Bio

My husband and I with our 2 dogs on a hike

My husband and I with our 2 dogs on a hike

My name is Amanda Hodgson. I’m an Army wife, stepmom to a teenage boy, and dog mom to two mixed breed rescue dogs. Cody lives with his mom and visits throughout the year.  Our four legged children are a male Chiweenie and a female Cocker Spaniel/Miniature Poodle/Cairn Terrier mix. Together we enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, and cooking. My husband is a novice photographer, so he takes all the photos for my blog. It’s great practice for him, and I feel lucky to have free photography services!

I’m a shopaholic, a beauty product junkie, a crime show fanatic, and a dog-lover.  I’m painfully shy, a bit socially awkward at times, and I tend to be very matter of fact when I do muster the courage to speak. Some people have said it comes across as cold, which is not at all my intention. I assure you, I do care about people. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t write this blog, I would keep all this valuable information to myself. Hopefully I can save you some time, money and disappointment when switching to nontoxic products.