Guess what? Today marks day 730 on this blog!
If you’re anything like me, this puts your head in a fog
730 days actually means that it’s been two years
and honestly, some days I can only write after three beers.
I’ve found these past 24 months to be totally crazy
especially since my second post was about Patrick Swayze
and multiple times I’ve told you how I’m really very lazy
and how my husband has this weird thing for Scorcese.
There’s been so many of you that I’ve wanted to kiss
because you read my rambles back when I posted pictures like this:
One thing I’m most proud of is that I never sell out,
except for these ads on my side bar which… I don’t know much about.
And okay… maybe my photography’s improved
but I’ve stayed true to myself and never removed
the recipes or posts of which some of you disapproved
even though I just might have… sat here and stewed.
There’s a secret to blogging that most don’t want to face
it has nothing to do with the chase or stats race
it’s about being yourself and sharing what you adore
and showing your readers appreciation galore.
I’ve clocked more time in the kitchen than I’d like to admit
and even sat behind this computer throwing a fit
but you leave me plenty of comments that make me jolly and weepy,
but a few of them? Yeah… they’re sort of creepy.
From pancakes to chicken to salsa that is blue
you’ve even got me to eat vegetables – something I swore I’d never do.
If you want to come visit I’ll feed you more food than you can chew
and some exceptional dessert that just makes you want to moo.
I’ve made muffins and pasta and waffles just for us
and many days I’m sure you wish I’d pick up a thesaurus.
But I can’t help it if I always seems “obsessed”
because it seems that the sugar has left me a mess.
Now is the time where I get sort of sappy
because truly, you guys make me terribly happy,
even on days when I’m really quite snappy
because the cake that I made you looks seriously crappy.
I can’t tell you how much joy you bring into my days
it’s a total cliche but it’s definitely not a phase
for this site would be nothing without each of you
to listen to the constant ridiculousness I spew.
Thank you for visiting me each morning and night
you make every minute of my life that much more bright
now if only I could gain a few more inches of height
I could stop wearing these stupid stilettos that give me a fright.
612 Comments on “Year Two.”
I LOVE this.. and YOU!!! I don’t know what the blog world would be without you! Thanks for making me laugh every morning and making me feel like I’m not crazysauce. Happy 2 years!!
You know how much your comments mean to me considering you can’t eat one damn thing on this blog. You are amazing and I love you.
Congrats on 2 years! Love your poem. I hope that my photography improves as much as yours has :) Maybe it is time for me to get a new lens (it can’t be the photographer that takes bad pics, right?!)
Thank you so much Kelly!
That was awesome!!
Congrats on two years! Love your blog, your recipes, and your stories!
Keep ’em coming!
Thank you lots!
Aww, that was such a beautiful poem! :-) *tears* Happy 2nd blogiversary! :-) Your words are always so inspiring and hilarious. Definitely the height of my day. I hope it’s a great one and you eat lots of cake!
Thank you so much Caroline!
Happy two years! ….Celebrate with one of those amazing mixed drinks you make and some cake too! :)
Keep staying honest and real, and maybe teach a photography class in the next two years ;)
Happy blogiversary!!! Totally making your banana bread pancakes this morning – what a coincidence that the morning I decide to make them, it’s your 2 year!!!! It’s gonna be a great day!
I hope you loved them – thank you!
That was freakin’ adorable. Best blog-iversary post ever. Congrats on two successful years and cheers to many more!
Thank you Jenn!
I just started reading your blog a few months ago and am totally obsessed – keep up the awesome work and happy blogiversary!
Thanks for reading Tracy!
Oh my goodness – this poem is EPIC! Congrats on your 2-year Blogaversary! Your posts always brighten my day! I look forward to them every morning! :-)
Thank you Erika!
Happy 2nd blogiversary! That poem was a very fitting tribute to such an auspicious occasion.
Thanks Chrissy! You always make me laugh.
