When I started this blog, I had already been blogging about life with my son. I began my personal baby blog in January of 2010, the beginning of my pregnancy, to help keep my family informed about everything we have been up to.
You see, I am an American expat living in Spain, and my family is still back in the US. When it was only my husband and I here, I didn’t feel the need to commit to a blog to help keep my family abreast of what we were doing. Finding out I was pregnant, though, changed all of that. I didn’t want my family to miss out on all of the fun times that would be had with my son.
With those fun times, of course, I have been having lots of fun discovering new recipes, making new things, and playing new games. A lot of those things were ending up on my personal blog, and eventually people I didn’t know were starting to get drawn to the posts. It wasn’t a lot of people, but enough to make me feel like I should be dividing my online sharing into the more personal and the more shareable content in which others might be more interested. So, I decided to make a new blog; this time a little bit less personal, and more focused on the showing off and the “how to’s” of what we have been doing and making and baking.
You will see from following my blog, that I have a tendency to move from project to project. That is one of the hazards of having so many interests. I like to think, though, that it is also what keeps me creative and productive. The result is that I might be writing about how to paint one day, organic gardening the next, life with hens later on, and something new the next day. I guess that means that this blog will be varied and cover many subjects. It is hard to define except to say that it is a blog about life and how I like to live it.
I hope you enjoy it!
My food philosophy
I believe that it is always best to avoid processed foods when possible. I try to avoid GMO’s and try to make most things from scratch to avoid extra packaging and hidden ingredients. We do not follow any specific diet at out house, though. I do like to cut down on grains and refined sugars, but haven’t completely eliminated them. I also try to make things as healthy as possible, but I’m not perfect.
That is most obvious in the case of the artificially colored fondant cakes I make for my son each year for his birthday. I try not to make it a habit, but I don’t plan to give them up completely any time soon either!
Just like my blog, my recipes will probably end up being quite varied; so hopefully there will be something for everybody!
This post is also available in Español.