I’ve been a food blogger for over 5 years and I’ve loved every moment of it, but there was always more than just cookies and cake that I wanted to share with all my readers. I just didn’t feel that my baking blog was the right place to do it.
I’ve wanted to start this blog for a long time, and struggled for well over a year with the whole design of it. I wanted something clean and simple. Something that made me feel free. But in my typical overachiever perfectionist style, I tried unsuccessfully (several times) to design something from scratch. I love trying out new things and learning new skills, but I sometimes I take on too much. In the end, I bit the bullet and took the easy way out by purchasing a pre-made template. But I still do plan on learning how to design my own templates. And when I do, I’ll share them with you. Someday….
But for now, I’ll share with you the:
The Top 5 Reasons For Starting My Blog
1. Trying new things
I’m a total Pinterest addict. l’ll admit right now that I’m one of those people that starts projects (heck, sometimes they don’t even get started!) and then takes ages to finish them. We’re talking months, even years. I love creating things, whether it’s sugar craft flowers, paper tassels or upcycling an old desk. But I’ve decided this year to really focus on one thing at a time. And then finish it. And then share it here with you guys.
2. Sharing my discoveries
You know that annoying person who jumps into the middle of the conversation your having with a friend about teeth whitening? I’m that person. I’l be the wacko who will tell you about every option there is. From coconut oil pulling, to rubbing burnt toast on them, or simply what the most economical option is from the high street. I’ll tell you whether you wanted to hear it or not. I mean well. I just want to help! When I discover something that I love, I’m going to share it here with you
3. I’m a pretty good cook
I don’t just eat desserts. Ok, they may make up a large portion of my diet, but I actually really enjoy cooking and creating new recipes. On my previous blog I felt like I was never really able to share them there. So keep an eye out for yummy lunch & dinner ideas, with the occasional sweat treat thrown in for good measure.
4. I’m a mum
Holy crap. I’m a mum! I’ve got a 3 year old, and it still seems weird to me. I think we’re going to need to talk about this…
5. Un-becoming my mother
My mum is amazing. She really is. I get all my craftiness and perfectionism from her. But she’s got her issues. Growing up my mum made the most amazing meals for us. They were pretty well rounded and healthy. There was always meat, a side, and veg or a salad. Every night. But my mum really struggled with her weight. I didn’t understand how, because everything she made for us was pretty healthy. It wasn’t until later that I realised her portion sizes were out of control. And although the food seemed pretty healthy, it was also very rich. And then there was the hidden snacks.
Unfortunately I’ve realised that I’m on the same track as my mum. I’m struggling with my weight and it’s making me loose myself. I used to pride myself on the way I looked. The fact that I’d never leave the house without a full face of makeup and the trendiest clothes. Now, I don’t even recognise myself anymore. I’ve become….. my mother.
Join me on my journey of un-becoming my mother.