1 year of blogging. Almost hard to believe.
Mostly it’s hard to believe that my family is still alive and loving me after that first year. 🙂
I’m so happy and thankful that they’ve put up with me spending countless hours here on Carmel Moments. To my wonderful husband 3 children – “Thank You”.
Thank you for eating all the food I make.
Thank you for eating all the food that doesn’t turn out as well.
Thank you for giving me honest opinions.
Thank you for forgiving me when I’ve gotten sucked into the “web” one too many times.
Thank you for letting me purse a passion and a calling.
I love each of you!
Thank you to all my fellow bloggers and friends, your support and kind words mean SO much to me! Without you there wouldn’t be a support system, so thanks so much!
Here’s some fun stats to celebrate:
Most viewed recipe: German Soft Pretzel Sticks
Most pinned recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Brownies 19,530 (so far)
Most popular post of all time: What to Buy at the Warehouse Stores
Best Lesson Learned: Everything I did Wrong in Our Marriage
First recipe: Turkey Muenster Panini
Most recent recipe: Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt
My favorite recipe: Chocolate Crunch Brownies
My hubby’s favorite recipe: Chicken Pot Pie
I started from scratch with an idea, a love for food and a camera. I’ve come a long way. There’s been a lot to learn and there’s so much room to grow. I still don’t have much of a clue about SEO or the best ways to engage followers on Twitter.
There’s always another idea to ponder, path to travel or blog that I’ve never seen before. It’s a constant learning process.
This is a girl who started with zero HTML skills. I’d never seen the back side of a blog. My hubby is not a computer whiz like some. I have no wonderful friends who offered to start a blog for me.
I was on my own. I started tinkering in February. Added a few recipes over the next few months. And shared the news in June 2013. My friends and family helped spread the word a bit.
In honor we (as in me and a bunch of awesome blogging friends) are hosting a giveaway for a $200 Amazon gift card.
Don’t forget to enter and spread the word!
Thanks for everything!
Giveaway: Eligible to one (1) winner residing in one of the 48 contiguous states. Must be 18 years of age to enter giveaway. Starts 12 am 6/20/2014 (EST time) and ends 12 am 7/4/2014 (EST time). To enter the giveaway, you must participate in at minimum, one of the listed entries in the widget and an email address must be provided. Winner will be announced via email and must respond to the subject line: “Congratulations! You’ve Won Carmel Moment’s Amazon Gift Card Giveaway” from firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours of deliverance. Failure to respond will forfeit your chance in winning and a new winner will be chosen. I will send the giftcard electronically to chosen winner. Please be advised items may appear different from the photo shown. Carmel Moments and its owner are not held responsible for missing/broken items received by the winner. Good luck and thank you for your entries. There will be more fun recipes, as well as giveaways coming soon! See more at https://gatherforbread.com
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