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Monday, February 29, 2016

House-Autry Mills Hushpuppy Cornbread Review and Recipe

#SouthernCraftedGoodness #HouseAutryMills

Does your family have a food they love and could eat almost all the time? My husband loves cornbread and beans. He's a Southern boy that grew up on his Moma's and Grandma's home cooking. I rarely measure up to that!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

I Will Soar


The sun comes up
The rays shine down
I will soar.

The rain comes down, and the winds will roar
When the storm is over,
I will soar.

Monday, February 22, 2016

My Journey To Better With #PersonalTrainerFood - Week 4


This was my fourth and final week with Personal Trainer Food. I can't believe 28 days has passed so quickly!
I feel so differently than just four weeks ago. When I started, I was nervous that I could follow the program and succeed. Now I'm nervous, but also excited. Nervous to retain the knowledge I have learned and so excited to continue getting fit.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Positive Mind - Day 16 of the #WordADayChallenge

Today's word(s) are Positive Mind.

I am a pretty positive person. I almost always try to see the bright side of any dark situation. I'm usually in a good mood, even if I'm not laughing or joking around, I usually just FEEL good overall. I don't know any other way to be. I have always been a positive, upbeat person. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Open-MInded - Day 15 of the #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is Open-Minded.

In all my own stubborness, I try to be open-minded. I mean there's always great ideas out there and we can always learn a new way to do things. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

My Journey To Better With #PersonalTrainerFood - Week 3


I can't beleive this is the start of week three! I truly wish I could convey with mere words how GOOD I feel. And it is so easy!

I haven't really told you much about the program I am participating in. The one I am participating in is called REV and it is a 28 day program, one of a couple different ones offered by Personal Trainer Food.

Nurture - Day 14 of the #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is Nurture.

I sometimes get caught up in trying to nurture so many things at once I end up going in circles. I am trying to slow down and nurture a few things or even just one thing at a time so I can see positive results. I am always thinking of the important things that stay on my list of things that need and deserve nurturing: Our son, my husband, our marriage. Those are hardcore absolutes for me. They will always be at the top of the list.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Laughing - Day 12 of the #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is Laughing.

Is laughter an emotion?!?! It should be! I love laughing. Hearing people laugh for good reasons is the sweetest sound. 

Knowledge - Day 11 of the #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is knowledge.

We always hear the phrase "Knowledge is power", but I wonder if people really stop to think about what that means. Knowledge is learning, but it is also understanding what is learned. Without understanding, the knowledge loses it's purpose. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Justice - Day 10 of the #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is Justice.

Try as I might I often feel as if I don't do things well enough. I'm not really great at anything. I just do stuff. I enjoy the things I do, but I hardly do anything well enough to do it justice.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Inspiration - Day 9 of the #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is Inspiration.

I find inspiration all around me. In the positive people around me, in music, in nature. Sometimes something inspires me to grab my camera and start taking photographs.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hope - Day 8 of the #WordADayChallenge


Today's word is Hope.

This is one of my favorite words. It is full of so much promise and optimism. Without hope, there really isn't a lot to look forward to. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Generosity - Day 7 of the #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is Generosity.

Most of us have benefitted from the generosity of others, even if we failed to recognize it or even ackowledge it. 

Week 2 Of My Journey to Better With #PersonalTrainerFood


  I have been thinking about how and why I forgot how to eat healthy. I felt like I had been held hostage by food. Food is expensive and with money tight, it feels like you have to sacrifice. And when life is busy and schedules can get crazy, we fall into the fast food trap and it seems easier to just grab a meal in a sack.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Family - Day 6 - #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is Family

One of the first things that pops into my head when I think of this word is how much I treasure it. The second thing is how utterly complicated it can be. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Empathy - Day 5 #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is Empathy.

The defiition of empathy is: The feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions : the ability to share someone else's feelings

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Determination - Day 4 - #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is Determination

I find it almost comical that a word that hold so much promise, begins with the word deter because a determined person is not usually detered! 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Compassion - Day 3 #WordADayChallenge

Today's word is Compassion

This is something I strive to find more of in myself. I sometimes struggle with compassion when it bumps into reality.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bravery - Day 2 - #WordADayChallenge

The word for today is Bravery. 

I admire bravery. Not to be confused with a hero. There are definite heroes in this word, but bravery comes in many forms. When I see someone staring down cancer, man, that's bravery. When I think of our Service members, that's bravery. To see someone that strives to be better, do better that's bravery. I think there are untold stories of bravery all around us that we might not notice in the hustle and bustle of our lives.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Word A Day Blog Challenge - Day 1 - Acceptance

Acceptance. This word means quite a lot to me at the moment. I am in the midst of changing myself. I had let my acceptance of my own self-loathing invade my soul. I was still happy on the outside, but when I looked in the mirror, it was the inner negativity I saw staring back. I no longer want to accept that. I have been fortunate to be chosen to review a meal plan program and it has made a world of difference in a very short time. It has kickstarted a fire inside.