Author Archives: Kelsie Lou

About Kelsie Lou

Therapeutic Foster Parent, Teacher, and Runner who believes that life is what you make it. Envision, Empower, and Educate.

Montreal Memories

My Canadian adventures continued from Toronto to Montreal. The drive was very scenic and more metropolitan compared to the rural landscape between Windsor and Toronto. I did all of my research about “Things to do in Montreal” and “Best area … Continue reading

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Toronto Street Art: Graffiti Alley

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How to Spend 2 Days in Toronto

This vacation to Canada was inspired by one of my Smootents, Skylar who went to Niagra Falls for Memorial Day Weekend with her Girl Scouts Troop. An important decision for my trip to Toronto was deciding where to stay. I … Continue reading

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Long Time, No Sea

Summer Break in Full Effect I just returned from a two-week visit with my parents in the Sunshine State.  It was a chilled-out vacation with a visit from our family who lives in Morgantown, WV.  We were game ready for … Continue reading

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Kentucky Derby – The Fitness Way

My History with the Kentucky Derby Festival Full & Mini Marathons The 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Mini Marathon was my fifth time on this course. Since 2013, I have completed four half marathons, and Boston Qualified on the full. During … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Imane

Imane is one of my former Smootents (Ms. Smoot + Students) from Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center.  Her family moved from Chad to Louisville, KY in 2007. We met shortly after when Imane was scheduled to my Reading class. … Continue reading

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Spring Break: By Land, By Sea, By Air

Beach Cruisin’ I took my Mom to get a beach cruiser bike. This will give her another fitness option in addition to walking and swimming. My Mom has a few more weeks before she can ride due to another back … Continue reading

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Calzones Made Better @Home

Recently, a calzone that was undercooked with a struggling portion size was served to me from national pizza chain. The food was so bad that the manager gave me $30 worth of gift certificates that I gave away. I can’t … Continue reading

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French Crêpes Recipe

Banana and chocolate with roasted almonds/ Strawberry and chocolate Ingredients: 2 ½ cups milk 2 cups of Flour 3 eggs 4 Tbsp melted butter 4 Tbsp of Rum 3 Tbsp of sugar 2 Tbsp oil Pinch of salt Sliced almonds … Continue reading

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Doing the Most French Toast

1. Cut French bread into 1″ slices. 2. Soak in milk, egg, vanilla extract and brown sugar. 3. Brown toast in pan with butter until golden brown. 4. Make your own syrup with strawberries using butter and sugar. 5. Garnish … Continue reading

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