I’m Allyson, but everyone calls me Ally. I drink too much coffee and love red wine. I live in Canada, where the air hurts my face, but we don’t have poisonous spiders (win?). I married a great guy and we’ve had two perfect and beautiful children.
I’d be lying if I said that I have always been healthy. The truth is, it’s taken a number of years, two kids, and a supportive husband to get me to this place. I’ve always had stomach issues, and have never received a formal diagnosis for them despite many different tests, doctors and lifestyle changes. We didn’t know till later on, but my sister Kate has the same problems. I’ve always had a love of cooking, baking and sharing recipes. I haven’t been able to find something more relaxing than spending time in my kitchen.
I’d also be lying if I said I found it easy to navigate the chemical filled world we live in. It’s certainly not. It takes time; to research, plan, make homemade versions of convenience items we are used to using. It takes dedication, it’s certainly much easier to walk into a store and walk out with a bottle of sunscreen than it is to make your own, or buy french fries that never decompose versus making your own.
Not so recently, I was put in touch with essential oils. To be honest, this was a huge step forward in my search for balance between good and bad, natural and chemical. Since February 2014 I have not used many over the counter medicines, including; Tylenol, Advil, antibiotic ointments and muscle creams. Even better than that? I’ve finally found something to help my stomach aches – I kid you not, in the past 20 years nothing has ever touched a stomach ache aside from time and rest.
More recently, I’ve embarked on a clean eating lifestyle. With two kids, a husband who works a lot, and a job, things get busy and you get tired. Add iron anaemia to the normal toll life takes on your body and you’re left with a bone aching exhaustion. I used to sleep 10+ hours a day, literally going to bed as soon as the kids were sleeping. Since the diet change I have way more energy. I am able to get 8 or fewer hours of sleep without being a total write off. It doesn’t sound like much of an improvement, but it truly is.
Very recently, my husband and I were approached about an opportunity to be a part of a brand new company that was going to blow the socks off of the health and wellness industry. After four days of studying the ingredients, the science, and some soul searching, I realized that sometimes you just gotta take that leap of faith. I am so glad we did. If you’re looking for a vitamin and mineral supplement with max absorption and fantastic results, we should talk!
One very hot August afternoon in 2014, I was cooking – like what else is new! And it hit me, I needed to start a blog. I needed a place to share my recipes, my DIY inspirations, my random ramblings. Not a food blog, even though I’m pretty talented in the kitchen, but a good life blog. One that encompasses everything that I feel is important to the good life. Our pillars to the good life are; good food, good health, and good stuff.
Crave the good,