Friday, January 2, 2015

Welcome to 2015

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It’s a new year, and as cliché as it sounds, I can’t believe it is 2015.  Time has flown.  I took a few years off of blogging.  Frankly, I was a bit burnt out.  When I last wrote, was in June of 2011!  I wasn't on Pinterest, I only had two kids, I was juggling two different work places, and we lived in our “old house.”  Since then, Pinterest has changed the way we cook, create, and compete.  I have a beautiful 12 year old girl, a spunky 10 year old girl, and a rowdy 2 ½ year old boy.  In the last year, we have sold a house, lived in a rent house for 9 months, and are now living in the house we only dreamed we could have.  I am working at one school full time as an instructional facilitator.  This is a fancy word for working with teachers and curriculum.  Although I miss working with kids in the classroom, I am lucky enough to work with a staff of dedicated people.  In the last year, I completed college hours to become a school administrator.  By my side in everything, my wonderful husband helps me to find balance and keep up with the daily whirlwind of family activities. 

If anything, I am trying to find the joy in cooking again.  Schedules dictate our life five days a week.  The other two days seem to be spent getting ready for the next five days.  This was all compounded with having a baby, the process of building, and going to school.  We made it work, but we ate out a little too much, didn’t cook as healthy as I wanted to, and didn’t always have my act together to plan like I needed to plan out our meals. 

So that brings me here.  I am excited to start blogging again.  I am going to focus on writing about what most families struggle with.  I had found in talking with friends we struggle with how to eat clean, without processed foods, how to eat on a budget, and how to eat on a schedule when everyone is meeting themselves coming.   

So I end the first post of the year, with no recipe, but with hopes that you ate your black-eyed peas!    What recipes would you like to see here?  What is it that you search for? 

Looking forward to a great year, Kelli