I can’t believe over a year has passed since my last post. In that time so much has happened both god and bad. There was the whirlwind craziness of the holidays, a job change which I could not be happier about and sadly the loss of my beloved grandfather who meant so much to me.
During my break from blogging I decided to make a change related to this blog. As the title suggests I love fashion and I love food. Never have I focused solely on those two subjects. Up until now PearlsandPasta.com has always a collection of my thoughts and inner rumblings. You never knew what you would find on a daily visit. That changes today. Today I am giving the blog back to what it was originally intended to be. An outlet for me to share my love of cooking and fashion.
A daily visit to PearlsandPasta.com will reward you with a delicious recipe or fashion inspiration. My approach to both subjects is it is all about balance.
I was blessed to grow up in close proximity to my two very Southern grandmothers. Both have sadly passed away but they have left me with a love of cooking and their collection of precious recipes. Now here is the thing. I love Gram’s ooey gooey, diet busting macaroni and cheese and am happy to indulge in second helpings whenever it is served, but I don’t eat it every day. I do make my own version of gram’s recipe and it is just as cheesy, but way healthier…and NO I do not puree butter nut squash and try to pass it off as cheese sauce. Been there. Tried that. No one can convince me it is cheese sauce. In their memory I want to use this blog to share my grandmother’s diet busting and my waist forgiving recipes with you.
I also love fashion, both high and low end. I have a ridiculous amount of Kate Spade handbags and jewelry, but I’ve learned to pair them with inexpensive pieces to complete my look. I will never be one of those girls in name brands from head to toe. You know what? When wearing the two together people always comment on much they love my bargain pieces! I love my designer things but I also love my bargains and my budget demands that I have a healthy appreciation of both. Fashion inspires me every day and I want to share that passion with you.
This blog will also document my fitness journey. I was never athletic in high school or college instead I was a total book nerd. After college as a way to deal with my high stress job I took up running and discovered a passion for fitness and healthy living. Fast forward to the winter of 2011 and my love for running left me with severe illiotibial band syndrome. This injury caused me to take a year off from running and my fitness has never been the same since. I try to stay active but I have not been consistent. To get back on track I have signed up to compete in the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. I am so not conditioned for the race so now is the time for me to get serious and back on track.
Now yes, before you comment, you will still find an inner rambling or two but having a direction for his blog will allow me to create better quality content for you, my readers. I thank each of you for sticking with me in my long absence and am excited for what the future has in store.