Eat some cupcakes, light some candles, blow them out, and make a wish – it’s Ate by Ate’s 1ST BIRTHDAY today! I’m so happy and excited that I made it this far and that I actually have a “blogiversary” to celebrate. I spent a relaxing day reading another one of my favourite Joanne Fluke foodie murder mysteries, taking photos of scrapbook layouts, watching The Chew, and watching the first snowfall of the season float through the sky as I reminisced about all the wonderful things the blog has gone through. One year ago today, I went live and launched this blog after spending weeks and months planning out the perfect entry into the blogging world and here we are now, 343 posts and 63 scrapbook layouts later!
Even though the aspirations I’ve had for myself have always been different from the ones my parents have had for me, I have my dad to thank for this. He gave me that nudge when he said to me, “you’re always taking photos of food, you need to share this with the world!” I hemmed and hawwed for months before taking the plunge and finally, I decided I would start a food and scrapbooking blog. I started making lists of food categories in my doodle notebook, I put the pedal the metal on the scrapbooking, and I spent hours fiddling with wordpress picking out background colours, header images, and learning the ins and outs of widgets, codes, and tags.