It would be a massive understatement to say that we are feeling a bit overwhelmed with all that has been going on lately. Everything is good – nothing to complain about – though somehow I manage to.
If your a Twitter friend you are probably well aware that we have been “in transition”, a.k.a. homeless for the last 7 months. We sold our home, found another and we are finally home again. The relief and excitement I feel just writing that sentence is enough to make me forget, if only for a moment, that I am completely surrounded by boxes. We’re home at last.
Last weekend, when I should have been unpacking boxes I instead was frolicking about in San Francisco meeting and hanging out with some of the coolest food bloggers in existence.
I have no photos to prove my presence at the conference (although I do have a few incriminating video clips that I will keep in my aresenol) but there are a number of people who have recapped the weekend beautifully. So while I frantically continue to create some order in my life take some time to admire the work and words of others.
Jen from Use Real Butter – I was so honored to be a part of a dinner that Jen organized. Meeting people in real life that you’ve built a relationship online is such an incredible experience. Their friendship is somehow both new and old. So wonderful to meet you Jen.
Ree from The Pioneer Woman – She is just as lovable and endearing as you could ever imagine.
Notes from Advanced Photography Seminar. This, my friends, is an extremely valuable link – but don’t thank me. Lara Ferroni and Matt Armendariz gave an incredibly useful and inspiring talk on photography at the Blogher Food conference. It was geared for the more advanced photographer and gave information regarding where to buy the prettiest props you ever did see, what to do if someone wants to use your photo, and what Matt and Lara’s studios and workflow looks like – two photographers that I admire so much.
Recap from BakingBites – whom I sadly didn’t get a chance to meet.
Thoughts on BlogHerFood by Dianne Jacob – author of the extremely useful book and blog, Will Write For Food.
A couple more thoughts. First of all I owe all of you a sincere apology. Your dear, sweet comments mean the world to me and although I don’t have the time to respond to them all I read and appreciate every. single. one. Keep them coming and I am hoping that soon (very soon) I’ll be at a place where I can be a better blogger. Thank you for sticking with me. Come eat cookies with me sometime so I can say thank you in person.
I am an extremely visual person. So if you are like me you will appreciate this video that illustrates the tornado-like disaster we are living in. I’m slowly digging my way out of it and enjoying the process of putting my dishes in their new home. It’s been months since I’ve seen them.
One more thing. Seeking advice from parents of toddlers. Look what he can do.
How do I deal with this? Does this mean it’s time for a big boy bed?
Just another example of all our craziness. I love it. How could you not – did you see that face?! Notice how he is unsure if he should perform his trick at first as he knows it does not make mommy happy.
Alright. That’s all for now. I’ll be back soon with scones and adventures of a rookie Mushroom Hunter.