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Why the name Just a Peek?

Just a Peek was founded on the concept that this blog would be ‘just a peek’ into my daily life. It really was a cute play on words for “I do what I want” here.

What is Just a Peek?

Just a Peek Blog was created to show a snapshot of my daily life. It is a sorta noncontractual, open-ended way of saying this blog will just be whatever I like/want it to be. I won’t ever be pinned down as a recipe, DIY, or beauty blogger. I’m pretty sure some of the stuff I put here probably wouldn’t normally be considered ‘blog material’ anyways. Everything here is anything and everything me.

Who I am:

I am a 20-something that lives in a small apartment in Colorado with 4 cats and a loving boyfriend named Derek. I run the site by myself, write all the blog posts and drag Derek along with me. Derek offers ideas, proofreads blog posts, and always offers to help on my next crazy idea (so supportive of this one).

You’ll see Derek mentioned a lot in posts as he is my main person. He is an easy going critical thinker, and the most hardworking person I have ever met. I, on the other hand, am the exact opposite. Opposites attract, right?

What is P.S. Love Mom?

This is a series I have a ton of enjoyment creating. Growing up my mother was my idol. She was supportive, loving, present, understanding, and not overly strict. Honestly, I believe I owe the majority of who I am to her. As you can guess, I also grew up thinking her food was ah-mazing. Seriously my mother should have opened a restaurant. I wanted to start this series to be able to immortalize her while also stealing all her recipes 😏. So, the series is just that, a collection of my mom’s infamous recipes and the stories to go with them.

Check out the series here.

What is The Gluten-Free Skeptic?

The Gluten-Free (GF) Skeptic is a series about putting GF food to the test. Derek is very gluten-intolerant and we only recently found out his constant ailments were caused by gluten. So the switch in lifestyle was a bit abrupt. His mother has been GF for a majority of his life, and watching her go through the 90’s and early 2000’s on a GF diet made him certain gluten alternatives and copycats were simply non-edible. Since beginning our GF journey a few years ago, he has come around quite a bit. He has realized there have been great leaps in GF food and is starting not feel so dreary about never eating gluten again.

Based on his journey I decided to start GF Skeptic. I am tired of seeing bloggers tell you to buy their over-priced GF flour blend. I’m tired of seeing influencers praise a GF product to only get it and think “crap, I just wasted $10 and am totally not following her anymore.” Basically, I’m just plain tired of the lies in GF food. I want real good GF food that isn’t a complete hassle. So, I test out mixes, frozen products, recipes, whatever! I still eat gluten with no issues and so I will usually purchase or make a gluten version of whatever I am testing to be sure that my fellow GF peeps aren’t getting swindled by a gluten blind mouth that hasn’t tasted that real thing in 5 years!

Check out the series here.

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What is STORIES/Just a Peek Podcast?

Just a Peek Podcast was created for Derek and me to casually talk about different topics. STORIES is the first segment/series in the podcast that consists of Derek and I swapping stories in a dedicated category. Sometimes we also share a story together if it involved both of us. In general, STORIES is a storytelling series in the Just a Peek Podcast.

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Welcome to Just a Peek and I’m glad to share this journey with you!