In 2009, I created The Gracious Pantry to not only keep track of my own recipes, but also because I wanted to help others learn to eat clean.
I have always believed in “whole living” and being mindful of the fact that my current state of health is dependent not only on physical health, but also mental and spiritual health. To me, it just makes sense that there is far more to good health than a quick trip to the gym and a salad for dinner. We need a good, healthy balance in body, mind and spirit to live vibrantly.
I’m a big girl, and I love to eat. I eat clean, I exercise semi-regularly, and I am living life to the fullest as a single mom, caregiver to my own mother and a cookbook author and food blogger. I’m not perfect, but every day I work to get a little bit closer to where I want to be.
My dream is to help as many people as possible not only learn to love their bodies for whatever shape they’re in, but focus on creating happy, healthy lives. Because when we bring our best to the table, we thrive!
This blog is my personal blog as well as my online resume. I’ve worked with many companies on TheGraciousPantry.com and am branching out into bigger partnerships as time goes on. It’s an exciting time in my career and I look forward to the many challenges and achievements in the years to come!
On this blog, I cover my homesteading endeavors, a little about food blogging and what it takes to get started and growing as a blogger, and I share general commentary on myself and my life. I call this my “lifestyle blog” because it is generally about the lifestyle I lead. I hope that in some small way, I can help a few people by sharing my life and my struggles.
I also publish another blog, That’s Low Carb?!, where I post low carb recipes and information on my weight loss journey.
I love Elvis and Sinatra, my favorite flowers are sunflowers, I dream of building a cobb house and I am happily somewhere between being a yuppie and a hippie. I have no problem with owning both a business suit and a fine selection of tie-dye.
Thanks for stopping by!