I’ve been following you for about a year now… wait, that sounds creepy… Your blog. I’ve been following your blog (phew!) for about a year now but I’ve never left any comments. I thought this would be the perfect time to do so. (I promise I’ll try to leave more from now on)
I read you all the way from Portugal and I love each and every post, from your love for all things bacon, sprinkles and shoes to the amazing pics and recipes. Congrats on the fantastic blog, happy “blogiversary” and keep ’em coming.
Thank you for commenting Liz! :)
hahaha i love the poem. congrats on two years! hopefully we can all be reading for two more!
I hope so too! Thanks Jessica!
I can’t believe it’s ONLY been two years. You are a fixture in the blogosphere! Every where I turn…someone has linked you, made a recipe of yours, and is always raving about it.
I think back to two years ago..I remember seeing your comments/avatar on sooooo many blogs and I remember thinking, how IS this girl? She’s everywhere. And you were. But now, you’re everywhere b/c your RECIPES are everywhere and your success is astounding.
I know how HARD you have worked. You deserve every single bit of success and joy and good fortune. You’ve earned it.
Happy 2nd bday :)
Thanks a bunch girl!
Happy day 730! Keep up the great work :)
Congrats on two years. That’s totally awesome. I’ve been a reader since December……totally won over by puppies and shoes and the obvious edibles and libations.
Thank you for reading Celestine! Gorgeous name, by the way.
I LOVE This! I love coming here every day and drooling over what you are making! :)
Thank you for always being here girl. It means a ton!
What a great way to start the day – receiving my first Tuesday Things email this morning, and then reading this awesome post! I have been a fan of your recipes for a while now, but I am glad I’ve decided to hear what else you have to say in your daily ramblings.
Thank you for being true to you and keeping it real. Congratulations on making it to two years!
Thank you Adam!
Congrats Jessica! I like that you have kept your blog true to yourself – I think that is what everyone likes about it. Your recipes are great and original and an inspiration to some of the newer bloggers such as myself. Here’s to another 730 posts…wow, that is a lot.
By the way, the 15 girls at my daughters’ 6th b’day party loved your funfetti cupcakes – you made them all giggle and smile:-) YEAHHH Sprinkles!
So glad they cupcakes were a hit! Thank you so much for reading.
Congrats, and here’s to many more! Your site is one of my favorite, among favorite baking/cooking blogs. You’re recipes are killer, but I really enjoy the writing as well. Keep it up!
Thanks so much my friend!
Ahh love this! I would try to rhyme back but it’s too early. hm. Congrats!!
Thank you Clare!
Congrats on two years! I love your blog and look forward to reading every morning when my middle child wakes up far too early. Thanks for being you!
Thanks for reading Elysha!
Happy two years!
Hope you don’t mind I left this comment after a few beers.
Oh, it’s six am? Oh dears!
Awww this post is lovely! I started following you two years ago. I think it was around the time I started my blog (January 2010). I found a comment of yours on Joy the Baker’s blog, clicked you, bookmarked you, and have been reading ever since. Your blog is now my favorite, and I have made SO MANY of your recipes. Keep it up! You inspire me to make crazier, fattier, more chocolatey and more peanutbuttery things! I like veggies, but we can get past that. haha Happy Blogaversary!
Thank you for all of your support – you are wonderful!
It would have taken me two years to come up with a poem like that!
Keep up the good work. :-)
Thanks Vicky! Thank you so much for always reading and commenting too.
Yay for 2 years! I only wish I would have discovered you more than just 9 months ago… I coulda been here all along!
Cheers to year 2!! I love your blog! It’s my daily read, and since I’ve started reading I’ve forwarded it onto so many of my friends. Now we chat about all your delicious dishes we want to make. In other words, we’re a bit obsessed :)
Thank you for reading and thank you so much for sharing it!
i seriously love your bloggie! Congrats on 2 years :)
Thank you Lee!
Congrats on the two years!!! :D Can I just say that your blog was one of the first that I ever read???? :D
Thank you SO much Gen. It means so much to me.
