Hi friends! Rainy and grey in Seattle today. Since I haven’t actually experienced one of these “dreaded” Seattle winters yet, every time the sun goes away I wonder if it will be for good. Personally, I find grey and dreary days to be the best for productivity and working, so I don’t really mind it all that much so far.
I thought this morning might be a good time to catch you up on some other projects I’ve been working on recently (outside of what you see here). I get so excited every time a new issue of SELF hits my mailbox.
The October issue has a small piece on root vegetables that I put together, featuring butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and rutabaga – three of my favorites!
I know I have said it before, but seeing my little name next to a piece in a magazine absolutely never gets old. I alternate between ridiculously grateful, and quite often shocked that I actually get to do this each day.
There are two more fun magazine pieces coming out next month that I can’t wait to show you guys! In other food-related news, I’m also one of the featured “muses” over on Gojee now. Gojee is a cool new site that handpicks recipes for you based on your preferences and cravings/aversions. So if you say you’re craving quinoa, for example, you might end up being directed to one of my recipes. Pretty cool!
One of the many exciting perks of being pregnant has been that I’ve also been able to start writing about pregnancy and family things in addition to food. While I think cooking and food will always be my main interest and focus, it has been fun to also branch out into another segment of the internet, and find some other writing opportunities.
Land of Nod is the children’s store that is under the parent company we all know and love – Crate and Barrel. There are actually only four Land of Nod storefronts in the country, one of which happens to be in Seattle. I find myself in there far too often these days! In addition to having adorable merchandise, they also have a new blog – Honest to Nod, where moms share all sorts of different parenting tips and projects.
I have been contributing posts and ideas over on Honest to Nod for a few months now, and I love seeing what all the other moms contribute as well. I think one of my posts is actually up over there today!
Last but not least, you guys already know that I’m a regular contributor over on Babble’s Being Pregnant blog. You might not realize that I actually post over there every single day! I don’t want to bombard you guys with constant links to baby-talk, so I try to only share the pieces that feel most relevant, but I hope some of you have liked reading them over the last few months.
Which leads to the obvious question – what happens after I’m not pregnant anymore!? I have really enjoyed being able to write about pregnancy, and I have loved sharing my weekly updates with you guys. I hope you have enjoyed them too. With that said, I never really expected to become a “mom blogger” or to overload my blog with too much family talk. When I first announced I was pregnant, I didn’t know any other pregnant bloggers at the time, so I just sort of jumped right in! Now there are so many of us, and has been fun to see how everyone else has shared their journey.
I am sure that in the first few weeks of adjusting to life with a baby, my content may be particularly newborn-heavy. I think that’s probably to be expected. But my long-term plan is to transition most of my baby-talk over to the next blog I’ll be contributing to – Babble’s Baby’s First Year.
I’m still figuring out exactly how I’ll work some of the family info into my regular Daily Garnish content – whether that will be through once a week updates, a separate dedicated page, or something else. I’m excited to share our family’s story with you guys, but I’m also anxious to get back to the things I have always enjoyed writing about most – food and health. It will be so nice to finally be able to get back to being active and to write about running and fitness again!
So that’s what has been keeping me busy recently. I am so happy to have so many opportunities to write and share my thoughts and food with the world. Thank you for reading each day!