The Daily Dish!

July 26th, 2010 - Daily Dish


The past week went so quick, I barely remember what happened~ I guess that’s what happens when you work full-time, (and work the weekend)! This was my first week off-orientation..And it was very scary at first…But I am also loving the feeling of walking in the room and being able to say, ‘Hi, my name is Katie, and I’m your nurse for tonight!’ :)

God is sooo good, and I have so many praise reports when I finish work every night! He has given me so much favor with every one I work with, and even my patients! I find it interesting how the nurse before me will ‘warn’ me that a patient was ‘difficult’, and when I go in the room with a smile, (and show them compassion), they are suddenly sweet as a pea! :)

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The Daily Dish!

July 18th, 2010 - Daily Dish


I had a wonderful 2nd full week of working as a nurse…and I must say it’s amazing how quickly everything is starting to ‘come together’~ Much quicker than I thought at least! :) I love everything about my new job, except for working every other weekend that is…But hey, that just means I get days off during the week right!?! :)

Starting this full-time job has got me thinking about how to integrate my passion for caring for people, with my love for cooking/baking, and teaching people how to live healthy lifestyles! I have thought up a few ideas that are nursing-related such as becoming a certified diabetes nurse educator, (where I would teach patients newly diagnosed with diabetes how to eat healthy)…But ultimately, I have already had a chance to integrate my two passions together in none-other than the nursing ‘break room’!

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The Daily Dish!

July 12th, 2010 - Daily Dish


Whew! Well after a 6 day work week at my new job I am finally sitting down for what feels like the first time in a week! I love my new nursing job, and I so appreciate all the prayers and words of encouragement! God has been so faithful to lead and guide me through this time!

I have already learned so much about nursing, myself, and God in the short period of time I have been at this new job.  The most important thing is that of course that I simply can’t lean on my own understanding, and that I NEED GOD and His wisdom.

Another thing that has changed after starting a full time job is my daily meals! With 8 hour work days ahead of me I don’t exactly have the time to cook a hot meal every day, and I definitely have to plan ahead!

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The Daily Dish!

June 27th, 2010 - Daily Dish


Hey everyone! I have had a busy week as I stated in my last post..I got offered 2 new jobs (and had to pick which one I wanted, talk about a blessing!) …Got in an accident, (I’m OK thank God!)… And started my new job all in one week! It was a whirl-wind!

Needless to say, I’m still here, and so thankful for life, and God providing an awesome job that I think i’m going to really love! So far I love the people I will be working with and loved all that patients I’ve met!

That being said, I was due for a much-needed date with my hubby! So after breakfast we went to church, and then out to the mall and a date~ Olga’s, then a movie (Karate Kid), and then out to Applebee’s for dinner! (Talk about a great “date”!!!) :)

I of course started my day with one of my new favorite shakes~ an Orange Cream Cooler (which really is too funny since I had no idea we would be going to Olga’s for lunch!)


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Guest Post featured on Faith, Fitness, Fun

June 25th, 2010 - Daily Dish


Hey everyone! Sorry for the ‘wait’ on  recipes being posted this week..I got in a car accident (Thank God..I am OK..But my car isn’t…And I was very shaken up!) :( And started my new nursing job! :)  So it’s been a bit crazy to say the least!

Anyways, I did a guest post where I give more info on the inspiration for my site, recipes, and share a little bit more about my passions! The guest post can be found here~ Hope you all enjoy..and stay tuned for a new ‘Daily Dish’ coming this Sunday! :) Have a great weekend! xoxo Katie

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Daily Dish~ Birthday Edition!!! *Plus Giveaway Winner Announced!*

June 20th, 2010 - Daily Dish


My 25th birthday was this last Thursday and it was wonderful!!! This Daily Dish is a bit different from all the rest, because it’s filled with all the wonderful treats (basically all my favorite foods) I had on my birthday!

Also, today is the day I announce the winner of my giveaway!!! Thank you to everyone who entered and sent me beautiful pictures and descriptions of how their recipes turned out! I SO ENJOYED reading all the reviews, and hearing the stories about how family members were ‘convinced’ that healthy food can taste good!

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The Daily Dish!

June 6th, 2010 - Daily Dish


Wow…What a busy week for me! In addition to working 5 days this week, I had an interview (got offered the job- Yay!), bought (for the first time ever) some veggies to grow in my own little garden, and even survivied a week without my computer! ( I don’t recommend it– it was in the shop.  I had to use my hubby’s I-Pad for the week– Not ideal to say the least!)

In addition to all of that, (whew) I started to think up some ways that I could further teach people how to make lifestyle changes that would improve their health! After careful consideration, I thought of some realistic ways that I would be able to provide people with the support and guidance they need to get healthy, and/or lose/maintain a healthy weight… Just in time for the summer! :)

You can find out more about these types of services that I will be offering under the ‘Hire Me’ section of my site!

Now on to the Daily Dish…

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The Daily Dish!

June 1st, 2010 - Daily Dish


I hope everyone had a wonderful memorial day weekend!  I personally had a wonderful weekend that was filled with some of my favorite things! Some of those things included grilling outdoors with my family, going shopping, going to Mongolian BBQ, and as always, going to church!

Our service at church this week was particularly amazing, as our pastor gave honor to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protect our country.  He tied in the message to how Jesus gave His life for our freedom, and it was a tear-jerker to say the least! That being said, I want to take a quick moment to say thank you to all the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protect our nation, and also a special thanks to their families!

Now on to the Daily Dish~ Memorial Day BBQ style!

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The Daily Dish!

May 23rd, 2010 - Daily Dish


I hope everyone had a blessed week! I know I sure did…God has been putting new dreams and visions in my heart for my future that really excite me! Let me just tell you, serving the Lord makes every day an adventure that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world! :)

I had one of the best days in a while this week trying out and creating a few new recipes…and what’s even better is that they almost all turned out great! (Now that is MY kind of day! Except I don’t love cleaning the kitchen after I’m done!)

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The Daily Dish!

May 16th, 2010 - Daily Dish


WOW~ Hard to believe another week has flown by! Ever since I got married (in August) the weeks have been going by quicker than ever! I guess it’s because being a wife has been such a joy in my life, and it sure does keep me busy…Although I’m sure time speeds up even more when you have kids!

This week was very productive for me, I had two interviews, (both went well) and have sat down with my husband to discuss some long-term goals for our future! :) We also celebrated Mothers Day (a week late) with my mom by having a BBQ at my parents house!

I love BBQ’s…I think it may be my favorite thing to do when the weather gets warm! There are so many things you can make (veggies being my favorite) that just seem to taste better when grilled! I hope you all had a productive week, and took some time to spend with the people who mean the most to you! :)

Now, on to the Daily Dish!

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