Hello, my name is Krysti.
Crunchy Mama Runs with Wine is a collaboration of just a few titles in my life. I’m a hippie at heart I enjoy music festivals, clothes known as the Boho style, homemade teas, handmade jewelry, all things handmade. I’m constantly experimenting with making my own items. From Body wash, body scrubs, to granola. ( Not everything turns out, but I try.) I love people, and wish we could all just live in peace. I try to channel my inner green thumb. I dream of creating my own organic farm, but until then I will stick to my multiple vegetable gardens, fruit trees, and chickens. I live as healthy as I can (meaning I indulge in delicious greasy food with a side of sugar, and toss it back with a beer), all while juggling being a wife, mother, runner, and wine drinker. I believe humor is a must if we are going to hang out.
I am a wife to my best friend and my soul mate Dave. We have been together since 2006, married in 2013. I couldn’t have found a better life partner. We live in Northwest Washington, between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. I truly feel blessed to live in such a beautiful place with an abundance of outdoor living at my finger tips. Together we have a daughter, a son, two dogs, one cat, and currently seven chickens. Our home feels like a zoo on most days, but I wouldn’t change a thing unless its adding more to the chaos.
I am a mother to Alivia June born August 2016. She is our Rainbow baby, and Jack Henry born November 16 2017. They both truly are the light of my life. A blessing to say the least. I’m inspired by them everyday to live life to its fullest, to live as healthy as I can and to lead by example. I am a huge advocate of Midwives, a women’s right to birth at home birth or birth centers, and breastfeeding.
I am runner. I started running when I was Twenty two. Running started with my mom every morning at six am. The goal for starting my running journey was to lose weight. Soon after I started running I discovered it had not only helped me with my weight, but gave me a way to bond with my mom. It had become a way clear my head, a way to deal with my anxiety, and depression, a way to see the world in a different light. From that point on I stuck with it. It became a lifestyle. I am not a professional, I am not at an elite level, or even fast. I do run and that makes me a runner.
I am a wine drinker. I don’t know a lot about wine, but I do know I love it. I love to try new ones any chance I get. I love a glass of wine with dinner, with family and friends. Inside, outside, happy, sad, all four seasons. Pretty much all occasions are a good reason to have wine.
I try to live a healthy lifestyle, and encourage others to do the same. Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just diet. Healthy lifestyle is mind, body, and soul. Being well balanced on all levels of your life. I started this blog for you to follow along as I share my passions, thoughts, and opinions mixed in with everyday life.
Please note that I am not a expert, or professional, about any of the topics I will talk about. I just want to share my life and experiences with you. Hopefully this blog will offer you tips, ideas, and humors you.