March 27, 2012

Hello World.

I try to learn something new about myself everyday. Occasionally I manage to remember the lesson, and often I even delight in it. 

That said, I have a confession or two to share since we’re getting acquainted on this first post of mine: I’m the girl who has resisted Facebook since its inception, used to think texting was an overly abrupt form of communication, prefers beautiful stacks of glossy magazines, newspapers and cloth-bound books to a computer screen, favors a handwritten note over an email, can’t bring herself to go entirely wireless with her Netflix subscription, and only recently (and very, very reluctantly) upgraded a six year-old chipped pink flip phone and an eight year-old desktop computer. And then I found this little thing called the blogosphere.

In other words, I’m admittedly a little late to the party.

While we’re in full disclosure mode, I’ll also let you know that I adore compiling tear sheets and wish lists, tracking retail sales as a means of internally justifying major splurges, obsessing over every last detail of a road trip months before it happens to ensure that every local specialty has been sampled, thinking about themed fetes that I’d love to throw, and day-dreaming about the exciting things taking place in the world outside of the cubicle where I sit for 8 hours each day.  

So naturally, I did what any technology-challenged 31 year-old who is interested in joining the amazing blogger community and personally chronicling life on the outskirts of a big city would do. I collected stacks of how-to books on blogging, pored through countless websites in search of tips to perfect my digital SLR skills, and started mentally piecing together the dream desk space that I could put together to inspire my creative endeavor.

And when a few weeks had gone by and friends started to ask me about the blog that I hadn’t yet started, I remembered something that my dad said to me when I had the chance to renovate and redecorate my room in the eighth grade—“You’re too worried about the paint color for a wall that doesn’t even exist yet.”

So I put down the self-help manuals, cracked open my new Mac (yet another thing to figure out), and realized that this blog should be, and will be, a work in progress. Consider this post the construction of the first wall in what I hope will one day be a truly magnificent sandcastle. Now, it’s time to have some fun and look at color swatches….

It's only fitting that we celebrate Day 1 with a sandcastle cake, no?


  1. Congrats on getting the blog up and running! And thanks for inviting me to this epic sandcastle blog launch party. I can't wait to see what Kim K tweets about these amuse bouches. They are to die(t) for.

  2. You are amazing and I can't wait to see sandcastle grow! Big big congrats!!

  3. Can't wait to see more from sandcastle! Will undoubtedly be Pinterest-ing many things from here

  4. Thank you for creating my new go to blog! Excited to keep reading! Congrats!

  5. hope you will feature some of the baked goods you typically make me slave over on my vacations.