Sunday, August 30, 2009

100th Post!

Nine months after I started this adventure I am finally at my 100th post! It's been an evolving journey. I started with a lot of recipes and then began incorporating other parts of my life, such as our family, our pets and our house. I will say that I have a ton of food pictures that I just have to write up the recipes and so I will be posting lots of those soon.

In true blogger fashion, I am excited to be giving away a gift, made by yours truly.

Matt and I are self-professed wine-o's. So, I take our empty bottles to a local pottery studio, Art Unlimited, and have my friend Anne flatten the bottles for me, to which I embellish them with wire and beads, making a nice cheese and cracker tray. Above are some samples that I have done.

To one lucky reader, I will be giving away one of these cheese trays. Unlike other giveaways, I'm not looking for you to post a link to my blog in yours. I'd just like to hear from you, whether you are a steady reader or not. What do you like about this blog? What would you like to see more of? Say hello! And if you're not a follower, consider joining, but no pressure from me :-)

I'll keep the giveaway open until Sunday afternoon sometime. I'll be busy this weekend, glued to the TV for the start of the college football season. But I'll announce the winner on Sunday, via the's integer generator.

Hope to hear from all of you soon!

P.S. On a side note, I think Athena misses Pandora. Last night at around 4:30 in the morning, I heard her meowing constantly and pawing at our bedroom door. So I let her in and put her on the bed, where she ended up sleeping all night. She is such a sweetie. Love her.


  1. Hey Katie,
    I love your blog, of course. I am always up for more house pics...obviously!!

    Your cooking and home improvements give me inspiration to be a bit more domestic myself. :)

    The wine bottles converted into cheese/cracker trays = amazing idea!!

    Congrats on the 100th post.

  2. Love reading the blog! Keeps me up to date on what's going on in your life(not that I ever talk to you!!!) Love to see all of the yummy food you make, too. Here;s to 100 more blogs! Love you-Auntie Meg

  3. Hi Katie:
    I read your blog as often as I read others that I'm following - I try to get to all of them once a week, but sometimes it's longer.
    I like ALL your stuff! You're an amazing cook, DIYer, and storyteller.
    Congrats on your 100th post. You're amazing!

  4. I'm a new reader but I'm adding you to my google reader! This is such a cute giveaway and very creative!

  5. I didn't know a local studio would flatten wine bottles for you - what a great idea!!

    I read your blog all the time and I always enjoy your recipes. I think my favorite post was the picnic you made for your husband. I am going to use some of those recipes to do the same thing for my husband!

    Congrats on 100 posts!

  6. Wow what an awesome craft! I love the flattened wine bottle trays!! Such a creative idea, and they look great!

  7. Those are adorable! I love seeing your recipes and imagining what it's like to have a hubby who tries everything.

  8. I love the wine bottle idea!! You are so creative!
    I love reading all of you new recipes that you try and the reactions that your DH has to them. I've even tried a couple of them, being the terribly picky eater that I am.
    I also love reading about your house and the remodeling of it and living vicariously through you, since my DH has no remodeling talent whatsoever.
    I also enjoy seeing your beloved pets, as I am a huge pet lover myself. Thanks for the great reads!!

  9. We're huge wine fans too! Although I had no idea that you could do this to bottles. That is such a clever idea for cheese trays. I'm in awe!

    And congratulations on the 100 posts. That's a very exciting milestone!

  10. Congrats on 100 posts! Woo!

    The wine bottle cheese trays are so cute! Even if I don't win one, would you consider making and selling one? I'd like to get one for my wine-loving MIL for Christmas!

  11. WOW. Those wine bottle turned cheese trays are amazing and so creative.
    Congrats on 100

  12. I've been reading your blog for several months now and it's been a big help as I learn how to cook :) I love your idea of turning the wine bottles into cheese trays. I would have never thought of that! So creative and unique!