Before anything else, it’s safe to say that a lot has happened since my last blog post. I have been quite the delinquent blogger and the reason is a combination of work, parenting duties, and basically just life getting away from me. It also doesn’t help that I am such a perfectionist when it comes to blogging. I don’t like to upload just for the sake of it. I mull over every post and agonize over each and every one to make sure everything from the photos to the sequencing is just right. My own blogger version of analysis paralysis.
However, when 2017 rolled in (I think my last post was in August of 2016) I made the decision that I wasn’t going to let my blog fade away into oblivion. The passion was reignited in me to share my life and my adventures online and I wanted to dive back in with both feet – hopefully with more sustainability this time.
But, I also knew that it was not only time that passed since my latest post. A lot of things have changed since then – I have changed since then. Not the fact that I love parties and crafts and styling or anything, but that I wanted to share more than that. Much more. I began branching out when I added my Fandom category to share my love of Star Wars and Harry Potter et al. But beyond that I wanted to make Peanut Butter and Glitter more than just an online home for my love of dessert tables, cupcake liners, and cake risers. I wanted to be able to write about my other passions too like the arts, books, theatre, motherhood, beauty products, and so much more.
I think these past few months have reminded me just how much more I am and how much more I love and it’s been nice rediscovering old favorites and trying new things. Hence my very first blog post back is to share that I am changing the DNA of Peanut Butter and Glitter to more than just a party blog but a lifestyle blog or rather, a LIFE blog – my life to be exact.
Now alongside posts about gorgeous parties, crafts, styled shoots, travels, and geeky fun I will also be writing about beauty products (I was a beauty editor for over a decade), theatre (I used to write reviews for the paper), motherhood and kids (a big part of my life), and anything under the sun (hopefully more travel! Here’s hoping universe!).
At the end of the day, the posts on the page are me. Welcome back to my own little corner. I decided to retain the title because hey – I love peanut butter (always have) and I love glitter! There are still no two better words to describe my life. So welcome to the beginning of a NEW Peanut Butter and Glitter. Hope you like it! Warning: Lots of fun and craziness ahead!
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” A recent trip to Japan reignited my passion for writing (and travel)! (Photo taken at Fushimi Inari in Kyoto. Look out for more Japan posts soon!)