Welcome to the Feast and Fasten blog, where we share our family's tried-and-true real food recipes and DIY home projects.
Home for us is a small town tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains, known for its natural beauty and Appalachian culture. We have been married for 7 years and have 3 precious kids (with another on the way)!
In our family, we love reading books, listening to good music, and being outside.
We also love creating beautiful things! Whether it's whipping up something delicious in the kitchen, fastening boards together in the garage, cutting and pasting on the dining room table, or stringing a melody together on the guitar, there's almost always something creative happening in our home.
Drew grew up with a love for playing the guitar and singing. He is a Clemson grad (Go Tigers!) and water resources professional by training. Drew is quite the handy man and enjoys tackling new wood projects for our home. Most of our DIY home projects are a result of his design and hard work. He's also our grill master and expert pancake maker!
I (Julie) was raised in the same small town where we live now. In college, I studied to become a speech-language pathologist (SLP). After working either full-time or part-time as a SLP for over 6 years, I now spend my time at home caring for and educating our kids. Homemade cooking has become one of my favorite hobbies, and I especially enjoy the challenge of adapting recipes to make them healthier. I am the main voice behind this blog, though Drew will chime in here and there as well!
A few years ago, we got to take a trip to Glacier National Park, just the two of us. Never have we felt so small, nor so amazed at the power and creativity of our God!
We both love flannel shirts, Chacos, and the smell of a campfire, all remnants of our college days.
When we get the privilege of going on a date, you'll probably find us at a Thai restaurant or driving around aimlessly, just because we can (and maybe because neither of us are very good at planning).
We believe you don't have to be a gourmet chef to make good, wholesome food for your family, and you don't have to be a trained carpenter or contractor to make beautiful things for your home.
The good news of Christ is our hope!