Aug 23, 2013 – Aug 23, 2014

IMG_5299_1_2I received a lot of positive feedback the last time I wore mens gym shorts so I figured, hey, let’s keep a good thing rollin’.

This time I decided to go equally casual on top and pair it with my new booties. Unfortunately, we were having some wonky weather when I took these but I’ll be sure to take a decent close-up on these booties next time I wear them.

Anywhooo, it’s my 1 yr Blogging Anniversary and balloons were a natural reaction as they SHOULD BE for any celebration.

It’s the oddest thing; I love balloons, I think they’re the best thing ever but I have a phobia of them being too close to me.
Knowing that they could pop at any time fucking terrifies me. Especially when they make that tight, stretchy, EERRRR-RRRRR sound. I cringe just thinking about it, yet I LOVE them.
They’re so much fucking fun.
People give flowers and cards to celebrate someone, I bring balloons.
Right so like I was saying, I’ve recently passed my 1 -year milestone in the blogger atmosphere and it feels damn good people.

Real damn good.

It feels good realizing the dogma that a blog is supposed to be perfect, where everything is well written, beautifully photographed and entirely accurate is all kinds of bullshit.
Because in reality, I make spelling errors, have fucked up lighting and occasionally say some dumb shit.
Ok, frequently say dumb shit.
IMG_5209_1_1I’m realizing that in order for me to feel fulfilled as a blogger, I sort of have to have the fuck-ups… in order to get past them. You know what I mean?

We have to have the so-so posts.
The what-the-FFFUCK-was-I-thinking-of-wearing-that pictures.
The this-was-good-but-the-lighting-was-fucking-lousy food images.
The random grouping of words put together to form an unnatural voice because that’s what we think will make people ‘like’ us or follow our blog.
I mean have you read some of my early shit? Who the hell was that??

But hey, I think that’s just how it goes.
Until we determine to either accept that shit at its face value and then improve upon it or lose interest and move onto something else entirely.

Sort of like a marriage.
But NOT like having a child.
I can relate to neither but I’m vaguely aware that you can’t just move on from having a child.
All the more reason I will not be procreating.
ivegotcake.wordpress.comOn any account, the good news is I haven’t lost interest in my blog.
Like I said, I’m feeling pretty damn good about it.
I’m so fucking into my little blog and pushing it forward that I’ve decided to make it a DOT COM.
Yeeaaaah buddy!

I’ve been patiently waiting for this day because I told myself when I started that if I wasn’t having fun by the end of my first year, I’d call it a wrap and start a farm.
Chickens and everything.
I’d call it Dana’s Chicken City Farm. Catchy.
I know.

The city would be their natural habitat because that’s my habitat.
You’d only be allowed to pet the chickens and I wouldn’t permit other farmers to enter. Children and vets only.
Unless you were a child farmer.
Then I’d have to brood over it because that could mean two things.
Wrap this shit up, Dana!!
Ok, Ok, Ok!!

IMG_5271_2_2So like I was saying, I’ve decided to elevate this bad boy to a dot com URL and work on a formal logo but what I really want to say is

For being so interactive with me in my posts, giving me feedback, turning me onto new foods, sharing cooking tips, telling me I look good when we both know better..
In response, I’ll continue stalking the shit out of you.
Slinking into your blogs and dropping a f-bomb or two, just to rah-rah your audience 🙂
Although some of you…

Some of you are fucking maniacs out there. Exactly what kind of Turrets do you have? You kiss your mother with that mouth?
Fucking shit

For the time being, go show Fashion for Lunch some love – she was my very first like. So seriously…hit her up.
And remember…


This just so happens to be my 150th post.
Mazel to me.

58 thoughts on “Aug 23, 2013 – Aug 23, 2014

  1. Congrats! One year is definitely a great benchmark. I don’t know you but I really didn’t see you as the chicken farming type! 😜 I’d love it if you’d pop by my humble blog and drop me a few words.

    1. I’m not…the chicken farming type.
      cool idea though. Practical for me? lol no.
      And of course I’ll get on your blog.
      For some reason I thought I was already following you. :/ My bad lovey 🙂

  2. You are one witty, funny ass chick and you make my inner swearing sailor want to come out and play! Damn you! You’re the type of person I’d love to drink a cocktail with and shoot the shit. Congrats and look forward to your future ramblings!

  3. Hey Congrats on your first blog anniversary…you made it this far and here’s to many more to come…Best of luck to you 🙂

  4. What? It’s only been 1 year? I feel like I’ve known you longer than that already. I love how blogs attract kindred spirits. I love your gorgeous recipes and frank writing style.

    Congrats on 1 year and the new chicken farm career you might or might not be embarking on. Imagine the chicken farm OOTD posts. You look amazing as always. I bet you would look amazing in tar and feathers but I think that is a post for another day.

    1. I know right?
      People like you and Eva and Marta and Ginger and Graeme…
      I feel like we’ve been rolling deep like this forever lol.

      And thanks Genie for the kind words.
      Tar and feather though…not a bad idea…I’ll do it if you roll around that tar and those feathers with me 🙂

      *booming voice*
      IIIII heaaaarr challenge yooooou…

  5. Holy fuck balls, you have done well my friend. These are some very fun, dumb shit sharing, f bomb dropping times indeed. Congratulations and here’s to many more.
    Love yer work!!!! 🙂
    PS keep that chicken farm idea in mind as we may need it for the restaurant!

    1. Ooooh that’s right!!
      How could I forget about our restaurant idea!?
      I save an egg a day until then 😊😊

      And thank you G! I feel balanced knowing there an equally foulmouthed male equivalent.
      I feel right about it all.

  6. Congratulations on making your first year! I’ve only recently started following you, and so far I enjoy all your posts and look forward to them. Wow, one year, I wonder what my little two week old blog will look like after a year!

    Also, balloons make every celebration even better!

  7. I love this! When I read “men’s gym shorts,” I, uh…thought you were joking! But look at you, rocking the shit outta them! Congrats; I look forward to reading another year’s worth! 🙂

  8. 🎈🎈Congrats on your blog anniversary Dana!!! 🎈🎈Ahh! moving to greener dot com pastures eh? Don’t forget us mere mortals bahhhhh!!! 😫 love you and your blog and looking fwd to many many more of your recipes and gorgeous photoshoots!!!😘

    1. Hahah!
      I’ll be all up in your shit Sanj, don’t you worry 🙂
      Thanks for all the love, the nominations, the great stories…I feel like i’ve known you forevaaah.


  9. Thank you for the love on my posts & congrats, girl! Hope I’m still up and at it after 1 year. I’ve been drooling over all your food posts and have the same love/hate relationship with balloons, aha!

  10. Happy One Year Blogiversary, Dana!! I just want to say how much I admire your blog! It is always entertaining, and I love the food/fashion mashup! You are already uber successful and I wish you every good and shiny thing! Much love! Mwah!

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