Hi, I’m Abbey Hartley. 21-year-old wife, mother, lover of all things food, Jesus, and the beautiful things in life. At an given moment, I can be found in the kitchen, on my face worshiping my King, or seeking new ways to enjoy this crazy ride called life. These are the main ingredients to the complex recipe that is ME. It’s not always pretty – truth be told there are many moments of complete and total chaos that are drizzled with meltdowns and sprinkled with knockdowns – but the good times far, far, FAR outweigh the bad, and for that I can be nothing but thankful.
Cooking, baking, and of course EATING, are lifelong passions of mine that I pursue diligently and (mostly) as excellently as I pursue my relationship with God. I am close friends with chocolate and coffee and am always looking for new ways – preferably at the same time- to incorporate them into my life. The kitchen, has been and always will be the place in this world where I am most at home.
Five years ago, I forgot about loving life, and almost lost my life to Anorexia, a severe and deadly eating disorder. I started this blog because I want to share my journey- my “to date” experiences – with life, loss, food, and starting to find myself again. The road to happiness has been long sought, and, I cannot lie, it’s been hard. But I promise there is happiness, and like anything truly good, it involves generous amounts chocolate and coffee.*
To anyone that cares to continue reading, I will try to write to you everyday. I invite you to not only share my story, but my kitchen as well. Here, you will always be a guest and a friend and welcomed accordingly with good food and kind words. I will share my thoughts, my history, and my food with you freely, and my only hope is that you always find a reason to smile with each and every visit.