Monday, January 18, 2010

Getting a Grip

Ok. I am a bad blogger. I have come to terms with that. I have moved on, let go and will once again try to be better at it....

I am in the process of getting my photos ready to get up on here and show and tell about my recently belated holiday celebration.... it will be worth it just for the yumminess that is an apple galette! Super YUM!!!

Until then be good and be kind....

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The meaning behind the name

Have you ever noticed that no matter how much room you have everyone always ends up smushed into the kitchen sitting at tables, leaning against refrigerators or backed up to the counters...
That is what i always remember about being with friends and family. We always had the most fun sharing stories or having heart to hearts while in the kitchen. It's familiar and warm and inviting and all things good. Plus there was usually something wonderfully yummy and delicious to nibble on and a good, strong cup of coffee to hold warming my hands. Truly one of my favorite things of all time.....Pure Bliss! 

So why wouldn't I want this adventure that is my life to begin from a place of warmth and all things good...

There it is a simple reason.  I guess that's my first confession...

From my kitchen to yours.....

Monday, December 28, 2009


Dear friends~
I had another blog once. I never wrote in it. This one will be different.

A new year about to begin and I have been inspired to really be out with the old and in with the new. Out will be tossed the accumulation of years of things I geared up to do but never finished or in most cases never started. In will be a daily resolution to accomplish one new thing that will lead to a happier, healthier and enjoyable life.

Sitting here at my kitchen table I hereby begin the process of a self intervention!

This is the declaration of Cris's independence for 2010....

I, Cris, will simplify my life. I will no longer let the happiness of others come before my own sanity. I will not overextend myself to the point of exhaustion. I will not feel guilty for saying no. I will do my best to give of my time and my talents to better my community thus bettering the world in which I have inherited. I will go to the gym more. I will eat my fruits and veggies, as long as I can have chocolate too. I refuse to say I can not do something without trying. I will attempt to try something new weekly if not daily. I will love and be loved in return. I will laugh more, challenge myself and let all the rest go. I will finally figure out who the real me really is and do what will make me happy. I will reduce my debt. I will finally feel truly free and not be scared to take a big risk in life, love and the pursuit of my happiness. I will not lose sight of others in the process but I will not be taken advantage of either. I will bring closure to unresolved past situations and open new doors to the future. I will take 2010 by storm and make it my year. I will foster my creativity and take it to new levels. I will be honest but not brutal. I will allow myself to know that it is ok to fail if I promise to give it my all in the attempt. I do not have to be "perfect" just me and that is enough. 

This is the beginning of my year long journey. If you are with me from the start then you will have fun seeing the evolution of Cris. 

I figured to make writing in my blog a little more fun for myself I will make it a Confessions from the Kitchen approach. I will explain more in my next post. I can't wait.

From my Kitchen to yours-