Happy 2 year blogiversary!!!! I absolutely love your blog and will continue to keep reading (and drooling over your amazing recipes) until you decide to post no more (hopefully that never happens, just sayin….) Thanks for sharing your passion in the kitchen and your wonderful sense of humor with all of us Jess! Great poem too, love it haha :)
happy two year anniversary! love your poem and those collages!
This is awesome! I am so glad I found your blog last Fall — you are hilarious and I love reminiscing about Saved by the Bell, Sweet Valley High and the like. Oh and your recipes are amazing :)
We have so much in common. Thanks girl!
Congrats on your 2nd blogiversary! LOVE the poem – and your yummy recipes.
to another two years,
and many more beers… ;)
Love it. Thank you!
Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh and happy anniversary!
Thanks a bunch Kristen!
Awesome post and Congratulations! I have been reading for more than a year now and you are doing a great job, very entertaining, unique and fun! the recipes are amazing and your sense of humor is one the best I know!! :)
Thank you Caitlin!
YAY!!!! I’ll be reading forever :D
Thank you. :)
Congrats on 2 years! I started reading your blog way back in the beginning and you are my absolute favorite…your writing is entertaining, your pictures are beautiful, and your recipes are amazing. You have such a talent for this and I can’t wait to see what the next 2 years bring for you!!!
Thank you so, so much Taylor, and thanks for sticking with me this whole time!
Congrats girl! I love your blog. Now what are you making for this special occasion??
Thanks Fallon! I don’t even know what I’m making yet… I’m such a procrastinator.
Gongrats!!! Your Blog is absolutly awesome, I truly love your recepies!!! Keep on doing this, because each time you bring a post it makes my day a little more sunny :-)
Keep the fun up!!!!
Greetings from Germany
Thank you Mariell! Love that you are in Germany.
You have fans all over the world!!! :-D
I don’t think I’ve ever commented before, but I read each and every post and every freaking time I think to myself, A) How does this woman not have her own TV show b) How does this woman not have some sort of book deal and c) this woman looks just like Carrie Underwood.
Anyway, today I’m thinking Happy Anniversary to your blog, and yes, I still think you need to be famous. Your work is incredible. ;)
Thank you so much for commenting AND reading Abby!
Congrats on 2 years…Jessica…that is suchh an accomplishment. You have turned out some amazing creations from your kitchen. You are inspiring and I am so so so glad I have gotten to meet you in person and develop a friendship with you. Keep on cooking! :)
Thanks girl! If only we lived closer… you know there is no way I can move into that oven you live in.
i love you :) and that crack comment…well, it’s sort of hilarious!
I love YOU! You keep me sane.
Happy Blogiversary. I’ve been reading for about 10months and I make quite a few of your recipes.
Totally took me until “moo” to realize you write a poem… clearly I need some banana pancakes or something! :-)
Thank you so much for reading AND trying my recipes. You are awesome.
Dear Jessica –
I “stumbled upon” you about 4 months ago and literally went back and read every single post in one night. I’m currently working at a job I truly loathe and every morning, you make my day a little brighter. I can’t imagine how much commitment you must have to post so often, but reading your blog is literally something I look forward to every night. So, thank you. :)
Thank you so much Emily! Being in a job I hated is the reason I started this blog – I hope you find something you love soon!
This is such an amazing post. I love reading your blog! It always puts me in a good mood :)
Awww, I LOVE this! You know, if this whole blog thing doesn’t work out, you should totally look into Hallmark! Lol! Seriously though, happy birthday to your bloggy…because I don’t do the whole “blogger…thing that rhymes with anniversary (*shudder*)! Since I first found you almost a year ago, I’ve gotten so much my inspiration/motivation from you! :)
Awww, I LOVE this! You know, if this whole blog thing doesn’t work out, you should totally look into Hallmark! Lol! Seriously though, happy birthday to your bloggy…because I don’t do the whole “blogger…thing that rhymes with anniversary (*shudder*)! Since I first found you almost a year ago, I’ve gotten so much my inspiration/motivation from you!
Thank you so much Heather!
Good rhyming…..did you have cocktails before writing this masterpiece? Happy blogaversary:)
No cocktails, surprisingly! Thank you Jaimee. :)