Mary Helen Leonard

Formerly a wild woman and raging teenage derelict, I am now enjoying the quiet,... read more

Mary Helen Leonard

Bio

Formerly a wild woman and raging teenage derelict, I am now enjoying the quiet, more domestic thrills life has to offer.  This includes the sensual hum of a sewing machine, the intoxicating aroma of my spice cabinet, or the feeling of moist potting soil between my fingers.  I am a professionally trained cook and a full time blogger.

Though I was born in Bangor, Maine, I have also lived in a series of other exciting places including Yonkers, New York, Southwestern Connecticut, and Beijing, China.  These days I live in Austin, Texas with my husband, Scott, our lovable mutt, Gracie, and our two funny little cats, Ziggy and Pickles. 

I'm also a natural and DIY skin care and soap making expert who writes for The Natural Beauty Workshop.  I'm an experienced instructor, product designer, and social media coordinator for From Nature With Love and Natural Sourcing, LLC.   

I am unabashedly obsessed with the following things, in no particular order: 

  • Noodles
  • Photography
  • Changing my hair 
  • Ice cream cones
  • Tomato plants
  • Tom Waits 
  • Small plastic dinosaurs
  • Kewpie Dolls
  • Kung Fu Movies
  • Onigiri
  • Star Trek 
  • Avocado
  • Videos of Cats on YouTube

Please feel free to contact me to chat about any of the afformentioned obsessions.  I do enjoy getting my geek on.

You can stalk find me online at the following places: