The Author


Shana Nicole Photography

I’m a full time project coordinator, part-time lifestyle model and full-time Grad student who is passionate about people.

At age 12, I starting showing signs of a dairy allergy. At age 23, I discovered that I also had a gluten allergy. Life has never been the same. Contrary to what you may think, my life has improved in so many ways!

In December 2019, I will be done with my master’s degree! I am currently enrolled in the online Applied Nutrition program at the University of New England. I am also a Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and recently was selected to be 1 of 10 bloggers for the American Society of Nutrition (which I am a member of) for 20-19-2020. I am so excited and honored to have been selected.


I live in Raleigh with my amazing fiance, but we travel quite a bit. You can find us in the NC mountains, all over New England and Wilmington just to name a few spots. We are absolute animal lovers. Life is an adventure!

I can’t wait to share some of the note-worthy products and restaurants I come across along the way.


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