Two Year Anniversary!

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for two years already. Time just seems to have flown by. I know I’m pretty late on to the blogging scene. I remember thinking years ago, when blogging first started getting popular, why would anyone want to write about their daily life and who would really be interested? I did belong to several different “groups” at that time and didn’t think blogging would stick around too long.

Well wasn’t I mistaken! Now people are making money writing their blogs and groups aren’t as popular. At least I don’t really belong to any other than Ravelry and that isn’t really a group forum, it’s just one of the perks. I had always loved sharing my recipes and crafts in my groups but I hated the drama that seemed to always take place, so I decided to jump on the blogging bandwagon. This way I can write what I want, when I want and as often as I want. I don’t have to worry about drama because it’s just me sharing my passions with people.

There have been some days and weeks that I just haven’t felt like there is much to say. Or I haven’t really done anything other than veg on the couch all weekend.

Other times there just seems to be too much to write about.

I thought I would take a look back at some of my favorite posts, some of those that seem to be very popular, and maybe a few that leave me scratching my head and wondering “now why did I think I needed to write about this?”

It seems some of my most popular posts are about food. Whether it’s a recipe I shared or a cake I’ve decorated.

My most viewed cake is the Team Umizoomi Cake.

team umizoomi cake

It’s the one cake that I actually took pictures as I went and sort of explained how I created it. I don’t consider it a real tutorial and I’m sure others have done a much better job than I did. But I always appreciate a few good pictures and tips or tricks when I’m looking for a specific design. Hope everyone who has taken a look at the post found it useful.

Another popular cake is my recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake. I guess with the new turtle movie out there is a whole new crop of fans. I haven’t watched the movie yet because the turtles really creep me out. I suppose if mutant turtles age they would probably look like them, but frankly I love the teenage turtles.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sheet cake

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sheet cake

My favorite cake is probably this one. Now I’m only talking about cakes that I’ve made since I started blogging two years ago. This one doesn’t look like much and it’s pretty small, but it’s so pretty and I had to learn some new techniques to get the ruffles.

Wedding Cake - fondant ruffles and fondant flower.

Wedding Cake – fondant ruffles and fondant flower.

I think my Peanut Butter Cookies recipe is one of the most visited recipe posts. It really is a good peanut butter cookie.

peanut butter cookies

One of my family’s favorite recipes is this version of Dragon Noodles that I had pulled from Pinterest. It’s definitely a go to meal when I don’t know what else to make.

dragon noodles with chicken

I’ve finished up a few different crochet projects as well in the last two years. I think one of my favorites right now is the Picture Perfect Afghan. I’ve made four of them so far. Three baby and one lapghan that still needs ends to be weaved in. It is a simple pattern that can easily be adjusted to whatever color scheme you’d like. I made a Gryffindor themed one and one in Seahawks colors. It’s my go-to baby blanket pattern right now. Thank you Darleen Hopkins for such a great pattern.

gryffindor picture perfect baby blanket3

seahawks inspired picture perfect baby blanket2

Some of my favorite times, of course, is with family. Whether it’s holiday baking like last December or camping with my my kids and my grandson this summer.

My niece carefully sprinkling her cookie.

My niece carefully sprinkling her cookie.

cade 3

I’ve had a great two years sharing my life with everyone and am looking forward to many more. Thank you to everyone who has dropped in and left me little notes. I appreciate each and every visitor.