CP and Me: The Chronic Pain

I post a lot about my life with Cerebral Palsy on my personal IG page. This is one of the pictures that I posted about chronic pain. So after this picture was posted I received multiple messages asking me if I really was 1 of 2, because they never ‘heard’ me complain about chronic pain or I didn’t ‘look’ like I was hurting when they were around me.  Continue reading


Taste Test Tuesday: The Essential 4 Collection

Essential 4 Collection Includes Bountiful Beer Bread, Garlic Garlic, Onion Onion, Seasoned Salt and a recipe book.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that has affiliate links.

Tastefully Simple’s Essential 4 Collection is a staple in my home. My first experience with Tastefully Simple was with the Garlic Garlic and the Beer Bread, both are some of my favorites. This collection gets you started on your Tastefully Simple journey.

 

Onion Onion– a blend of onions, chives, shallots and sea salt. No more chopping onions and crying.

Garlic Garlic– a mixture of garlic, onions and chives. Relieves you of peeling and mincing.

Seasoned Salt– a blend of spices, bell peppers, celery and sea salt. Great choice for an everyday seasoning.

Bountiful Beer Bread Value Pack – our signature bread, that you can have fresh from the oven in less than an hour. This value pack has 3 servings of beer bread. Just add a carbonated beverage and butter (optional.)

Essential 4 Recipe Book– a booklet with 20 delicious and simple recipes featuring the items from the Essential 4 Collection.

Each item in this collection works well on its own or combined with each other. Brushing some Garlic Garlic and butter on the Beer Bread gives you instant garlic bread, fresh from the oven; it’s yummy. I use these all time and have to watch my friends and family when they come over because they try to steal my seasonings.

These can be purchased separately or in the collection for a discounted price of $39.99.

Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. This post has affiliate links, which means if you buy any items using these links I will receive a percentage of the sales.


Word of the Year: CREATE

Create written and video content

With so much going on I was extremely behind in picking a word this year. Now that I have rested and healed I’m excited to get back to writing. This year I will create great and meaningful content. I will be intentional in what I write about, who I choose to collaborate with and how the platform I use to bring the information to you. Here are just a few things that will be taking place this year. I would also like to know what you would like to see my create. Feel free to comment below or send me an email info@southernrootskitchen.com.

  • The newsletter will be back next week.
  • Taste Test Tuesday will have a video segment.
  • Kitchen Tip Thursdays will be on FB Live.
  • Interviews with health and wellness coaches.


Food, Health and Life

I know you are all wondering what happened. I admit I went ghost for about 4 months. It wasn’t on purpose but more out of necessity. Life has a way of making you slow down, either you do it voluntarily or it will sit you down involuntarily. I know what it’s like to sit down involuntarily and since I felt my body going in that direction. I stopped myself before things got worse.

Health

My health was going in a downward spiral and I was trying to keep up with blogging and social media, but it just wasn’t working for your girl. Everyday tasks are a chore for me. It takes a lot of energy and effort to accomplish everyday tasks. I started to notice that I was tripping over my feet and falling more than usual. I would get shortness of breath while getting dressed in the morning or even walking up the stairs; which is already a struggle. I was getting weaker and needed to pay attention to my body.

Food

As you all know I love food, but I also love me more and taking a break was needed. While I was on this break I did lots of eating, some cooking and explored other cultures. It was a great way to work on blog material but not be forced to get a post out I managed to brainstorm lots of content for future posts and even took some pictures.

Life

Things happen when you least expect them. My circle of support has been changing a lot over the last year or so. Instead of my circle getting smaller it has been getting larger. There are some people who have been placed in my life to help me grow and move forward with not only this brand but others I am working on as well. In order for me to fully focus on myself and what’s coming, I had to rest.

My resting started with a vacation to Aylen Lake in Canada with my boo. He knew I needed to rest and had been telling me to slow down for months. When he suggested that I come to with him to his family home I was more than ready to take the trip. I enjoyed my time away I got the chance to really relax and rest. While I was there I decided to finally start my own book blog, instead of always being a contributing writer or a guest reviewer. The Literary Courier has launched and I am very excited and thankful.

Ready to Work

Now that I have gotten some rest, and I’m on a better work/life schedule I can get back to blogging and producing content. Have an idea for Taste Test Tuesday, Kitchen Tip Thursday or Food Friday, let me know.


TS to You!

Do you ever get a headache trying to figure out what to eat? Tired of having the same thing over and over again? Well let Tastefully Simple help you with our new TS to You program.

You can now purchase an eligible collection on our website and create an account. Every other month you will receive a new shipment with new recipes. There are no membership fees, no commitments, you can cancel when you need to.

We also have a TS to You rewards program where you will receive 10% credit on your account for each order. After three consecutive orders you are eligible for free shipping.

Contact me for more information or check our site.