A little encouragement

I am hitting the pavement today after work; it's WAY too nice for the gym. I signed up for a little 5K race at the end of April. The husband is "doing it with me" aka he'll see me at the finish line. And I'm okay with that. He runs faster than I do. I'm not fast by any means. Besides, I like cruising by myself with my tunes. The below quotes fits me perfectly.

Happy Monday!



My Friday Five.

Hey y'all!! It's finally Friday. This week has been crazy hectic. Work has seemed so crazy and with bringing a foster pup into the house, our whole schedule has been thrown off. Let's jump right into it, shall we?

Do any of y'all shop Sole Society? I was perusing the other day and they have the cutest shoes at pretty good deals. Here are a few of my favorites.



One of my best girlfriends is getting married the first weekend of April. I am one of the greeters for her garden wedding and cannot wait to be together with our "group." We have a lot going on in April with her wedding, a South Carolina/Furman baseball game planned, and then Easter in Charleston!! I can't wait. Not being in Charleston with all these awesome temperatures has me JEALOUS. 

About our foster pup I mentioned earlier. She is our third foster. We have had 2 chocolate lab girls before her. Her name is Alli & she is so sweet. Please ignore how messy I look. We had just given her a bath to get the shelter stench off of her. Poor girl broke with kennel cough so we are getting that under wraps as well as recovering from her spay. Hopefully little girl gets a new family next weekend!! If you are interested in rescuing/fostering in South Carolina for labs, please check out Lowcountry Lab Rescue.

I have been busy whipping up some Pinterest recipes lately. Y'all can check out my fairly latest one here. My husband loves when I cook; I tell him if he'd let me be a "stay at home wife" then I would cook for him more. It is a running joke in our household. 

The other day at work, a lady who sits across from me, were talking about different sayings. She's from PA. We both laughed about the saying "Fixin' To." Do y'all say this? I most certainly do. I think Southern sayings can be so funny when you stop and think about them. I can just imagine what people up North think about us. ;)

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Y'all have a great weekend!




A recipe, y'all!

I am not a chef by any means... but sometimes I do surprise myself. I was perusing Pinterest the other day and stumbled upon Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers. They looked simple (this is key for me to spend any time in my kitchen) and delicious. I had heard people talk about quinoa (pronounced: keen-wa) but had never thought to cook with it. It is LOADED with all kinds of goodness that will surely leave you feeling full.

We paired these with chicken off the grill last night for dinner. Daylight saving time is PRIME TIME for action on the Big Green Egg. This is a before picture. Not much difference in the look after they are cooked. They were awesome. I will say, the bell pepper (to ME & my husband will agree) is more for presentation. But if you like to eat bell pepper, go for it!

The link to the actual recipe can be found here. And below is the recipe with my minor tweaks. Husband loved this and has asked that we incorporate it more! I suggest you do too!

{Side note: I do not cook with a lot of herbs in my kitchen...so when something calls for just a tsp of an herb or spice and I don't have it...I leave it out. I don't like to pay $6 for a small thing of herb/spice to only use it in my kitchen for that one recipe.}

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa (BE SURE TO READ THE PACKAGING Only 1 1/2 cups dry creates 3cups cooked!!!)
  • 1 (4-ounce) can green chiles
  • 1 cup corn kernels (I forgot these at the store..will add next time!)
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (I would have added more. I LOVE cheese.)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (Sounds wierd but it is delish. Will add more next time.)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves (Left out.)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (Left out)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (I used minced garlic because it is what I had on hand.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or more to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 bell peppers, tops cut, stemmed and seeded
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine quinoa, green chiles, corn, beans, tomatoes, cheeses, cilantro, cumin, garlic, onion and chili powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Spoon the filling each each bell pepper cavity. Place on prepared baking dish, cavity side up, and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

And here are come fun facts about it!

Happy Eating y'all!!


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