exploring St. Louis… Roper’s Ribs

Earlier this month,  I headed down into the city to check out a legendary BBQ spot, known to many… Roper Ribs owned by Denise Roper which has been a staple in the Ferguson community for over 25 years and while it’s seen it’s fair share of adversity,  it has always stayed true to its tradition of serving good BBQ to their community.

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Drawing a line in the sand…

40…  I’m officially 2 weeks into my 40’s… it’s super interesting to me, if you would have asked me 20 years ago… I would have told you that my 40th Birthday would have included some type of  “over the hill” themed party filled with a life is now over theme… but the reality is I […]

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Cookie Dough Truffles | Paleo

This recipe was built solely on a craving… I’ve been yo-yo-ing back and forth with transitioning into a full time paleo inspired lifestyle.  Seriously it was like a yo-yo…   3 days on… 3 days off… and back to on… back to off.  What always kills me is the sugar. I always felt like that […]

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chicken empenadas

This past weekend my family all got together  for the weekend. Rarely does this happen, so during our time we spent catching up, we did all of our favorites, baked, played, and looked through old family pictures like the one found here. Anyone who comes from a large family background that includes attending church on […]

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defining your why…

Have  you ever come to a place in your life where you’ve thought something over for so long that you find yourself coming up with reasons to talk yourself out of the reasons for not doing something. (try to get that straight in your head… )  That was me a few weeks ago.  I knew […]

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Valentines Cut-Outs (Sugar Cookies)

While I’m not the biggest fan of commercializing a holiday… I will say that Valentines Day is one of my favorite ideas of a holiday.   I love the idea of love, and doing nice sweet gestures for people.  I have never actually made cut-out sugar cookies before so I thought I would make a […]

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BE DIFFERENT…

“What can we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since God did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give everything else?” Romans 8:31-32 Have you ever made a conscious […]

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Last year I began a new love for something that I’d generally avoided…  fruit.  I know it sounds weird and I really don’t have a reason why I did.  I found though that fruit & wine are a wonderful pair, I’m sure your thinking well duh, right about now seeing as its a derivative of […]

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it’s time to rewrite your story…

and the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. – Luke 12:7 Deep inside of you there is a well. A deep well filled with dreams, visions, and ideas.  Thoughts of who you are, of what you will become, of […]

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