I haven’t always been this way. I am not sure when a passion for natural living took hold of me, but somewhere along the way I became aware of chemical names on things. I started to take notice of the environment, and I was a little worried. I didn’t want to be labeled a tree hugger or granola; not because I didn’t like those people, but because it didn’t feel like me. I mean, I still shaved my armpits and stuff, but I do feel myself crossing over bit by bit. I have also worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years both in the pharmacy and now an instructor of technicians. I see a need for us to get back to simple, clean, chemical free living.
I strive to feed my family non-processed, healthy meals, and I try to eliminate chemicals from our environment in every way possible. I am also a total foodie and an enthusiastic gardener.
To top this all off, I am incredibly, shall we say, frugal. I love to save money, and I hate to spend it on things that I can make myself. Now, when it comes to some things, like a fun little family vacation, I am totally willing to spend the money, as long as it has been carefully budgeted out of course.
Now, what does this all mean for me. I spend my life coming up with creative, inexpensive ways to live healthy and chemical free, and I would like to share my experiences.
On this blog, I will show how my family eats gluten free on a tight budget (my daughter and I both have celiac disease), how we cloth diaper (I know you’re thinking gross, but it’s actually pretty awesome), and how I find other eco-friendly, inexpensive ways to successfully run my home.
When my mom describes me to her friends and co-workers, she will often use the term granola, but I tell her I am not granola, I’m just a little crunchy.