Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Our Golf Life is Hard, but God Helps us Persevere!

Today, I am going to pour out my heart. 

Oh, where do I begin? Golf is hard. Golf is fun. Golf is a rollercoaster.  

A few months ago, Jared played in his first Web.Com Tour event of the season. He made the cut and we were thrilled! Then, he had a rough weekend and finished close to last. A few weeks later, he Monday qualified into the New York tournament and not only made the cut, he finished around the middle of the pack. He's making so much progress! 

Then, fast forward a few weeks and we are to the point we are today. He didn't make it through the past two Monday qualifiers. As Jared's wife, it absolutely BREAKS MY HEART to see him disappointed in himself. 

My husband is the HARDEST working man out there and he puts his heart and soul into grinding every single day. I want more than anything for him to make it to the PGA Tour one day. If you know Jared and I at all, this has nothing to do with money, it's all about the dream and calling God has placed on our life. That's why we are NOT discouraged by these couple of setbacks. We fully believe and trust that God's plan is THE BEST plan and we are so blessed to enjoy this amazing life that He has given us, that we don't have time to complain and be negative. We choose to focus on the positive in every situation. We know that God is teaching us something new EVERY SINGLE DAY. Even when the world thinks that we are struggling, we know that we are THRIVING because we have God as our comfort and strength! With every bad golf round, God is molding us into an even better version of ourselves and helping us become an even stronger couple. 

This devotional book is something we read together every single night. A lot of the time, Jared has to read it from a picture that I send to him because he is on the road. It's amazing how every single night, God tells us EXACTLY what we need to hear for that day. 

I can't tell you how many texts we receive after a missed qualifier that say how sorry they are because we didn't make it in. Please DON'T feel sorry for us because we have had a couple of missed tournament opportunities. Instead, please pray that we will make the most of the journey that God has given us and support one another in love. Please pray that we will fully hear what God is trying to teach us through each setback. 

I wish I could list all of the incredible blessings that we receive, but that would take up the entire space on the internet. I'll mention a few on this post just to prove that God is REAL and HE is the reason that we are doing what we are doing. 

First of all, our jobs are amazing. I am so blessed to be able to spend time with this HILARIOUS kid. I have so many funny stories to tell Jared at the end of each day. One day, Jared was practicing at Sawgrass which is near the library with a pond to feed the fish and turtles. Jared came over for a break and totally surprised Christopher. He jumped out of his seat in the car and did a happy dance the moment he saw Jared! This simple gesture brought Christopher so much joy and it just melted my heart. He only stayed for about 20 minutes because he had to keep practicing, but for that 20 minutes, Christopher was the happiest kid in the world. The fact that we can squeeze in a FEW extra minutes of time together when Jared is home is another huge blessing! 

My job covers our monthly expenses and even allows room for a few fun grocery purchases or surprises now and then. God has covered ALL of our needs and a lot of our wants too. We stick to our budget and when we can do a little something extra, we appreciate it so much more! 

We are also extremely grateful for our amazing families. We have the best of the best! They always spoil us when they come to visit and Jared's dad has been caddying for him to help save money. We cannot thank both sides enough for their love and support! 

Jared's job allows him to travel all over the country and experience so many cool things. He has met so many people and shown God's love everywhere he goes. A lot of people notice the scripture on his yardage book cover and that is one way for him to talk to people about Jesus. 2 Timothy 1:7, "For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love and sound judgment." I am so proud of my husband for being a light everywhere he goes. 

My prayer is that you all would know and believe that God loves you and wants to be the Lord of your life too! God is the best thing in our lives and we couldn't do this without Him! 

Lastly, we hit our 3 year mark of being Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe this past Monday! Cheers for 3 years!  

Monday, July 25, 2016

This Granola is Nuts Review



I really enjoyed this granola. It had a great taste! 
I used this granola in three different ways. I first tried it in a smoothie. It blended really well and I could taste the difference it gave to the smoothie. The second way I tried it, which was my favorite, was to mix it in a bowl with yogurt. My wife gave me this idea when we started dating and it's one of my favorite ways to eat granola. I really liked the flavor and texture it added to the yogurt. The third way was straight from the bag. I also really liked the raw taste of the granola. I recommend this to anyone looking for a snack, an addition to smoothies, or an add on to any snack!

Check out their website, Twitter, and Instagram for more info! 

This granola was sent to us free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Beef Pad Thai Recipe by Jared

We were asked to participate in a contest with JSL Foods using their noodles, so Jared was all over this recipe! He was super happy to have some HOMEMADE pad thai during an off week for golf! 

Take 1b of ground beef and chop it up in a skillet

Season to taste with curry, ginger, garlic, salt & pepper
Microwave noodles for 1 minute after poking holes in the package 

Put the noodles in the skillet with the cooked meat and add the sauce powder with 1/2 cup of water.
Add one scoop of peanut butter
Mix all the ingredients in the skillet together evenly. 

Fry one egg and place on top of the dish
Sprinkle with lime and enjoy!

You can purchase the noodles at Albertson's and Target stores!
Please check out JSL Foods on Twitter and Facebook

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Peanut Butter Paradise Pastries

Peanut Butter Paradise Pastries 

1 package Wewalka Pastry Dough
2 bananas
Peanut butter 
1 scoop Purely Inspired Protein Powder 
1/4 cup yogurt 
1/4 cup of Truly Tropical Golden Girl Granola 

1. Open pastry dough package and cut into 6 even strips. 

2. Slice a banana into thin layer and place on top of dough. 

3. Add about a tablespoon of peanut butter on top of banana. 

4. Fold dough on top and squeeze sides to make sure they are sealed. 

5. Bake at 400*F for about 15 minutes. 

6. While they are baking, start making your protein frosting. Mix yogurt and scoop of protein powder together for about 1 minute or until smooth.  

7. After the pastries are done cooking, allow them to cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes and then top with protein frosting and granola! 

These are not only delicious, but they are healthy too! Win win! 

Purely Inspired is providing us with protein in exchange for recipes each month. We are not compensated for these posts, just sent product.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Wewalka European Bakery Style Dough

Wewalka sent us some dough to try in exchange for an honest review on the blog. 
We were not compensated monetarily, just sent product. All opinions are our own.  

First of all, I have to admit how excited we both were that they included an apron and an oven mitt with the dough. It was so thoughtful and added a fun element to our cooking adventures! 

Here's a little about Wewalka from their website:
Today, Wewalka is a family-run company driven by a passion for good food and good living. We actively listen to our consumers, our customers and our employees, to offer the best baking solutions available. That is why we only use the highest quality ingredients and produce all of our products using clean, renewable energy. We never compromise our recipes by including bromated or bleached flour, animal by-products, high-fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oil. And we remain committed to producing all of our products in a sustainable and responsible way. 

We love the fact that this dough doesn't have any weird ingredients! It is made with wholesome ingredients and you can TASTE the difference. 

Of course, being the pizza lovers that we are, we had to make one ASAP. We used leftover chicken from our dinner the night before, turkey bacon, prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella on top. The crust was  delicious. It was just the right consistency to make it not too thin, but not too thick either. We loved it! 

We also made a new DESSERT with the pastry dough, but we can't reveal it quite yet because we are entering it into a contest with Golden Girl Granola. Hint: It is filled with PB & Banana! We might be biased, but it was INSANELY delicious! The pastry dough was nice and flaky.  

This weekend, we are taking the croissants to a couples brunch and can't wait to share the love! 

Please check out Wewalka on their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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