October 7, 2011


I have officially had my blog for a year now!


I started this blog not really knowing what I wanted to get out of it. I didn't really know what to talk about, and I kind of fumbled around for topics for a little while. Now that I've been at it a year, I still have trouble coming up with topics sometimes, but that's okay. When I write a post, I do it that morning, when I'm still a little sleepy, eating my cheerios, and rocking out to some techno. That's why they're a bit scatter-brained and rambling. But that's who I am: scatter-brained and rambling. Just ask my husband.

For those of you that have been reading since the beginning, I thank you for your continued readership and support. You made me feel like this blogging thing was worth doing. I know that my posts may not be entirely original or helpful sometimes, but I do my best. I write about what is important to me and what I happen to be experiencing at that time, whether it be revision trouble or writing craft or a particularly awesome Dungeons&Dragons campaign. For those of you that have joined me along the way, you've given me reason to keep blogging, keep writing, and keep making friends on the internet. I don't feel like I'm shouting to the clouds, knowing (hoping) you semi-consistently read my posts. And for those select few of you that comment nearly every week, you are the awesomest of the bunch.

This blog spawned with few enough followers, I could count them on one hand, and they were all people I knew in real life. In a year, I've gained nearly ninety followers. Eighty-eight people who make me feel important.

In hindsight, I'm glad I did this blog. I probably shouldn't have started out with five posts per week, but it's a learning process. I've met some great people, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing, just by putting my journey out there for the world to see.

Here's to another year of blogging and making friends!

To celebrate, eat some of this fudge. This is my recipe, so it may not be proper fudge, but it tastes good all the same. It's awesome. I promise.


1     stick unsalted butter
1     5 oz. can evaporated milk
1½  cups sugar
1     tsp. vanilla
3     cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Line a 8x8x2 baking pan with foil, wrapping it over the sides. Butter a 2-quart saucepan and the foil in the baking pan so that the fudge doesn't stick.

Mix the butter, evaporated milk, and sugar in the saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until it boils. About ten minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, and continue stirring for six minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in the chocolate pieces and vanilla until melted and smooth. About a minute or two. Pour the fudge mixture into the foil-lined pan. Spread it evenly.

Cover and put it into the fridge to cool for 2-3 hours.

Cut into squares and devour.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Hey, happy anniversary! And you're going to give me diabetes if you keep posting recipes! :)

  2. Yay! Happy Blogiversary, Brooke! I don't think I'll make the fudge, I'm still digesting the massive piece of cake from last Sunday! It feels like you've been doing this for more than a year, it should be your five-year blogiversary, it seems.

  3. Happy anniversary, Brooke! Just joined up on your google followers, so make that 89 new people that have started following and reading since you've kicked off your blog. :D

    Thanks for the fudge recipe, too. I think I know what I'm making for the next department potluck I have to attend.

  4. Thanks everyone :)

    Reece, just imagine how my husband feels. not only do i have the recipes, i make at least one of them a week ;)

    Steph, it's a bit weird. it feels like i've always been blogging, or i SHOULD have always been blogging.

    Lena, thanks so much! i hope you enjoy what i have to say.

  5. Happy Blogiversary! How awesome!

    Fudge...now I'm hungry. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  6. Happy Blogiversary! I'm glad to count myself among the followers who enjoy your posts and going along with you on this journey.