Leap into Fall

Fall is probably my most favorite time of year. The weather gets a little cooler, my palate shifts from fresh berries and summer fruits to hearty squashes and pumpkins, and the holiday season is just around the corner. There is so much anticipation for ending the year with fun, family gatherings and expectation for what’s […]

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A little OCD

Ever since I was a young girl, I have always loved organization and order in my life. Everything I have ever owned has had its own place. My room always stayed clean, with my clothes always put away, all my school books and personal items in their place and organized. Having a clean, organized place […]

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The D Word

I am sure you have been there. You feel like you’ve gained a few pounds (hello, Quarantine 15) and want to fit back into your skinny jeans. You research exercise regimens, yoga classes, and HIIT videos and vow to do work-outs three times a week. The first week, everything goes great! You are feeling amazing, […]

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La pizza buonissima

Pizza…very good pizza is my husband’s favorite food. I admit, I love a good pizza…thin crust, preferably cooked in a wood-fired Italian pizza oven, authentic and delicious. We travelled to Southern Italy in the Fall of 2018 and pretty much ate pizza everyday. I mean, when in Rome…and Reggio di Calabria, Salerno, and Naples, this […]

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Comfort Food

I don’t know about you, but whenever I am having a rough day, am feeling slightly under the weather, or have a craving for something but I am unsure what, I usually go for comfort food. For some, that may mean a meal that they ate growing up, something that reminds them of better times, […]

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To Indy and Beyond

While on our cross country adventure during Covid-19, we spent the last night on the road in Indianapolis. We were tired, hungry, and just wanted to eat and pass out. We got to our hotel (which was under construction) and quickly looked up food places to get delivery. After several days of veggie burgers, bad […]

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Mask Revelations

It was grey and rainy when we woke up in Kansas City, Kansas, the beginning of day 4 of our cross country adventure. We were tired, sick of being in the car, and to be honest, starting to get on each other’s nerves…just a touch. A multi-day cross country road trip with your spouse is […]

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Flatlands USA

During our cross country trek in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, we woke up in our hotel in Denver to sunny, yet chilly 50 degree weather. We stayed in the downtown area and as we drove around, looking for coffee (of course!) we saw people walking their dogs, wearing shorts and hoodies…and masks. The […]

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Let’s Leap!

Welcome to Leap Before Looking, a blog containing stories about the adventures of life, love and other creative leaps of faith.  Why write a blog?  Why write a blog NOW? Why Leap Before Looking? Well, to be honest, I have contemplated writing a blog for several years.  It is one of those desires God placed […]

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