Snickers & Squats - Achieving Balance in an Unbalanced World

Fashion & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Sometimes, on rare occasion, I am asked for my take on diet & exercise. I usually assert my personal tongue in cheek phrase, Snickers and Squats.

I am not embarrassed to admit that I have a very healthy appetite. I can out-eat most men. I’ve entered more than one All-You-Can-Eat Wing Bowls- Once, against a large group of high school boys (as their church youth leader) and eh hem, won first prize. And yes, I am often spotted holding up buffet lines with my second helping of dinner or dessert. What can I say? My appetite is extraordinary.

Does God Really Give Us the Desires of Our Heart?

Foster Care & Family

I’ve gone back and forth with this question, for the past twenty years. No joke. I think it’s normal for us to wonder if God really gives us the desires of our heart. After all, some of us are spending years and years waiting for the desires of our heart. While others may be dealing with a devastating loss that hurts a thousand times more. And yet, there’s so many bible verses that state it loud and clear. God must have known that we would wrestle with the answer to this question throughout our lives. 

Roasted Red Peppers

Food & Home, Rachel Maria's Recipes

The other night, I made a paisano spread that was to die for! Fresh seeded Italian Bread, my Olive Oil mixture (fresh garlic, herbs, Pecorino Romano, and EVOO), Olives, Pepper Shooters, Fresh Mozzarella, and Roasted Red Peppers. Scott stuffed olives with blue cheese and made me the BEST Dirty Martini EVER! It was the perfect little Italian-Fest for a simple night at home. 

How do Social Media Influencers Make Money?

Beauty & Fashion, Fashion & Lifestyle

You’re probably reading this, for one of two reasons. Either, you’re thinking about quitting your day job to do what looks so much easier, more glamorous, and fun! (Trust me. It’s not nearly as much as you think.) Or, you want to show support to the Blogger, Instagrammer, and/or You Tuber that is sharing awesome, FREE content with you on a regular basis. (Thank you!!!) Either way, it’s a fair question. How do Social Media Influencers make money? Here are a few ways…

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