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About Kristina


I’m Kristina and I write this blog.

I would like to call myself: a writer, or a cook, or a crafter.

Perhaps someday.

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.)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2010 5:52 am

    Hi! (I found your blog through mamalooma’s blog.)

    I’m collecting blogs to list in my AP/eco-friendly/etc. blog directory on my website I really like your blog and would love to include it! With your permission I’ll link to it from my website and if you are willing to link to my store somewhere on your blog site I’ll email you a coupon code too.

    Thanks so much! Have a great day!
    Angela Escobar

  2. Victoria Powell permalink
    September 26, 2010 1:01 pm

    Awesome you have a blog! I didn’t know this ^^

    • September 26, 2010 9:01 pm

      Hi Vicky! Thanks for visiting. Hope you are doing well in VA! Do you have a blog I should know about?

  3. September 27, 2010 1:33 am

    Hi Kristina!

    I like your digs here!

    “I am always learning new ways of living rich while being frugal.” Love that!


  4. mujj permalink
    February 7, 2011 9:57 pm

    Hey, just about to make your Plum Jam recipe. I made White Nectarine and Passionfruit Jam yesterday and man, I must say….. delicious…
    Lyne from Australia. I will let you know the results………I hold high hopes… and yes, I am a maker of Jams etc., looking forward to this one… Thanks.

    • February 8, 2011 9:44 pm

      Lyne from Austrailia! WOW! How did you find my little blog. I am looking forward to hearing about your passionfruit white nectarine jam. It must be summer there because in just writing that I felt a pang for the warmth of summer. It is -1 F outside right now, I have no idea what that would be in C, but it is CCCCOOOLD!

      Thanks for visiting come back again!
      p.s. do you have a blog?

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