Hi all:) I haven't been around for very long, and I haven't been the most vocal contributor...but that's all about to change. That sounds oddly like a threat, but I promise it's not! I hope you're all ready to see lots of photos of my adorable kitten and my crazy turtle, as well as posts about what I'm making for dinner (with recipes, if you want!) with a few rants thrown in for good measure.

I'm not a sappy person, but I'm going to veer into that territory for a minute here: You are all awesome. Seriously, flippin' awesome. There are so many incredibly inspiring people that are apart of this community and I feel very privileged to read what you brilliant folks have to say. I don't always agree with what I read, but I always have so much respect for how it's being said. I learn something new nearly everyday that I'm on here and I think that is absolutely the coolest. I hope that I can enrich this community in the same way that it has already enriched my mind and my life.