Hi, I'm Alycia Louise!
Thank you for checking out the 'About me' page.
I began blogging after discovering I was Celiac in 2010. I had to quit my job at a local bakery and figure out how to live a gluten free life. At first I blogged to share my gluten free finds and connect with others on a gluten free diet. Over the years it has blossomed into the website before you, where good food, essential oils and homesteading adventures are shared.
My husband and I married on Halloween 2020 and we rent a house on my parents 20 acre property in the PNW. We have three dogs and three cats. Our outdoor animals vary in number but usually include geese, ducks and chickens. I'm hopping to add rabbits and goats in the near future. I also daydream about owning a jersey dairy cow one day.
I love books and get lost in bookstores on purpose. I love to read fantasy/horror/detective novels and cookbooks. My favorite authors are Neil Gaiman and J. K. Rowling.
Both Mr. Everything and I love to go camping and rock hounding. We often plan trips around what rocks/gems we want to collect. Like in 2018 when we road tripped to Montana to hunt for sapphires or the year before that when we hunted obsidian and sunstones in southern Oregon.
I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me. I'd love to get to know you as well. You can send me an e-mail Alycia@astraykitchen.com introducing yourself or feel free to comment on any of my post.