My name is Kartia, everyone calls me one of 2 things Kat or Tia. Just never call me late for dinner!
I grew up in a town called Florence, Kentucky. It was a small town just getting ready to explode with growth when I moved away!
I was brought up learning to cook with my grandmothers from the time I was knee high to a grasshopper, I was stirring and measuring! Was taught the value of fresh fruits and vegetables at a young age and how to work a garden! To appreciate the uses of every part of an animal if harvested for food there should be little to no waste. So becoming a foodie is no surprise!
I have a passion for meeting people, going hiking, camping and eating good food! So the birth of this adventure!
After being widowed a second time at the young age of 51, panic set in and depression. I was making myself sick! After a medical emergency and an unplanned surgery I was left with a new found desire to start living my life instead of living to work and worry!
Through some cheerleading from dear old friends and new this is the result!
Well the best laid plans of mice or men!!!
My original plan was to travel the United states in a camper and explore all of the destinations I have heard about and wanted to go!
Health issues and life has delayed most of that plan! New grandbaby to help to raise, and just now getting back into a good healthy state! So, I have been doing a lot of local exploring and working on my recipes that have been handed down! With lots of playtime with my new granddaughter whom I call my little mermaid!
Seems like more idea's or thought's come flying in daily to my already spinning head!
First is doubting the idea! It is a scary thing to not work for someone else! To put all your eggs into 1 basket and have the faith that everything is going to be just fine!
Second how to support yourself while doing this? Until your plan takes flight and become a way to support oneself!
Decisions on where to go and what to see?
How to travel and how long to stay?
Phone and internet service?
What if there is an emergency?
So Scary yes the unknown is always scary! But life in general is scary!
Worry is part of life but one part I hope to get under control!
Suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, depression and PTSD, it has always been difficult for me to be in unknown situations, the only thing that seems to calm me is being in a natural setting, hiking and camping have always been my peace, my calm.
Where to go what to see? Well there are thousands upon thousands of locations when you start looking into things!
I am starting out with small outings, local places, while working on building our campground Nocoma's Pass! A few out of state trips to visit friends and their local locations! Even the small locations in tiny little towns have a story!
Local eateries, get the story from the owner! Talk to the street vendor! The flea marketer! The food truck driver!
Local artist, musicians! Learn the story of your area! Do not be surprised to get a message from me some day asking you for your story! I want to get to know my friends and followers that I make on this journey!
You know the saying live, love, laugh! I carry it a little further....
LIVE.... LIFE TO THE FULLEST!
LOVE... LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!
LAUGH... TILL YOU CRY!
LISTEN.... TO THE PEOPLE AND WORLD AROUND YOU!
LEARN... THROUGH KNOWLEDGE COMES UNDERSTANDING
I will be sharing recipes, photos, videos, and stories from everything going on!
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I am hoping you love this blog and all of it’s content!
I will be sharing so many parts of my life with everyone, from stories of my life to family recipes, my photography, food reviews the music of local artist! Sharing my health and beauty routine, campsites as well as items from my kitchen and craft room!
Story of the building of our dream home on a wild piece of land in the foothills of Eastern Kentucky! Smack dab in the area of the Daniel Boone National Park! Red River Gorge! The land has lots of trails to be blazed and wonderful beautiful views! Building of campsites and cabins!
Not to mention my sidekick Nikko! She is a Siberian Husky! She is my service dog. I have PTSD, anxiety and depression! She is growing out of her puppy years and into an adult! Or well a stubborn teenager! LOL! She definitely makes hiking and traveling interesting!
I will be introducing to you all My Grumpy old Goat His name is Dallas and He has given me a new outlook on life! He loves the country and to rescue old machinery! Hence our Dinosaur! (Backhoe)
One day she will roar again!
Come and follow the building of our Barndominium and the goings on at our Campground Nocoma's Pass!
So, follow the links on my Facebook post and check out what's been going on with my personal blog!
This fall and winter there will be several more outings to check in on! Lots of post on my life and what is going on!