meHi there, my name is Ina Wrobel, I am a wife of a wonderful man, a mother of two girls with dairy and nuts ( not all nuts ) allergy.

We found out that one of my daughters has an allergic reaction to dairy and nuts when she was a baby. She had a severe case of eczema and tummy discomfort. And has been hospitalized because of her condition. After I wrote a food journal and changing my diet because she only drinks mommy’s milk, it was confirmed from allergy test and visits to the dermatologist, that she has an allergy to dairy, peanut, hazelnut, pistachio, and cashew. It is a good thing she still can get benefit from almond, walnut, and pecan nut.
I adapted it to my diet to follow her dietary restriction. I switched to dairy-free and nut-free food until she weaned herself from mommy’s milk. Now she starts school, and she only drinks dairy-free milk after she weaned.
But I still follow her diet, I keep cooking dairy-free and mostly nut-free food for her and for all my family, but also once in awhile I cook food contain dairy for my husband and my oldest daughter. Everybody has different taste in my family, but I manage to satisfy their craving. As long as they happy then I am happy.
For gardening, I have a square foot gardening box in the backyard. Gardening in zone 3 is challenging, because of the short growing season and unpredictable weather. Sometimes we get hail storm during summer which can ruin the garden. Or just rain for the whole month in summer. The last frost can come earlier or later. Same with the first frost can come too early. The garden provides us an organic supply of vegetables. I involve the kids in gardening too, so they can learn about plants. Whether it is vegetable or flower, they always have their own idea how to garden.
I love crafting, I sew mostly on home decor fabric because it has the nice texture, fun pattern, and easy to work with. I also show my kids how to sew, they already made their own pillowcase. And we do lots of simple craft, like making homemade play dough, bead, and accessories.

Whenever we have a chance, we spent time as a family, from just enjoy movie time, camping, or trip, we always have a great memory to share.

That being said, I am glad I can share my recipes, gardening tips, the simple craft tutorial I made, or what we find and see during our trip on this blog.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy reading this blog.

If you would like to contact me, feel free to email me: craftyforhome@gmail.com



Ina Wrobel

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