Hi I’m Heather. You may be wondering why someone would name their blog that. What does that even mean? Good question. It just came to me one day. I was eating a turkey/avocado sandwich and second guessing my poor choice of pale pink toe nail polish, and BAM – Forks ‘n’ Flip Flops popped in my head. I’d say, for me, it represents my love for all things food and our everyday life in a beach town…and flip flops, of course!
I wanted to start this blog as a creative outlet for myself (and have been wanting to for a long time!!!) Currently, I work from home full-time as a Software Analyst, so my personal interaction during the 9-5 is fairly limited. Blogging friends of mine have shared with me how much they love the blogging community. I was so intrigued! I knew I had to give it a try.
For many years, I’ve taken on a lot of DIY projects, created new recipes (even made a cookbook to share with my friends and family), and I’m always redecorating and experimenting with new ideas and projects!
I’m not sure why the heck I didn’t start a blog sooner?
My husband, Brad, and I met when I first moved to San Diego from Minnesota in March 2014. Two years later, we got married (so yeah, we’re still newlyweds!) and decided we never wanted to move from our little SD beach neighborhood. We walk, in our flip flops everywhere (screw the heels). Someday we’ll have a child, but until then our lazy
11 12 year old Shih Tzu, Stella, gets all the attention. She’s such a sweetie!
Brad is a local government employee who hails from North Carolina. He’s a huge Padres baseball and Gulls hockey fan. He makes me smile everyday and is truly my best friend and biggest supporter. We’re the only couple we know that never misses an episode of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise. Plus, he loves my always evolving recipes. I love his masterful grilling skills (he made me write that)!
These are a few engagement photos from last year (2015) of where we live in our San Diego beach town. We had our first date here, got married here and remain here 🙂