A native of New Orleans, I now live in Houston, Texas with my husband, 2 children and menagerie of animals including 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rats, and a tarantula.

My husband is an ex-chef and between the two of us, we  have almost 20 years of restaurant experience each. Needless to say, we know alot about food. I love to cook and I love to eat. This is probably what has led me down my path of being overweight.

I love to find ways to save money whether it’s menu planning and cooking at home or making my own cleaning and beauty products. I’ve recently started dabbling in essential oils for my health.

I edit digital photography for a living and although it’s not a career I would have readily chosen, I love it just the same. Someday, I hope to finish one of a half a dozen novels I have started and actually be published. Until then, I’ll have to make do with this blog. Welcome to the craziness of my world. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.