Baking with Jaz – January 2019 Edition

CHURROS This months recipe is not strictly baking as these are best deep fried but I thought some of you may appreciate a nice and easy Churros recipe. This one converts very easily to gluten free but what I will say is it thickens up really quick and becomes almost impossible to pipe. It does…

January 2019 Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month for January is: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor From Amazon: Our most commonly held formula for success is broken.   Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win…

Trying Something New

It’s 2019 – HOW DID THAT HAPPEN???  I set a fitness goal for 2018 that I didn’t come close to meeting. After some medical issues, a few rounds of steroids, and a whole lot of not giving a @#*% I am at the heaviest weight I have ever been. For the first time in my…

January 2019 Vision Board

Happy New Year, my fabulous ladies! Each year, the church I attend encourages us not to make resolutions (those fall aside so quickly, don’t they?), but instead to pray and pick a word to focus on through out the year.  We take the time to examine ourselves, our struggles, our own needs and pick a…

November Book of the Month

Our November Book of the Month is: Candy Apple Butterscotch by Rebecca MacCeile Candy Apple Butterscotch chronicles the journey of Rebecca MacCeile as she takes her first steps into adulthood, navigating her way out of the shackles of a mentally abusive childhood. A harrowing tale of overcoming trauma and adversity while trying to find her place…

Baking with Jaz – October 2018 Edition

I wasn’t sure if I should share this recipe now or wait until December when this cake would ordinarily be eaten. As I always make them between September and October though. I thought I’d share it at the right time to make it, so that anyone that would like to can also make themselves this…

Detours

I’m envious of people who knew what they want to be when they grow up and got there. My youngest memory of my future included becoming a pediatric oncologist. Around high school I switched to wanting to be a pharmacist. In college I took an introduction to criminal justice course and was hooked. I seemed…

Olivia, October 2018 AbbieQ Woman Crush

I live in South Carolina with my wonderful husband, Timothy of 3 years. I have 1 grown son, and he is my heart and soul. For over 20 years I ran my own daycare and now currently work for a private daycare. I just love working with small children. Rese: What do you do in…

Sara Heesen

I have a strong background in gymnastics and rock climbing and dabbled in a myriad of other sports during my childhood.  I didn’t even know American Ninja Warrior existed until about 4 years ago.  It looked like so much fun!  I had to try it out.  My first class was rough; I had trouble even…

Jan, Ambassador of the Month

Who is Jan? I am a 51 year old wife and mother. I have been married to my husband, Gary, for 30 years. We have 2 sons, ages 28 and 20. I am also a “fur” mom to our 3  month old kitten, Calli and our 2 year old hedgehog, Hazel. I work in an ENT & Sinus Specialty office as…