About Me

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Hello & thanks for stopping by! I am Michelle of Momsy Turvy & I would like to welcome you to my little corner of the internet!
Here you will find simple & cheap whole food, plant-based (vegan) recipes, vegan restaurant reviews, mommy mondays, DIY projects, thrift store finds, cruelty-free fashion & beauty finds & crunchy pregnancy and baby experiences. I will also add in some personal updates once in a while.
I am looking forward to sharing with you and getting your feedback as well!

S A Y  H E L L O  T O  M I C H E L L E  W E L C H – R I V E R A

Hi, I’m Michelle Welch-Rivera, a 28-year-old vintage lover with a passion for sharing vegan food, collecting disney trivia & making out on carousels.  On a hot summer day back in July my husband informed me that he got a new job and we were moving to Nashville! Only a couple of months earlier I had found out that I was pregnant (huge surprise!) with our little dumpling. I started Momsy Turvy hoping to document my thoughts about natural childbirth and my pregnancy.  It evolved into so much more and my life did as well!

Why a whole-food, plant-based (vegan) diet?  There are a lot of good reasons to choose to avoid animal products in your diet, everyone’s choice is their own and everyone’s reasons are good ones. Aside from my deep love for animals, a vegan lifestyle changes your health & digestive issues for the better almost immediately. For me, it’s like night and day. I don’t think a vegan diet is extreme at all, I believe the food manufacturers would like me to believe that and have worked hard to convince the world of that lie. I know that there’s a huge difference between “I can’t eat that” and “I can but I don’t want to eat that”. I don’t see my diet as giving anything up. I see it as gaining the joys of food when going vegan!

I currently live in a lovely little townhouse with the ugliest little dog you ever did see, our antisocial grey cat, my nerdy husband and our adorable baby girl. We absolutely love Nashville and have truly come to call it home.

M A R R A I G E  R U L E S

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My husband and I met in 2006 while I was living in Los Angeles working as a makeup artist. We met in a club one night and he bought me drinks until my friends dragged me home. Somehow I coherently gave him my phone number and he called me the next day. We knew we were in love immediately and he proposed to me exactly one year later. We were married September 13, 2008 in a giant spanish mission. We are huge nerds! We love nothing more than sitting on the couch, eating and watching movies. He is my very best friend and an incredible daddy!

I  C A N T  B E L I E V E  I  M A D E  H E R

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On January 5th, 2013 we welcome Noelle Snow into the world. She was 8lbs, 6oz and she is better than crack (I assume). You can read her waterbirth story  and my breast feeding story! We cloth diaper and love to wear baby wherever we can.

The 3 of us currently share our home with our dog Tabitha & inside cat Artoo that we rescued from some bushes outside in our backyard. I am vegan housewife and mommy by day and rogue blogger by night!

– M