Welcome to My Hot Southern Mess!
I am Debbie, the hot mess behind My Hot Southern Mess.
About My Hot Southern Mess
Life is crazy and full of all sorts of adventures. Sometimes good while other times things can only be explained as a hot mess or in my case a Hot Southern Mess! There is never a dull moment around these parts. My Hot Southern Mess is where I collect the best of my mess. You will find everything from tasty recipes I make to adventures in blooming where I am planted and beyond.
-Random Facts About Debbie-
I am a 40-something southern girl, wife, and a mom of 4. One that has flown the coop, a couple of teenage boys and Lil Miss, our preteen girl.
Once upon a time, I was an Army wife but my husband retired from that life and has started his second career. I am a proud Army Mom now!
We live in a 1940’s farmhouse in the North Atlanta Area.
I’m a gluten free foodie but my husband and kids are not. They just like good food.
I am a lover of healthy living and being outdoors. You can find me running, biking, lifting weights in my garage, hiking, fishing, camping, hanging out at the closest lake, beach, or mountains, and in the summer working in my garden.
I went full crazy and ran my first marathon in 2016 but half marathons are still my favorite distance.
I have volunteered and advocated heavily in the military family and veteran community for 15+ years. I was the 2013 Fort Bliss Military Spouse of the Year and have been awarded a Yellow Rose of Texas.
I am a Jack (or is it Jill?) of all Trades. Okay so maybe not all trades but I try. That’s what counts right?
I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason even though the reason doesn’t always present itself right away and it may annoy the crap out of me when it is happening. I also believe you need to be able to laugh at yourself. You can get through anything with a little humor and sarcasm and if that fails there are always cupcakes.
Thank you for checking out My Hot Southern Mess!
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