It’s a new year and I decided that it was time for me to update this page a bit, give you a little more insight to who I am and what this blog is about, or rather what I had wanted it to be about.
When blogging first came about I remember thinking, “why in the world would I ever want to blog? What would I write about and who would care?”
Now look at me many years later and I’ve started blogging. What made me decide this was the time to start? I belonged to several groups or forums in the past that revolved around my interests. The problem was it was usually just ONE interest and I have many. Trying to keep up with group topics and all the different forums just became too much. So I decided to try my hand at creating my own group, run on my terms and revolving around ALL of my interests. What a major pain! Trying to keep everyone happy, trying to keep the drama to a minimum started to be more than it was worth. I wasn’t enjoying myself and resented having to check in with the group a couple of times a day. Not good, right? Half the time I felt like I was talking to myself anyway, so I decided to close the group and start blogging. The only person I had to please was myself.
I love to share recipes, help people out if I can, show off some of my work, and just rant about a topic if I want. I’m pleasing myself and no one else. If people don’t like what I have to say then they just move on. I don’t want to blog for a living. I don’t want to have to come up with new and creative content every day or even once a week in order to keep people coming back. That’s not why I decided to blog. I simply wanted to connect to people who share the same interests as I do. Instead of creating several different blogs for each of my interests I decided to lump everything in to one blog, I figured it’s who I am, so people can take it or leave it.
I spent 22 years in the Army and finally retired to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. After living in Texas I was really, really glad to come back home to the mountains, the trees and the rain. Yep, the rain. I love it. I will admit it can get a bit dreary sometimes, but you need the rain in order to have the green.
I am a crochet-aholic! I always seem to have a hook in my hand and fortunately my family appreciates my work and love receiving my finished products. I recently started testing patterns for designers and love it. I don’t know how many times I started working a pattern and couldn’t figure something out because it was poorly written, something was missing or simply couldn’t understand what the designer had in mind. With testing patterns I feel like I am helping the designer produce the best pattern she can.
I also love to cook and bake. Once again my family totally appreciates my endeavors and honestly curse me out sometimes. I’ve been told by a few that I just cook too well, it makes them eat more than they should. Collecting recipes and cookbooks is a passion. I have over 300 cookbooks and let’s not even begin to speculate how many recipes I have saved on the computer. I love sharing my recipes and my experiences in cooking.
I am a very casual Independent Consultant for Pampered Chef as well. That was more to support my PC habit than anything else. I love their bakeware, cookware and gadgets and can’t imagine my kitchen without them.
One of my other passions is cake decorating. I started out simply when my kids were little and recently started getting more and more elaborate.
So that’s a little bit about me. Enjoy your visit and I hope you find something worthwhile here while you are looking around.
Thank you! I took a peek at yours and love your recipes. Can’t wait to spend a bit more time checking them out.
Hi, I just wanted you to know i nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check it out!
Oh my, thank you so much! I’m tickled pink that you thought well enough of my little blog to nominate me. Thank you!
Thank you! I appreciate your visit and your comment!
Thanks for visiting! I think Vermont may be the Northwest of the Northeast. We’ve had some measley 6 days of ‘sun’ since the new year. (I had a dream my eye was on fire, only to wake up to the sun!) We still love it. I’ll admit, I think Seattle is stunning.. a city with spruces?! Guess you have to learn to see the light during dark days to live in these dreary, yet beautiful states! I look forward to reading more from you…. (please teach me to decorate cakes…)