I have been so fortunate this past year to have this blog. It has been a magic portal for me- a conduit around the world for meeting new friends, finding inspiration and sharing good fellowship with kindred foodie, gardening andÂ creativeÂ spirits. I have been so amazed at the kindness of strangers and the common threads that bind us together.
This all started with a recipe search. I had been usingÂ sites like Epicurious and All Recipes but one day a search for sugar mice led me to Sam atÂ BecksÂ & Posh. ItÂ led me to a whole new world that I had no idea existed. These wereÂ people I wanted to know better. I felt like an ugly duckling plunked down in a beauty of swans.
Â In the beginning- I didn’t know how to proceed I just knew I loved this format and I visited as many great blogs asÂ I could find soaking in the vistas of glorious food and photography presented by amazing people who not only prepared amazing food but shared it with the world. I longed to join in and play.
IÂ quickly became a dailyÂ reader of Danielle at Habeas Brulee (whose energy must only be outrun by her creativity.) So I gathered up my courage and asked her a few questions about theÂ how-tosÂ of blogging. She was so kind and informative and pointed me towards a few tools to use. I am SO grateful!
I want to also thank two very sweet and kind women who passed on a couple of awards to me a few weeks ago- I’m sorry it has taken me so long to put them up- life got a little hectic right about then.
PheMomenon passed on the “E for Excellent” award – Thanks amazing Holly!-what a nice of you thing to do :)Â Â
Dhanggit’s Kitchen has also awarded me a with a “Yummy Blog Award”! Thank you, lovely Hilda, I appreciate your thoughtfulness and kind compliments!
I’m allowed to pass these on to others of my choosing.Â Here are the fabulous bloggers to whom I’m passing these.Â They are allowed to pass them on if they choose as well. It’s hard to choose just a few -there areÂ so many wonderful bloggers out there who meritÂ kudos… I’ve tried to pick blogs that I read regularly that also didn’t display these badges yet- if you’ve already been awarded one please excuse and just consider this a double vote 😉 And- don’t feel obligated to pass these on if you don’t want to -but I do think everyoneÂ appreciates a little pat on the back now and then.
So, in no particular order I’ll go on and pass the love… I think you are all excellent and yummy too!
E is for Excellent is passed on to:
- LisaRene at Unique Little Bits
- Breadchick at The Sour Dough
- Deborah at Taste and Tell
- Natalie at Gluten a Go-Go
- BrilynnÂ at Jumbo Empanadas
The Yummy Blog Award is passed to:
- Bellini Valli at More Than Burnt Toast
- Holly at Phemomenon
- Danielle At Habeas Brulee
- Tempered Woman at Tempered Woman
- Maryann at Finding La Dolce Vita
- Courtney at Coco Cooks
- Kristin at Dine and Dish
- April at Cookworm
- Laurie at Quirky Cupcake
- Emiline at Sugar Plum Sweets
- Kaylyn at Kaylyn’s Kitchen
I also want to tell you about TheÂ Hive – Holly at PheMomenon has put together a group for Utah food bloggersÂ where we can support each other and hopefully get to know each other better- if you’re interested please contact her for access to our Google web group page.
Well after all that, I’m looking forward to another year ofÂ exploration and joy- thank you very much for joining me in my journey.