Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m Michele, a mid (to late) 20 something year old who’s trying to juggle the hectic life of teaching, graduate school, healthy eating, some creative crafting, planning a wedding, and maintaining a social life! I think I’m doing a pretty good job so far.
That’s me with my fiancé Todd. I figured it was necessary to include him on here since he is my biggest fan and source of inspiration. You’ll read a lot about him in my posts and plus, it’s always nice to have a face to go along with a name!
I started this blog a few months back as a way to document my life and share my ideas with others.
Starting in January of 2013, I wasn’t happy with my eating choices and the effect those choices had on my body. My fiancé gave me a copy of Tim Ferriss’s book, The 4-Hour Body, and I decided to try out his dietary plan called the slow carb diet. (If you’d like the abridged version of this diet, check this out. However, if you plan to actually implement it, I strong suggest reading the book!)
I stuck to the plan religiously for about 4-5 months, lost about 20 total pounds, and felt great! However, my goal was to not just crash diet, lose the weight, and then give up and eat junk again. To maintain my healthy weight and lifestyle, I still try to eat a slow carb/paleo/clean diet as often as possible. Saturday is still our day of indulgence though. :)
The recipes I post on here are all healthy and use natural ingredients. Most are low carb and gluten, grain, sugar and dairy free as well. However, I must admit, I do miss cheese a lot!
I also plan to blog about my classroom experiences as a 5th grade teacher (those posts are coming soon once the school year starts up again!). Teaching has always been a passion of mine. Pinterest and other blogs have really provided me with fabulous ideas for my classroom. I hope to inspire others one day by posting my own ideas for people to share and use.
Lastly, the craft element on the blog: I grew up in a pretty thrifty family. My mom’s first career was a Home Economics teacher and throughout our childhood she always made or sewed everything from Halloween costumes, to holiday decorations, to general house décor. Over the years, I learned tons of ways to create expensive looking things without spending a whole lot of money. Now it’s my turn to share them with you!