I am an Air Force wife and Mama to two handsome yellow labs. My husband is a C-17 pilot stationed at McChord AFB. Moose is 4 1/2 and Chewie is 18 months. My three boys are the loves of my life! I am a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) and absolutely love my job. I also volunteer as a Key Spouse for our squadron.
My journey to start eating healthier was inspired by my husband, so I could help him stay fit and able for his job. However, in doing so, I’ve seen myself start to feel better, have more energy, and enjoy things more, so now I’m trying to start LIVING healthier. I used to get absolutely awful migraines about once a week. I’ve now cut that down to every few months, and I’m convinced that it’s thanks to eliminating the additives that companies put into our food and using fewer chemicals in our home. I’m a Southern girl, through and through, and peaches are hands-down my favorite food in the entire world (except maybe butter). I have found that despite my genetic need for fatty, fried foods, I can eat healthy and still enjoy my food.
As a military family, our budget is limited and my time is even more limited. Unfortunately, half of the housework and yard work doesn’t leave when he does, so I end up with double the work but the same 24 hours in a day. Luckily, I love to clean and do yard work (mostly). Even more than that, I love to organize our life and our home so I have time to do all of the cooking, baking, household product-making, and cleaning. All of this has to be done on a budget, and I’ve found that much of what I have begun doing has actually ended up saving us money. Hopefully some of my recipes and organization techniques will help you, too!