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Hello there! My name is Michelle and I'm the owner and editor of Smart Savvy Food.
I'm 37-years-old and live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
I've loved writing since I can remember holding a pencil. I've also loved helping in the kitchen (or making a huge mess as the case may be) since that same time.
I also strive to work smarter, not harder whether it's making a classic recipe or keeping our home clean, so I'm always trying new tips and tricks.
Back in the late 90's while in my teens, I actually had my first website (I don't think it was called blogging back then) that I enjoyed updating with some of my various writings.
So, after a series of life changes and a bit of prodding from those who know me best, I started blogging and instantly fell in love with the idea that I could have a job that didn't really feel like work.
In addition to blogging here at Smart Savvy Food, I also do other freelance writing and social media work and have been a regular contributing blogger at Coupon Cabin in the past.
When I'm not blogging, I love playing with our cats, trying out new recipes, keeping up with the latest tech and gadgets, gaming, gardening, reading, and watching TV and movies.
Being born and raised in the South, food and cooking have always been a large cornerstone of my life.
During my experience, surgery, and recovery to remove an 82-pound ovarian cyst and total hysterectomy in late 2018 my love of food and cooking was hampered for a while, but now I'm back to doing what I love most!
About Smart Savvy Food
Welcome to Smart Savvy Living - I hope that by the time you leave you have a few recipes saved that you can't wait to try!
Smart Savvy Food (also known as Smart Savvy Living) was originally launched back in April 2011 - only it was then known as Money Savvy Michelle. When I first started blogging, I honestly didn't really know much about blogging.
At the time, deal and coupon blogging seemed like the way to go as I had many friends asking me about how I got so many good deals, etc. Over time, I noticed that the savings niche wasn't working for me as it wasn't something I was truly passionate about, even though I love saving a few bucks whenever I can.
Around a year later in 2012 I decided to change gears and started writing about the things I really loved - food, tips, pets, tech, etc. - with the goal of having at least one person be inspired by a new recipe or tip daily.
I then took the final big step to rebranding in April 2013 and officially rebranded to Smart Savvy Living.
Smart Savvy Food has now evolved to just cover one of my biggest passions in life: cooking good food others enjoy via my favorite tried and true recipes.
My day is always made when someone tries one of my recipes and they or their family and friends loved it so much that they had to come back and let me know!
If you have a question or an inquiry about the blog, please email me. If you're interested in hiring me or featuring advertisements on Smart Savvy Food or other social media influencer work, please visit our Advertising Page for more information.