Not having kept a blog before, I'm not sure what the first post really should convey. However, I'm sure there will be many growing pains before I get the hang of it.
Having googled the phrase "what to include in a first blog post," I was inundated with all kinds of advice from format, to content, and advertisement advice. I'm pretty sure that this blog will be read by just a few close friends, so I've nixed the idea of the "perfect blog post."
So who am I?
I'm a girl from sunny California who wants so desperately to be crafty and Martha Stewart-like, but usually ends up with a sloppy mess and thoughts of "Well next time, I'll know what NOT to do." I can spend hours in a craft store, much to the chagrin of my significant other. I have wonderful friends who are creative and encouraging. Hopefully, I can feature some of their projects later on!
What am I going to be blogging about?
First of all, I have a love of all things edible! I began cooking for myself after college, but after about 6 months of eating pasta and canned soup, I started to slowly expand my horizons. Now I'm considered the baking professional in the family! However, I am somewhat of a health nut, so much of my cooking errs on the healthy side and most of the time I have a vegetarian diet (due to my aversion for handling raw meat). I adore having culinary adventures around town, and I hope to share some of those fun times!
Secondly, I have always loved sewing, and wanted to learn early in life, but I didn't get a chance to until this last April. I grew up with a grandmother who would make us pajamas, Halloween costumes, and other projects that my mom needed. However, by the time I was ready to learn, she had stopped using her sewing machine. I'm so happy to be continuing the tradition (although it skipped a generation), and I love looking over the things she's made and getting inspiration from them. I'm most interested in garment making, but I'll be making other items because someone's always having a birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, etc. around here!
If you ask my friends and family what other career path I could have taken, the answer would be professional organizer. I looooove when things are where they are supposed to be, and in a pretty, functional way! Now, I'm not saying that I keep everything spotless 100% of the time, and that I have the perfect solution to under the bathroom sink, but I do love a good label! I plan on moving some time in the near future, so I'm sure that I will have to implement so new organizational systems. Yes!!!
Lastly, I will be blogging about my love affair with pretty, vintage items. I'm sure it will be self-evident in my future posts, but I "ooh and aah" over all those old-fashioned details that may be tacky or costume-y to some, but precious to me. If you have an aversion to lace, mint green decor, or sparkly earrings, you may feel like you've wandered into an Anthropologie-esque wonderland. You have been warned!
P.S. - If you're a grammar hound, please ignore my constant run-on sentences. I can tell the difference between you're/your and their/they're/there, so I should get points for getting those right! I like to think that the run-ons signify an overabundance of thoughts on any one subject. :)
P.P.S. - I welcome any comments and participation, especially when I am planning my projects. The more, the merrier!