I live in Raleigh but grew up in the foothills of North Carolina. I really enjoy cooking and have found that preparing my own meals has opened up a world of flavors while offering a greater breadth of healthy options. In the last two years, I have been increasingly more active in the gym, I started participating in Spartan Races, and I have spent more time in the kitchen than ever. More and more, friends ask me for the recipes for the food that I share photos of so I have decided to use this blog as an outlet for those things. Not only that, I am also a busy hairstylist, I love to travel, I have an awesome boyfriend, and we have a giant, handsome dog named Maugrim. You're sure to see plenty of those things here, and I hope you enjoy it all.