Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summertime Transitions

Today's my last day as the Gluten Free GAL on Yankee Belle. It's been great sharing tips, showing off the grandkidlets, and salivating over my friends' wonderful stories and recipes.

When I was growing up, the customary time to move was summertime so as not to disrupt school and allow more time to transition. The customary time to get married was summer for the same reason. The above picture was me with my sisters right before I got hitched to ManO.  Sigh, I miss those days. Who am I kidding, I miss looking good in a bikini!!!!

But I'm in a transition season right now, not school or weddings, but in my writing. Some times we have to let go of one thing to make room for another. My word for this year, TRUST, (thanks Tina Radcliffe for introducing the concept to me and a lot of us) has been the most valuable one I've ever had. So I am swinging over the swimming hole and letting go of the rope.

This card I found says a lot. Except I'd add, "but you have to make time to work on them."




I hope you will visit my personal Facebook page and other pages and blogging opportunities as they come along this summer and fall, follow me on Twitter and Pinterest, friend me on my author page when that launches. I may have moved but I'll still have plenty to talk and write about.

My facebook page as Julie Hilton Steele

Modern Belles of History Blog

Twitter where I tweet as @SisSteele 

My Pinterest Boards as Julie Steele


Best of all, a new healthy writer is coming on board, Love Inspired Suspense debut author Cate Nolan. She is a good friend, a great writer and an excellent cook who has experience in everything from green smoothies to vegan Thanksgiving dishes. Can't wait to see what she cooks up.  


Thanks to Jan, Mindy, Ruthy, Missy, and Virginia for their companionship on the journey called Yankee-Belle Cafe.

Peace, Julie   

18 comments:

  1. Wow, what a hottie! And good for you, letting go of that rope and trusting that the great big pond is waiting. I'll be praying for your success.

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    1. Like I said, I miss those days. I'm already learning the good things that can happen when you let go. Praying to for you with your new book launch and your girls' adventures.

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  2. Will miss all your insights on the gluten free life here, but good for you! Big congrats on your new ventures!

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    1. Thanks, Piper. I know you won't miss me constantly tempting you with Pinterst.

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  3. I love the photo!! Julie, we're going to miss you at the Cafe but will certainly see you around!

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    1. Indeed you will. New York, GA, and all sorts of internety places.

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  4. Lucky for us the cyber world is actually quite small so we'll keep bumping into each other. And you're rocking that photo!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kav. And I really should have had you talk me out of that red hotdog yesterday.

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  5. Hi Julie. Parting is such sweet sorrow. I always loved your posts, mainly due to the way you can turn a phrase and your unique spin on things. You've added your own special flair to YBC and will be sorely missed. Thank you for asking me to guest. It was always a pleasure. I know your writing will soar. TRUST in your voice and talent...good things will follow. Blessings!

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    1. Now you make me teary, Belle. Bless you too.

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  6. I echo Belle's wonderful words! And like Julie, I love Cate Nolan to pieces and I'm just as comfortable making fun of her, so I hardly have to transition at all! :)

    Julie, thanks for hanging with us this past year. It's been fun and your unique recipes were delightfully well received by so many. Bless you and your endeavors!

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    1. Yep, you know it's meant to be when the timing turned out to be perfect for Cate who we all know is getting ready to gear up big time for her debut. And what a stellar turn she had on Seekerville yesterday. She's going to help me go meatless for sure. I've loved being here and ManO's loved having regular meals, at least before Wed.

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  7. Hello,

    I guess I need to open an account as Cate. :) But for today Mary/Cate will work.

    It's an honor to come in after you, Julie. (Though I may need to rethink that after reading what Ruthy said!).

    Wishing you all the best in your new endeavors!

    Signed the gal who never looked good in a bikini (Blame that Irish skin!)

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    1. Thanks. And Ruthy's bark is worse than her bite. But you are both NY people so you speak the same language.

      Blessings to you too. We both are going to have a very busy rest of the year.

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  8. Sniff, sniff... I will miss you, Julie. However, just because you're no longer on staff at the cafe doesn't mean you can't visit, right? Drop by for a cup of cold brewed coffee?

    Mary/Kate, welcome aboard. Be careful, though. Ruthy's a little possessive of the kitchen. But you'll do great. 😊

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    1. And tea!

      I love visiting you guys on my off days. That's not going to change.

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  9. I'm so excited for you and your new endeavors!

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    1. Thanks, Nikki. You know about those transitions, don't you?

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