One of my favorite recipes I took from my time in the south is this Pecan Pie Trifle. I love trifles, mostly because of that Friends episode, but also because layers upon layers of dessert are amazing. And this one doesn’t disappoint:
Heavy whipping cream ✅
A whole pecan pie ✅
Jay is gonna kill me when he sees we have to transport a trifle dish across the state. #sorrynotsorry#itsworthit#pecanpietrifle#holidaydesserts
EVERYONE is self made, but only those who like where they are will admit it. Everything happening in and around you is because of YOUR choices, decisions, and actions. If you don’t like your body, change it! If you don’t like your job, get a new one! If you don’t like your relationship, fix it! If it can’t be fixed ... ✌🏼. If you want to make more money, get a plan! Point is... everything in your life is the way it is because of you! The same energy you put out u receive, make the change you need to make so you’re happy in your life! #selfmade#grind#process#itsnoteasy#itsworthit#gymshark#gymsharkwomen#goldsgym#nike#curls#fitness#fitmom#fitandthick
THIS is why home hair care is so important! 5 weeks later and the color has barely faded 😱 @love_amika does it again 💗 vault shampoo and conditioner has made this possible 🥰 now, who needs some 🙋🏼♀️
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After a long weekend in the happiest place on earth 🏰 I spent two days at work followed by a day sick, in bed 🤧 but today’s the day I’m back to it... and after a slight drop in motivation because I feel so behind on the workout “schedule” a flashback to PA school graduation two years ago has got me ready to move intentionally today and forget about the “plan.” And am reminding myself, “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." -Henry Ford #teamgracegritgrowth#girlboss#girlswholift
Kristie has experienced a LIFE CHANGE that she didn’t even know she was capable of! “I am so thankful for this picture- not easy posting but I rocked this plan!! 👊🏼On the left I was learning how to be a mom 💁🏼♀️ and just putting off my health. I was always just putting on a jacket 🧥 trying to cover up the extra weight. I am so glad 🙋🏼♀️ I made this decision! I weighted the most I ever had on the left and just always saying I’ll start eating healthy on Monday!! now I weight less than before Livy. I had just accepted my “mom bod” but Glad I didn’t!! This does take self discipline. Something I had to pray for. I’m all for some good food but at some point I had to deny my flesh and not let a FOOD/DRINK control me!! It is so powering to me to be able to say no. So I just put my foot down to myself and did the dang thing. Commitment=success”
I’ve lost 35 lbs!
Size 10 (TIGHT) to size 4
Size Large to size small
I’ve gained energy, confidence, financial freedom, better sleep and more!! I am paying it forward and have become a health coach!!
Yes it is the same person.
Want your own story? #askmehow#healthcoach#letsdothis#newyearnewyou#setyourselfup#itsworthit
Spoiler alert: I still hate the first 10 minutes of every workout. I’m hot, I’m sweaty, my legs burn and I’m trying to catch my breath.
It’s not easy, it’s hard. And I’m not motivated to do hard things BUT I am dedicated to it.
Because you know what’s also hard? Putting on a fake smile, not liking who you see in the mirror or knowing you were made for more.
Nothing that is worth it is easy — everything is takes hard work, blood, sweat and probably some tears along the way IS worth it.
So here’s the thing, when I committed to getting healthier, I just stuck it out, told myself quitting was no longer an option and it worked. And now, I’m happier and more positive because of it. The smile on my face isn’t a front for how I’m feeling inside — this time it’s real.
So moral of the story is I’m not motivated, I’m dedicated and the things that are hard are worth it.
Choose your hard 🧜🏽♀️✨🦄
Rowing loves ambitious and hard-workers. Also rowing makes YOUR brain think more.
If smart is a new sexy, rowing IS an act to do for sure😉
Если вы вдруг, не знаете чем себя занять, приходите на греблю!
Заставляет работать руки, ноги, спину и мозг (!), но без этого кайф не получишь! .
This week I celebrated knowing my husband for 22 years. Next month I'll celebrate the release of my 7th book. It's hard to risk, care deeply, dream big, and continue to strive for more in spite of or in the midst of #depression and #anxiety but #itsworthit . #fightingthefight
All these lists can only mean one thing...
IT'S COOKIE WEEKEND!!!
EVERY year I honestly look forward to this weekend! I get the kitchen to myself, I get in a nice rhythm of making dough, washing dishes, putting and pulling cookies in and out, decorating, ALL the good stuff 🤗
Yes, my back and legs usually hurt by the end of the day, yes my meals are thrown off a bit, yes the kitchen is a disaster and I usually spend the next day cleaning...but to me it is worth every single bit. Baking brings me joy, tradition brings me happiness, and keeping my family's recipes alive I KNOW will bring joy to all the people who can enjoy them.
Don't we do that to a lot of things in our lives? We are willing to go through a little bit of pain and discomfort because we KNOW what is on the other side will be worth it? Childbirth, training, counseling, changing jobs, potty training, cooking if you DON'T like it 🤣...
So what if you did something for YOURSELF this weekend that you KNOW might be different, might be uncomfortable, but you also KNOW it will be worth every bit 😊
P.s. If anyone wants to check in on me around dinner tomorrow to make sure I'm still afloat, that'd be okay 😂
Today culminates a full week’s worth of baking. I think I’ve used every pot, pan, measuring utensil, spatula, spoon, knife & kitchen towel I own. And it’s all in my kitchen waiting to be washed. 😉 Today’s menu includes:
Orange Creamsicle Fuge (thanks to @sprinklebakes), Biscoff Fudge (thanks to @bakerella), Chocolate Espresso Caramels (think gourmet Tootsie Rolls), Clove Spice Cookies, White Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles (thanks to @sallysbakeblog), Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies (thanks to @the_salty_marshmallow), Peppermint Fudge Sandwich Cookies (thanks to @sallysbakeblog), Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti (thanks to @sallysbakeblog), Christmas Shortbread, Coffee & Espresso Cheesecake (thanks to @thebrowneyedbaker) and finally, a French Silk Brownie (this ones foe everyone who needs to monitor their sugar intake - it’s made with coconut sugar). Out for delivery soon! Enjoy, because #Christmas#itsbakingday#itsworthit , #sprinklebakes#bakerella , #sallysbakeblog , #thesaltymarshmallow#thebrowneyedbaker
I am spontaneous, outrageous, highly excitable, always moving around and constantly dreaming!
He is calm, enjoys quiet, stable, grounding and cheers me on.
I love the spotlight.
He loves seeing me in the spotlight.
I met him when I was a teen. We have been by each other’s side ever since.
We are so different, but compliment each other well.
We have experienced the highs and lows of marriage and continue to be partners.
It takes work.
It takes a willingness to give and also to understand the other person.
I have made mistakes.
He has made mistakes.
A lot of forgiveness and moving forward.
This is love.
This is marriage.
29 years of friendship
22 years of marriage
Loving my Michael with my whole heart ~
This applies to so many areas of my life...my marriage 👰🏻🤵🏼, my health 🥗and fitness 🧘🏻♀️, staying true to myself even if it is a little spicy at times💃🏻, being an advocate momma bear for my kiddos 👦🏻👧🏻👦🏼, trying to figure out my role in marriage ministry 💒, in friendship 👭, sisterhood 👯♀️, as an anxiety warrior 👩🏻🎤, in my nursing career 👩🏻⚕️ and even my coaching gig 🏃🏻♀️...the list goes on and on!
It’s not always easy, but we achieve our best successes through our biggest challenges! And it’s always worth the fight!
I will not quit...ever!