Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a blessed Fall season so far…Before we know it, the holidays will be here! The past few weeks have been amazing here in Michigan I couldn’t of asked for a better fall!
Personally, it’s been a very busy but wonderful time for me. It was my mom’s birthday about a week ago, so my family and I went to celebrate at a neat little sushi restaurant that was actually in an old house! It was really neat, and this was my second time trying sushi, which I must say I really enjoyed!
If you live anywhere near the Detroit Michigan area, I strongly suggest you go check it out…It’s called Shiro!
The birthday girl in all her glory! How cute is my mom and dad by the way!?! They are high school sweethearts, (like my hubby and I, they met when they were 15), and they are still just in love today as when they got married!
We also spent the weekend doing fun ‘festive’ things! We had some friends over to carve pumpkins! I’m convinced you can never be old to do stuff like that!
I attempted to make a bunny! :)
I must add, please don’t mind my not-so-clear pictures on this post, most of them were taken with my new I-Phone! I was so excited to take pictures with my new phone that it pretty much ‘took the place’ of my camera the past few weeks! :)
As you all know, I’m prepping for my cookbook…Which has been a ton of fun! Of course a bonus has been testing and enjoying all the yummy food! :)
My cookbook will have lots of quick and easy (under 10 minute) lunch ideas that delicious and are g0-to’s in my every day life!
Wait until you see what I did with these guys for my cookbook… Dashing Dish Mac and Cheese anyone!?! ;)
I’ve been enjoying lots of walks during the beautiful fall days!
I’ve also been enjoying my new church so much! It’s been beyond amazing, and I truly look forward to going every week!
I’ve been enjoying lots of Fall-Inspired Treats~ of course!
Mmm…Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt might be my favorite treat of all!
I’ve also been helping out at my sister’s 3rd grade classroom! This past week was her harvest party, so I came by to visit!
Of course I had to bring a treat with me, so I got to working on a healthy treat the kids would enjoy!
My sister also made my Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes for the teachers!
And speaking of my sister’s class…I got the cutest picture text from my sister this past week….A boy in her class made my Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls for the class! He was even late to class, (and forgot his backpack) because he was rushing so they would still be warm when he got to school! :) That made my week! (Sorry for the blurry picture, it was a picture text!)
My family and I also went to the apple orchard~ a MUST-DO-EVENT during the fall season if you ask me!
We got fresh cider, doughnuts, and apples.
And we went on a hayride!
I’ve also been busy health coaching a very lovely lady, and doing personal grocery store tours in the area, and hosting cooking lessons in my home! It’s been such a blast and a blessing at the same time!
I’m also going to be starting nutrition courses after the holidays to supplement my nursing degree with a bit more focus on what I love, nutrition!!! That way I will be both certified and qualified to help people how to eat nutritiously for their specific health needs!
All that being said, I do have some very disappointing news to break. As many of you know, I have been working very hard on getting my cookbook out for the holidays! It was truly my goal to get it out by then, as I think it would make a great gift, and I know a lot of people have been waiting on it patiently! However, as my husband and I began to speak with publishers, we realized that in order to get it published with TONS of pictures and all the features I want it to have, (some will even have step by step how-to pictures), then there is no way it would be ready by the holidays. I had to make the choice to either put out a cookbook that would be half of what I wanted it to be, or wait, and put out something I would be really proud of! I’m have to apologize to anyone who was hoping to get it for a Christmas gift!
That being said… I have a lot of really exciting things coming in the holiday season with Dashing Dish! I’m talking big announcements, and exciting Holiday recipes, and more….so stay tuned!