13 years ago, I moved from the blustering metropolis that is Kansas City to a quiet, tiny town in the middle of Missouri. I am still trying to adjust! My daughter was born in 2009 with VACTERL Syndrome, which kept me home with her.

Honestly, stay at home life was hard for me. I am the worst at keeping the house clean, keeping up with laundry and dishes. I just wanted to play with my kid all day!

Getting used to a town of less than 4,000 people had been a struggle after life in a city of 1.5 million. As our neighboring town began to grow, things became a little easier.

Initially, I started this blog as a way to keep myself busy. I didn’t really know anyone outside of my boyfriends family. I thought I could share my favorite healthy meals and home workouts. I was constantly told that that a healthy, fit body could not be achieved without a gym and expensive “healthy, clean” foods. Over time though, this blog has become so much more!

As I work on making some changes to this blog, I am bursting with thoughts and ideas that I can’t seem to get down on paper fast enough. I am so excited to add in all our outdoor adventures, step-mama drama, reviews of my favorite products, tips & tricks to save some money and more.



10 Quick Facts:

  1. My mom is from Okinawa, making me half Okinawan, and my kids 1/4
  2. I did the stay at home mom thing for roughly 10 years and I have a love hate relationship with it
  3. I currently work at a semi-conductor company full time in both the communications and safety departments, but I also hold a nursing license in the state of Missouri and sub for our school district
  4. My kids dad and I have been together for almost 14 years and we are still planning our wedding
  5. I’m absolutely terrified of water, but taking our kayaks to the river during the summer is one of my favorite things to do
  6. I’m as lazy as they come. I prefer movies on my couch over almost anything
  7. I grew up in the back of a fast food restaurant in Olathe, KS
  8. I love James Patterson books; primarily the Women’s Murder Club series
  9. I want to be super fit, but I love food too much to make a full commitment
  10. I recently decided to love the idea of hunting and fishing