Must Have Mondays

Woo hoo! This is a quite a few weeks coming, but I am so excited to be launching Must Have Mondays! Every other Monday I will be featuring an awesome recipe, blogger, and product. Since I am a mommy, wifey, and blogger these will be quick and easy recipes, relateable bloggers, and helpful & trendy products – all “must have’s” in my life!

So without further ado here is the first installment of Must Have Monday’s! Enjoy!

This week’s recipe is Zesty Mini Bell Pepper Salad from Natasha’s Kitchen

zesty bell pepper

Photo courtesy of Natasha’s Kitchen

I love a good salad, especially in the summer, and this one was particularly refreshing since it is served cool. Just seeing the picture of this bell pepper salad made me salivate! We saved it for a night we grilled out and ate it along with some barely marinated grilled chicken. It was perfect. It is also an easy dish to throw in the refrigerator and eat the next day since it is served cold. It actually tasted even better the next day!

This week’s blogger is Audrey Uhler of Louies and Lemons.


Photo courtesy of Audrey Uhler

Audrey is one of the first people who popped in my mind for this as she is one of the first people I genuinely connected with when I launched my blog back in February. She is such a positive person and her love for the Lord is admirable! I always love to find other women that are not shy to express their faith and she is definitely one of them. Upon connecting via Instagram I immediately visited her blog and boy was I impressed. Her picture taking skills, her topics, and honestly just the way she writes is so easy to read and so easy to relate to.

This week’s product is LuLaRoe leggings.


Okay so I’m going to be painstakingly honest for a second. These took over the world so fast that I kinda got sick of hearing about them. Well now that I have a pair of my own I know exactly why they took over the world! They literally are the softest article of clothing I own. They are made with the perfect amount of elastic to be one size fits all 0-12. How much easier could shopping be? They also have so, so many cute patterns! This is particularly tempting for someone like me who is as far from fashionable because it makes life so simple! And let’s be honest, as a stay-at-home mom I’m perfectly okay with living in leggings. Check out Becca’s Facebook page here and you can also use the code ANDTHENLIFE15 for 15% your order through the month of July.

I received the mentioned item in this post in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

14 thoughts on “Must Have Mondays

    • Chelsea McKinney says:

      Thanks Nicole! And I’m kinda obsessed with that salad! It’s so refreshing in this summer heat!

      Also, I meant to reply sooner, but there wasn’t a post this past Monday because it posts every other Monday. Don’t want to wear everyone out! 😉


    • Chelsea McKinney says:

      Hey Stephanie! Yeah I definitely borrowed the idea of this list of liked things blog post idea. Figure out what type of things you want to share and pick a day. Then once you have a day you can come up with a catchy name! I honestly had a lot of fun with this first one. It’s so fun to collaborate with everyone on things that I genuinely love so much! Email/DM me if I can help at all! Seriously! ❤


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