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Life Happens

Pay Attention

Life happens and we have to deal with it. A few months ago while working on some blog posts I wasn’t feeling well. I had pushed myself way beyond my limits for  a while. I thought I had learned my lesson earlier in the year when my body decided to shut down. Apparently I didn’t because it happened again. This time I knew I had to make some tough decisions. I have spent the last 3 months evaluating my personal and professional life. Looking at the way things were going and whether I was happy with them. One thing that I wanted to pay more attention to was this blog. I wanted to be able to write more, start including recipes again (most of you know what happened before), and be able to share more of me and my time in the kitchen. Little did I know my life was about to change that would make this a possibility.

I have officially been given a lot more time to focus on my blog, writing and cooking. The saying ‘somebody prayed for me’ is definitely true. As 2016 began so did my new journey, a new career with flexibility, a car ( I didn’t have one) and a list of possibilities and dreams to carry out. I’m excited about what’s taking place. My first few weeks took some getting used to but I’m on a good schedule. I had to take some time to pay attention to me: my body, my life, my goals. I love writing, I love this blog and my new career loves both!

Let’s get ready for a great 2016!!


Happy New Year Family!


Happy New Year Everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful time with your loved ones over the holidays. We took some time to go visit family and friends in the Northeast region. We had a great time with our loved ones. Christmas breakfast was definitely a highlight of the trip. Lots of food, laughs and love flowing through out the house.

It’s a new year and we know many of you have made resolutions for the new year and others are going back to their regular scheduled food regimens that began before Thanksgiving. If you are starting a new healthy eating challenge or continuing on the one you started before the holidays, we will have some blog posts coming up that will help you with your meal options.

Be on the look out for some new things coming this year with Southern Roots Kitchen. You the readers requested some additional topics to be discussed on the blog and we will bring them to you. We’re not getting rid of anything, just adding some more variety to the blog. We appreciate all the feedback that you provide and we welcome you to reach out and send us more.

Enjoy your weekend and we will see you soon!