And so it begins…

First Blog…woot woot!!  Now…what to write?  Should I be funny or informative, uncensored or politically correct?  I am just gonna have to go with real and see what comes out.  I am all excited and nervous to put this out on the world wide interwebs!!  Ha!  Will I be liked?  Will I be hated?  Will I even be seen…or should I say read?  I already need a drink…or two.

I suppose this first post should be a sort of introduction about who I am and why I wanted to start blogging.  So here goes!!  I’m Christina…aka The Crunchy RN.  I decided to start this blog to document a few things: My turning 40…my love of Young Living oils…my new healthy/Paleo diet…not to mention just my daily musings and goings on.  I hope this blog helps and interests others at the same time holds me accountable to a healthier lifestyle.

I am a wife to an amazingly funny and super cute dude.  We have 3 kiddos total…1 being my own and 2 bonus kids from his first marriage.  I never knew how hard it would be to blend a family…but wow, what a blessing!!!
I am an RN and have been for about 7 years.  I started out working in the NICU but now work on the post-partum unit.  However, being a nurse does NOT equate to being healthy.  Quite the opposite.  After meeting my husband a few years back I began questioning the medicines I was giving and taking for that matter.  I started researching vaccines, chemicals in water, OTC and prescription drugs and their affects on our bodies.  About a year and a half ago I walked into a patients room who was diffusing Thieves. After talking in length to her and her husband about oils I went home that evening and signed up with YL.  Oils have changed my life!!!  I use them daily on myself, my kids, my husband, and my coworkers and anyone who will let me oil them!!!  I want to share them with the world!!!!  Can you tell that I am a whole hearted believer in them?  If you would like to learn more about Young Living essential oils shoot me an email or check out others’ testimonials here:
I have tried to go “healthy” in other aspects of my life as well.  I use natural household cleaning products, natural skin care, and natural haircare.  However, it wasn’t until a recent Dr’s visit where I found out that I am “pre-diabetic” that I realized I have to get serious about the foods I am putting in my body.  So now I am about to start my journey down the Paleo highway.  Very tiny, little, itty-bitty baby steps.  I will not be perfect all the time…But I will try daily to be healthier.  I hope to post recipes, links, tips and anything else that may help someone else walking a similar path.
I love, love, love anything DIY.  It’s what you will find me doing when I am not homeschooling the kids or working.  I would rather try to do it myself than pay someone.  I have about 50 projects on my to-do list…that I haven’t started yet or that are not complete.  I tend to get bored with a project and leave a tad bit on each one unfinished.  It’s my signature move.  Kind of like an artists signature.  ha!
I turn 40 in less than 2 months!!!  And let me tell you…40 is coming at me like a spider monkey!!!  I was hoping to ease smoothly into my new decade with class and grace.  That is obviously not gonna happen.  My plan is to meet 40 head on with my oils in hand…grace and ease out the window.  But for now I will enjoy the remaining days of my 30’s.

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