Eugene came home this afternoon with a dozen roses for me. "Is this for our month-aversary?" I asked.

"No," he replied. "It's to celebrate your successful completion of NaBloPoMo."

"Ooooh!" I squealed. "That's even better!" At which point he frowned slightly, but I think he knew what I meant.

The point is that with this post I've officially completed my 30 days of NaBloPoMo! I'm beyond giddy with excited and--I'm just going to say it--pretty darn proud of myself for getting through it despite all the other stuff I took on this month (Book Proposal writing class, Fake Thanksgiving shopping and planning and cooking, Real Thanksgiving shopping and baking).

Loosening the restrictions and allowing myself to just write without any rules unleashed my creativity and is absolutely what made this all possible. And even despite that, I just counted and realized that I posted 25 new original recipes on the site this month. I guess like most things, the good comes along when you stop trying so hard and just let it happen.

I hope to keep up the momentum (though perhaps not *quite* as copiously). Especially now that Christmas is coming since that means a whole bunch of party and holiday recipes (many with a retro twist). I hope you'll stick around!


  1. Congratulations! I love these very frequent posts - try for once of week - you're one of my favorite blogs - give me something to look forward to!

  2. Congratulations on completing NaBloPoMo! I'm definitely adding you to my blogroll, this was a fantastic challenge for me too. I'm so glad I got this opportunity and exposure to such a great blog!

  3. Congratulations! I think you have the sweetest partner! Keep doing and posting lovely posts!

  4. Congratulations! I just found you a couple weeks ago when I had an obscene amount of quinces and needed a recipe for membrillo. I've been checking in ever since. I love it! (Oh, and then we took your advice and covered them in chocolate. Divine.)

  5. i had to google NaBloPoMo... funny. Congrats on that.


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