I’m DeeDee and I live in Austin, TX with my computer programming husband, our game loving teenage son, our chow-hound Kasey, and our elderly chihuahua Nelly. We have a daughter that has gone off to college. This point in my life with our children leaving the nest is scary and it is a very difficult change. But, I am making the best of it here in Austin and on my little blog.

I enjoy making things, experimenting in the kitchen, going on cruises, vacationing in Disney World, reading blogs, kayaking, singing (loudly and with emotion especially in a car and preferably embarrassing our son), hunting for deals, couponing, freebies, visiting old friends, and making new ones. I am passionate about learning to live a healthy lifestyle and sharing healthy recipes.

My little sister is my best friend and her kiddies are two of the brightest lights in my world. My mom, dad, and in-laws are everything. I believe family is the most important thing.

I am scared to fly, but fly very often. My 4 month old niece was born with biliary atresia and had a kasai procedure performed at Johns Hopkins in MD. She will need a liver transplant, so I visit my sister very often. My nephew was convinced I lived on a plane.

I visit Orlando, FL a lot because my parents own a vacation rental 2 miles from Disney. My sister and I had fun decorating it especially putting the Mickey bedroom and Mickey bathroom together. Boy did we have some laughs putting the place together.. We insist we are going to move in there when we are old and become the Golden Girls of Orlando.

I visit our home in South FL several times a year to visit with my close friends. I like going in September when the Flavor of Palm Beach is going on. You get to experience upscale restaurants at a small price, three course lunches are $20 and dinners are $30-$35 per person. My friends and I have made this an annual tradition. I’m sure I will blog all about it.