Four years ago today I started this here little bloggy. Can you believe that? In some ways, four years seems like the blink of an eye. But then I think about the fact that we’ve lived in 4 different states since then, I’ve had 4 different jobs since then, and I’ve made countless meals and taken zillions of photos since then… and it seems like an eternity.
If you’re curious, here’s my first post. I’m a little amused at my foreshadowing of my own life:
“Over Christmas, Nick and I had the pleasure of staying at his Aunt Diane and Uncle Mark’s house in Hanford, California. I doubt very many of you have ever been to Hanford, but you can take my word for it, there’s not a whole lot to do there. Unless you happen to like guns (which I don’t), and then you can go shoot your heart out (not literally, please) all day long. So Nick was in heaven, and left me and his sister Meghan to amuse ourselves. What are two wannabe housewife girls to do with several free hours and holidays looming just days away? Bake, of course!”
Four years later I’ve managed to end up a housewife living in the middle-of-nowhere California. Go figure! Although I have to say, we don’t shoot guns nearly as much as when we lived in Mississippi. And now I have my own (it’s purple). Who would have thought?
My first post didn’t include a recipe. My second post included a recipe/how-to and it just so happens it was Valentine’s themed: Valentine’s Day Popcorn Mix.
I’ve come a long way in 4 years, technology-, photography- and cooking-skills-wise. It’s been a fun journey and I think my favorite part is looking back on all the fun life events that have been documented. Especially the little details I may have otherwise forgotten.
Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I decided to round up all my festive recipes from over the years!
- All Natural Valentine’s Day Cupcakes (No Artificial Food Coloring)
- Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
- Strawberry Milkshake Cookies
- Beet & Blue Cheese Tart
- Easy Chocolate Mousse
- Chocolate Chip Cherry Blondies
I hope you find something your Valentine will love. And cheers to another 4 years and many, many more!