Dreams really do come true. And I’m not just talking about these pancakes.
Over the past few days, I’ve allowed myself the opportunity to truly slow down and think about everything I have to be thankful for. Isn’t this what the holidays are all about anyway?
There’s the obvious, my wonderful family and friends, a roof over my head, food on the table, and of course, Netflix. But there’s another area of my life that’s fairly new, takes up all of my “free” time, (no such thing when you have kids), and has become my passion.
This blog. Life is but a Dish has become my third baby, and I couldn’t be more thankful for the outpouring of support I’ve received from all of YOU, and especially from my favorite guy in the world, Mr. Life is but a Dish, for allowing me to pursue this dream of mine.
One of my favorite things about this incredibly vast blogging world is the insane amount of information I’ve consumed through the internet and social media alone. I’ve become passionate about food photography, an area I never even knew I liked, let alone LOVE!
So naturally, when I found out that Pinch of Yum was hosting a food photography and styling workshop, you better believe I was first in line to sign up. And thank goodness I was because it sold out in 15 minutes! There was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to learn from one of my biggest blogging idols, Lindsay! She’s an incredible photographer, knowledgeable teacher, and she’s got a heart of gold. I think I learned more in those two days than I have in the past year.
The workshop was small and intimate with only 10 total attendees. I met so many wonderful women from all across the country and learned something new from each and every one of them. I learned more about my camera, lighting, styling, and editing, than I ever knew existed, and the business of blogging needed a whole workshop for itself!
We watched demos, practiced styling and shooting, and of course continuously ate the entire weekend thanks to the amazing sponsors! One of my favorites being The Copper Hen, who makes these ridiculous cupcakes!
Another fave were these sandwiches from French Meadow Cafe.
Today and everyday I am thankful for my job as a food blogger, the opportunity to learn from others, and the means to share my creations with you.