amy's intro

I am forever grateful for my friend Ann and that she agreed to do a collaborative blog project with me. I recently closed my popular lifestyle blog because, well...something was just missing. I struggled with it for months. I wasn't challenged, or pushed artistically. As an artist, and Mom of three kids under 9, I needed something that was going to keep me real. A little place where I could explore food, and share stories and inspirations. I needed a place where I could go to feel like me. Then I met Ann. I didn't know when I met Ann that this was all going to come about. In fact, I didn't even know that we would be good friends. But here we are, two years later. Ann is everything I needed in my life. She, like me, loves photography, loves her husband and three kids, and loves to cook. I found out that I was Celiac five years ago. This completely changed my world. I now have the challenge of cooking for a family of five and I am the only gluten free of them all. I have been exploring with new foods, and through that my love of photographing people metamorphosed into loving even more photographing food. When I first met Ann two years ago, she was running a bake sale at our kids school carnival. She is tall... like Julia Child's tall, but beautiful and the most amazing red hair you have ever seen. She is stunning, and a baker too! I knew we had to be friends. So that is when our friendship began. A few weeks ago I approached Ann about a blog. I thought collaborating with Ann on a project that would push ourselves on so many levels was exactly what we needed right now in our lives. So here we are. And this is where our story begins. Oh by the way, today I turned 38 and this I know will be the best year of my life!

photo by ann west


**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I LOVE IT...congrats on this VERY special Day Miss A, and lovely to meet you Ann!
I'll be back...can't wait to see your creations.

Anonymous said...

oh, I forgot - HAPPY BIRTHDAY : )

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Amy!
Kathy L

Shari Lidji said...

Hi Amy, I'm Ann's pal Shari. So nice to meet you. I look forward to visiting often. By the way Happy birthday!

Michelle M. said...

Happy Birthday.

I just found your blog and look forward to seeing more. Good luck to you both!