Ok, I am a day late and a dollah’ short on this post… but psssssst you know what I just learned? you can back date on this thing…. ha ha.
Yesterday, ahem… I mean TODAY was a big day around here. Not only is it my sisters’ birthday but it is also my wedding anniversary!
And thanks to facebook I also discovered it was Helen Dujardin/ Tartlette and the fabulous Sugar Jones, a couple of my favorite bloggers’ birthday as well.
I first discovered Helen’s site last year I think it was through The Pioneer Woman or reading about the Blogher Food Convention last Fall. What strikes me the most when I visit her site is the food styling and gorgeous food photography. I’m always trying to glean something from her blog hoping that I can capture the crust with the same tack sharp focus. Just look at the latest post about Rhubarb Tartelettes. I also love the fact that she publishes an English version and a French one, which I quiz my son on since he is the French student in the house.
I learned today that Helen will be attending the Food and Light Photography Conference with 2 Orange County bloggers Todd & Diane from White on Rice Couple whom I met yesterday at Zov’s during the Lowly Eggplant Recipe Judging. Super nice people, freely giving us newbies photog advice and letting us shoot off their stylized plates. They have 3 beautiful blogs on cooking, photograph and gardening, you must check them out as well. Small world eh?
Another birthday girl is Cinthya “Sugar” Jones. We just met a few weeks ago in Arizona at Bloggy Boot Camp and she and Digital Kadi are two of my favorite new Vloggers and tweeps – (I promise I will finish those Boot Camp Posts.) Ms. Sugar Happy 40th Birthday!
A special shout out to my sister who is my biggest fan and supporter. She is the epitome of character, strength and grace. I am so lucky. And yes I actually consciously chose to get married on the same day as her birthday, May 13th. The number 13 has always been a lucky number in our family. I was also born on the 13th and my sister’s house number? you guessed it… lucky 13.