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A little about me…
I’m a Midwestern mama, obsessed with nutrition, hiking, and The Greatest Showman. By day I’m an analyst at Hallmark Cards, Inc., and by night I’m adulting with my husband Ronnie as we try and balance parenting our two daughters with date nights in our hot tub. I love to eat, write, take photos, be outside, read (by way of audiobooks since I’ve got no quiet time at home), and ponder the meaning of life.

What is Beautiful Mess Mama?
It’s my two cents about this crazy, messy, beautiful life. I write about my family, things I’m learning, and things I’m trying to process in my overthinking mind. I dig all things psychology, nutrition, and philosophy, so my ramblings might be all over the place; I’ve never been one to like following along a narrowly defined path.

What is Stuff in Fridge?
One time I convinced my husband that we should fork over the cash to pay for me to get certified in Nutritional Therapy. I learned so much and have been obsessed with nutrition and holistic health ever since. Then this thing called life happened, so I never got my dream career off the ground and my certification lapsed. The knowledge never lapsed, though, and I’ve continued to study and learn on my own, partially out of pure curiosity, but also to navigate my own health issues – mainly anxiety and depression. I’ve created Stuff in Fridge as an outlet to share my love for food and all things wellness. The name was inspired by a friend who told me that when she was growing up, late in the week her mother used to grab whatever leftovers they had and throw them in a casserole called “Stuffinfridge.” It always stuck with me, especially because meal prep and leftovers are the only way we survive our busy life with healthy options!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2009 9:27 pm

    You forgot your two favorite sites 🙂

  2. Nora Vella permalink
    November 17, 2015 1:21 pm

    Your gift of writing is amazing! Free and mostly inspiring. Thankyou for sharing.

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