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Year Three.

I’ve done a lot of things in 365 days.

I’ve done even more things in 1,095 days. Wait – scratch that… 1,096 days. #whatisthisleapyearstuff

These things include writing you pathetic poems and becoming extra greedy with a bowl of dip and blue corn tortilla chips and telling you all about it. They include saying the word “like” more times than I can count and probably writing it even more. They include clocking hours behind a computer and in front of a sink… but rarely doing dishes. They include burning cupcakes and catching my oven on fire and cracking eggs directly over the spinning mixer only to be all loosey goosey and drop the shells right into the dough… even though Mother Lovett made me swear I’d always crack them in a bowl first.

These things don’t include further educating myself on adulthood or learning to like any raw vegetable… ever. They don’t include successfully making pie crust at all or even really caring, which totally sucks but is the truth. They don’t include getting over my Lisa Frank trapper keeper obsession or even attempting in the foreseeable future. They don’t include effectively disconnecting for even one day, but that’s alright with me because my invisible internet friends are sort of my best friends.

You gave me courage to make freaking CROISSANTS. I mean… hello best friends! You taught me how to eat brussels sprouts. This is love. You’ve told me it is okay (well, sorta) to watch Dawson’s Creek at the age of OMGalmost30 and to not make my bed and to consider cheese, crackers and wine a balanced dinner and to still be afraid of the dark and need to sleep with 41 blankets so the monsters don’t catch me and constantly reminisce and whine about my tween years so much that it hurts. Like hurts us all.

Words can’t even express how much I seriously adore and appreciate YOU for chatting with me and reading this complete and utter nonsense for three whole years. Words can’t express how much every comment and every eyeball on this site means to me. And even though words can’t express it, I just wrote nearly 400 of them.

What I’m really trying to say is:

I.love.your.guts. Like oh so much. Like so much I can barely stand it. THANK YOU.

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239 Responses to “Year Three.”

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    Amanda N — September 14, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    Congrats on three years! And thank you for all your awesome posts and beyond delicious recipes! :)

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    Melanie — September 14, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    THANK YOU, my invisible internet friend. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate delving into these recipe adventures with you! I try your ideas all the time, and most more than once. Keep striving & stay creative. It’s been fun to be part of this little society. :)

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    Jessica — September 14, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    Congratulations! I just started reading your blog but I love it! I’m checking in everyday! Looking forward to many more posts to come

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    Rena — September 14, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    congrats! keep it coming we love your recipes!

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    Ann — September 14, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Congrats on your 3-year blog-a-versary! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!

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    Ann Marie — September 14, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Congrats — I have loved every day of it!

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    Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves — September 14, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Thank YOU! From the beginning, your blog has always been a favorite of mine. I look forward to your posts & I love how you’ve grown. Keep it up Jessica!

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    Beth — September 14, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    Consider your guts loved, too!
    Thanks for posting awesomeness. I look forward to it oh so much!

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    Fernanda — September 14, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    Congrats on your 3rd anniversary! I’m a mexican chef and it’s been an amazing trip following your every word and recipe… I’m a huge fan of everything you do!

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    Michelle — September 14, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you! And congrats on three wonderfully delicious years!

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    Elinor — September 14, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    YOU are so amazing!!!! you are 1 of 2 blogs i follow EVERY SINGLE DAY and have made so many of your recipes throughout the past year. i look forward to reading you – always brightens my day a little bit!!

    you are an amazingly talented woman – keep it up

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    Eireann — September 14, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    I’ve been reading for almost…two years I think? (Well, I remember your WAY old blog design lets put it that way ;) ) And I’ve loved every post. I look forward to reading your blog so much. Congratulations!! :)

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    Elinor — September 14, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    oh and you also encouraged me to buy the dawson’s complete series on DVD – best purchase of 2012

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    Christina @ Be Mindful. Be Human. — September 14, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    Congrats on year three. I am so glad I found your Web site. You inspire me and make my days happier.

    Thanks Jessica. You’re great!

