Hi! My name is Debbie (insert shaking hands here). I’m a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful daughters (currently ages 7 and 5), one crazy-energetic two year old son, and a wife to one fantastic husband who never mocks all my crazy, insane ideas (like writing this blog). I love to do a myriad of things, including crafting, reading (when I have “spare” time), baking, and more than anything I love being with my family. I’ve also decided that I suffer from COD (Compulsive Organizational Disorder) 🙂 and one of the hardest things for me about being a mom has been ‘letting go’ of my need for control and order when it comes to certain aspects of life… like messes. Sometimes life is just messy (especially where kids are concerned) and it’s not healthy (for me nor my children) to try and fight it all the time. However, food storage is one area in which I can let my organizational freak side run wild. And I’ve gotta say, when I sit back and look at my beautiful jars of spaghetti sauce all lined up in a nice pretty row, my heart does a silent leap for joy at my little victory. Ah yes, if for no other reason than that, I love food storage. 🙂 This site is dedicated to helping you (okay, and I admit it… me as well) on the road to self-reliance. It is a collection of information, recipes, tips and tricks, and more that I have learned on my own path that I would like to share with you as well. I am by no means an expert in the food storage / emergency preparedness field, but I have learned a thing or two as my family and I have experienced some of life’s challenges and I look forward to continuing the journey with you as well.