Parties, gatherings, gorgeous food and ESPECIALLY holidays with my people are what make my heart pitter patter. My family is huge on traditions and so having a place to share them is very important to me. As a little girl, my mom created the most memorable themed meals and special traditions for us that had been passed down from her own mother. So for me, it’s deep rooted and part of what makes me who I am.
Whether it be helping you all style a lovely spring tea party (because I lived in Ukraine and absolutely have to do tea time in any city I visit now) or sharing our most cherished recipes & traditions in a fun and beautiful way; I want to bring effervescence and joy to each and every one of your lives. My heart hopes that you come here to take a break from the cares and worries of daily life to find unbridled enthusiasm from your personal life cheerleader…Chandice at This Vivacious Life!
For those of you who may know me from Gluten Free Frenzy, please know that I am still here and making LOTS of delicious gluten-free recipes. I was diagnosed with celiac disease back in 2008. Since then, I have made it my mission to make sure anyone living gluten-free knows that they need not miss out on their favorite foods. A few years back, I had the honor of co-authoring Gluten Free on a Budget, a cookbook filled with 100+ vibrantly photographed recipes that my mom and I developed. In 2010 I founded the Celiac Disease Foundation Arizona East Valley Chapter where I served as President for four years before moving to Utah. I was also a regular contributing writer for Delight Gluten-Free Magazine for nearly three years. So as you can see, gluten-free living is a huge part of my life. While I loved Gluten Free Frenzy and will always hold it dear to my heart, I started this blog to share the other aspects of my life with all of you. If there was a favorite recipe from the old site you need, don’t worry, they are all still here; you just have to search them out or simply visit our recipes page to browse. Thank you for continuing on this journey with me here at This Vivacious Life!
In addition to my above professions, I truly consider my role as a wife, mother and everyday woman to be of greatest value. To learn more about my personal journey, click HERE.