Meet Dana


 Welcome to Grace and Gravel! This is my way to share my journey and love of food, travel, and life (DIY, family, ramblings) from our gravel road.

Grab some coffee and let's be friends.

I was born in and still live in the small town of Mooresville, NC

This is our town as the sun sets on another gorgeous day.

My family lives in the small town of Mooresville, NC about 30 mins north of Charlotte with our cat(kitty) and Prince(Black Kitten) who we adopted from a shelter. I have 3 kids who are growing too fast. Geri is 32, Austin is 21 and Ella is 15. Our family is very active and constantly on the go.

Austin and I at his High School Graduation

 Austin & I at his High School Graduation in 2017

My day gig is being a Middle School lunch lady, and I have been having a blast doing that for many years. 

Being a "lunch lady" gives me the opportunity to cook every single day, and contrary to other schools, the majority of our food is fresh each day.

Homemade Bruschetta

I really enjoy cooking and making delicious meals for my family and friends. I have a Foodie Friday series, where I feature some of my favorite restaurants, chefs or other foodies who are killing it in the food world. 

Austin, Ella, and Geri in the Bahamas, and the first time in a long time we had taken a family vacation and it was fantastic.

I am in love with mother nature, and like going for long walks and taking it all in. I have a confession though........

I also love a good brewery, food, and wine. 
The balance is a struggle.

Our Cat Kitty-She is kinda spoiled

Prince was a tiny little kitten when we adopted him

So, please stay awhile and have a look around. You got questions? 
Ask away, I would love to chat. 

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