Hi, I’m Heather–  Thanks for visiting my blog!

This is my husband Ukiah, and this is our fun little family.

Recently we swapped Vegas life for a new adventure in the Heartland. Between small domestic projects and navigating the demands of this crazy pandemic life, my family works up an appetite, and I have a lot of hungry mouths to feed. I love to teach my kids as we go along.

I am a recipe developer and avid baker in my down time, a holistic aesthetician and gut health nutritionist by day, blogger by night, and a wife and mommy around the clock.  I have a passion for whole, clean living in every opportunity, and my personal mission is to spread joy to the people around me.

I’ve been comfortable in the kitchen as far back as I can remember. As a child I used to sit on the stool at the counter and watch my mom knead dough or prep all manner of projects in the kitchen.  Both of my parents taught me at a very young age how to preserve, bake, and cook, just as their parents taught them.  Homemaking was taught to me as a life a basic life skill, and I love it! My food is a delicious mix of heirloom recipes and modern twists on my European-American heritage.

This blog is an extension of who I am.  It isn’t perfect, sometimes it’s a little bit crazy, but it’s always full of fun and love.  I sincerely believe that life is meant to be enjoyed to the fullest, and I hope the things I share can inspire you. My mission is simple: Live well and have fun. Welcome to my Pumpkin Spiced Life!