Well, today is my birthday. Today I am 42. Not only is it my birthday, it is my blogiversary. Cluttercafe is 2 years old! Two years ago I started this site as a way to express my creativity and document my journey to a “simpler, less-cluttered” life.
Yeah, well that didn’t happen. Sorry folks. As a matter of fact, today is not my birthday…It was Monday. My drawers are still a mess. My kitchen island, or as we like to call it “Clutter Island” is still a catch-all. I still can’t quite close the toy box lid no matter how hard I try and I am pretty much still chasing my tail and the cuter, tinier tails of my kids most of the time.
But even though I haven’t “perfected” myself, I can still say there has been some growth in me. Most importantly, I didn’t quit. I quit a lot of stuff. Like my diet, my exercise routine, spring cleaning. You get the picture. Although several times stopping blogging at The Cafe had crossed my mind, I stuck with it. I’m pretty sure quitting will cross my mind again, at some time. As a matter of fact, I’ve thought about it at least 147 times in the past three days.
For my day, I made this cake. It was delicious. Even my son, who does not like chocolate, had a piece. Nina and I simply grabbed a fork. The pictures are not great. It was a bad picture-taking day. Sorry. Jump over here to the Portuguese Girl Cooks and check out the recipe (and her lovely pictures). Funny that this cake was also fo her second blogiversary. We must share the same chocolate dreams.
That being said, here I am. Once again I will do my best to share some good recipes, some good stories, some organizational tips, some deep thoughts and whatever else pops into my harried, little brain. I hope this year will be even better. I have some new goals and ideas to share. I hope you like them. What am I saying? I hope I actually get to them! Just being real people.
Thank you all for joining me. Because I love you, because I live at Target, because it’s
was my birthday/blogiversary, I am raffling off a $20 Target gift card to one lucky reader. Disclaimer: This is my first giveaway. I have never done this before. Please remember you love me and forgive me for any screw ups that may occur.
Congratulations Ellen! Your Target card is on the way!