About Lyra & Jane

Hi, I'm Norma and welcome to my blog! I'm sure you're wondering, "who are Lyra & Jane?" Simply put, they are my grandmothers. Lyra is my father's mother and Jane is my mom's. These two women have shown me so much love throughout my life, not to mention the life lessons and recipes they have shared with me. They could not be more different, but boy are they the best!

Lyra, aka Mama, is the epitome of a southern belle. She is sweet, charming and as elegant as they come. She is all about family traditions and celebrations and makes the best homemade brownies! She always had the greatest bedtime stories and can help you see the positive in almost any situation. Mama just celebrated her 92nd birthday!! And even at that age, her memory is still better than mine.

Jane, aka Grandmomma, was the best friend any granddaughter could ask for. She was spunky, straight forward and always down for a road trip. She made the best boiled peanuts in town! Grandmomma went to heaven after a battle with adrenal cancer, but she left memories that will last a lifetime. It was hard to see her go, but knowing she is free of pain and dancing on the golden streets of heaven brings joy to my heart! 

My grandmothers continue to inspire me, so it just made sense to name my blog after them. I created this space to share my love of cooking and nutrition with some life adventures sprinkled along the way. I hope you enjoy!

Norma Boyd Powell (left)- Creator

Originally from sweet home Alabama, I currently live in NYC with my husband, Daniel, and my furry pups, Ralph & Calvin. I graduated from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and am now a Registered Dietitian working in the clinical field in Manhattan. I started Lyra & Jane as a way to share recipes and adventures with my family since I live far from home. Now, it has turned into more than just sharing with family and it is exciting to watch it grow!! I'm the youngest of four girls and my sweet treat of choice is vanilla froyo with sprinkles:) Thanks for stopping by L+J!

Meredith Fuller (right)- Contributor

I am also an Alabamian who lived in NYC! But now, I'm back in Alabama and I happen to be Norma's cousin. I graduated from Ole Miss and now I work for a women's clothing line. I love fashion and putting together the perfect + easy outfit. I have a pretty cool pup named Harlow - a rescue full of energy! I'm also a coffee junkie {mostly to keep up with her}.