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Beware Of Your Own Voice In Your Head

By Shelli Johnson | Aug 27, 2011

This one goes along with a post I did a few weeks back about being careful which people you choose to listen to (find it HERE). But this one’s about possibly your worst critic: your own self and how to combat that negative voice in your head. Anne Lamott, in her fabulous book Bird by Bird, …

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Slow Cooker Blueberry Bread

Slow-Cooker Blueberry Breakfast Bread

By Shelli Johnson | Aug 20, 2011

Want something yummy to serve for breakfast? Got 10 minutes & a slow-cooker? Here’s a recipe for slow-cooker blueberry breakfast bread that, so far, everyone has liked. Serves 8 – 10. Costs less than $10. To make slow-cooker blueberry bread, you’ll need: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 …

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Be Careful Who You Listen To

By Shelli Johnson | Aug 6, 2011

My husband & I did this exercise once at a motivational seminar: He stood directly in front of me, telling me: you’re capable, you’re intelligent, you’re driven, you’ll succeed. Two other people from the seminar stood on either side of him saying things like: you’re going to fail, it’s too hard, you’ll never make it, you don’t …

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Self-Doubt ~ Worst Enemy to Creativity

By Shelli Johnson | Jul 30, 2011

Sylvia Plath: “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” Sometimes self-doubt comes in fast & hard: the first rejection, maybe, and you’re wondering if you should even try to be a …

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slow-cooker fettucini alfredo

Slow-Cooker Restaurant-Style Fettucini Alfredo

By Shelli Johnson | Jul 17, 2011

For slow-cooker fettucini alfredo fans: how hard is it to find a decent alfredo sauce at the store?  Impossible, I think.  I’ve tried.  This recipe makes alfredo sauce that tastes like you got it at an Italian restaurant, and it only takes you about 5 minutes prep time and 45 minutes to cook. Costs about …

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Slow-cooker pulled pork

Slow-Cooker Ridiculously Easy Pulled Pork

By Shelli Johnson | Jun 18, 2011

For slow-cooker pulled pork, this one is easy, easy, easy. It’ll probably take you all of 15 minutes to put together. Depending on how much each person eats, it’ll feed 6-8 people. Cost is less than $20, the majority of that is for the pork. To make slow-cooker pulled pork, you’ll need: 5-6 pounds pork …

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slow-cooker award-winning chili

Slow-Cooker Award-Winning Chili

By Shelli Johnson | May 7, 2011

This slow-cooker award-winning chili recipe won at a chili cook-off where I used to work.  Granted, there were only about a dozen entries.  And I knew all the judges and worked closely with one of them, but still . . . an award!  This recipe got a little gold trophy (plastic and fit in the palm …

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