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Baked Chicken Strips and Zucchini Fries

Baked Chicken Strips and Zucchini Fries



With diets in the past, what has often derailed me were the convenience items that were so readily available at just about every fast food place. Back in the day, I really enjoyed me some chicken strips and fries. (more…)

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Are you missing those fluffy white mashed potatoes and tired of the same old side dishes? When I was a kid, I loved white potatoes in any form. (more…)

My Husband, John’s, Fitness Journey

My Husband, John’s, Fitness Journey

While my fitness journey is slow-going and still ‘journeying,’ my husband’s is remarkable and rather hard to believe. What transpired with John’s body in 9 short months is nothing less than amazing. (more…)

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

This recipe couldn’t be any easier or faster. These little guys have become quite the staple at my table lately. I’m kinda’ addicted. (more…)

My Trim and Healthy Progress Journey

For many years, I have struggled with my weight. I had a baby every two years for 12 years straight and pretty much gained some weight with each one. I have been on all kinds of diets and extreme exercising to try to get the weight off. At one point, I joined a Biggest Loser competition at my local gym and was determined to win. I bought into the idea that if I cut my calories and worked out a lot, I would do well. It started off great. I was losing at a good pace and then my weight loss just stopped. I didn’t know what else to do but exercise more and eat even less. By the end of the competition, I was running 50 miles a week as well as 2 hours of cycling class and eating between 900 to 1200 calories a day. I did win the competition, but it was at a great cost to my body.
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Chicken Enchilada Lasagna

Chicken Enchilada Lasagna

Have you been craving Mexican food and are tired of plain old tacos or taco salad? Are you wishing you could make a huge batch of something for your large, hungry family or for a bunch of easy leftovers? This recipe right here does it all, baby! Welcome the Chicken Enchilada Casserole to your table tonight. (more…)

Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

Have you noticed that it’s really hard to find a meal that is both low-fat and low-carb that tastes good and satisfies? I have been desperately trying to incorporate these types of meals into my diet but I found most of them to be very bland and I was usually hungry shortly after eating.

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Moist, Delicious and Easy Chicken Breast

Moist, Delicious and Easy Chicken Breast

I don’t know about you but we eat a lot of chicken breast at our house. It can be used in any setting and can take on a lot of different flavors as well as fit into just about every cuisine. As a bonus, all of the picky eaters in my house love chicken. (more…)

My 100 Book Bucket List

My 100 Book Bucket List


Toward the end of 2015, I read my first Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice. I am hesitant to admit that because I am an avid reader. I love reading. I always have. My first memory of reading is actually my first memory ever. I was about four and I thought I knew how to read. I sat down with, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, with my dad and proceeded to “read” it to him. I had the book memorized and he only realized that I wasn’t actually reading it when I said the words that were on a page that we hadn’t turned to yet. (more…)

About Me

My name is Cindy Rodgers and to tell you who I am, I’d like to explain the name of my website and blog, Tapestry Of Our Lives. When I first thought of that name, I admit, the song, “Dream Weaver,” came to mind and I pictured some old artisan leaning over their loom, honing their craft. I am not a loomist, which is quite evident by the fact that I’m pretty sure a loomist is not what they are called. I am, however, a great, many things…

I’m a wife of more than two decades. I am a mother to six.

My six beautiful babies!

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Baked Chicken Strips and Zucchini Fries

Baked Chicken Strips and Zucchini Fries

With diets in the past, what has often derailed me were the convenience items that were so readily available at just about every fast food place. Back in the day, I really enjoyed me some chicken strips and fries.