortable, make-up isn't even a consideration, blankets are used in multitude, the coffee table scenery changes from coffee and breakfast bar wrappers to beer and jalapeno chips, and the only real thing you are expected to do is absolutely nothing at all. This is exactly what our Sunday looked like.

I think we ended up with somewhere around 15 inches of snow which is by far the most we have seen all season. Because we knew we weren't going to be leaving the house, we made the most of cozying up and hunkering down. We bought this house because of the Summer months but it has been so fun enjoying it during the Winter as well. Remind me of this when it's 80 and sunny and I am laying on the back of a boat as I curse the thought of the cold and snow returning because believe me, I will need the reminders. But for now, I am enjoying the peace and quiet that the cold brings and every ounce of lazy that we are allowed to be. 

Here are a few snapshots of our snow day with a little commentary along the way. Fully appreciate the fuzzy animal print socks that my leggings are so cutely tucked into. I went for full on sexy in every way possible. 

what it looked like outside from sun up to sun down - #hearteyes
just started a new Beth Moore bible study - can we just all agree that the names and places in the Bible are absolutely impossible to pronounce. It's like Jesus expected us to be smart. 
and this would be the reason why I feed her as many treats as she wants...that face, I can't even.
I considered swimming. And then remembered I want to live. 
sign from junk art gypsyz
told you. sexy. 
this mug though - found recently at Target, I refuse to drink out of anything but this baby now
I did not color my dog a nice shade of brown - this would be my parents dog who was paying us a visit for a solid two weeks while they were gone. 

And of course - no snow day is complete without food. I made white chicken chili in the crock pot which was the perfect meal to cozy up to on the couch. This recipe is most likely different from the other white chicken chili concoctions you have seen out there -- give this one a try sometime, it's delicious. 

1 pound chicken, cooked and shredded
48 oz northern beans, drained
24 oz salsa
16 oz sour cream
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
4 oz diced green chiles 

Shredded Cheese

What to do:
Throw everything in a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve up hot and top with cheese and fritos. Enjoy! 



  1. Which Beth Moore study are you doing? I'm in my 4th week of Breaking Free and I've been loving every minute!

  2. Breaking free was the first Beth study I did and it is still my favorite!! I am doing Children of the Day right now! I'm only a week in so we will see how it goes :)

  3. This almost makes me miss the snow! Haha, almost...

  4. OMG this chili looks freaking amazeballs..

  5. The chili recipe looks incredibly easy! I'm going to have to try :)

  6. Those socks and those furballs are everything. Love those indoor-only, no-work-allowed winter days.

  7. I'm so jealous of this. In Vancouver all we get is rain and maybe ONE snow day a year. Plus that recipe looks sooo good!

  8. I am jealous that you can eat that recipe and not gain 10 lbs. I'm just looking at it and can feel just feel my clothes getting tighter. That said, your snow day sounds likes ours here in NE. Another foot coming this weekend. Can't wait to snuggle and enjoy it.

  9. I'm so jealous of your snow, I wish it snowed like that here in winter. it's so hot here in Australia at the moment, I opened the front door this morning and shut it just as fast and cranked up the aircon....I'm so ready for winter to come.

  10. I love the mug and the chili sounds amazing!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  11. That chili is currently cooking away in my crockpot & it smells ahhhhmazing....<3


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