Hi, I’m Sam!

Is it just me, or is it just the most difficult thing knowing what to say on “About Me” pages? It shouldn’t be hard- it’s talking about myself, I ought to be an expert- but I’m never sure how to condense myself down to a few sentences. There are many sides to me and I’m many different things to many different people. But I’ll try to stick to the “highlights”, I guess…..

I’m a happily married career woman turned stay-at-home mother (that’s a long story) of two children, Lily and Ian. My husband, Brian, works in real estate and property management. We live in a small city in Northwest Kansas and while some parts of living here may be exactly as you probably picture (yes, there are cows along the side of the road sometimes), people are often surprised that it’s not as provincial or old school as they think (yes, we have McDonald’s, cell phone coverage, and wi-fi. Don’t laugh, I get asked these kinds of questions when I travel.) I really love where I live- it was a great place to grow up and now it’s a great place to raise my family. And the rumors are true- Kansans are the friendliest people in the world!

I love reading, movies, pop culture, cooking, cocktails, and overall entertaining people- I host lots of parties! I’m also an actor (when I get the opportunity), love writing (hence, this blog), and love just spending time with friends and family-is there anything better than great conversation and laughter over a bottle of wine?

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease four years ago and now a large part of my life is trying to find food I can eat, that my family will be willing to eat, as well- gluten free food scares the hell out of people! I’ve had some really interesting, annoying, and hilarious experiences getting used to this new way of life. I’m always on the lookout for delicious new GF products and recipes, and will share them with you all, too!

I hope you will be entertained and enlightened by this blog; I know I’ll have a good time writing it. Welcome to my world- I truly hope you like it here!