So Very Blessed

Sign language interpreter, food blogger, wannabe runner, border collie wrangler, hater of bananas.









Grilled Ham & Pineapple Skewers Recipe

School has been in session here for a few weeks already, but I’m still trying to soak in as many of the summer flavors as I can before we move into apples and pumpkins! I’ve been eating endless bowls of watermelon and peaches and fresh pineapple and I’ve been trying … ...more

Overcoming Fear

A few years ago, I was determined to lose weight (yet again). I weighed almost 200 pounds and I knew I needed to do something to change it. I hired a personal trainer ....more

On The Bright Side

During last Sunday’s sermon, my pastor encouraged us to wake up every morning this week and immediately think of 5 things we’re grateful for to set a positive, joyful tone for our day. This was the perfect time to enact that practice, because my first week back to work has … ...more

Slow Cooker Black Beans Recipe

I am officially back to work for the school year, which means it’s back to meal planning. I let planning kind of go to the wayside this summer. It was all about road trips and meals with friends and eating Everything Pretzel Crisps & hummus for dinner at 9pm ....more

Breeze in the Trees 5k

I almost didn’t run this race. I signed for it at the same time I signed up for the Freedom Run, but the closer it got, the less I wanted to run it. And then I talked to Maryam ....more

The Weekly Workup

On My Menu : Monday – Hamburgers, chips, & salsa Tuesday – Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese Wednesday – Chili Thursday – Taco Salad Friday – Carne Asada Nachos Saturday – Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sunday – Party food – BBQ beef sliders, Vidalia onion dip, fruit salad, cheese plate, and … ...more

Freezer Breakfast Burritos Recipe

Now that I’m nearing the end of summer vacation, it’s time to go into productivity mode. This is the time of year that I try to do everything I can to prepare for the school year. I have a new planner (with color-coded pens to match my color-coded scheduling system), … ...more

The Weekly Workup

In the News : We celebrated this sweet girl’s 12th birthday this week. I discovered my top 5 strengths from the Strengthsfinder test for our small group (more on that in another post). And I was able to go see this guy’s first karate tournament this weekend ....more

Grilled Parmesan Zucchini Recipe

There are certain things that must happen every summer to, well, make it feel like summer. And because I’m crazy about food, most of them happen to be edible : Marshmallows must be roasted over a campfire and s’mores must follow – check. Sleep in (a lot) – check ....more

The Weekly Workup

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