Hi, my name is Courtney and this is my blog - The Life and Food of Mrs. Curly Girl!
It's been quite the journey to finally start this blog... Actually, that's not totally true. Mainly, I was just trying to think of a decent name! Before I go into that, let me tell you a little about myself.
I am 25 years old and I'm married to the most incredible man walking this earth, Dave (hence, the Mrs.). I am also a total food lover - I have been since I was 4. There was a stretch in middle school when I just knew I was going to culinary school after high school and eventually open my own restaurant. But around 14 years old, my passion switched to music. For the next 10 years, I sang and played instruments (drums, and then guitar) in various church bands and choirs. Now, at 25, the passion for food has been reignited with the honor and pleasure of cooking for my husband.
Oh, and the curly part...I'm sure you can tell by my profile picture that I have "gone natural". I started thinking of going natural as a teenager, but after I left for college and could no longer afford the relaxers my parent's had always paid for, I thought to myself, If I do this now, I'm still young enough to change my mind down the road. So, in 2008, I did a big chop and have been natural ever since!
Basically, my choice with my hair, and recent choices with food, signifies my recent life choices - a choice to live more naturally. From making our own pantry staples from scratch and cooking with local organic ingredients, to even adopting a more organic approach to faith and my relationship with God, this blog will be a place where I record my journey.
Speaking of The Life and Food of Mrs. Curly Girl (or Mrs. Curly Girl for short), this blog is NOT written by an expert...in anything. Every once in a while, I may record an new epiphany or a revelation, or a simple recipe, but I have not "arrived", by any means. There are those in the blogosphere who are experts in cooking, homemaking, religion, and everything else under the sun, but that's not me. I'm just a 25 year old woman who, by God's grace, is living as best she can.
After all the talk and planning, I'm so happy that I am actually doing this! And I hope that, with every post, I encourage you to go on your own journey and to share your best you with the world!
Mrs. Curly Girl