I would like to call myself: a writer, or a cook, or a crafter.
But for now I call myself: a mom, a wife, and a RN.
I am real. I have dishes in my sink, clean laundry on my bed, and a kid napping on my lap, right now.
And really, it’s all good.
I love scrambled eggs, mocha ice cream, chèvre cheese, red wine, green vegetables, peanut butter, chocolate, and anything with a crust.
I live in Saint Paul Minnesota, as a child I attended 10 (!!) elementary schools throughout Southern California and Minnesota. I graduated from a very small liberal arts college in Southern Minnesota in 2002 with a degree in Nursing, and promptly moved back to Southern California.
I did the responsible thing, all the while feeling the pang to write creatively, but not knowing quite how. So, I continued to write, and to cook, and to dream. An open mic poetry night here, a dinner party there, and slowly but surely I started to find my voice outside of the realm of nursing documentation, and scholarly essays.
In 2004 I met my husband who wrote me poetry and
loved ate all my cooking. I fell head over heels and promptly moved back to Minnesota.
Funny how things work out.
We married in 2007 and have three crazy, busy, wonderful children- M, A, and Z.
Live is insane, but beyond good. I am truly blessed.
Just like everyone else it seems, I am always learning new ways to live rich while being frugal. Along the way I’ll share my adventures creating “home” with a focus on honest, holistic, and homemade.
Disclosure: I work part-time as an oncology registered nurse and I am NOT a dietitian. Cancer and disease prevention through healthy living and wellness are two of my many life passions. I hope to one day meld these passions into a career as a holistic health and wellness counselor/ consultant. ( update now I’m an aspiring Lactation consultant and L&D nurse.) You will find many of my recipes are geared toward the cancer patient/ survivor. ( and new mother!) Please consult your physician/ dietitian about your personal dietary needs. None of these recipes are guaranteed or proven to cure or prevent disease. If you have any questions please contact me. Thanks! (Sorry legal stuff.)