What! Six years of doing this thing, writing terribly embarrassing rambles on the internet. Am I an adult yet?
It’s true. Today marks six whole years that I’ve been blogging, some 2100 days ago when I made the best decision ever to spill my guts to a bunch of (what would become) invisible internet friends.
Um, please tell me. How are we still friends when I posted things like this and expected you to read it? Let’s just take a moment to say WHAT.
So. Even though I’ve had the crumbs section on my blog for all six years and have shared lots of personal life things, this is the first year that I am including a few photos other than food in my blog birthday roundup.
Because it was kind of a big year.
The blog was my first baby and then I went and had, well… a REAL baby. I didn’t know how I’d feel about the site and of course, there were a few days where I wanted absolutely nothing to do with it, but truly? Other than those days here and there when I hibernated with Max this past winter, I have never not been crazy in love with this space and what I do.
(so that’s obviously huge.)
You guys gave me a place to go over the last year, a place that we built together and it provided me with NORMALCY when everything in my life had been wonderfully turned upside down and there was so much new new new. I’m still working through the new and am oh so glad you are here. You are the chocolate chips to my peanut butter spoon.
I hope you know how ridiculously grateful I am for your face everyday. Not a millisecond goes by that I’m not aware of how lucky I am to write in this space daily and call it a JOB (still explaining that one to my mom), to receive the opportunities I have thanks to you and most of all, to have a career that allowed me to spend the last nine months cuddled up to this chubbanugget.
I also hope you know that if you’re sitting on the other side of the screen, feeling all sorts of blah and not happy with the direction of your career, that I sat there once too, miserable and unfulfilled and bored – and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel if you’re willing to work for it and passionate about something. I’m asked a lot if I was “nervous that it wouldn’t work out” and, well – we all know that I don’t think with my brain and only with my heart, so my answer is no – because if I was putting 150% passion into something 150% of the time, how could it fail?
P.S. I still find myself afraid that the internet will explode tomorrow and this will all disappear. So there is that.
THANK YOU so much for sticking with me and reading, especially in the last year when I don’t even remember where I put my [insert car keys, phone, chapstick, wallet, workout shoes, water bottle, hair tie here]. (daily.) I have always been an avid blog reader and I know that enjoying a blog can ebb and flow – the writer can only offer you their person and well, after reading that day after day, it can get old, boring, stale and redundant. I hope that I can offer you enough that so even in those moments when you’re totally over my rambles or sick of my millennial ways (because let’s be real), you can still find something delicious to eat!
Cheers to so many exclamation points. Apologies for ginormous blocks of text.
[previously: year five, year four, year three, year two, year one]
74 Comments on “Year Six.”
Congrats on year 6!!! I have only been reading about the past 4-4.5 years, so I did not get to enjoy the first posts as they came out. But you INSTANTLY became one of my favorite bloggers and I am so excited for what is to come!
I loved your post about your grandma Mother Lovett. Her birthday and when she passed away. You had me hooked
Thanks for all your rambles! You were one of the very first bloggers I started following a few years ago and now I love you to itty bitty pieces.
I still remember when you announced your cookbook I exclaimed, “Jessica’s writing a book!” to my mother, like I’ve met you before… So the invisible internet friends thing is mutual. Thanks for letting us all be a part of your life!
And thanks for the great recipes! White pizza dip fo’ life!
Jess, you’re so awesome, your blog is so awesome, my first go to when I’m looking for some recipe, something entertaining, and even something else out in the internet world because you share so much of yourself and links of things you enjoy that you think we may enjoy and we do!
Thank you so much! You’re a pretty big deal, at least to your invisible internet friends!
Happy Six Years How Sweet Eats! Cheers!
Let’s hear it for Bacon, Sprinkles,Neon,Brown Butter and what you will embark on next……..
Jess, you have provided endless laughs and full tummies throughout the years. Thanks for the hilarious links (like the smells of childhood one recently) and your ongoing travails in the Burgh :). Love your blog and you rock!
huge congrats!!!!!!!!!! Jess, I’m so glad I met you and am able to call you a friend. I’m so proud of you!!!!! ???❤️❤️❤️
I love reading this blog and your nugget is adorable. Reading this blog is the highlight of my morning! Congrats on 6 years! This sounds so silly buy sometimes I feel like we are friends IRL
I stumbled into this whole food blog thing about a year ago. When I found yours I deleted the others! WHAT?! Ok, maybe I kept one. I love your blog. I love your recipes. I hope you keep writing until your 99!! ?And thank you for being awesome.
Thank you for such a great blog. I know you hear it often, but I also know the internet can be a cruel place – your personality and your posts always brighten my day with inspiration!
Congratulations on year 6!!! I love reading your blog every morning! I think you’re awesome…your personality comes through every post…keep doing what you’re doing….wishing you continued success :) I love seeing your baby posts too… Max is adorable :)
Congratulations! As a new blogger, I am so inspired and in awe of your blog. SIX YEARS is a huge feat – I look forward to your posts daily! Thank you for what you do.
Congrats on 6 years! Your blog is easliy one of my favs and I have loved reading literally every.single.post! Here is to many, many more!
Happy 6 year blogiversary!! I’m a somewhat new reader, but I know as a blogger that 6 years means you’re probably in it for the long haul. ;)
Also your real baby is adorable.
I so enjoy your blog – your writing and gorgeous photography both! Thank you!
Congrats! Six years is a huge accomplishment!!
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Congratulations! I feel like I’ve been here for at least 5 years and I still love ya more than cake. You do you! You are the best on the internet.
i think your blog is one of THE BEST! i actually ‘save it’ and read the week’s worth on sat or sun as a treat to myself. your photos, your writing, your recipes, your thoughts and opinions, YOUR BABY(!)…its such a fantastic, wonderful read. i feel like we are kindred spirits; so many similarities. keep up the absolutely great work!
(btw, hometown is an hour outside pittsburgh, so i love the shout-outs to the city!)
I’ve been following you for three years and always look forward to your posts. Just checked out your baby pics of Max – so adorable. You’re one of those inspiring people that helped me start my own blog during en entire month of Braxton Hicks contractions. So glad to see you in the blog-o-sphere. Keep writing and sharing your marvelous pics!
Oh man i remember your year 5 post. DIdn’t that just happen. Happy 6 years!
YAY for six years! I’ve been reading your blog from pretty much the beginning – and I love it! :) When I got to participate in a few of your food demos at CRATE, and got to meet you, I honestly had a fan girl moment (or five). Yours is probably my favorite blog that I read and your recipes are the ones my husband enjoys WITHOUT FAIL. He always asks if it’s a Jessica recipe if he really likes something. :) You are fantastic and lovely and I can’t wait to see where the next six years takes you and your blog.