Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Original Grand Idea

My first better be good, right?  No pressure.

Honestly I have no idea where my grand idea is going.  I suppose this blog will be a compilation of grand ideas from all areas of my life, so here is a little about me to give you an idea of what types of posts you may see here.

I'm a wife, dog/cat mom, aunt, daughter, sister and you will probably hear about people that make me who I am today.  I enjoy writing, my undergraduate degree is in communication with a focus in journalism.  I love to cook and find ways to make healthy options out of unhealthy recipes.  I see recipes as idea suggestions more than directions to follow.  I don't think I have ever followed one exaclty unless I have been baking.  I love to decorate, I am constantly rearranging small pieces in my home and office to find new ways to enjoy them.  It is amazing what a little rearranging can do.  I enjoy planting and growing things.  I am constrained right now by space, but my balcony is covered in plants, flowers and herbs.  My cat is a big fan of the chives.  I love taking and looking at is fun to document great memories.  One of my best friends is a photographer, I love her work!  I have been on a weight loss journey for a lot of my adult life.  I am not sure I like the term journey in this instance.  I have finally reached a point where I don't consider myself "on a diet"...don't get me wrong I am still actively losing weight and I have goals I would like to achieve in this area of my life, but I have reached a point where I don't see certain foods as forbidden.  Those types of rules set you up for failure.  I think it is human nature to want what you can't have.  I am conscious of what I put into my body and I work out.  My diet is life.

Here are some of those who make me who I am today:


  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, my dear : ) I love your little floweries.

    I'm looking forward to our stay-cation : )

  2. yay! you're doing it how fun! i will check in when i can hugs to you -lu

  3. saw your blog via facebook, yay!! can't wait to read more of your grand ideas :)


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