Hello there!

My name is Stephanie. I’m a passionate foodie, food allergy mom, Paleo diet lover, and now…future homesteader.

Years of watching my family struggle to fit inside the modern “box”, left me feeling drained and our family divided. After a health diagnosis and a nationwide pandemic pushed me to my wits end, I decided it was time to chart a new course.

I’m determined to embrace a “back to basics” way of life by eating cleaner, living simpler, and focusing on the things that truly matter. Family, faith, and FOOD!

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New to Paleo?

Everyone has to start somewhere. Fortunately for you, I’ve been a Paleo newbie myself and know how overwhelming getting started can be. Follow along as I guide you through the first steps on your journey in a playful and easy way.

Ready to get started? Click the button below to be taken to our Learn About Paleo page.

Do you, or a loved one, suffer from food allergies?

As the mom of a son with severe food allergies, education, advocacy, and awareness have become my top priorities. With that being said, I believe there are many ways to embrace eating safely while still having fun!

Are you ready turn life’s lemons into lemonade? Click the Food Allergy Hub button to learn more.

Ever wish you could go back in time and just slow down?

More and more people are starting to realize the importance of, and even long for, simpler times. Clean eating, homesteading, permaculture, and foraging have become booming trends…and guess what? My family is joining in!

Hitch a ride with Messy Masterpiece and her family on the journey “back to basics” on their homestead, Back Acres.

Latest Blog Posts


Welcome October…the month that goes bump in the night! Scary movies, creepy-crawly costumes, and ghost stories fill the air. Yet, among the things that bite, shriek, and lurk in the darkness looms a much more dangerous fright…the fear of an anaphylactic reaction. Every year, the aftermath of trick or treating breaks my heart. Both of […]

Paleo Pancake Palooza

Paleo Pancake Palooza 9 Paleo Pancake Flavors You’re Sure To Love! If you’ve taken a minute to scroll through some of my earlier blog posts, then you’ve probably already noticed my chocolate chip paleo pancake recipe. However, I’m still over here learning, tweaking, and trial-and-erroring. So, bear with me for minute… Almost every time I’m […]

Seasonal Eating: Squash Edition

Seasonal Eating: Squash Edition Seasonal eating is one of the best ways to ensure your food is as nutrient dense as possible. Buying seasonal produce that’s also grown locally…now that’s next level nutrition! For this reason, I recently paid a visit to my local mom-and-pop market to snag some fresh finds….SQUASH. These squash are picked […]


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