STK, SavingKitchens & SaveTheKitchens

They are all one in the same and most people recognize them as such. 

But let’s break each one down. 

SaveTheKitchens is my legal business name. It’s from this very blog, which I started in August 2015 to educate people. That’s it. 

Who knew!?

STK became short for that πŸ‘†πŸΌ.  I have this bunch of incredibly awesome (mostly) ladies that are proud to say that they are part of the #stkarmy. 

We have so much fun, by the way, at STK Roundup. 

STK is used often, mostly because it’s quick to type out. 

(I do love using that πŸ‘†πŸΌπŸ™Š). 

And then, SavingKitchens. 

It’s what I’ve branded strongly and now use the most. 

It started out as a title for my first cookbook, that I literally threw together, wondering if I’d sell 40 or so copies. 

Over 500 copies to date have landed on kitchen counters all over the place …

SavingKitchens also ended up on my Jeep and some STK apparel last fall. 

And it’s now going on a sign on the front of my new space. 

Look out Metamora, THIS is what’s happening in our town. 

I say all that to say this:

I don’t mean to confuse people, but I’m sure I do. 

My website is, where you can purchase my cookbooks (I’ve got 2 now), titled SavingKitchens and SavingKitchens2. 

My Facebook business page is SaveTheKitchens and my Facebook group is SavingKitchens. 

Also, my Instagram account is SavingKitchens. 

And now, my storefront will be called SavingKitchens, where you can consult with me, hire me as your personal health/wellness coach and purchase STK cookbooks, shelves of STK approved food, as well as sign up for an educational workshop and attend STK Roundup. 

By the way, I’ll have something super cool on a wall inside that will tell each person as they walk in what I’m about, what I do, am doing and any upcoming events. 

This is soooooo different than what most would expect. 

Because I’m different in many ways and have been from the beginning. 

Someone told me the other day that she believes this new venture will be so successful, especially because I’m actually training people in this lifestyle, not just selling “healthy” food (certainly not questionable food either). 

I. Cannot. Wait. 

I’m placing my orders for goods, many of them are unique and I’m also having custom made shelving, my front counter and an absolutely gorgeous kitchen island to teach and whip up good recipes from. 

Tentatively opening the doors the first weekend in May. 

Recently, having to give out my business name and/or website info to people, a few have mistakenly left of the s at the end of SaveTheKitchens. 

Like this: SaveTheKitchen. 

In correcting them, I point out the fact that I’m not saving A KITCHEN, but MANY KITCHENS, hence the S. 

It’s what I do. 

Oh. One more thing. 

Someone kinda special may make an appearance at my grand opening. 

Here’s a hint. 

Who else has this much fun doing what they love ❀️. 


Mixed Signals

The messages out there today, in TVland and the worldwide web, including social media, are all over the place when it comes to “healthy” or “dieting” or “loosing weight” (that’s commonly misspelled ALL the time…I purposely misspelled it) πŸ€”πŸ™„. 

Which way to go?

What’s the correct way?



Go now?

πŸ‘†πŸΌThose are two of the best visuals for what I’m discussing. 

And you know I like visual when I am speaking or blogging.  

I love social media. 


Mostly for my business now. 

I’m all over Facebook. 

Personal (I’ve got three grands to show off). 

My STK business page. 

My STK group. 

But as of early this year, you won’t find me spending anytime in my Facebook newsfeed. 

I just can’t. 

It seems weird. 

I became involved too much in every move everyone was making. 

I miss it. Sometimes. 

But it’s best, I’ve now learned, to keep me focused. 

Sooooooo many mixed signals in there…it began to drive me crazy. 

So I apologize that I miss so much. 

I tell my kids, if you want me to see it, tag me. 

I’m mostly spending time on Instagram. 

I browse there often. 

It’s different than Facebook. 

I have better control over what I see. 

I follow strong Christ followers, because I don’t like mixed signals…especially with that one. 

“I love Jesus” one post and then swearing or bashing others all over the place in the next. 

Hey. I’m not perfect, but I have pretty clear discernment. 

Too much nonsense. 

I follow foodie people, because that’s what I enjoy. 


I also follow conservative people, because that lines up with what and how I think. 

I’m completely NOT political in any of my posts. This culture that we live in is wayyyyy too hostile when it comes to that area. 

So anyway. 

Back to food. 

And to the post. 

What I do and have done πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

I try hard not to send mixed signals in all areas that I just discussed and I’ve worked very hard at branding who and what I am and stand for. 


People definitely know who I am and what it is that I do. 

Because of this πŸ‘‡πŸΌ



Every. Where. I. Go. 

People know this to be true about me. 

Talking to my mom the other day about where I’ve been lately and where I’m headed in STKland, she tells me that in talking with her neighbor about food, I was mentioned. 

Like, in how I’m the food police. 

“Does Shari know that?”

“Don’t tell STK.”

And a few others,

“Don’t let her find out..”

Yesterday, Mr STK and I spent the day with our two oldest sons and their families shopping in Birch Run, which is an outdoor outlet.  


(this is Mr STK choosing a new lunchbox) πŸ˜³πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

We ran into a couple that we all mutually know and when food was brought up, the guy went to explain what he had to eat and then remembered I was standing there, “Well, ummmm….we won’t discuss what I wasn’t good.”

I just laughed. 

So used to that. 

It’s like I have an STKaura around me at all times. 

Branding success βœ”οΈ

But if you have followed me for any length of time, you already know this to be true. 

I’ll assume that you read my previous post about going big or staying home. 

But what I’m not excited about is again, all of the mixed signals. 

I sometimes give them off and don’t mean to. 

I have worked hard in the last six months to unbrand myself as just a weight loss coach. 

Because I’m so much more than that. 

Oh, I’ve got people losing (see, that’s the correct usage) weight all over the place. 

Let’s face it. We are a very overweight society. 

Most people need to shed a few pounds and that kickstarts the healthy. 

But I’m extremely interested in what is going on on the inside. 




And on and on. 

I just posted an article on fatty liver disease a few days ago. 

An alarming trend now. 

Too. Much. Sugar.

So THIS is where I’m different and have been a huge success. 

I teach and lead people to success, the right way. 

Not by some gimmick. 

Not by some prepackaged foods or shakes. 

Certainly not counting stuff.  

You are what you eat. 

Oprah should stop lying to people and say THAT. 

Because THAT is where it’s at. 

(can someone tag Oprah…she still needs her kitchen saved). 

Back to social media. 

People are hyper concentrated on exercising. 


But, WHAT are you eating?

Many get it wrong, wrong, wrong. 

And then, on lovely Instagram..

People are giving and getting mixed signals. 

Some poor girl is -2 and +2 all of the time and now hasn’t posted in over a month. 

She probably gave up. 


This was one of her food finds before she disappeared. Makes me sad. 

And, no surprise here:

Blind leading the blind. 

Do you know how many kitchens that I’ve saved, am saving and will be saving!?

The need is great. 

The harvest is ripe. 

And I’m grateful to do what I do. 

One last thing. 

Another gimmicky thing that is pushed in health circles. 

I posted a few days ago about it. 

My doctor friend, one of many of whose opinion I trust and respect, answered: 

That’s the verdict. 

When people meet me and work with me…they soon find out that I’m simple, yet effective. 

That’s why I’m now getting into my new location. 

Because I’ve got πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

And it won’t cause any confusion. 

I’m not “selling” or “pushing” things just to make a few bucks. 





aka Shari. And that’s me.  

And if it’s in my new storefront, I’d eat it, read it and or use it.