Happy Birthday to MEEEE!!!!
And, incidentally, happy birthday week to Purple House Cafe!
Yup, I will have been cooking and writing and baking and typing and tweeting and facebooking and pinning from this little corner of the internet for a year on Thursday. So much has happened in a year. First of all, my photography got a bit better.
The biggest changes to my photos happened after I took an amazing food photography class from the talented food photographer and stylist Beth Dunham.
I started doing some food writing for Local Connections Halifax, beginning with a really fun article on Local Tasting Tours. And, of course, I guest blogged for Taste of Nova Scotia throughout the year. This afforded me the opportunity to attend all kinds of fun hullabaloos, including Halifax Gold Medal Plates:
I had some pretty popular posts, including these pumpkin spice latte popsicles that pretty much went viral:
For a while there I thought these lovely little ‘sicles were going to be the Mmmbop of Purple House Cafe – you know, the recipe that was incredibly popular and that, five years from now, I will be wishing I’d never created…
I met some pretty fab internet friends (and feel not-too-loserish for saying that I have internet friends), including Lan, at More Stomach, and Movita Beaucoup. I got to meet some of the bloggers whose recipes, photographs and writing I drool over too, like Bryan of The Bite House, and Nicholetta, whose brilliant blog, Pepper + Paint, you must check out.
And there’s some really exciting things on the horizon, too.
For one, I’ve been asked to be a regular contributor to The Creative Mama, a visually-stunning, photography and creativity-focused blog for likeminded mamas. I’m really excited to be a part of this team, and I hope you will all join me over there too!
There’s this other big project I’m working on too. It’s so exciting and terrifying and up-in-the-air and stuff-that-dreams-are-made-of that I really just can’t tell you what it is right now. But I will. Oh, I will.
For now, I hope you enjoy journeying through the coming year with me, starting with a solid week of celebratory recipes and round-ups!
Thank-you for reading, thank-you for commenting, and thank-you for coming back for more.