Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My First Post!

You may be wondering something...something like "who the heck is Joan and why is she trying to give me a 'guide to life'?" Well that is a good question and you have no real reason to listen to me but you did manage to find my blog so you might as well read it. I have certain skills and talents that I believe will be useful by my readers. 

I am pretty good at buying food, not just any food. Organic and other high quality foods. I avoid GMOs, pesticides, chemicals and anything else that wouldn't actually qualify as "food". I can buy these thing on a very small budget and, out of the goodness of my heart, I have decided to share some of my talents with all of you!

As you follow by blog and get to know my family and me through it I will divulge tips, tricks and recipes to help you live well on the cheap. Still interested? Well, keep reading, in this first blog post I will tell you exactly why you should listen to me when I am sure there are many others who think they are better qualified to instruct you, aw hell, they probably are. Most of you are probably reading this because I asked you to on Facebook or something. Be gentle, and remember how nice I am in person.

I am a Chico State graduate (BA Legal Studies 2010), a first time mother to a sixteen month old (female, Freya Danielle), and a part time employee at a small business. My fiance is currently a student working toward becoming a respiratory therapist. He is a shift leader at a local restaurant. Now that you have no doubt that we are on a budget (I work part-time and he is a student/food service employee - enough said!). I can explain to you why it is I do what I do. 

Well, you see I love keeping track of every penny I spend on food and driving around to a bunch of different places and getting my toddler in and out of the car seat. No. That isn't the reason. Over the course of my life I have learned about food, or what some people may call food, and I have found that much of the food Americans consume isn't really food at all. It is some cocktail of chemicals, artificial ingredients and high fructose corn syrup. At one point in my life I didn't really care. Then I got pregnant. It really made me start to think about what I was eating and what my daughter would eat when she was old enough. I started reading labels and doing research. For the first time in my life quality was more important than cost. 

So there you have it. My next post will be much more informative, I promise. I will throw out some tips and a recipe! Stay tuned! Until next time, eat well and be well!

P.S. You know that I had to throw up a picture of the child. I am a mom, I can't resist an opportunity for people to think she is cute!


  1. Hurrah! I wait with bated breath! :-)

  2. can't wait for your next REAL post, your 'spinach-egg' dinner is our favorite, coz it's so easy ;-)