Hello! Welcome to Back to Her Roots.

My name is Cassie. I’m a compost-making, spatula-wielding, fabric-loving, food-obsessed girl living in a tiny town you’ve never heard of in Southern Indiana with my husband, Craig, our daughter, Juniper, and our two pets, Rory (the puppy) and Sookie (the kitty). I make my living working as a graphic designer, recipe developer, and food writer. I spend my freetime hobby farming, crafting, being an obsessive sports fan, and drinking beer. Life is good.

About This Blog

I’m a Midwestern girl who grew up living the country life. I spent my days digging in the garden, eating fresh foods, sewing quilts, playing basketball in the driveway, and catching lightning bugs in the woods.

As a young adult, I thought that “making it” meant moving to a big fancy city, getting a fancy job, renting a fancy apartment and drinking fancy coffee while I strolled down the sidewalk in fancy stilettos. So I did. And, quickly, I realized that “making it” had a different definition for everyone—and mine wasn’t the metropolitan life. My feet hurt, I was miserable in my job, and I desperately craved some dirt to dig into.

So, my husband and I quit our jobs, packed up our small apartment and moved to nine acres in the country. My foray into city living made me realize that I’m my best self when I stick to my country girl roots. I’m happier and healthier with my toes in the grass and my hands in the dirt. And that’s what I blog about.

I write about all the things I love. That means I write a lot about good food (growing it, cooking it, and eating it). I also write about homesteading, sewing, crafting, natural living, health and fitness, and anything else that pops up in this chaotic brain of mine. I write about my life. I hope you’ll stick around and hang out with me as I discover new (and not-so-new) ways to go back to my roots.