Gobble Gobble Up Chili

If you like your chili meaty, I dare you to give this turkey chili a try. This "crowd-pleaser" is regularly on the menu in my house. Ingredients: 2 lbs. ground turkey2 Tbsp. oil1 medium onion, diced1 bell pepper, diced3-4 cloves garlic, minced (you can never have too much garlic)1 15 oz. can of kidney beans1 … Continue reading Gobble Gobble Up Chili

Purging, Purging, Purging

Perhaps it started when the Netflix docu series' , "Tidying Up" and "Minimalism" were introduced into my living room January of 2019. Since then, I have learned a lot. A lot about what I have and what I no longer want or need. I have been swinging on the minimalism pendulum for some time and … Continue reading Purging, Purging, Purging

Eat. Sleep. Jeep. Repeat. (Ouray, CO to Silverton, CO)

Jeeping has got to be one of my favorite things, so it is hard to believe how long it has been since the last time I went traversing in Western Colorado in the back of a Jeep. As a tourist, renting Jeeps can be incredibly pricey. We were fortunate enough to have dear friends take … Continue reading Eat. Sleep. Jeep. Repeat. (Ouray, CO to Silverton, CO)

Mornings with Yiayia

I took my 2nd cup of coffee downstairs to my Yiayia's house. She has lived with Mom since the passing of my Papou in 2013. Yiayia is 94. When I do get out to Colorado, I bring her gifts. Before this trip, I was able to visit the Mediterranean Imports Deli in OKC for a … Continue reading Mornings with Yiayia

Mornings with Mom

Living far away from family calls for being intentional. Intentional with visits, phone calls, holidays, and checking in. It has been 10 years of long distance with my family. Part of me really envies families that can just drop in to say "hi" and live life together. Part of me is also thankful for the … Continue reading Mornings with Mom

A Walk to Work

It's a long story, but the results are really good...good for me, my health, my mornings, and also good for my wallet. I will touch briefly on the story: In order to park near my office, a parking pass is required. It figures to be about $6 a week, totaling $350 a year.... steep. Being … Continue reading A Walk to Work

Exploring “Spots” in Oklahoma

We spent Sunday afternoon driving around southern Oklahoma. We have a coffee table travel book we picked up a few years ago from the Oklahoma Visitor's Center. It's based off of region, so if we feel like driving east, there is a whole section of "must sees and do's" in that part of the state. … Continue reading Exploring “Spots” in Oklahoma

Prepping for Weather

Oklahoma is notorious for bad weather. Tornadoes, yes. Rain, yes. But hail? Also, yes. Since President Clinton moved the National Weather Center of the United States to be located in Oklahoma in 1998, the weatherman have been ecstatic. Did you know that Oklahomans are CRAZY about their weather?? THEY. LOVE. IT. It is the thing … Continue reading Prepping for Weather

Deconstructed Egg Rolls

One of the things I miss most when I think of being gluten free are egg rolls. I miss the crispy wrap that holds delicious ingredients inside. So, I decided to make egg rolls without the rolls. This is a great end of the week/month meal when you are trying to use up the last … Continue reading Deconstructed Egg Rolls

Zuppa Toscana

This Olive Garden Copycat has been tweaked over the years by me and now is richer and fuller in taste. Without writing a novel of how I came about this delicious soup, we will get straight to the ingredients you need and the recipe. Zuppa Toscana- serves 4-6 Ready in 1 hour Ingredients 1 lb. … Continue reading Zuppa Toscana

Weekend Balance

A heavy topic for sure and many thoughts about the subject. It hits close to home because I am not naturally good at this and struggle often. I am trying to find a balance of being productive and resting on the weekends. The balance of grace, love, rest, and play. I am a tinkerer and … Continue reading Weekend Balance

Do the Next Thing

Elisabeth Elliot has always been a mentor of mine from afar. Ever since I heard of her and Jim's story while attending a Steven Curtis Chapman concert in the early 2000's, I was so inspired to live a life devoted to God. As I got older and seasons changed, I found myself drawn more to … Continue reading Do the Next Thing