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Hey – I’m Andrea.

I was born and raised in Alaska.

But in the summer of 2011, I picked up and moved across the country to North Carolina; it was time for a change. (You can read the full story about my move here if interested).


I am:
A realist.
An opportunist.
A major foodie.
A lover of lifting weights.
A dog person.
A fashion lover.
A lover of the outdoors….
…and of traveling.
An over-drinker of wine.
Overly talkative.
Someone with a short attention span.
Good cook.
A bad singer.

I am not:
A lover of spicy foods.
A lover of yoga.
Someone who enjoys doing their hair and makeup.
A cat person.
A fan of going shopping.
A Negative Nancy.
Creative or artsy.
A runner (I wish).
Overly sensitive.


I started this blog as a hobby to share some fun stuff, ideas, and ridiculous stories. And though I classify this as a “health, food, and lifestyle blog” I’m not a typical “health blogger” – I have no awesome credentials or touching story about losing weight or struggles with my health in the past; I share a lot of recipes that still have some naughty things in them (like real sugar… yes – gasp), and I love some red meat. I’m just a girl who adores food (like, a lot), working out, having fun, and is trying to live a healthy lifestyle.

By day, I sell insurance – I’ve been doing this for about 9 years now and I actually really do enjoy it. By the weekend, I’m a lover of everything outdoors…and some other stuff too (like trashy sitcoms on TV).


Luckily, I have a pretty awesome boyfriend of 11 years who shares the same interests (besides the trashy sitcoms)….. and we also have an adorable, bossy, brown dog.

TP Brown collageI have a pretty cool family too incase you were wondering.

I’m the baby of the fam. Sadly, we all live far away from each other – my parents own and run a small restaurant and resort in Belize, and one sister lives in California, while the other is up in Alaska.



So, now that you have an idea of what I’m all about – enjoy the blog!

If you’re still feelin’ nosey (kidding…kind of) head over to my “A Foodie At Heart” section, check out some Q&A, or even read about our move from Alaska (seriously, there were a lot of cool sights, detours, and tears on our 13 day trip).

It’s okay, don’t be scared.

Oh, and if you’re new around here; head over to my “The Best Of…” section to check out a collection of some of mine and other readers’ favorite posts around here!

18 Comments Post a comment
  1. I’m so glad you commented on my blog so I could find you! Just from reading your ‘about me’ section, I’m convinced we might be twins! Insurance, brown dogs, and a hatred of onions!? I’m loving ya already! 🙂

    December 1, 2011
  2. Hey Andrea! I just found your blog through Blogitness. I go to school in North Carolina but I’m from Pittsburgh! Love your blog!

    December 20, 2011
    • Awesome! so glad you found me! Where/what area do you go to school here? – PS I tried to link to your blog but the link wouldnt work! 😦

      December 20, 2011
  3. Andrea! glad I found your blog! your honesty is very refreshing:)

    December 28, 2011
  4. You should study about fitness or health since you love it and get your bachelors! 🙂

    January 5, 2012
  5. Just found your blog and can’t wait to read more! Check out mine if you get a minute 🙂

    January 16, 2012
  6. Just came across your blog and wanted to say Hi! Can’t wait to read more posts! 🙂

    February 14, 2012
  7. Just found your blog — *wave* from Brooklyn! Looking forward to reading about your fitness adventures 🙂

    February 15, 2012
  8. Hey! I really like your blog so I nominated you for this inspirational blogger award thing.

    April 13, 2012
  9. Just stumbled on your blog…loving it so far!

    August 30, 2012
  10. Just found your blog and I love your writing style!! I’ll check back soon 🙂

    September 17, 2012
  11. Ok, Alaska to NC makes NC to AZ seem like nothing! I would have lost it completely to be stuck that long waiting on a part.

    The Kidless Kronicles

    September 18, 2012
  12. Hey! I nominated you for The Inspiring Blog Award! Check out this link for all the rules:

    November 3, 2012
  13. Is the Alaska / North Carolina move a common thing? I have a girlfriend who grew up in Homer, but now lives Raleigh 😛

    February 22, 2013
    • Funny! About a year after we moved here, my old roommate moved from Alaska to Wilmington also, very strange! Weird coincidence I guess, haha!

      February 22, 2013
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    February 15, 2015

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