Hi, I’m Denise and Comfy Abode was born out of my love for good food and comfortable living on a middle-class salary. As this blog has evolved, I also share my journey about blogging and making money online.
I was raised in an Italian family where everyone loved to cook and eat. My dad, who was from southern Italy, and my mom, from the U.S., were both passionate about cooking.
Their amazing recipes taught me a lot of about cooking great food. What I loved about my parents was their creativity with food and how they could always whip up yummy meals to feed a crowd – without spending a fortune.
One of the first skills I learned at a young age was baking. I love making cookies and sweets, but try to do it in moderation, because I really love dessert. What I’ve also learned is that many goodies sold at the grocery store can be made at home, healthier, (without trans-fats) and so much more affordable.
Since food can make up a big part of your monthly budget, some of the money-saving ideas I share here are:
I love making my mom’s recipes, for delicious dinners that remind me of growing up. But my life is more than just about food, so let me share a little bit more about me.
I am a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many. I like to think of my friends as family and family as friends.
I am also a spiritual person and a true believer in God. I believe God has gotten me through many things in life and I continue to have strong faith that I can have whatever life I decide to make, with God’s plan.
At home, I also enjoy making our home both beautiful and comfortable. My obsession with bargain hunting makes me a frequent shopper at the local flea markets and garage sales. And since I love spending time outside and in the garden, I also look for things that I can use to decorate our outdoor space.
Living in New England, I love weekend getaways to New York, Rhode Island and Boston. I find it’s a great way to unwind from the work week and give myself a change of pace.
Along with blogging, I work in marketing communications by profession, which has perfected my digital marketing and social media skills.
When I’m not working, I like to watch movies, experiment with DIY projects, and visit different shops and restaurants, forever in search of something new to try.
But regardless what I’m doing, I’m happiest when I’m meeting and surrounding myself with good people, so please feel free to stop by and say hello! 😊