How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging in 2007 on blogger, and Xanga years before that. It wasn’t until 2009 that I really learned that blogging had taken off and found the community that surrounds blogging. At the beginning of 2014 I swapped my blog to WordPress.
I love the look of your site! Where are all the components from?
The logo was created by me. The theme is from Restored 316 Designs, they are gorgeous. The Site is a WordPress site, ran on Genesis Design Palette Pro and is hosted by Bluehost (who quite possibly has the best customer service ever)!
What do you use for your photos?
All images here are either taken with an iPhone or our Nikon D3200 unless otherwise noted.
Why do you ruin your photos with watermarks?
Although I don’t love watermarks they do make me feel better about putting my family out there. I’ve seen so many people have their photos stolen and the watermarks add one more level of protection for me. It makes me sleep better at night, okay?
When I look at older posts they have different watermarks, are those not your photos?
They indeed ARE my photos. Every time I have rebranded (3 times now?) I keep my content on the blog. That said, since I do use watermarks, some of them differ from photo to photo and post to post on the ones from 2013 and older.
Where do you get your recipes?
All recipes are my own, unless noted. Recipes usually come from inspiration of some sort, however, if a recipe is inspired by someone in a large fashion, I do note that. If for any reason there is one posted that is not mine I will always state is isn’t mine though I put the recipe here on my site, using my words and link by to the original recipe that the inspiration came from. I do this because I use this space to record our favorite things and due to the uncertainty of how long other sites my be on the internet, I keep them here but give credit when due. Any recipes that don’t have an “inspired by” or “credit:” on them are our own recipe – which you will find are most all of them.
Why do some of your recipes have how many full size items it makes, and how many toddler size it makes? I only care about the full size, I don’t have kids!
I understand where you are coming from, however, I will tell you that I am a family friendly blog and having a toddler in our home means I accommodate her in my cooking which means smaller sizes that are perfect for her little hands and smaller appetite. When you are wondering how many full size solely a recipe makes, I usually note it. If I don’t, you can usually assume 2-3 toddler sized items = 1 adult full size item. So, if I say it made 12 toddler size items, it likely makes 4-6 full size items.
You recipe just says “butter” – do I use salted or unsalted?
Unless otherwise noted, I always use salted. I know it’s not the popular choice but it’s the way I tend to do things.
Can I take your photos and recipe content and paste them to my blog?
Please don’t. I love when people love my food but stealing isn’t okay, and that’s exactly what that would be. If you could simply link back to my original post, that would be great. If you are insistent and posting to your own blog – please use your own photos and word it in your own way, and if you are feeling kind add: “inspired by (link)”
Do your toddler activities always turn out great? I tried one out and my house was a mess and so was my toddler!
I sure wish that was the case but being honest – nope. I never want to portray that things go perfectly, because they don’t. My daughter loves to create which is really awesome, but there are times we make 20 projects and 2 turn out nice. Other times I get luckier. I’m a take risks, and let-her-get-messy mom, so I expect the worst and hope for the best. I will say that when she is well rested, like right after a nap or first thing in the morning, or projects turn out the best.