A Farewell and a New Beginning

by Melissa on October 8, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, and I’ve missed you guys!

I will admit though, It’s been nice to take a break from recipe testing, making, styling and photo taking to just focus on being a mom and taking care of client projects. This blog has been a wonderful journey. What started out as a hobby to archive family recipes, became a new career direction in photography and design for food businesses. I met some amazing people and made some wonderful friends.

But, it’s time to move on.

I always believed that a blog should be a reflection of the writer’s life. While this blog was a wonderful reflection of me for the past few years, recently I’ve been inspired to write as a mom raising my toddler. So, it was time for a change in direction.

During my absence from this site, I’ve been working on a new project that I’m completely, absolutely, head-over-heels in love with: The Little Hero Project.

The Little Hero ProjectSince having my little girl two years ago, I’ve been imagining how I would like to inspire her to grow up to be a kind, intelligent, giving person. Thus, the idea for The Little Hero Project was born.

The Little Hero Project is going to begin as a blog/online resource to help inspire parents to raise little heroes. I will be exploring topics such as giving back to our community, arts & crafts, learning activities, places to see and of course, recipes for the whole family to love.

It’s taken me a while to finally find the courage to write this farewell post. This blog has been a place that I’ve loved dearly. I had debated whether or not to actually write a farewell post, it just seems so formal and sad that way. However, I wanted to give a proper goodbye to this blog and let you, my amazing readers know.

But, this doesn’t have to be goodbye forever. So, please feel free to keep in touch and follow me at The Little Hero Project. And also here if you are so inclined: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram.

I promise to post plenty of recipes!



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