blog birthday

Food Loves Writing turns two on Wednesday. How did this happen? Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that we were having its one-year party in Downers Grove, and a bunch of you were coming out to say hi, and we were hot and sweaty, but mostly we were eating and laughing, happy, I was happy, thankful for all the blog had done and brought?

Yet here we are, and while this second year has been a lot different from the first, it’s been no less good, no less filled with surprises, no less something to be very thankful for—because you’ve been there, each one of you. So to celebrate this August 4, while I’m not having a real-life blog party, I’m having a virtual one!

You’re invited.

    Here’s what you can expect:

  • Later today: Giveaway #1, as well as a post including my new favorite summer sandwich. Teaser: fresh peaches!
  • Tomorrow: Giveaway #2, or a series of them, all day long. There will be a total of five winners during the day, determined through Twitter. (Follow me now @foodloves!)
  • Wednesday/the Birthday!: Giveaway #3, with prizes straight from my kitchen. There will be two winners. Rules/entry guidelines will be announced.

Shanna Mallon

Shanna Mallon started Food Loves Writing back in 2008, as a way to remember her grandma and write about her life through food. Since then it's become a place leading her to a lifestyle of eating whole foods, a new home in Nashville and the love of her life, Tim. Follow Shanna on Twitter @foodloves, keep up with Food Loves Writing on Facebook and stay inspired with the monthly newsletter.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. sara

    Happy Blog Birthday! :)

  2. Fran

    Wow! I remember your 1 year blogoversary because I was taken with the photos of the venue and the big smile on your face having so much fun.

    Congrats on year 2 and I look forward to many more.

  3. Jacqui

    happy birthday, blog twin! still think it’s bizarre that we started our blogs on the exact same day.

  4. Whitney

    You are too cute. I’m still sad I was out of town for your par-tay last year.

    We need to get together again for a meal or photo walk of sorts.

  5. Niki

    Funny, but I started reading your blog the day you posted the 1 year party post. And I’ve been smitten with it since. I agree w/ Fran, your big smile definitely drew me in! :)

    Congrats on 2 years! And here’s to many more!

  6. hootenannie

    Awwww… your blog and I have the same birthday! Hooray!

  7. Jenny

    Happy 2-year!

  8. Jarrelle

    i wish i could fly in and celebrate this exciting 2nd year!!! you have done great with this blog, shanna and have inspired me so much!

  9. Anne

    I think when I found you it was your one year blog birthday. Hard to believe how quickly it has all gone. You’ve been so successful. Congrats!

  10. Sarah G

    Happy Birthday! Your blog is so much fun. :)

  11. Vicki

    Happy blog birthday! Had fun celebrating with you last year at the “brick & mortar” party. Looking forward to the virtual festivities this year.

  12. redmenace

    Happy Birthday, FLW! I’m delighted to hear it! What a great way to start off the next year of food and lovely writing!

  13. Shannalee

    Thanks for all the sweet, supportive comments here, guys. I read every one and am so grateful for you all!

  14. Su-Lin

    Totally behind on this but happy blog birthday!!!

  15. Shannalee

    Thanks, Su-Lin!

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