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — September 14, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    Congrats on three years!!! Thanks for giving us such great content over the years (recipes and funny stories)! Can’t wait to see what else the upcoming years have in store for you!

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    Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut — September 14, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Happy 3-Year Anniversary, Bestie! lol :)

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    Krysten @ Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen — September 14, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    Cheers to three years! You have accomplished so much in this short amount of time. You rock. Thank you for INSPIRING ME!

    Ps. Watching Dawson’s Creek is totally not “okay” its basically mandatory.

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    Lauren — September 14, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    Congratulations on the 3 years! Thank you for being THEE website I check every single morning when I wake up. Your recipes make me smile and hungry all at the same time!

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    Sam H — September 14, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    You are so cute! I appreciate you :)

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    Sarah — September 14, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    Congrats on year 3! I love reading your blog every day and I love your amazing recipes. Thank you for the humor and the delicious-ness! :)

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    bridget {bake at 350} — September 14, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    Love you BACK!!! Congrats on 3 years, sweet Jessica! You make the blog world a yummier, hipper, more joyful, more beautiful place! ♥

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    Tracey — September 14, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Congrats on 3 great years! I don’t comment much, but I read your blog every day and you always make me smile :)

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    • Jessica — September 16th, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

      Thanks girl!!

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    Natalie — September 14, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    What a milestone! Congrats, Jess! so proud..love xoxo

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    Aileen — September 14, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    This is my second year following your blog (silently). Just wanted to thank YOU for all the laughter, smiles and calories.

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    Linda — September 14, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    I havent been following your blog for that long yet but, for the time i have, i’ve enjoyed it so much. your entertaining, very informative and most of all i feel like we would be good friends if we knew eachother in person. dont ever change Jessica!

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    Michelle Walker — September 14, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    You’re so funny, Jessica! I love reading your blog. It’s like talking to my daughter, who is exactly the same age as you1

    I have a couple of favorite recipes of yours that I make over and over and they’re
    always a winner!

    Rock on, girlfriend! And congrats on your three year anny!

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    josie — September 14, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Thank you for all the great recipes! And don’t worry I am 33 and “liked” lisa frank on facebook just to get their flashback pictures (brings back so many memories) and dawson creek marathons are awesome at any age – even better when watching you indulge in said cheese, crackers, wine and well maybe just a junk food buffet in general.

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    Meaghan — September 14, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    I sooo look forward to reading what you are making and saying each day! You are too funny, and my mouth waters at my desk for most of your recipes. Like. anything. with. coconut. Stop it – no, don’t! Keep them coming…and congrats on 3 years!

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    Rachel {studio cuisine} — September 14, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    I look forward to reading your blog each and every morning. With 100+ blogs in my reader, yours is the one I look forward to reading most. Thank YOU for doing what you do best!

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    Meg — September 14, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    Yay for three years — and here’s to many more!

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    Ross | TheFaceBaby — September 14, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    You are like, the coolest. No like, seriously. Like the coolest ever. We love you. Congratulations and keep it coming!

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    Stacey — September 14, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    Happy 3 years to you! You’re my favorite. Thanks for bein’ awesome.

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — September 14, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    Love this! Your blog was one of the first food blogs I ever read and bookmarked and loved. Thanks for the inspiration and laughs!

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    Reagan — September 14, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    Your guts are loved right back. You always make me giggle and smile. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

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    Megan — September 14, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    I love you too! I’ve been reading forever but I’ve never really commented on anything. For some reason now it feels appropriate, and I need to say a few things:
    1. I feel the same way about not wanting to be an adult and doing ridiculous things like not picking things up and putting them away and just being generally difficult to live with. I actually feel the same way about a TON of things you post but that’s the biggest one.
    2. I LOVE Tuesday Things. I’m addicted. I always forget it’s Tuesday until I see Tuesday Things in my Google Reader and then I’m soooo so so excited. I almost want to say you should do a Thursday Things too but then it wouldn’t be as special. But then I would have twice as many “things” every week! Hmm. I’m torn.
    3. From your many links in said Tuesday Things, I have become addicted to Thought Catalog. I now spend way too much time reading their articles and lists and I blame you.
    4. I’ve taken to saying “Is this real life?” and “This is real life.” and “This is a thing.” Frequently. I didn’t mean to copy you, it’s just that those phrases seem so RIGHT in many different situations.
    5. Can we just be BFFs, please?

