…Tim and I sat outside in the beautiful October sunlight on Wednesday and made you a quick little (five-minute) video. In it, we tell you a little bit more about our daily lives, never explain where we are or why there’s a spread of food before us while we do (it was a picnic! and Tim was shooting another video for his day job!) as well as, spoiler alert!, make an exciting announcement about something big coming to the blog soon. (!!!!)

Here’s hoping you’re somewhere where it’s OK to turn the volume on because, with that, here goes nothing!

A few notes:

  • Turns out making you guys a Q & A video wasn’t just about teaching you a few things; in fact, through the process we ourselves learned that (a) I furrow my brow constantly when I talk (b) something about being video-taped makes you prone to leaning forward and (c) turns out my college professor was right: one of us has a very soft voice (and it’s not Tim). Noted!
  • Also, as mentioned above, we did indeed have a picnic lunch the day of the video—and, bonus fact, at the park where we got engaged!–kale salad (ribbons of kale tossed with pine nuts, pomegranate arils, grape tomatoes, lemon juice and olive oil); fresh fruit and veggies with cheese and hummus and homemade chips and salsa; and a killer chocolate tart made of a base of avocados and maple syrup (which, we know, needs to be featured here sometime soon).

Oh, and last thing: In case you’re like me and hearing people answer questions only prompts a series of, you guessed it, new questions, feel free to ask away in the comments. We can’t promise we’ll answer with another video, but we can’t promise we won’t, either.

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 19 Comments

  1. Kathryn

    So loved seeing you two together; it really brings you and your relationship to life.

  2. Jacqui

    woohoo thanks for the shoutout haha! And yayayay about the ebook! I remember you mentioning that to me when we last hung out, and that you seemed kind of iffy about it, but I love that when you have an idea you follow through and make it happen. Can’t wait to read it! Also, love seeing your faces. :)

  3. Nicole

    Cute video! Can’t wait to see your ebook. :)

  4. Becky

    Yay e-book! Can’t change your mind now. :)

    P.S. Your cameraman did a fantastic job.

  5. Amy P

    Congrats on the e-book- I look forward to seeing it and hope the process is going smoothly!

  6. Gina

    Super cute! Loved hearing you share…it was like you were right in my living room!:) Looking forward to your ebook! Love ya!

  7. Vicki

    Congratulations on the one year wedding anniversary AND the upcoming e-book. How exciting!! I’m very old school with books in that I like holding it in my hands and using an actual bookmark but I will make an exception for you. Also thanks for answering my question. I was hoping there was a blog directory or something but I will try to be a little more patient with my Google search to find what I’m looking for.

  8. hannah

    y’all are so cute. can’t wait to read the ebook!

  9. Nisrine

    Lovely video and blog! All the best to you both!

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  11. Ashley

    First of all you two are so sweet. Loved watching the video. Secondly, an e-book!!!! Yay! So exciting. Nice work you two. I can’t wait!

  12. Elizabeth Belof

    Haha, I thought you might be pregnant! An eBook is really cool, you are going to knock it out of the park!

  13. Shannalee

    The fact that I’ve taken so long to come thank you all for these comments is not because they haven’t been important to me; on the contrary, I don’t know what to say but thank you. Each of you — thank you for taking the time to read the post, watch the video and share in our joy over the ebook. It means so much to us!

  14. Summer

    LOVED IT!! :)

  15. Kathryne

    Looking forward to your book! Love the video, I always feel like I’ve almost met bloggers after watching their videos.

    1. Shannalee

      I know just what you mean!

  16. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    It´s always refreshing to see blogger as they are today. It´s so nice to put a face and a voice when I read posts. Wonderful video Shanna and Tim!

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