Foodie Penpals - June Reveal

June 30, 2012

I recently stumbled across Lyndsay's blog and loved the idea of a Foodie Penpal!  What a fun way to connect with people and try new foods in the process!  This month my penpal was Katie from Wish & Whimsy.  I cannot say enough sweet things about her.  Very thoughtful and so much fun to talk to!  

My box was AMAZING!

She knew that I'm on the go a lot these days so she sent a few of her favorite "on the go" snacks.  There was not a bad item in the box!  

If you're interested in the program here's a detailed explanation from Lindsay's page...

-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treatsThe spending limit is $15The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
- Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!
***If you’re in Europe, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at to get involved!
Thank you Katie for my goodies!  I enjoyed it all so much!

Live Well

June 28, 2012

Winston Wednesday

June 27, 2012

Winston's 15 minutes of fame in Urban Tulsa Weekly.

You are AMAZING!

June 25, 2012

My ladies ReGroup at Revolve recently finished a book study on You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth.  I highly recommend this book!  If we as women could grasp how God sees us what a force we would be in our world today!

I highlighted the crap out of this book!  There are so many good things to share.

It's time you knew you're amazing.
You're not only amazing.
You're enough.
You're beautiful.
You're wanted.
You're chosen.
You're called.
You've got what it takes...not just to survive but to change the world.

YES! YES! YES!  We have all been given unique gifts to offer those around us.  It's time we stopped trying to compete with other women in our circles and started looking for ways to complement each other.  Together there is completion.  "Most people don't do what you do, love what you love, feel the kind of passion you feel about that thing."

Don't think for a moment that just because you have made mistakes that God can't use you.  God will use your brokenness in ways you never would expect.  "You think you have to take what's broken and make it perfect in order to be used by me.  But I think in a completely different way.  I took what was perfect, my Son, and made him broken so that you could be whole.  And because you belong to him, your brokenness can bring healing to others too."

God has created you exactly how he wants you to be and he can use you no matter the bumps along the way.  "We are chosen, cherished, created women who have all we need to fulfill God's plans for our lives.  he has made us just as he wants us to be.  We have something to offer that no one else can bring . . . and the world is waiting."


June 23, 2012

A couple of months ago my amazing friend Nicci of lyrics photography captured some fun images of my little family before moving on to the next chapter of her life in FL.  Here are a few of my favorites..


Thank you Nicci!!!

Going on Goals

June 22, 2012

So let's talk goals...

I have set a pretty lofty goal for myself.  It's a little scary but every time I watch the video I get so pumped!  I want to say "I did that"!!!  What is this goal you ask?

There I said it... I want to complete the hardest event on the planet by October of next year.  I am nowhere near the physical shape I need to be in order to complete said event but since starting NoBo I am closer than I was 6 weeks ago!  Step 1 is losing this extra 30lbs I'm carrying around.  I'm tracking my calories with MyFitnessPal, keeping up with NoBo and starting next week getting back to my gym routine at Sky Fitness with the husby.  Very much looking forward to that!

Training for an event like this has made a huge shift in my mindset.  I am constantly thinking about it and that excitement is helping me make the right decisions in regards to food and getting those workouts in.  I know October 2013 is rather far in the future but this girl has a long way to go and setting mini goals along the way will help keep that momentum going!