Hey! I’m Tempie Hughes, also known as The Texas Peach. Whenever I introduce myself to people, I am often asked about my first name. Is it a nickname? Is it short for something? I’ve even gotten the rude comment, “Boy, your mom sure stuck one on you”. Anyway, since I am basically ‘introducing’ myself to you, I thought I would just go ahead and tell you about my name.
It’s not a nickname. No, it isn’t short for something. Yes, my mom in a way did “stick one on me”. It wasn’t easy growing up with such a different name.
Tempie was my maternal grandmother’s name. She died in a car wreck before I was ever born, so I didn’t get the chance to actually know her. I wish I had because it sounds like she was a neat person from the stories my mom has told about her.
I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Texas. I am the baby of my family, which includes a brother and a sister. I grew up in a small town, and married my husband at the age of nineteen.
We just recently celebrated our eighteenth wedding anniversary.My husband is a busy self-employed software developer, and I am currently a housewife extraordinaire. Okay, so I’m just a housewife, but housewife extraordinaire just has a nicer ring to it. Don’t you think?
I really enjoy cooking and creating healthy recipes to share with you here on the blog. My food philosophy has evolved over the course of the last few years. I have made it my mission to eliminate processed foods from our diet, and focus on real food. I don’t believe in fad diets. I’ve realized that one must make lifestyle changes in order to truly be healthy.
I love to run, and after running my first 15k race in October of 2011, I caught the “racing bug”. My goal after that race was to run a half-marathon, and in October of 2012, I reached that goal. It was an incredible feeling to cross that finish line! I’ve since completed two more half-marathons.
I enjoy traveling a great deal. On my blog, I will share with you my travel adventures – past and present.
I also have a great love for beauty products, so whenever I find a great product, I will be sure to pass that along on here as well.
I hope you enjoy my website!
If you have any questions or comments, my contact information is posted here. I try to always respond to all questions or comments in a timely manner.