When I started my blog in 2010, it was a very short term kind of thing. I didn’t think anyone would read it and I thought once I was done my little adventure that I would…well…actually I didn’t really think about what would happen after that. Seriously. I wrote the blog to hold myself accountable for the challenge I had taken on, to make all of the recipes in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution cookbook in 365 days. That was five years ago. Back then, while I was cooking and blogging and blogging and cooking I learned that people were actually reading my blog. The craziest part was that I didn’t know all of them. Strangers were reading my blog and they were reading because I was a lot like them. I was the girl that didn’t really help out in the kitchen and then grew up and found herself standing in her own kitchen having no idea what to do. I needed to get food on the table for my family and I wanted it to be good food. I realize that I could have just taken a cooking class or done something else a little less dramatic but, I guess I decided to go big. The problem was that once I was done my Food Revolution challenge, I wasn’t really sure what to write about next. I quickly learned though that people wanted to keep reading. I still get notes and emails from people asking if I’m still writing. So, in a strange turn of events, I went from writing great stuff about not knowing how to cook TO knowing how to cook but not having great stuff to write about. This past March, when my five year blog-iversary hit, I realized that this little blog had been puttering along for five whole years and I needed to think about what was in store for it next. Did I keep it up? Quietly go off into the sunset?
What I realized is that a Food Revolution was still happening in my kitchen. I know how to cook now but I still have challenges that I am constantly working on. Better yet, I have things to say about those challenges. I also knew that there were moms (and dads) out there who are just like me five years ago and, it turns out, they still want to hear what I have to say. Also, since I’m one of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ambassadors now, I am completing new assigned challenges each month that I want to share. I really hope that I can inspire people to start a Food Revolution in their own kitchen.
So, this blog is getting a reboot. As you can see (since I don’t do anything tiny) a reboot comes with a whole new look. I have to give a big shout out to my new friend, Emily, at Designer Blogs who helped me create the look that I was envisioning but had no idea how to get on my own. Thank you, Emily!
I hope you’ll keep reading along and I hope you’ll get involved and tell me what you think. Don’t forget to click those cute little buttons up there and visit me on social media, it’s the best way to see what I’m up to and get a heads up when new blog posts come along.