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    • Jessica — September 16th, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

      Thank you… for ALL of this!

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    Rachael — September 14, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    Love you back Mrs. How Sweet! Your writing style is addictive. And I feel like I relate to so much of what you say (like your honest shortcomings or your Lisa Frank obsession at this age?!?! I didn’t know anybody else felt this way!!). So thanks for the recipes and the accompanying writing. I’ll keep reading.

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    Stacie — September 14, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    I have never commented on you blog before, but I couldn’t help but comment on this post! I read your BLOG everyday, you always make me smile, and I have tried a bunch of your recipes! LOVE THEM!! I have even copied parts of your banter and emailed my boyfriend, with the header reading: “Does this remind you of someone??” He actually accused me of writing it myself, so needless to say, it is SO nice to read your blog everyday and relate to it! Thank you for your food, and more importantly your words! =)

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    • Jessica — September 16th, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

      Thank you so much for commenting!

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    Wallis — September 14, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    Oh you are just great! I really love waking up and reading your blog everyday! Always makes me smile and get excited about what is going to be posted that day! Thanks for the great entertainment and recipes!
    XO

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    Julie — September 14, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    I’ve officially been reading this site for a year now, which is both pretty cool and terrifying measure of how freaking fast time is moving. I ADORE your recipes and your rambles. At almost thirty, which I don’t really want to think about at 22, but anyway, I hope I’m still loving things with no shame and being myself as fiercely as you are. Also I hope I can pull together some of these recipes without breaking into a sweat and overflowing at least one pot. I don’t care so much about finding the motivation to do dishes. Thanks for entertaining me (and being my friend through cyber space) for a year! Seriously, I love love love this little corner of the interwebs.

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    JulieD — September 14, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    Happy blogiversary, sweet friend! Love you, love your recipes, love your hair, love your clothes…am I missing anything else? You’re such a sweetie pie, happy to know you and sooo happy we’re friends!! xoxo

    And I agree with the person on facebook that said you should write a cookbook! Dooo it!

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    Amy — September 14, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    It’s because you are just awesome. There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s done.

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — September 14, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    Thank you for making me laugh every day and providing THE BEST recipes on the planet. Seriously, when I need to make some cookies (because really–what else do I make??) I go straight here. And I am never disappointed!

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    Michele Sparrow — September 14, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    Congratulations on 3 years! Your recipes are incredible and we have used many of them in our house. Thank you for all you do! It’s a joy to follow your blog, Jessica!

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    Amy — September 14, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    Congrats, Jessica! I love reading your blog and trying your recipes :)

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    Rachel, 20 from AZ — September 14, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    Congrats Jessica!
    I have read your blog practically every day (+instagram… no shame) since a friend showed it to me a year ago. Like literally read your posts and laugh out loud. I think what you do is great and your inventive, fun and usually gluten free (yay glutens!!!) recipes are just the best. Best of luck :)

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    stacey dixon — September 14, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Thank YOU for the continuous laughter you bring while I drink my cup of coffee every morning. You ROCK and I feel like we’re great friends…not in a creepy way though…

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    Cupcake and Talk — September 14, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Congratulations! I am so happy I found your blog. Thank you for all the fun read, and delicious recipes.

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    Jen — September 14, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    Congratulations on three years! Can’t wait for all that is to come!!

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    Michelle — September 14, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    Congrats on your blog-anniversary! Your blog is so awesome, and I love how you constantly keep it real all the time. You make baking/cooking seem less intimidating, and super fun! Thanks for being inspiring :)

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    Kate G. — September 14, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Congrats!!! Thank you for all of the fabulous recipes you have posted and for making me laugh through your writing! I look foward to reading your blog everyday!

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