Hi. I’m Darlene Conner.
Ok so not really, but imagine if Darlene grew up, took up crochet, got married, had babies and drank a lot of tea.
Oh, and liked cats.
I like the ’90s and British comedy and lace tablecloths and pretty teacups. I became a vegetarian at 26, and battle every day with the foodie in me that wants to cook and eat everything I see, so I make veggie dishes be so awesome nobody misses the meat. Quite frankly the thought of chewing some flesh now makes me gag, so it seems you can turn a committed carnivore into a lentil-loving freak with a minimum of fuss. Just don’t ask me to love tofu.
You would think that once I went veg, I’d try and be more conscious in all the choices I made. Purchase power is something to be reckoned with. Well, as it happens in life, it took me a while and now I’m trying the best I can to vote with my dollar and support companies who are working sustainably, organically and in the most eco-friendly ways. I don’t always get it right, but I’m putting in a good effort. It’s a learning curve and I hope to share with you the things I find out along the way in case you’re wondering where to start.
I also have two kids who are the cheese to my macaroni. They are the best things I’ve ever done and I want to do the best by them I possibly can. Just like anyone else, I suppose. But I am still new to this mothering gig and am finding my feet among the Lego.
I am trying to grow my own veggies, I love bento, cheese, and stuff that smells like vanilla. Including vanilla. I dream of a cubby house filled with wooden and natural kids toys, and a kitchen full of gadgets. We’re going to travel the world. I have a bookshelf in every room and probably won’t be your friend any more if you dog-ear pages. Or if you don’t like Kevin Smith films.
The opinions contained herein are my own, but you can have ‘em if you want.