Meet Christina

It's funny, following someone's blog, but not really knowing who they are. Isn't it? I hope this page will help you to learn some more about me, about about why I do the things I do.

I am... a wife. a mommy. a photographer. a blogger {of course!}. a lover of food. a worry-wart. a gardener. a creative person. a craft and project junkie. and many other things.

I started this blog... because I was tired of hitting dead-ends online. When I made the choice to give up gluten, dairy, and soy almost two years ago, I felt very isolated. I didn't really know where to turn, and I found it hard to navigate the world of allergy-friendly cook books and websites. I occasionally stumbled on a great website that was, say, gluten free. But not dairy or soy free. Being "new" to the game, I found it hard to tangle with so many substitutes and alternate products. I knew I couldn't be the only gluten, dairy, AND soy free person out there, and so I began collecting my thoughts in preparation for sharing them with you.

I try... to parent in a way that feels right. Let's face it--I'm a "crunchy" mom. That's because that's what seems like the right choice for our family. We cloth diaper and co-sleep. Extended breastfeeding has taken place in our home. The list goes on...

I try... to make healthy choices for my family. Have we eliminated processed foods and "bad" sugar from our home? Absolutely not. But I do believe that all things should be taken in moderation. I am to cook from scratch whenever possible, and to create healthy, pleasing recipes. Sometimes I splurge and make things that just SOUND good, like my Marshmallow Crack. {I apologize!} Some of these recipes will also be right for your family, and some of them may not be. That's ok.

I take pictures with... a Canon 60D. Almost all of the images you see here on my blog have been shot with my trusty Canon and a 50mm f1.4 prime lens. I welcome you to send me your photography questions. I'll always do my best to answer them.

I have... a condition called Mal de Debarquement Syndrome. For well over a year, I have lived with the near-constant sensation of movement. Much like being on a boat, or in an airplane. {read more about MdDS here}

I am grateful for... my life. my husband. my kiddo. the baby boy I never met. our home. our fur-ball cats and the crazy chickens who live in our back yard. chocolate. companies who work HARD to provide allergy-friendly goodies. my family. photography. friends. tea. and definitely cookies ;)

If you've got a question for me, or if you want to chat, please contact me through my Facebook fan page using the message feature. You may also feel free to comment on any post you find here on my blog. I love comments, and try to always answer your questions personally.