MY STORY | I N D E P T H
Grab yourself a cocktail or a coffee & make yourself fucking comfortable because we are about to get to know each other!
Hi, I’m Katrina Yoneda; wife & mom trying my best to live a more rounded holistic lifestyle. The “whys” of why I started this blog isn’t so simple but I’ll give you a few before shit gets real REAL up in here ;) Not in any particular order; I love people. I love cooking. I love eating. I love drinking (I have a damn toddler what do you expect?). I love writing. I love taking pictures. I love TRYING to live a little healthier every day. This blog will be a hodgepodge of DIY Non-Toxic Chemical Free recipes, good eats & amazing sweets. Maybe even just an occasional blog post about who knows what?! I guess you’ll have to stay tuned. I do NOT claim to be the perfect wife, mom, blogger or 100% holistic being of life (haha)! I’m just trying my best over here.
I’ll be documenting the shiiiiit out of my life as I try to switch to a Non-Toxic & Chemical Free home. Why do this you ask? Are you sure you want to know? It’s about to get majorly depressing—but only for a minute, so drink up my friend & let’s get this over with! Just over three years ago my Dad passed away from Pancreatic Cancer & his mother (my grandma) passed away from the very same thing 20 years earlier. Our family has this awesome little familial genetic predisposition to pancreatic cancer. I hope you caught the sarcasm, it’s hardly awesome. Well guys, I will NOT let this happen to our family again! I am taking a lot of precautions so I have the best fighting chance to kick cancer in its ugly, fucking nasty ass face. As I said in my intro, I love to indulge in food & dranks. Yes, DRANKS. That being said, I feel like it is my duty to try to cut back the environmental risks that could possibly contribute to an early depart (aka—dirt nap). But hey you Mommas I totally get it if the stomach flu rips through your house & all you want to do is Lysol wipe the shit out of your home—DO IT, DO IT *pumps fist*!! There is literally NO judgement here. Hey, I just started TRYING to transition my home; this is all new to me too. But hey, you may even be like, “Katrina I just don’t have time for that homemade hippie shit.” I FEEL YOU. Costco bulk cleaning supplies rule! I don’t expect everyone to live this way; I’m just doing what I think is best for me & my family given our history. I’ll be posting much more than just DIY recipes, so please feel free to just DO YOU & take whatever appeals to you :)
Don’t worry this isn’t only about switching to a hippie home… I’m also going to give you tons of great food recipes for a healthier lifestyle! Right now I’m sure you’re thinking, “Ughhh Katrina, healthy food tastes like shit & cardboard.” GUYS… IT DOESN’T HAVE TO :O Did I mention I’m also going to share dessert recipes that would send anyone into a diabetic coma?! Remember I said that I wasn’t perfect. My life is about living in moderation. I should have mentioned this earlier but better late than never: I have had some MAJOR & dumb/stubborn stomach problems since I was in elementary school. That’s as far back as I can remember… I don’t trust anyone who says they can remember things before they were five. Moving on, I am living the gluten-free pescatarian life. Now I really have you thinking, “Ughhh Katrina, now I’m REALLY not going to try your dumb bland recipes.” Please just give me a chance to change your carnivorous & wheat filled ways! Does it help if I tell you I have an AA in Baking & Pastry from the Art Institute, & “minored” in culinary? I'm not bragging; I just want you to try my shit!
As you might have noticed I maaaaay have a different writing style than you’re used to. Let me tell you why. As you know, I have a toddler. I’ve always had a “Potty” mouth as far back as I can remember. I say it to emphasize words & context; NOT meaning to be intentionally derogatory to anyone. No, fuck that! I’m crude, not disrespectful. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Basically I walk around my house with a potty mouth & I often get “The Eyes” from my hubby (whom might I add, is a damn SAINT). So when I’m finally able to sit down at my computer… you can bet your ass I will use all the cuss words I damn well please. It is 100% never my intention to disrespect anyone, so if you find yourself offended… click that little X in the upper right corner of your screen. Go ahead, I won’t be offended ;)
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for taking the time to read this & getting to know me a little better. Now that you know a little somthin’ somthin’ about me, I’d love to know more about YOU!
PS Enjoy these beautiful photos of my family & I. Why yes, we do look like this every day.
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The lady who always makes us look real fiiine: http://www.girrlscoutphoto.com/
^^ This kid makes the craziest faces; he is truly one of the most animated toddlers I have ever met.
^^ That is a face of sheer joy. Mine; not my husbands. Although...... haha!
^^ What did I tell you about the faces?!
^^ Obviously I'm thinking about what my next post will be ;)