be inspired. getting to know chandra part.2

not too long ago i introduced you to one of my nearest & dearest friends chandra - there were far too many charming things to share in just one post about this gal...so here is just a little more.

can you share with us some of your other interests?  what do you like to do for fun?

I could spend hours in the kitchen cooking, which I oftentimes do (hence the blog with lots O' food experiments!) I like grocery shopping, which I realize is kinda weird. I also love subjecting my family and friends to my experiments... In my opinion, there's nothing better than amazing conversation plus yummy food and wine with people you adore. I also really love going out to eat!! 

When the weather is nice I really enjoy going bike riding, running, or rollerblading with my daughter and my boyfriend, as well as visiting local farmer's markets. I'm madly in love with summer! Anything I can do to be in the sunshine is pretty much my favorite.  In the winter, I spend most of my time snuggling under big cozy blankets, trying to keep warm. As well as taking spinning and yoga classes at the gym with Lindsay :)

At any given moment, I'm usually in the middle of 2 or 3 (or 4), non-fiction books of the motivational/spirituality type. I'm a bit of a nerd. I don't really have the TV on much, but if I do watch something it's usually anything on The Food Network, or anyone of Oprah's Lifeclass series or cool documentaries.

I love, love, LOVE to travel although I don't do it as much as I'd like at this point in my life. And I could lay on a beach by the sea for years.

Speaking of the Sea, here's my favorite quote right now:

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea." -I. Dinesen

I'm also a philanthropic quote whore: I put out (quotes) everywhere I go. For free. 

not only are you completely and totally amazing because of all of these things, but your food is top notch too ;) just had to throw that out there.  let's do something fun...would you mind sharing the ABC's of chandra? 

Age: 33
Best Vacation: Road trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with Miss M. Just the 2 of us camping on the ocean. Incredible.
Chore you Hate: Laundry... not washing it, just putting it away. I usually just skip that part and get dressed out of the laundry basket in the morning.
Dogs or Cats: Kitty Cats! I have a Yellow Tabby named Cheese.
Essential Part of Your Day: Sweat. Stillness. Gratitude. Creation.
Favorite Flower: Anything tropical.
Greatest Film: I just watched Practical Magic the other day for about the millionth time... I love that movie.
Height: 5'4"
Instrument you play or have played: My voice has always been my instrument, but I would love to learn to play the guitar and piano someday.
Job you would love to have: Someday I will be a life coach and motivational speaker. It is my dream.
Kids: A lovely lady named Miss M. She's only 12, but manages to teach me something about life everyday.
Live: Lincoln, NE
Mom's Name: Debra Joy
Nick Name: Chandi
Over night Hospital Stays: C-Section with Miss M, Broken Femur 4 summers ago from trying to learn how to wake board, Broken back the summer before last from tumbling over a rocky waterfall.
Pet Peeve: Slow Drivers!
Quote: Oh Man!! I don't know if I can pick just one. I'm a philanthropic quote whore. I put out (quotes) where ever I go. For free.
Here's a good one for Valentine's Day: I have found the paradox that if you love until it hurts there can be no more hurt, only more love. ~ Mother Theresa
Right or Left Handed: Right.
Siblings: 3 brothers and 1 sister. They are all 7 to 15 years younger than me.
Time you wake up: Usually between 5 and 6 in order to get my bootie to the gym.
University you attended: College of Hair Design
Vegetable you dislike: I really can't think of one..... raw carrots are probably my least favorite. But I love them cooked.
What makes you run late: Creative endeavors such as writing. I totally get sucked into the butthole of time when I write.
Xrays: Oh, who knows! I'm sure I probably got some with all the broken bones, but I really don't remember. I'll blame that on the morphine.
Yummy Food You Make: I conduct Experiments with Earthfood all the time and make all sorts of good stuff. Recently I made a dairy and gluten free Alfredo Sauce that pretty much rocked my world.
Zoo Animal: The zoo makes me sad. I feel bad for all of the trapped caged animals. I am in love with wild cats though... I would love to be able to go on safari and see them in their natural habitat sometime. 

be sure to check out all of the amazingness (yes i said amazingness!)  that is over at the earthfood experiment.  i know you will love chandra as much as i do!


  1. Aaaah, thanks doll. I love you too!!

  2. If I ever get another cat after my black beauty Midnite he or she will def. be yellow and named cheese! Awesome!!


  3. You look lovely! Pretty dress and necklace too.

    The Pink Margarita