The End of an Era

Monday, October 23, 2017
^ Could I BE anymore dramatic?


If you have been following my blog, first of all I love you (truly), and second of all, you've probably noticed I've fallen a bit off the radar in the past year. In think at one point in 2015 I was posting something like three posts a week, and lately it's been like, "Oh yeah remember my last post I did...three months ago?"

As a person who is constantly pushing myself to grow and evolve, the last thing I ever want to do is half-ass anything, including this blog, aka my baby, aka my creative [and edible] outlet that has seen me through moves, lots of travels, multiple relationship status changes, a major diet change of eating primarily plant-based foods, a wedding, highs, lows, joys, sorrows, lots of food, etc. etc. etc.!

In 2017 alone I got married, built a house, received my yoga teaching certificate, and was put up on the Astros Kiss Cam with my friend's husband (aka not my husband).


IF THAT ISN'T A CRAZY YEAR, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS.

All that to say, the time has come for me to say farewell to my beloved blog. I've felt it in my heart for about the past six months that this ship would be sailing soon, but it hurt too much to really pull the trigger. So I kept drifting through, pretending the reality wasn't there, until finally I realized I needed to give my creative [and edible] outlet a proper sendoff. In doing so, I present you with my three major life takeaways from the last four years, directly and indirectly related to experiences I've written about on this blog:

1) Find your tribe. Fortunately for Houstonians, the possibilities here are endless. I've gone in and out of different tribes, creating wonderful relationships and gaining valuable experiences through them all - From book clubs, to yoga, to running, to volunteering, to connecting with other foodies, there are so many options out there! Find your tribe and connect with others in your community.


2) Be bold and ask for the things you want. The worst anyone can say is no! One of my favorite examples of this: I was contacted about covering a Houston food event and was offered a pair of general admission tickets in exchange. I responded by saying I was interested, and I asked the following questions:

  • Could I have a pair of VIP tickets instead of General Admission tickets?
  • Could I also have an additional pair of tickets to run a giveaway on my blog?
  • Could I be one of the guest celebrity judges at the event?

To sum up their response, it was as follows:

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No.

Two out of three ain't bad! And who doesn't love being served a healthy dose of Humble Pie now and again?!

3) FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EAT THE BLACK PEPPER SPAGHETTI AT COLTIVARE.


The most important things in my life are my relationships - My husband, my family, my pups, my friends, and new and exciting people I connect with on the reg. Food has a way of bringing people together and creating incredibly special memories. I am excited to continue eating and sharing joy with the people I love, and I wish the same for all of you.

AND BECAUSE THIS ISN'T REALLY GOODBYE!

(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I have a NEW blog up and running, which is more in line with the direction my life is taking! Please visit www.chipsandyoga.com to read about my musings on life, spirituality, and of course food (psh, like I could really get away from that). My life is taking a new, exciting direction, and I'm merely shifting gears a bit. I'll also continue posting food pics on my Instagram, so I'll see you there!


One giant hug and a big ole thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of such a special piece of my life! You truly mean the world to me.

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