Today is my 7 year blogiversary. I decided not to do a giveaway this year. Instead I will write a reflection of the past 7 years. The collage above has my favorites from each year.
2012 – Alligator Bread
2013 – May Day Bread Basket
2014 – Babar the Elephant
2015 – Ice Skates Sandwich
2016 – Cardinal Salsa Rice
2017 – Toki Mashed Potato Lunch
2018 – USA Potato Vegetable Salad Lunch
I started Eclectic Lamb as part of a graduate school class requirement for Social Media. I was reluctant and had no idea that it would impact my life and become a cute food blog. Ever since I learned how to cook at age 10, I enjoyed making cute food but having a place to share encouraged me to create more. Since 2011, it is always on my mind that I need to create for my blog.
I consider Eclectic Lamb to be a scrapbook of my life for these past 7 years and hopefully more to come. Most of the time I add one photo and say something basic such as, “Here is lunch, it was fun to make, it was delicious.” Sometimes my posts are more elaborate.
I like to be creative and to make things with my hands. I am a giver and enjoy taking care of people. I show my love for the special people in my life by preparing cute food. I am very happy when a person gives me a food and theme request. I am less happy when I only have myself to take care of but I have pleased myself with cute food.
I never posted some elaborate parties and food made and experienced during the last 7 years. For example, a jungle themed baby shower and a dessert crawl across Manhattan with my then 16 year old nephew. Maybe it is not too late since I still have the photos.
My posts often subtly show how my life has changed during the time of Eclectic Lamb. I had shoulder surgery and refer to others who helped me make and photograph the cute food. Niece and nephews have grown up, people come and go, some die, I got divorced… I dated a guy this past year and called him my companion. Now I hope to call him my friend. Life changes but I continue to make and share cute food.