Times They Are a Changin'


This is me. Plain and Simple

 No makeup, hair pulled back, barefoot, cooking in my kitchen with my babies. This is what I do everyday. This is what I love. This is what fulfills me. This is why I blog so I can share exciting new things I discover in the kitchen everyday.

Sometimes I have forgetton these things. I have forgotten why I blog. I blog because it's FUN. That is all. I don't blog to make money or sell things. I don't blog for anyone else but me. 
At one point in time I thought maybe I could make enough money to be able to stay home with my children which is really all I want in life but it was a far cry from reality. I did however meet some wonderful, inspirational woman along the way .


That being said, I have decided to stop accepting sponsors on this blog for now. Honestly, I have not had anyone contact me to sponsor my blog in MONTHS and months and that's ok. Also, now that I have gone back to work as a nurse I really don't have the time to be sending invoices and keeping track of dates. I'm lucky if I manage to keep with my own posts theses days. 
I would like to thank all the wonderful sponsors that I have had from the bottom of my heart. I am so glad I had the chance to meet you and work with you.

Like I said earlier, I think I sometimes forget why I am doing this. It is certainly not to see how many sponsors I can get or how many followers I can acquire. This is not a popularity contest and some days it really does feel that way and I don't like it.  This blog is to document my cooking journey with my family and meet some wonderful people along the way if they let me. 
If people want to read this blog,  then they will. 
Period.

So no more sponsors for now. Unless some big wig like Kitchen Aid wants to pay me 6 figures so I can stay home with my kids. Hello, Kitchen Aid, Are you listening?? kidding of course

I would still love to participate in giveaways if any of you lovely shop owners would like to me to host for you. I think they are fun and the readers always love them and I am so happy to help promote handmade goodness whenever I can. ! 

Otherwise it's just me and you. 

Ciao for now friends! 



18 comments:

PoetessWug said...

I think that's great!! :-) I feel the same way about my blog too. I considered the pay purpose of blogging for a 'hot second'...and then realized I wouldn't be able to just be 'me' if I was trying to work toward trends and be popular. So, I don't get paid...but I also don't get bored! ^_^

m&msmommy said...

Good for you Hanna!!! I think that's a great new attitude to have. I'm thankful for the sponsors you did have because I found your blog through your giveaways and now I consider you a friend! :) But I completely understand your new approach.

Of course, I will continue to read and follow, no matter what you post about! :)

Have a great day friend! :)

Lindsay said...

SO very proud of you! This is awesome my friend!

lil birds said...

Love it! Many times we have felt the same way, but realized it is a way to document hobbies, plain and simple, nothing else. I think the women who are able to make enough money from their blog to stay home, don't actually stay home. They are constantly working on their blog, going to conferences, etc. It's a catch 22. Love your blog, the recipes, and your cute babies!

B:Mod Designs said...

Good for you! Thank you for all the kindness you have given me and my shop...I appreciate it! I still love reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful dishes you make!

Melissa said...

I love your blog, your photos, recipes, and giveaways!

I totally understand your changes, family comes first! =)

karen-lillybelle designs said...

Hi Hanna ~ You are certainly doing the right thing for you and your family, and that's all that really matters. You are an amazing woman, and I'm so blessed to have gotten to know you and to have become, I hope, friends!! Thank you so much for your conned support of all the handmade businesses around. I have certainly enjoyed being one of your many talented sponsors, and I look forward to future giveaways with you. Looking forward to your blogging!!! :) XOXO ~ Karen

Char said...

Couldn't agree more! I love your blog and can definitely tell you blog for YOU and you love what you do. Keep it up! I think sometimes people get so caught up in life with the hussel and bussel of things and forget what makes them happy. Glad you haven't :)

mom2girls said...

Your blog is brilliant without the giveaways - I would read it just to see your amazing food - can't eat any of it as I am GF/CF but I can dream and drool. Not sure how you stay so beautiful and slim making all that delish looking food all the time LOL. You have a reader here - giveaways or not :) Take care.

Cheyla Marie said...

You go girl! :)

Hannah said...

Good for you! Sponsors or not....I read your blog every day! Love ya babe :)

Rachel @ My Happily Ever After said...

good for you! i don't read because of sponsors...i read because of your delicious recipes, fabulous photos and adorable baby updates...and i love every post!

Neisa said...

I love the photos and the content of the post itself. I truly enjoy the receipes you post and will continue to read your blog with our without sponsors. Continue to do what you love and spend all the time you can with your family. My sincerest best wishes to you.

erin.nicole said...

Good for you! You still have one loyal follower right here! I always read and drool over your recipes, and wish I had the talent to cook like you do! Thanks for sharing all of your hard work :)

Kymmie said...

I love your honesty and just saying it as it is. I also have a blog post in draft saying pretty much the same thing.

Of course, I don't cook like you do, but I do journal a lot about the every day ness of our life. And that's what it's all about.

xx

Rachel C said...

I'll still read :)
I love your cooking posts!

Mindie Hilton said...

I love looking at your food pics. They are always staged so perfectly. Your food is brilliant and I will keep reading regardless of sponsors, that makes no difference to me. Love your site.

Amy said...

My friend, I haven't read any blogs in AGES, but I completely understand where you are coming from. You are doing the right thing and your cooking is AMAZING. Seriously, you rock. I'm going to pray that God sends Kitchen aid your way, as I can see you are happiest when cooking and sharing. :)

As for giveaways/etc, I would gladly keep working with you, any day. I love it. Let me know if you get the itch and want to do one. :) hehe.. xoxo

hugs!!

oh ps...you look AWESOME!! Seriously, you look so good. congrats on the weight loss! xoxo

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