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From the Editor: A Fresh Start

February 21, 2023

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– a small town, midwestern girl living in sunny South Florida with my husband and our two golden doodles.

Welcome to my lifestyle blog dedicated to good food, better drinks, easy entertaining ideas and laid-back living. 

Sharing a cocktail, hosting a party with good friends, trying new recipes, making memories over a thoughtfully laid out grazing board; these are the moments I love to live and share with others.

Thanks for being here!

Hey, I'm Kirsten

I’m going to be totally honest here; 2022 was a rough year. It was a rough year for me mentally. It was a rough year for my marriage. And to top it all off, I was so caught up in my personal life, that my blog got put on the way, way back burner. So far back in fact, that I didn’t even notice my card on file had expired. 

My blog was offline for 6 whole months. Do you know what happens to your blog content after that long? It gets deleted. 

So when I got on to hit the ground running with my blog this new year, I got the devastating news that all of my posts were gone. Luckily, I’m in a much better place both mentally and in my marriage, so I definitely wasn’t going to let this derail me. I’m choosing to see it as a blessing– a fresh start.

This will be an opportunity to start fresh with new focus, goals and intention. I really want to make this blog my full-time career. That’s my goal for this year, and I’m determined to make it happen. 

I’ve always been a not-so-serious blogger. Sharing a new cocktail recipe here, and fun grazing board ideas there. It was never frequent and most definitely not consistent. I’m ready to change all of that. 

I’ve already reposted my top two performing posts from before: Simple Lychee Martini and Easy Large Batch Rum Punch, as well as one of my personal favorites: How To Eat With The Seasons – A Guide To Seasonal Eating. I’m slowly going to try and bring all of my old recipes back here, alongside new recipes, posts and ideas. 

Thanks to the way back machine, I was able to recover a lot of my posts, so I will be updating and reposting the majority of them. If there is one you’ve been looking for or loved, leave a comment below, and I’ll try to bring it back ASAP!

Blog Posts From the Archives

I’ll update the list below of posts from the past that I’ve reposted, so you can easily find them all right here on this post. Here’s the list so far:

This is a new season of life, and I’m so happy and thankful to have this fresh start. I feel a new sense of purpose, a new lease on love and a motivation I haven’t felt in a long time. I also just feel happy again. 

I’m so excited to be back on here sharing the things I love: good food, better drinks and easy ways to entertain. I love hosting, bringing both family and friends together and sharing ways you can do the same in your own home. I’ve finally found comfort and happiness in our new home the past few months, and I’m eager to share home content on this blog as well. 

I look forward to this new chapter. I hope my blog content this year inspires you to be creative, to cook, to clink glasses with loved ones, and feel more connected to your family, friends and home.

Here’s to 2023!

Cheers! xo, Kirsten

From the Editor: A Fresh Start by Kirsten Turk

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easy large batch rum punch inspired by the turks and caicos
simple lychee martini

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