About Me + This Website


About Me

Well hello there, thanks for stopping by!  My name is Holly and and I am a Book-Loving, CrossFitting, Paleo Cooking, Lover of Adventure currently residing in the suburbs Sacramento, California.  The first thing you must know about me is that I am the kind of person who likes to talk about what I am making for dinner as soon as I finish lunch. My other half, Garrett, still thinks this is gross but he plays along because I cook him some damn good meals.


I am also the kind of person who is shamelessly committed to becoming the best version of myself, which is a sickness really, but I am having a blast doing it, and sharing it here. My current recipe for doing just that has been a lot of Good Paleo Eats + my good friends over at American River CrossFit. That combination has helped me lose about 100 lbs and turned me into the goal-setting, fire-breathing, ass-kicking home cook that I am today. Want to hear more about how I did that? Start here.

About This Website

I started this website in 2006 as a place to write. Writing, for me, is a little bit like taking a shower — if I don’t do it daily, I feel sort of gross. The reason I continue to write here is because blogging has introduced me to some amazing people and some life changing things. Doesn’t that sound incredibly hyperbolic? It totally isn’t. I promise. My archives embarrass me, but hey — at least they show progress!

It’s also appropriate to mention this is a For Profit Blog. I clearly note when a post is sponsored, and it is safe to assume that retail links are affiliate links. (They aren’t always, but better safe than sorry!)

Currently I post a lot about Cooking, Working Out, Books and Real Life Style — because when you lose 100 lbs, overhauling your closet becomes a way of life. I’d love it if you would take a minute to subscribe. I think in life we don’t ask for what we want enough, and I would like you to be a part of this little community here. If that’s not your bag, you can also find me on Twitter, follow my everyday life on Instagram, get post updates on Facebook and see what I’m loving on Pinterest too.

Have something something more personal to share? Drop me an email at hawoodcock{at}gmail{dot}com.

You are cordially invited to stick around for a while — I hear the food is pretty good…

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  • Delicious tender chicken meatballs, smothered in sauce and cheese, and baked until bubbly hot. This new twist on an Italian classic is easy to make and will quickly become a family favorite! I prepare a lot of recipes. Many make it to the blog, some make it to the garbage, and some find a special …
  • Tortoiseshell Balayage Lob | Say farewell to foils—forever. Some personal realizations occur when sitting under a red-tinted hood of heat and wearing enough foils to make contact with an alien mothership. Sure, you can get six weeks of color before growing roots plant you back in that salon chair; but you can also end up with brassy zebra stripes that bring back memories of ultra-glossy Lip Smackers and frosted cream eye shadow. (The early 2000s called, and they want those platinum blonde
  • I love this cut! Edgy messy bob...great color.
  • Bye Bob! Hallo Fashion-Lob! Diese Frisur wollen jetzt alle
  • This low carb quick bite is an easy Keto Snack which is tasty and quick to make. Paleo, and gluten free.
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