One Year

Photo from Cake Decorating Series
I can’t believe one year ago I hit publish on my keyboard embarking into a world that I was unfamiliar with.  I was ready and determined to create something that I could look back on and say I did it.

And one year later, I did.

Today marks the one year anniversary of Mother Thyme.  How quickly a year has flown by.

It’s been a year filled with recipes such as Lemon Sugar Cookies, Slow Cooker Pork Ragu, Peach Muffins, Corn Salad just to name a mere few that have filled the recipe box.  
Banana Zucchini Muffins, Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry, Nutella Brownies and Blueberry Cake have been some reader favorites!

Every recipe I have shared comes from the heart along with the stories behind each one.  I have found a creative outlet that I just love.  

I have learned this year to stay true to yourself.  I can’t express that enough.  I am who I am and I would never want to copy or mimic someone else.  Creating my own style makes me unique.

I could eat, breath and sleep food photography.  I can’t get enough of it.  I am often found pinning and gawking over pictures of food.  It is a serious addiction.

I would love to learn how to tweet, like for real.  Yes, I do it, but sometimes I am just crossing my fingers making sure I am doing it right.  I think a Twitter 101 class should be on the to do list.    

What I truly believe the most in my work is quality over quantity.  I once read early on when I began to stick to quality content over worrying how many likes, hits, comments etc… you get.  That has stuck with me.  I don’t and I can’t wrap myself up in numbers.  I don’t do this for that purpose.  I do this because I have a passion for cooking, a joy of photographing food and a love for sharing my thoughts with you.
Everyone loves panini sandwiches including Parmesan Grilled Cheese Panini, Buffalo Chicken Panini and Chipotle Grilled Cheese Panini.
I am so thankful for you, my readers, and foodie friends that I have made this year.  I am truly touched by your support, your comments, your emails.  Nothing means more to me than seeing emails and comments from all of you letting me know you tried a recipe.  I create these recipes for all to enjoy.  I’ll never forget the first time I received a comment from someone who made recipe of mine and how much they loved it.  To know my recipe I put my heart into was in others kitchens means the world to me.




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16 Comments

  1. Congratulations! 🙂 I’m a regular visitor of your blog! And I love all the beautiful pictures!! 🙂 Here’s wishing you many more years of happy blogging!

  2. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary!! I have followed your blog I guess since near the beginning, have loved your pictures and your recipes, have been honored to have won two of your give-a-ways!! My family loves you for them, especially the donut pan!! LOL. I look forward to many more years of your wonderful blog!!

  3. Happy Blog Birthday!! Mine is on Saturday… I can’t believe you have been doing it so long, you have such a lovely blog I would have thought you were a veteran blogger!!

  4. I never comment but I have been a longtime follower. Congrats on your first year! I would have never guessed you have only been blogging a year… your recipes and photos are amazing! Keep up the good work… love your blog 🙂

  5. Happy Blogoversary Jennie!! I’m sooo proud of you and the awesome work you do on your blog and with those adorable twins!! Love you! xo Mom

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