Around Town · Favorite Places & Spaces · Hiking and Adventure

State Park Adventures: 1st Day Hike at Raven Rock

So, Raven Rock State Park is not new to us. David (my husband) & I both attended Campbell University, so trips to Raven Rock were not uncommon. We also hiked parts of Raven Rock back in the summer, which was fun, but honestly, this past week’s hike was phenomenal. This year, 2020, was the first… Continue reading State Park Adventures: 1st Day Hike at Raven Rock

Encouragement · Gratitude · In Life · In Memories · Motivation · Wordy Wednesday

Re-Catching a Fire Lost…

I used to be long distance track runner when I was in high school. I loved it. I could run miles upon miles, non-stop. But something in me changed. Life happened. When I was in high school, I allowed a circumstance that hurt me deeply to begin to define who I was. In thinking about… Continue reading Re-Catching a Fire Lost…

In the Kitchen · Recipes

Slow Cooker Ham & Bean Chowder

As much as some of us are absolutely done with Winter and are longing for Spring…we still have a ways to go. With that being said, make the best of the cold weather with this delicious, thick, satisfying chowder. Just imagine yourself curled up on the couch with a steaming mug of hot chocolate &… Continue reading Slow Cooker Ham & Bean Chowder

In the Kitchen · Recipes

Food-Lovin’: Southwest Chicken & Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ummm, can you say delish?? I can! I took a recipe I found on Pinterest and made some of my own little changes to it. I’ll add the link to the original at the end of the post. Also, be forewarned- because we have a tight grocery budget and schedule, when I cook I tend to cook… Continue reading Food-Lovin’: Southwest Chicken & Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

DIY · In the Kitchen · Monday Munchies · Recipes

Munchie Monday: Dehydrated Strawberry-Kiwi Snack

My mom got me a dehydrator for my birthday this past year. You might say “Woooh…another kitchen appliance 😳” but for real- it has become incredibly helpful in saving us grocery money and snacking a little healthier. I’ve done squash and zucchini chips, and strawberry chips before, but this was a fun (and delicious) twist.… Continue reading Munchie Monday: Dehydrated Strawberry-Kiwi Snack