Thursday, December 31, 2015

For a Lack of Faith

And Life Goes On...

It has been a VERY crazy time since the last post. I have started a new job as an assistant instructor at the culinary school I attend, and we have finally moved! Unfortunately, I let the blog go to the back burner during all this, but it is time for that to change. The past few months have been filled with remodel, chaos, and tests of faith. We still have a long ways to go before our place is finished but it has came so far and I am thankful for that. I know that God has a purpose for us to be where we are and will provide the strength needed to persevere. Please pray for us, and God bless until next time!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

More About Me

Hello everyone! My name is Nashay and I am half of the brain power behind this blog and everything it entails. There are two things that have enabled me to be where I am today, God and my daughter. My Favorite, as I call her, will be four this month! Time flies too fast, for sure. I am a full time student working on my Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts degrees. I homeschool Lisa's kids three days a week and have just started preschool homeschooling my Favorite as well! In my spare time I tend to binge watch Netflix, more often than I should, and read everything I can get my hands on. Seriously, everything. I of course love to play in the kitchen as well! If you have any questions feel free to email me. Hope you enjoy!

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

The Joys of Learning

I love learning new things. I am always telling the kids to make it a goal to learn at least one new thing a day. I emphasize how important it is to continue to learn even as an adult. I even try to lead by example! But, I have found something that is making me question the importance of that lesson: Do I really need to know this much about HTML codes and how to format links?!?

Lisa and I first got the idea for a blog when we decided to get serious about creating products for Teachers pay Teachers. (You can find our store here!) With her working a pretty much full time job, and me being the one who was up until two in the morning almost every night, usually on the computer, I volunteered for all the computer work that needed to be done to get us started.

The first steps were easy. I decided to use blogspot and soon was following basic guidelines to get the blog set up. Then I clicked the preview blog button and about died. All those clicks, color choices, font choices, and template choices had evolved into one very dull  "bloggy" looking page. 

I quickly turned to my new best friend, Google, and started my quest to achieve an awesome looking blog. I spent hours, seriously, hours, pouring over tips and tricks and how-tos and reading as many articles on the art of blogging as I could. I learned how to use my own social buttons from Sew Many Ways and Sylvia Liu Land had lots of great tips to get me started!

Although it is not where I want it to be just yet, it is finally on its way. My tip to readers that are wanting to start a blog, or already have one and wanting to improve it, is to have patience and remember, HTML is nothing but copy and paste! :) I now can add things quickly and have a general idea of what I am doing, so there is my thing learned for the day! 

Saturday, May 30, 2015


Hello everyone! Welcome to our new blog, The Homeschool Chef! This blog is the brain child between two best friends that have a passion for all things in the kitchen and educating our children at home. Please forgive the construction as we are still getting everything perfected and delving into the wonderful world of HTML coding. Our goals for this blog are to provide readers a look into our lives homeschooling four children, ages 3, 6, 8 and 10, and to share our experiences in the kitchen, everything from basic dinners to large scale birthday cakes. We're excited about where this blog will hopefully take us and can't wait to see what God has in store for us through it!