Friday, 18 May 2012

My 1st Blogoversary

I knew this day was coming. 

For weeks, I've had little fantasies about what decadent treat I'd bake or dinner I'd stew to celebrate the milestone. Would I time my Monthly Miette for today? Or something entirely new - a recipe I'd been meaning to make for months? Maybe - oooh - maybe I would finally incorporate those beautiful new spices I'm the proud new owner of? 

For all the fantasizing in the world, I actually have no food photos or recipes to share with you today. And I'm sorry for that. Instead, this 'full plate' I've been referring to in so many posts lately has come to a head, and can be explained succinctly by the photo below.

Yes! The house is sold. Over are the days of panic cleaning sessions and jetting out of the house for showings, as is folding all the clothes in our closet and never, ever leaving socks on the floor. No more eating at the coffee table for fear of ruining our pretty display on the dining table, and we're over using the spare shower in order to keep the fancy one with the glass doors sparkling. 

So now what? The past couple of weeks have meant long nights of packing, sorting, wrapping, and purging before we move. It has also meant finding many a mom-cooked meal in the fridge, quite magically, which offered us a most welcome head-start every evening. (Moms, huh?) 

And when, precisely, do we move, you ask? Oh, just tomorrow. In what I think was a pretty gracious concession on our behalf - from day of sale to day of closure - we had just about 3 weeks to pack up and move out. And while this business with the house is actually not the only thing piling up on that full plate of mine (believe it or not), it does, I hope, account for the fact that this is the first post I've written in the month of May.

I just couldn't let this day pass without announcing something I find pretty exciting: I have officially been blogging for one, whole, entire year. That is quite an achievement for me, friends! Previous blogging attempts over the years have usually met their pinnacle around the 1 month mark, only to head downhill - quite abruptly - afterward. 

So do bear with me during these weeks and months of transition. Food blogging and story-telling has quickly become one of the most gratifying endeavours I've ever laid eyes (and fingers and tastebuds) on, and I can't wait to see what the upcoming year of writing and eating holds.

Thank you so much to everyone who has ever followed, retweeted, commented, and encouraged over the past year. It has made every single word and every single photo (alas, while my food went cold) completely and utterly worthwhile.


  1. COngrats Aimee!! both on the blogoversary and on selling the house! (on that topic: isn't packing and moving such mixed bag of emotions??). I know exactly what you mean by the dreaded 1month blogging downhill -- been there few times myself. My 1st blogoversary is also approaching (in june) and i can't believe it i'm still hanging in there:) yay to us!:)))

  2. Congratulations! Wow selling, moving and a blog birthday! You will have to have a proper belated celebration when you are settled in your new digs. xoxo

  3. Congratulations on your 1st Blogging Anniversary and on the sale of your home. Your plate certainly has been a full one! Best wishes for continued success with the blog and for much happiness in your new home.

  4. Happy Anniversary! One year - CONGRATS! Couldn't imagine the world of food blogging without your site. Good luck in the move!

  5. Well done Aimee on your First Birthday and the sale of the house! Don't worry about replying to my tweet! BUT, I think you're going to have to post your upcoming project's progress. I'm not being clear cos I'm not sure if you're waiting to announce it here! Maybe every post (whenever they may be!) can have a little dedicated corner for it!
    BTW, I've made this month's challenge, and have scheduled the post! I'm so proud of myself! xx

  6. You've had a busy month! Happy 1st Blogoversary and congrats on selling your house. I hope the move goes smoothly, and you'll be back to cooking/baking/blogging in no time!

  7. Congrats Aimme! And Happy Blogoversary!

  8. Congrats Aimmee!!!!!!! I know your new neighbors will love you and Freddy.......because we are them!!!!!!! Welcome to the neighborhood where a little too much cayenne pepper can go along way in making new friends!!!

    Stew & Mel & the girls

  9. Hi Aimee,
    Came over via Lin's blog. Congratulations on your anniversary!
    Glad to follow from now on :D