About Me

Hi, I’m Sophi, the girl behind Simply Sophisticated Blog!

DSC_0189 When I read other blogs, I always want to know a little bit about the authors, so here’s a few facts about me:

one // I am married to my high school sweetheart.  We met in 4th grade, but didn’t really even talk to each other until high school.  We became friends somewhere in our sophomore or junior years, and then we started dating at the end of our senior year.  We will have been together for 10 years in March 2015!

DSC_0912 two // I just read the Harry Potter series during the summer of 2014 for the first time ever, and now I am completely obsessed.  In the words of Albus Dumbledore:

three // We have one dog. His name is Linux (yes, after the operating system) and he’s a lab/catahoula mix. He’s my baby!

My puppy!

four // I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, which is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your thyroid. There is no cure, but there is a lot of research that reducing the gluten in your diet can help manage it, so I’ve been learning to eat a gluten-free diet.  It’s been a big change but the results have been worth it

five // Gilmore Girls is my absolute favorite TV show.  I watch it from start to finish at least once per year.  And then I cry every time it’s over.

Well, that’s a little bit about me! I hope you’ll follow along as I chronicle my journey through life, love, and living with Hashi’s.

  • How cute are you? Love your blog title/graphic!! So awesome your 10 year anniv is coming up too!!!!

  • A great about me page! You look great. Love the blog design too. I have an autoimmune disease too since I have MS. There’s always so much to learn and get your head around with finding the best way to deal with it isn’t there? So far I’ve made some dietry changes, started drinking green tea, use essential oils and take high strength vitamin D! Anyway, nice to “meet” you. I’ll check out some of your other posts.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words! There’s definitely always a lot to learn! I’ve really been thinking about essential oils— do you like them and feel they work? I took a high strength Vitamin D for a really long time too! I probably should be better about taking it even now though I am feeling better.

      • I do like essential oils a lot. I’ve found that peppermint really helps me with fatigue and also with pain. I get spasticity in my knees sometimes from the MS and peppermint helps with that. It helped my husband with pain from flu over the last few weeks too. I have a friend with Dystonia and peppermint really helped her pain too. I found that there were several oils that help with flu and cold symptoms too. I also find that some help with hormonal imbalance (since I’m also going through infertility that was important for me too) and with emotional balance. I continue to experiment! I’m glad that you’re feeling better than you were before. It’s always hard to know what to try isn’t it? I go for the using the baseline preventative meds and then trying lots of natural stuff too. The more meds I can avoid the better.

        • You and I are alot alike. I prefer natural stuff but will take meds if/when needed. I might need to look into essential oils more! I keep hearing such great things about them.