About Me (well, Us)

Hi there and welcome to Lavender and Chocolate! I’m so glad you stopped by! I’m Tori and I live in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina with my husband and two young children. I work as a veterinarian and love the diversity and excitement inherent in working with animals and medicine. My husband works in the beer industry so we love enjoying new and unusual beer, cider, wine, mead….in moderation, of course!! The littles of the house are 1.5 and 3 years old, so it’s a bit nuts but never boring!

In my off hours, I love cooking with fresh and fun ingredients, (learning to) garden, and exploring DIY projects. I really like to keep things in the house as natural as possible and like to try new DIY projects. However, I’m a busy mom and so time can get the better of me!

That’s why I thought Lavender and Chocolate could be a great place to compile some of the ideas, recipes and lessons that have been successfully incorporated into my busy schedule. Also, I want to learn from all of you as well! If you have a suggestion or comment, I want to know! This is about community and sharing, and I’m really excited to meet all of you.

So, have a look around, try out a recipe, make something new- and then let me know what you think! I look forward to our journey together!