Why I Blog

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Why I Started My Blog
When I was wedding planning (in 2008/2009), I started a website to gather all my wedding DIY projects/details and really liked updating it. After the wedding, I missed it. Besides TV watching, cooking and baking is my favorite hobby and since I love reading other people’s food blogs, starting my own was the perfect solution to fill my void. Mostly, it is a way for me to keep track of my favorite recipes, but I LOVE that other people read it. I really enjoy food and seeing someone else pin one of my favorite recipes makes my heart happy.


Who Makes Me Happy
My family is a huge part of my life. As I mentioned, I got married in 2009 to Mr. Williams. No kids for us (yet?), but we do have two bad cats. I’m the oldest of four kids with three younger brothers that I’m very close to. My cousin is one of my best friends. My parents are amazing. Family = ♥.


Where I’m From
I live in Metro Detroit. We really get a bad rep (anyone see this article? – three MI cities made the top ten list), but I promise it isn’t all doom & gloom around here. I love Detroit (my banner is a photo of the Detroit skyline that I took last year) and I love Michigan.


Some of My Favorite Posts/Recipes
Let’s see if I can narrow it down into categories. These are either personal favorites or my most requested by friends and family.

Favorite Appetizer/Dip: Buffalo Chicken Dip or Buffalo Cauliflower 
Favorite Crock Pot Meal: Crock Pot Honey Bourbon Chicken
Favorite Dinner: Lentils with Brown Rice & Veggies 
Favorite Side Dish: Oven Roasted Green Beans or Roasted Potatoes
Favorite Dessert: Coconut Oil Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies or Monkey Cupcakes

That was hard. If I don’t like it, I don’t blog it, so it’s safe to say all the recipes are pretty delicious (at least in my eyes).

What {Else} Makes Me Happy
In no particular order: stars, pictures, pandas, nail polish, my DVR, Clorox wipes, gummi bears, vacuum lines, dance parties, books, cookies, laughing, mittens…

This is getting long. I must like talking about myself. Happy Monday & thanks for stopping by =)

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  1. Cait says

    cute blog girl 🙂 so great to have ‘met” you 😉

  2. Holly says

    New follower from Neely’s link up! Cute blog! Please cook for me and I’ll have dance parties with you, and we’ll call it even 🙂

  3. E says

    Oh yay! A food lover! AND one who posts pretty pictures of food. Thanks for linking up so I could find you!

  4. Kari says

    Hi! I’m so glad to find a Michigan blogger! I’m happy to be a new follower. 🙂

  5. Tina Grove says

    Did I miss something ? where is the bourbon in your honey bourbon chicken?

    • Melissa Williams says

      You did miss something – it’s answered in the post 🙂

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