Friday Salad

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Health & Food | 2 comments

A couple of weeks ago my sister Tara was telling me about salad in a jar. Have you heard of this before? I thought it was a great idea and decided to give it a shot. Essentially all you do is get your favorite salad ingredients and pack them tightly into a mason jar.

The prep takes a little work but it is well worth it. Each salad in a jar lasts about 5 days, and there is nothing better then opening up the refrigerator and grabbing a beautiful salad all ready to go (minus dumping it into a bowl.)

How to make salad in a jar….

Prepare all your favorite salad ingredients

Your first layer will be your dressing about 4 table spoons (let me be honest people for the most part I just eye everything).

Put your more solid ingredients towards the bottom of the jar and the softer veggies  and/or fruits will be higher in the jar.

Last but not least stuff as much salad as you can at the top of the jar.

Throw the jars in the fridge and when you are ready to eat a salad, pop open the jar and dump in a bowl. Pretty simple right.

I like to add a little pepper on my salad after I have put it in the bowl. Have a wonderful healthful weekend!

 

<3

T

 

 

Image Source: Tabbitha for Turnip Tootsie

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It Was A Hit

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Life & Adventures | 4 comments

Thanks to my husband my  Big 3-0 birthday was a hit! You wont be surprised at all… Chris and I drank Starbucks in the morning; I talked with family and friends on the phone and we rode the University’s school bus. Yes you read that correctly. My sister wanted to know why on earth I was ridding the school bus on my birthday, and I admit it sounds totally lame however, I had a blast.

Unfortunately I am number 1,015 on the waiting list for “close parking” at the college I will be attending in August… So, I will be parking in an overflow lot, and from there ride the bus to school. I wanted to do a practice run before the first day of class, and that’s jut what we did! Chris and I were the only ones on the bus. I was giddy and feeling happy about it being my birthday. I asked the bus driver  (a senior in college) to give me the rundown on how the bus system works, and even though I could have just asked the driver, I pulled the cord at my stop. Really it’s the stupid little things that make life so much fun! Chris and I got off the bus, walked around campus, went inside to one of my class rooms (to catch some free AC, it was only 100˚ out). Then lo and behold when we walked back outside there was a girl, handing out FREE t-shirts, um can you say birthday score! In the evening we went to dinner, and came home and had some amazing cake.

 

Chris got me this little 1985 nostalgic book and it is hilarious, well to me anyway.

 

Chris and I riding the school bus!

 

Checking out one of my class rooms.

 

My oldest brother sent me a “birthday selfie” (his exact words), he cracks me up and is so sweet.

 

Ending the day with some delish birthday cake.

 

Image Source: Chris and Chris

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Happy 30th To Me

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Life & Adventures | 7 comments

A Love Letter To My 20’s

Today I turn 30, but before I start my 30’s I wanted to take a minute or two to reflect on my 20’s…

I started my 20’s in Cheyenne Wyoming; my husband had just returned home safely, from Iraq. It was there that I learned what it truly means to trust in my heavenly Father, with every fiber of my being and that if “He brings you to it, He will bring you through it.” I have laughed so hard I’ve cried, and I have cried so hard it took my breath away. I have had the opportunity to travel and see such beautiful sights, that my eyes could hardly take in all the wonderment. I have seen complete poverty and devastation, covering those in that situation in prayer, love, and giving when I could.

I have experienced what true forgiveness feels like, and learned how to truly forgive others. I have learned that the saying “never say never” is a true statement; as I said I would NEVER go to college, and now I am about to embark on my third year. I have held so many singing/dancing concerts for my dog Otto I can’t even count. I have felt complete and ultimate helplessness, heartbreak, and desperation. I was on my way to class when I got a call that my brother Derek had been hurt. He had a concussion and had lost some of his memory. No one wants to learn how fragile life is; I just thank the Lord that my baby brother is alive and well today. I was given the gift to watch my nephew and niece come into this crazy beautiful world of ours. I am forever changed by these two.

I have tried new recipes, new ways to wear my makeup and style my hair. I started a blog, had sleepovers with my siblings, reconnected with old friends, lost some along the way; hiked Horsetooth Mountain for the fist time, snorkeled for the first time, got stuck on my parent’s roof, and realized that I am terrified of heights. I have had amazing tandem bike rides with my husband, taken guitar lessons, sang on stage and got to feel like Jewel for three minutes. I have opened and closed a business. I have learned so much from the people around me, and I hope I have been able to pass a little wisdom on myself. I have had money and I have been completely broke. I learned that money has NOTHING to do with happiness.

As I venture into my 30’s I pray that my goal is always to further my Father’s kingdom here on earth, for his glory and not my own. I pray that I will be patient with others and myself, that I will be courageous, kind, and gracious. It is a gift to be alive, a gift to be loved and love. To every single person who has helped, loved and encouraged me, I want to give you a very heartfelt thank you for helping me become the 30-year-old woman I am today.

Love,

<3

T

 

 

Image Source: Tabbitha for Turnip Tootsie

 

 

 

 

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Be Near You

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Books Music & Movies | 0 comments

Picture from 2008

Hi there, it’s been a while! I just wanted to say a quick hello… Hello. For those of you who don’t know, I do a little singing and song writing, with even a little less of some guitar playing. I recently posted a song I wrote on YouTube, called “Be Near You”, I hope you like it. Check back here on Thursday as I have a little post for you.

<3

T

 

 

Bear Near You written and performed by Tabbitha

Just out on the water  (Matthew 14)

And I reach out for you hand

I can feel the doubt rushing in

And you catch me with your grace

And I trust you with my faith

All I want is to be near you

All I need is to be near you

Seeking, searching, hoping

And you guide me through the night

As I look back on my life

You were always there by my side

You met me at the well (John 4)

And I had messed up oh so bad

My faults will never faze you

I will forever praise you

All I want is to be near you

All I need is to be near you

Just out on the water

And I reach out for your hand

 

 

Image Source: Chris

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Where Is Summer Going?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Fashion & Popular Products, Life & Adventures | 4 comments

Oh my word, can you believe it is already July 1st! Where is this summer going? What are your 4th of July plans? Chris and I were invited to couples house party. Who is this couple you ask? Chris actually met them while he was delivering an SUV to them. He said they were super nice, and it just so happens they do the same job that I want to do in the future (build costume homes). Chris has off work (high-five here) so we are going to the party. We were told there will be swimming if we wanted. However, I will be leaving my suit at home for this party. Chris said “watch we will be the only ones outside the pool and people will be staring at us.” I just laughed and said not true! Then I had a flash thought of, that wouldn’t happen would it??? (insert carzy face emoji con here)

I want to wish all you Turnips a very happy and safe 4th of July, as my blogging is about to become very sporadic. I start physics on the 7th of this month. It’s 5 days a week, and it’s going to need my full attention. I will try to pop in now and then, but I’ll just have to see how it goes. I’m actually feeling a little excited and a lot of dread. Who wants to be in class during the summer, during their anniversary and 30th birthday? (insert sigh half smile emoji con here)

My love to you all and again Happy 4th! Here are a few fun links…

 

How cute are these!

 

These. Are. So. Prettyyyy.

 

This video made my side hurt from laughing so hard (thanks sissy).

 

Cute Wedges!

 

How to do a professional pedicure.

 

Ok, If had a lawn I would SO do this!

 

<3

T

 

 

Image Source: Tabbitha for Turnip Tootsie

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