Hi! I’m Cassie.
I’ve thought about starting a blog many times, and I’ve always been a little hesitant. Will people want to read what I have to say? Do I have anything new to talk about? Are people really interested in what I’m doing? After having this conversation on and off with myself for the last year, I decided, you know what – my grandma wants to read what I have to say. 🙂
I give you… The Farmer’s Daughter.
Let me introduce myself.
I grew up in a small town in northeastern Oklahoma. When I say small, I mean population 2,000 small. I lived on a cattle ranch. Weekends were spent working cattle, painting fence, and cleaning barns. In the summer it was baling hay and spending long, hot days at Grand Lake. Growing up on a ranch we ate the beef we raised; used eggs from my great-uncle, Punk; vegetables came from my grandparents HUGE garden; and spread jelly on our biscuits made by my great-grandma, Jewel (plum was my favorite).
After high school I moved to Norman, OK, to attend the University of Oklahoma.
While at OU, I met this cutie. You’ll be seeing a lot of him.
Today, in addition to my oil and gas job, I teach Barre classes at Next Level Fitness Studio in Norman, I’m a yoga instructor at Yoga at Tiffany’s in Norman, and we’ll be wrapping up RYT 200 with Bryce Yoga in January 2015.
I’m a part time sugar artist (fancy title for a cake decorator), and a wannabe helicopter pilot.
My real passion, and the inspiration for this blog is… food. I firmly believe that what we put into our bodies impacts every part of our lives. A green smoothie cures my sniffles, chicken noodle soup makes a cold not so bad, and you can’t have a proper celebration without a cake.
A conversation with my grandma became my inspiration. In pursuit of better health, my grandparents are trying to eat better food: whole, non-processed, fresh, focusing on fruits and vegetables. Because we live hours apart, this is best way I could think of to share recipes and ideas with them.
I’m not talking about just healthy eating, I want to focus on eating for your health – mental and physical. I want to show you how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet; make easy, less processed substitutions for foods you already love; and show you even sweet indulgences have their place.
I’m The Farmer’s Daughter, I love kale… and cake.