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ABOUT ME

I’m Asa. I like my products and food like I like my people- non-toxic. I saw that somewhere and stole it.

I’m pretty laid back so I make meals as simple as possible with as few ingredients as possible and usually carry on with minimal makeup and natural curls, but sometimes I like to glam it up a bit both in the kitchen and with my look: a pop of color, whether it be on my plate in the form of a new vegetable dish or from a bright lipstick can be enough to change my whole outlook.

THE GAL BEHIND THE BLOG

I’m a forty-something native Texan turned New Yorker, living in the Mid West.  I am also an English teacher, and now a technophobe blogger (which I still cannot believe). 

I have been gray since 39 and have an autoimmune disease, which prompted a complete lifestyle overhaul. This is why I’m all about using safer products with real ingredients and eating real food. 

The best definition for me? Late bloomer. After floundering around in college for what seemed like forever (probably longer if you ask my dad) eventually obtaining a culinary degree, an English degree, and an MS in education, I finally felt like a grown-up. Well, for the most part. I started my career late, found and married the love of my life later in life than most, and had our beautiful daughter at, “an advanced maternal age” (their words, not mine).

Blessed is also a word I use to describe my life despite (or in spite of) my rheumatoid arthritis. I am married to my best friend and we have an amazing daughter and a Siberian cat named Tatum (aka Tatey, Tater Tot, Tater, Floofer, and Fluffy Butt). I adore our little family.

SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

  • I am an introvert, but no one who knows me would ever guess it.
  • I love making people laugh- sometimes this involves showing off my dance moves.
  • I’ve got some pretty sweet dance moves.
  • I teach Gothic Horror Literature but am scared of the dark.
  • I love Mexican food, barbecue, and southern soul food.
  • I can still do cartwheels.
  • I hope to live in Maine one day.
  • I am a Pinterest Junkie
  • I love otters
  • I love Wes Anderson films

 

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