Good day and welcome to Sweet Savory Sustainable
My name is Angie.
I am a California native; Bay Area born and raised. I am a talent advisor for a high-tech giant by day, and by night, a teacher in nature with a pioneer spirit. I am a wife & partner of 26 years and a boy mom to the bone. I wrangle chickens. I grow food. My pit bull is my co-pilot. I cook from scratch often. I’m always taking pictures. I can’t live without music. I need to move constantly. I’m a Jiu-Jitsu mom (think soccer mom, baseball mom, BMX mom; you get the idea, I’m involved!). I thrive when I can teach others, when I can create, when I’m learning, growing, and helping others. My passion runs deep for food, music, photography, writing, art, staying active, the environment, community, family and enjoying the fruits of the outdoors.
10 years ago, I moved to a new community away from all I’ve ever known. I took a leave of absence from my current career to raise my first son. What a wild ride it was, learning to navigate the brave new world of parenthood for the first time in a strange place while coping with the absence of my career. As many new parents do, one starts to ask questions about raising small humans. After-all, you are now responsible for keeping these little beings alive, but not only alive, they must thrive and become good supportive helping citizens of society.
We do things a little extra around here, so the questions we raised ultimately was to feed the idea of raising a “superhuman”. Simply put, strong, healthy, smart, creative, helpful, kind… as any parent wants for their children, I assume, but we took it a step further. We started exploring deep questions about the food we eat, the products we use and consume and what is available in our community – focusing primarily on local, organic, sustainable practices. I was still learning to cope in being a stay at home parent, with the absence of my career. I was antsy, finding depression frequently, and had a void that needed to be filled. I started to look at all things that made me shine and created this blog as an outlet to share in my journey.
The idea behind Sweet Savory Sustainable started with food but the journey has become so much more. The more I learned about the giant system we live in, the more I yearned to take a back to basics approach in raising our family and learn to live a little simpler, a little more sustainable.
I love to write. I love to take pictures. I chose to use the blog to showcase my passion while writing about food, homesteading, family, crafting, natural and holistic wellness, fitness, education, community, and local businesses. I am sharing my learning process. Writing, taking pictures, cooking, working with the earth, staying connected to nature, being with my boys… these things help me, keep me alive and motivated for more. My hope is that something I share will help someone else seeking similar information; if anything happens to resonate with just one human, I’ve done what I came here to do.
I’ve since returned to my career, which I am so grateful for. I am also a boy mom, now two times over. I am balancing the wilds of the corporate life while working to be less dependent on a large unstable system. I want to teach our children the importance of caring for the land and its inhabitants. I want to help educate the community and the youth on back to basic self-sufficient life practices. Learning how to grow food, raise small livestock, how to DIY most aspects of life while staying strong & healthy. Through Sweet Savory Sustainable I will share my journey going back to basics.
For those who’ve been there since the beginning, I say thank you. For those who are just joining, I say thank you too. Welcome to Sweet Savory Sustainable. I’d love to hear from you. Comments, questions, suggestions, ideas, anything. This is a lifestyle and a learning process… let’s learn and grow together!
I’m going back to basics…
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Thanks for reading!! ~Angie