Monday, November 1, 2010

It's My Blogiversary!

Can you believe it?

The Cutting Back Kitchen is celebrating its FIRST BIRTHDAY!

It is going to be a week long celebration!

The best way to celebrate is through presents, right?

So, make sure you check back through the week because we are going to have a few giveaways!

But first…I wanted to share a little about this past year!

When I started this blog I greatly underestimated just what I was getting myself into. I had wanted to start a blog for a while, and one day with little forethought or plan, “The Cutting Back Kitchen” was born.

Just a wordy girl with some mad savings skillz, a desire to pass on the knowledge, and a serious passion to help women serve up big flavors on a bland budget.

I quickly realized what an undertaking a blog is.

Here are a few things I have learned…

1. It requires a lot of time and hard that means a lot of hours drinking Panera's tea trying to write!

2. I have to keep a "blog calendar/notebook" to keep me organized.

3. I have to keep new recipes coming for I feel bad repeating recipes at home...I hardly ever make the same thing twice.

4. My Nikon has become my best friend…I don't know where I would be without it...and it isn’t easy to photograph food well.

5. I love the outlet blogging gives me...I love writing. I love helping others. I love the challenge. I love the like-minded friends that I have made.

6. Most importantly...I have to constantly keep my eyes fixed on WHY I blog and WHAT I am called to do...I will stumble if I look to my left or my right and compare myself.

In the beginning I fully expected that I would be able to count the number of my readers on two hands…I never would have believed that people from 70 countries would have read what I have to say.

I am so thankful for your loyalty, comments, emails, and encouragement along the way. Many times I felt like giving up and no sooner did I get the words out of my mouth and my blackberry dinged…with a precious email or comment from one of you.

I appreciate all of my readers more than I can express. Thank you for making this an awesome year!

I am super excited to see what the next year holds!

(I decided that I need to get with the program, so The Cutting Back Kitchen is on facebook and hop on over the "Like" and "Follow" me!)


Misty said...

Happy Birthday!!! I have really enjoyed this year of Cutting Back Kitchen. :)

Bitterroot Mama said...

Congratulations on the birthday! I'm so glad I found your blog.

Katie said...


I am so thankful to have you as a reader...thanks for all of your sweet comments!

Katie said...

Bitterroot Mama,

Thank you! Thanks for reading...and leaving kind comments along the way. I also enjoy reading your blog!

alissa said...

Congrats on your one year blogiversary!

Wanda said...

Katie, Happy blogiversay!!Not only have I enjoyed your blog but I feel I know you better. Also, you have opened up the "blogworld" to me and I enjoy that also.

I also love the faith entries. I can say without a shadow of doubt you are real and sincere in your Christian walk.


Katie said...

Thanks alissa!

Katie said...


Thank are so sweet! I am glad that you have discovered the "blogworld"...there are so many great blogs out there!

Well, on my Faith of a Foodie posts I try to just share about what I have been dealing in other words I am mainly speaking to myself?!?

Tightwad Mom said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!! I love,love,LOVE your blog! Your list of reasons why you started blogging are very similar to mine. I think you have done a fabulous job! It has been so much fun making (and eating) your yummy recipes, partaking of your cooking wisdom,and getting to know you better! I consider you the kind of friend that I would share a Diet Coke(or other beverage)and a chat with at every opportunity.

Katie said...

Tightwad Mom,

I am so thankful to have become friends with you through blogging! I love reading your blog and you have taught me so much about the frugal lifestyle!

I wish we lived closer...we could go thrift store shopping and grab a Coke!! Talk about fun!!

Kimi said...

I am so glad I found you!!! Happy Blogiversary!! Wishing you MANY MANY more!!

I run for cake! said...

Happy Blogaversary!May there be many more!

Katie said...


I am so glad you found me, too! I have loved getting to know you through all of your sweet comments!

Katie said...

I run for cake!

Thanks so much...I hope for many many more! Isn't blogging so much fun?!?

Laura L L said...

I subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks for your tips!

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