hey all! my name is Casey and I love food. end of story. eh..maybe.. many readers might very well think that all I do is eat, which may not be that far from the truth.
But in all seriousness I do try to lead a somewhat healthy lifestyle. I play soccer for my high school varsity team and a club team and I workout at least 6 times a week whether it is with my team or on my own.
In the warm months of the year (those few short ones we get here in the midwest) I love running 5K races with my dad. We have found them to be kind of a friendly competition that oddly bonds us together. Plus the races always benefit some great organization! Now that is what I call a win-win situation.
Unfortunately, Papa Beautiful Disasters has developed some pretty bad back problems within the past yearish so he’s kind of become more of a cheerleader for me during my races. Still love all the memories we’ve made, though!
I have baked and cooked with my mom all my life. My earliest baking memories go back to when I was lil tater tot and my mom would have “Cookie Friday” and we would bake chocolate chip cookies together for us to eat when my brother and sister came home from school (and when I say we baked them, I mean she would bake them and I would eat the dough). Ever since then I have truly enjoyed baking and cooking. It somehow always relaxes me and amazes me at what incredible things come from such simple ingredients.
Keeping up a blog is definitely something that has become a huge aspect of my life. At times blogging can feel like homework, but it’s FUN homework. Woah… fun homework? Maybe homework is not the right word, but it can get stressful at times when I have lots of tests, homework, and other things going on with my life and then taking pictures, editing, and writing a post seem impossible. Even though blogging may seem like a job at times, it is something that I feel like I would never be able to give up. I love the satisfaction of making something delicious and hearing reader’s feedback. At the end of the day, it is all worth it.
Things I really like:
PEOPLE: my family (Harry, my dog included), my two bestest friends in the universe that I would go crazy without, people who like my food, humble people, hard-workers
EDIBLE STUFF: Reese’s Pieces, Trader Joe’s cookie butter, apple caramel lollipops would be my entire diet if possible, cookie butter/Biscoff spread, peanut butter, CHICAGO deep dish pizza, carrots (wait, what? YES, I like carrots…which happen to be a vegetable), Starbuck’s mocha light frappes (I feel like I sound so hoity toity saying that), cran-grape juice, gummy bear vitamins
ACTIVITIES: Baking, cooking, soccer, running in various races (5Ks, triathlons, etc.), digging holes (not really), being a total idiot with my friends
Things I could do without:
Spam (the internet kind, not the food. I have not tried the food, so I can’t really be the judge of that one)
Truffles with weird, gross fillings. SO gosh darn deceptive! They look like delicious chocolate from the outside, then one innocent bite turns into a full out spit fest of weird spicy raspberry filling. True story
Super redneck country songs (Sorry y’all). Opinion of this has CHANGED! You are lookin’ at a cowgirl wannabe
Feel free to ask me any questions! I’m all ears for suggestions as well:)