Did you ever have this in school? On the 100th day of the school year, we were asked to bring in 100 of something in order to show our collections with the class. Most kids brought things that were easy to carry, to things that were easy to amass- like clothes pegs, or craft feathers, or playing cards. My mom used to draw me pictures of elaborate ballgowns of the Disney princess variety so I could color them in. I actually brought in 100 of these one year for 100s day. I think my teacher must have thought I was some kind of coloring maniac (I was!) and that my mom was similarly nuts about drawing (she was!)
I share this story today because this marks my 100th post on Keeping Busy with B since I started the blog back in 2011. It definitely wasn’t my first blogging venture but it’s definitely been my longest, and one of the best blogging experiences I’ve had so far. So I thought I’d share with you today a fun a little by-the-numbers post. I think you’ll find it’s really telling about me!
Number of baked goods featuring chocolate: 10
I may or may not like chocolate the most out of all of the flavors. Don’t tell the other recipes.
Number of books that have been on my bookshelf (at least, since I started blogging about my bookshelf): 34
I wrote here about how I’ve been trying for the past couple of years to reclaim one of my favorite hobbies by setting myself goals on Goodreads and since publishing that post I’m pleased to announce that I’m ahead of schedule! (If you’re a reader too I highly recommend you sign-up if you haven’t already and then we can be friends. I’m not getting paid to ask you. I actually just want to be book buddies.) Also, sometimes I review books that I read which I talk about more in-depth here.
Number of times I’ve used flowers to showcase my baking: 5.
Can you tell that I like flowers (and that I like to pretend I have a little bit of a green thumb)? You can find where I get my flower inspiration from here and here, and read about my porch and my best tips for getting your outdoors ready for spring here. Mostly I’m just obsessed with spring. And writing spring stories. I even write about spring when it’s fall. With all of this talk of spring you’d think I was born under a maypole, but I’m actually a summer baby. (Shhh!)
While we’re talking about hidden motifs, have you noticed the number of rainbows in my blog? 6.
And the number of hearts? I count 4.
I love being creative when I bake or include photography for the blog, mainly because I don’t really like myself in pictures. You may think I’m trying to be mysterious not using my full name or showing my face, but honestly- most people close to me call me B. Also, sometimes I do make an appearance on my blog.
Number of disembodied limbs of mine that have made it to the blog: 2.
Number of posts my dog has written: 1.
Number of recipes she and I have collaborated on: 0. (This is probably a good thing.)
Thanks so much for all of your continued love and support of my blog, you guys. I couldn’t have done it without you! Here’s to the first 100 posts- can’t wait to publish at least a few hundred more.