Hi! Long time no see. I’m probably kidding myself to think that you’ve been checking our blog religiously looking for new posts. But it has been quite a while since either of us has been around. I’m on a bit of a personal mission to see if we can turn that around though.
In case you’re wondering where we’ve been, we have been BUSY! (And, in my case, sometimes just a little lazy, but more on that in a minute.) It all started when our camera broke and we had to ship it off to Nikon to get it repaired. That completely stalled our operations in terms of posts about what we’re drinking or cooking at home. And as some of you may already know, $1.25 has been super duper busy with the launch and growth of a side project/passion: Atelier Vie. We’re talking, working full time at his day job and then putting in countless hours at night and on the weekends at the distillery. Words cannot express how proud I am of my hubby and how hard he works every day, but it doesn’t leave him a lot of room for blogging right now.
So, moving on, you would think that with $1.25 gone all the time, I’d probably have even more time to focus on things here at the blog, but I haven’t. Our camera came back and works great now. What’s my excuse then? Donuts. Well, really just one tiny person who we affectionately call Donut. Shortly before we went all radio silent on you guys, we found out we were expecting our first kiddo and I gotta admit, it has kind of stolen my focus. For the first few months I didn’t have enough energy to get off the couch and I certainly wasn’t feeling very adventurous in the kitchen. And then once we made it to spring, I literally became a broken record in terms of my eating. I want steak and blueberries…not together, but pretty much every day. So, I haven’t felt like there was a whole lot to write about.
But enough excuses, I’m going to do my best to do better! $1.25 still makes some pretty awesome cocktails at home (so I hear) and he’s got the inside scoop on at least some of liquor scene in town. Since I’m busy growing a person, I’m trying to cook and eat as healthy as possible and I’m always looking for new ways to accomplish that goal. Oh, and I am still on the blueberry and steak train, so hopefully you won’t mind seeing those two pop up more than normal. (Just to reiterate, I don’t actually eat them together, they just both always sound good!) As we get closer to our little Donut’s arrival I’ll probably be experimenting with things I can make ahead and freeze, so I’ll try to share my adventures in that department too.
This weekend we’re hoping to do a little festing, a little baby prepping (man oh man, that’s a big job!!) and at least a little cooking. Happy Jazz Fest Everyone!