Carrie K.’s Story

My name is Carrie and I am a mother of 4. I have basically two families. My two older children are from a previous marriage. They are disabled and are 20 and 18 years old. I was lucky to find love online and married a wonderful man 13 years ago and we have 2 beautiful little boys ages 5 and 3. My house is not your typical one as you can see. My 18 year old daughter is on a very strict diet so every day I have to basically make 2 different meals at each mealtime.

I wish I could say that I grew up in the kitchen. My mom tried to get me into kitchen to learn things with cooking and canning but I wanted no part of it! Are you familiar with Ellie Mae Clampett and her cooking skills? Well, that could have be me a few years ago! Now, I love to cook, can and create new things for my family to eat. My dream one day is to open my own bakery. I have a passion for creating sweet treats (and it shows).  Until my dream can become a reality, I bake goodies for friends and family.

I was told about Bountiful Baskets a few years ago when I was on vacation back home in Utah. My sister in law was participating with some of the ladies in her church. I was very jealous because I wanted Bountiful Baskets where I lived! 2 years ago this past spring a site in Kansas opened up and boy was I excited! I was driving from my home in Oklahoma to Kansas to get my basket. I was approached by the VSC  in Kansas and was asked if I would be interested in having a site in my town. I seriously about kissed the lady! I wanted to have Bountiful Baskets in my area because I knew how much I loved it and knew that others would too! For the past 2 years I have been a VSC in my town and love every minute of it! We went from 1 site to 2 and have entertained the idea of 3rd. I have made many new friends through Bountiful Baskets and feel truly blessed by it.

Since I am a baker and have felt the need to sample my goods, I have put on a LOT of weight! I have committed myself for the next 10 weeks to do a “Biggest Loser” challenge with 30 other ladies. I am now looking even more forward to baskets each week as I do this challenge to see what healthier choices I can create not only for me and my family but also for the other ladies in the challenge. Most of them participate regularly with Bountiful Baskets too.

Leave a Reply