Life Updates + 1st Annual Reader Survey

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Wedding Tasting

 

Oh man, where do I start? So much has been happening behind-the-scenes around here for the past couple months! I barely even know where to begin! So, I’ll give a mini-update on everything. I have no idea if you’re interested, but it might explain a lot, so here we go.

Wedding planning is just a portion of the craziness. Luckily, the big wedding details have been taken care of and arranged.

We finally got our engagement pictures taken at the end of June (after more than 5 attempts due to poor weather!). We’ve finished our tastings (best part), picked a caterer, decided on the flowers (I have a major girl crush on my florist, hopefully she will never read this!), sent out our Save the Dates (a month earlier than I intended, because I apparently can’t count properly #weddingbrain), met with our potential DJ yesterday, and I’ve been browsing  invitations on Minted for the past month.

Ok, invitations (and invitation samples!) are my second favorite part of the process. Oh, and I have my dress!

Save the Date

PHEW. Oh, wait. That’s just the beginning!

Some of you may have noticed that I updated my ‘About‘ page a month or so ago, and alluded to another very big change in my life. In August (ok, July, technically), I made the incredibly scary, exciting, and anxiety-provoking decision to leave my full-time ‘normal’ job working as a marketing and communications manager for a specialty fine foods company in the DC area. It is definitely the scariest decision that I have ever made in my entire life. On that note, I have to give a major shout-out to my incredibly inspiring friend, Jessica, for encouraging me (ad nauseam) along the way.

I’m an incredibly risk-averse person! Like, to a fault. I can blame my family for that gene, we are all major worry warts. I’ve slowly gotten better at this over the years, but it does not come easily to me…AT ALL.

So what am I doing exactly? I’m taking a leap of faith and am trying to pursue this crazy full-time food blogging, recipe developing, freelance food photography thing that I’ve become so passionate about over the years.

I have a few side projects that are helping to support this decision, but this is my new main gig. I can’t really believe it. And this is where you come in!

Reader Survey

I want to thank YOU, from the bottom of my heart, for visiting this site, leaving your comments and thoughts, sending emails, following along in any form or capacity, subscribing to my e-newsletter, and encouraging and giving me (even if you didn’t know you were!) the confidence to even think (the jury is still out!) that I can pull this off.

It means more to me than you will ever know! I am so grateful. And terrified (baby steps), but oh so excited! You only live once, right?

On that note, I’ve been wanting to conduct a reader survey on the blog for over a year! I have a few ideas in the pipeline, but would love to hear from you guys directly! I want to know what makes you tick, what types of recipes you’d like to see more (or less) of, and learn a little bit more about YOU!

Do you want dessert recipes to be measured in ounces and grams? Do you want more content? Less content? Lifestyle or wedding-related posts? Cooking tips and tricks? Really, I want to know it all! Dish.

I would be so grateful if you could take a minute or two to take the survey below. I’ll be taking all of the information (all anonymous, by the way!) and using the information to help improve the site. Thank you in advance for taking the time!

You can take the reader survey here. Have a great weekend friends!