Hey, I’m Jacqueline!
I am the mom behind Taste Full Life, a place designed just for you! I love talking with you all about delicious and easy recipes, Motherhood, life, and so much more. Here, you will get a glimpse into my everyday life. As a wife and mom to a two-year-old boy and soon to be daughter due in October I am always looking for ways to live an easy, happy, and fulfilling life. I love connecting and sharing my experiences with you and I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to visit my online space.
Stay awhile and make yourself at home!
I launched Taste Full Life in 2019 shortly after the birth of my son, Micah. I was a new stay at home mom in a new state looking for something to call my own. Something to put my time and energy into outside of my role as a wife and mom. Motherhood has changed me in so many incredible ways, but it also left me asking myself…Who am I now that I am a mom? What things am I passionate about? What kind of future do I want for myself? Those questions sparked a desire within me to create something for myself and that’s where Taste Full Life was born. It is a place where I can share the things that matter most to me which is family, self-love, cooking, connection, self-discovery, and living an overall happy and well-balanced life.
I’ve always been a creative person whether that was through learning new makeup techniques, exploring different styles of dance, singing, thrifting and making my own clothes, or getting my hands dirty in different types of art mediums. As I got older, my creativity blossomed into other creative forms like interior design, photography, gardening, and especially cooking.
Taste Full Life is a place where I strive to be my true authentic self every day. I don’t act as if my life is picture perfect or as if I have it all together. Some days I feel like superwoman and other days I feel like I totally dropped the ball. I am just like everyone else trying to figure out how to drink 8 glasses of water a day, work out, and drink my coffee while it’s still hot, all while being the best wife, mom, daughter, sister, and friend.
Life is hard y’all, but it doesn’t have to be as hard if we do it together and that’s what I’m all about!
I really want Taste Full Life to be a place where people can feel like a chef even if they are not experienced in the kitchen. I strive to make delicious recipes that are simplistic with a lot of imagery so people can be confident in crafting a homemade dish.
I also want Taste Full Life to be a safe place where women can feel connected and supported while on their parenting or life journey. My aim is for women to feel encouraged to explore and create beauty and comfort in their lives. Whether that be learning some new cooking skills, discovering parts of themselves they didn’t know existed, or a place that reminds them to be gentle with themselves and to trust their journey.
I grew up watching my father in the kitchen. If cooking was a love language that would definitely be his. I have memories of him coming home from work every day and the first thing he would ask me when he walked in the house was “What did you eat today?” He has a way of making incredible meals with ingredients you wouldn’t normally pair together and making it taste like one of the best meals you’ve ever had. I know my creativity in the kitchen came from my father. I also have a very blended family. Growing up I was exposed to different cultures, spices, and foods and learned to appreciate the beauty of cooking. I love the effect food has on creating community and bringing people together. Cooking for others and sharing my favorite tips and tricks is something that brings me so much happiness. I hope my recipes bring all of those things and more to you and your loved ones.
Fun Facts So You Can Get To Know Me A Little Better
•I am originally from Washington, DC
•I’ve moved 4 times in the past 5 years, and now live in Dallas, TX
•I am Biracial, Black and White. My Father’s side is Haitian,Italian,Guatemalan, and Chinese and my mother’s side is Scottish and Irish.
•I’ve been married to my amazing husband Robert for the past 5 years
•I have 1 son and a daughter on the way
•I attended West Virginia University and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Television Journalism and a Masters Degree in Marketing and a Certificate in Professional Selling and Sales Management
•I was a News Anchor and Consumer Reporter in college
•My background is in Higher Education and I have a passion for Diversity and Inclusion
•Before becoming a mom, I was a Program Director at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
•After Micah was born, I pressed pause on my career to grow my family
•My favorite meal is pasta!
•My favorite form of self-care is a bath with candles and essential oils
•I started gardening as a hobby in 2020 and am absolutely loving it!
•My favorite quote is “Stay Patient and Trust Your Journey.”