Four Years Old!

February 15th, 2013

number fourHey there friends, today CG turns four! February 15th marks the day four years ago I logged into Blogger, picked this url, and started this adventure as a hobby in the beginning and now it’s a job, I never would have imagined such a thing could happen.

Along the way I’ve made some amazing friends and been blessed with incredible opportunities, I’m so grateful for each one, but I must say the thing that keeps me coming back to the keyboard each day is you and I mean it with all sincerity.

Your comments motivate me to share my ideas, designs, and thoughts on a regular basis so I have to start with a big thank you to all of you who continue to read each day. I’m not going to analyze the blog traffic in numbers but I will say they long ago exceeded my expectations.  

Every year I write a summary of what I’ve learned so I’m doing it again this year but first I thought it would be interesting to see what four years into this gig the readership looks like – thanks to thousands of survey answers, here’s a breakdown of the numbers which reveal who YOU are.

This cracked me up but I really wasn’t surprised. Hello to you male readers out there, I love when you comment!

male or female

 

In the age group, I broke down the younger crowd into 5 year categories but then mistakenly grouped the over 40 crowd into 10 year groups (gaffe!) and you all left some great comments about that!  

age of cg readers

  

A majority of you have college degrees, you smart people you, and I love when you catch my typos and grammatical errors, which is at least one per post. 

education

 

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Oreo Truffles: Three Ways

February 14th, 2013

Today really isn’t one of those holidays I get terribly excited for. I do like the idea of showing people extra love, but I prefer spontaneous surprises on ordinary days. The kids enjoy Valentine’s Day so I spend most of my energy making them feel special, however I will accept any  excuse to whip up delicious chocolate treats and this year it was Oreo truffles.

My cousin Stephanie introduced me to these over the Christmas holiday when she brought them to the Christmas Eve gathering. I declared I’d never tasted anything more heavenly and she told me they were Oreo truffles. I had never heard of Oreo truffles before, perhaps I’ve been living under a rock but apparently they’re as All American as Dairy Queen and here I had no idea. But their deliciousness haunted me and I decided to whip up a batch of them, using Valentine’s Day as an excuse to indulge – I also gave them a little something extra with a few ingredients.

oreo truffles three ways

 

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