I live in Eastern Kansas in the Kansas City, Missouri, metro area. I have lived here with my family for over 20 years. No two winters are the same (or summers, springs, etc). I grew up in the Los Angeles area and have lived in eight different states along the way. My husband and I are both veterans. I have two great kids that are grown and off to build their own lives. I have taught fitness for over 20 years (my friend who is a real estate agent said that after 20 years you don’t say the exact number) and I have a Master’s degree in a fitness related discipline and multiple certifications. I am also a Master Food Volunteer (think Master Gardener only with food) for my county extension office. I only list these things so that you know my knowledge and opinions have a foundation.
Also during that time, I had a home-based business as a representative for a scrapbooking company for 18 years. I have many wonderful friends and memories from that experience; however, I climbed that ladder only to find out that it was leaning against a crumbling wall.
Enough of the mundane stuff. I love music. I am a singer/songwriter and released a CD in 2007. Find out more about my music here. I sing at my local church, sometimes from the front. I am also in a band called Crooked Road and you can find out more here . I am passionate about health. Food and fitness are the biggest components of our health that we can control. I’ve been on a journey to improve my health through eating better and that has led me to want to eliminate processed foods and GMO foods from my family’s diet. I get a lot of joy from my garden. It is more than getting better/fresher food or knowing where my food comes from and how it is grown. It is recreation, creativity and problem solving that sometimes fills the daily goal of exercise and getting closer to the Creator. My father was an amazing gardener and I wish he was still here to talk gardening with. My mother was a wonderful cook and passed on her frugal gene to me and both of my sisters.
I started this blog for several reasons. It is a creative outlet, to be sure. Information is very powerful and I have benefited from so many other blogs out there that I wanted to also share. I hope that my blog will help, inspire or encourage someone in some way. Thanks for reading!