Best Hummus Ever
Pretty big claim, huh? Well, any Mediterranean Momma (or Papa) worth their salt better know how to whip up some tasty hummus.
Your Dreams Are Not Big Enough
The day I met Steve Perry of Journey, my childhood crush, was also the same day I realized my dreams were not big enough. Doesn’t make sense, does it? I have listened to this man’s songs since I was 12 and always dreamed of the day “I could just meet him” but, did you notice I said “just” meet him? Yeah, that’s a dead give away that your dreams are too small. When you shrink your expectations by using phrases like: “if only,” “at least” and “just,” you also limit your dreams and goals by putting speed limits where there only should be open road.
I have always enjoyed writing and wanted to start this blog years ago, but was scared that there were so many other blogs out there. What could I contribute about food and family that would be different enough from the rest? Then, the day after Thanksgiving, the day my sister and I usually go shopping together, was when I met Steve Perry.
Since we had just moved a couple of months before Thanksgiving, I decided that I would not host the holiday at our house and instead met up with my sister and her family the Friday after turkey day. All eight of us were gathered in a large booth enjoying pizza, wine and kale salad … it is California, you know! Then, my husband turned to me and said, “Honey, I am not joking, Steve Perry is outside,” I looked and there he was, sitting outside the restaurant talking with some friends, wearing a blue flannel shirt and holding a little dog! My heart was beating out of my chest because I couldn’t believe that this was really happening. Somehow, I mustered up the courage and went outside to meet the person who I had always dreamed of meeting . He was beyond handsome and very gracious as he took the time to talk and take pictures with me. He even kissed my hand!! Crazy, right? That was when I realized if I could run into Steve Perry in pizza restaurant the day after Thanksgiving, lots of amazing things could happen including writing a blog.
I am a Mom of 13-year-old twins who loves to travel, cook, do crazy boot camps and half marathons for fun. I would love to share with you some ways I save time, prepare healthy and delicious meals and set the tone for a happy home. I am a mom who loves being a mom, but knows how hard it is to do this everyday. I hope I can inspire you when you are having a tough day or need a new perspective on things. So today my dream gets to start as I share my thoughts and words with you.
And, maybe the next time I meet Steve Perry, I’ll have on a cute dress and maybe even have my nails done. Let’s dream big!