It all started when we first moved into our current house a little over two years ago. There was a lot of work to be done. The kitchen needed remodeled, new window coverings were essential, wallpaper needed removed and almost every surface needed painted. We had set aside as much money as we could afford to complete the work, but we were really going to have to use our imaginations to stretch our money. We worked with a contractor for most of the kitchen and did what we could ourselves. I got help from a friend and interior decorator to get me started on the décor, but for the rest and continuing projects, I turned to the internet. I browsed Houzz and blogs on Google for ideas and found a plethora of inspiration. I have so many creative minds to thank for inspiring me!
Overall, I try to feed my family a nutrient-dense, low glycemic diet. Often we eat Primal or at least grain-free, and I try to follow as many of the Weston Price guidelines as I can. Organic and non-GMO are high priority, and easy is essential! As much as I can, I try to make my own treats that follow my diet preferences so my family and I can enjoy eating a treat without a shred of guilt!
People have gathered around food for centuries. As human beings, food not only provides the nourishment we need to survive, it also stimulates our senses and brings us together. I love food, and I don’t let diet preferences get in my way of finding and masterminding delicious recipes. I can’t wait to share my recipes with you!
Wine and Cocktails
I’m not a sommelier or wine expert, I’m just a mom that likes to drink great wine and other beverages on a small budget. I’ll share my favorites with you, and hopefully in a way that makes you want to say “cheers”!
Décor & DIY
But making it will also be therapeutic. That’s right, after a crazy day with the kids, I crave the quiet time spent creating something beautiful.
There’s also another reason I make things – I think it’s the reason why most people make things – and that is to save money! I have some refined bargain shopping skills, but scouring retailers for décor items and clothes I like does not always result in affordable options (as much as I may enjoy the retail therapy). That’s when it comes in handy to be crafty! I hope to show you that being surrounded by beauty can be affordable.