Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A First for Everything....

I have been talking about creating a blog for MONTHS now, so here it goes. I have been afraid to start...not knowing where to start or what to say or what pictures to include. Well, this is my blog and I am going to include whatever I want! :) Pictures, musings, recipes, links...everything I find fun and interesting that might interest you too. Like this pretty picture of Torrey Pines Beach....one of my favorite places to hike in San Diego.

I was introduced to the blog world by Amanda of The Grains of Paradise Blog. Amanda and I went to high school together in the Bay Area and I found her blog via Facebook one day last May. I had never looked at a blog before! I know... I was living under a blog rock. I was immediately intrigued by her gorgeous pictures of Maui and her beautiful vegetarian based diet. I began seeking out other blogs, books and resources highlighting the vegetarian / healthy lifestyle and realized there are tons of healthy foodies out there (Not to mention INCREDIBLE photographers). It really has been fun and enlightening to read about all these fantastic women who record everything they do and eat via their blogs. I have been encouraged to eat better, exercise more often, and really have started to more fully develop my creative side. I have always loved to cook and have expanded that skill, but have also started focusing more on my photography, have been reading much more, and also have begun to have the desire to focus more on writing, philosophy, and other forms of art (painting, ikebana, bonsai, drawing, poetry, etc.). I am hoping this blog will help to push me into more creative forms of expression and thinking and also keep me on track with healthy eating and habits. I am also hoping to share some of my photos, cooking ideas, and crazy adventures with all of you! While on the outside I may seem to have lived a fairly ordinary life, I have been told more than once to write a book about my life... I have encountered lots of characters, wild adventures, and I think I am somewhat a character in my own right.

I hope you all enjoy reading more about my life...and I am sure I will enjoy learning more about the people that begin to follow my blog as well.

As Julia Child's would say: Bon appetit!


  1. Amanda,

    I am so excited that you've started this!!!!!!!!! You're truly an inspiring and amazing individual and I can't wait to read about your cooking adventures and all else that you're willing to share. Rock on sista!

  2. Yay for Plato's plate! You should start a blog roll with links to your other favorite blogs. Share the link love :)

  3. Lindsey... I have a blog roll already...its on the bottom right.

  4. Hi Amanda! You are so sweet...I love what you have done! I added you to my blog roll!! xoxo Aloha:-)

  5. Yeah! Thanks Amanda! I feel so official now!