True To Myself

by HEAB on May 27, 2011

HEAB got a new look. Times have changed, and I’m not the same person I was when I started this blog. Heck, I’m not the same person I was 6 months ago, and my blog design no longer felt like me. Recently, Rachel introduced me to Caitlin from Roost. I checked out her portfolio at Lark Creatif, immediately fell in love with her work, and contacted her about designing a new header for HEAB. My input was kind of random – something simple and whimsical. Beautiful, yet granola. Caitlin, it is beautiful and perfect, and I love it. Also, I must thank Cory at Zesty Blog Consulting for implementing Caitlin’s design. Thank you both – I could not be more grateful.

My new look has inspired me. I’ve mentioned taking the blog in a different direction, but honestly, I’m not sure what that means. I just want to post about my daily life. Sometimes, that may mean a bowl of delicious oat bran or a post that has nothing to do with food. I often find myself trying new recipes just so I can have something to blog about. Don’t get me wrong – I love spending time creating in the kitchen, but it’s not something I want to force upon myself. I’m also trying to get away from product reviews. If you’ve noticed, I’ve been doing a lot of them lately, and it’s because I had all these samples that companies had sent, literally piles of them sitting in 3 different rooms of the house. I wanted to get through all of them, do the giveaways, and get back to posting random bits of my day. Is that okay? I’ll still do reviews/giveaways on occasion if it’s a product I truly believe in, but I’m starting to feel used by certain companies. It’s a pretty icky feeling.

It’s time for me to go, but first I have something delicious to share with you…


Spinach sauteed in ghee and topped with blue cheese crumbles, raw almonds, fresh ground pepper, and Black Truffle and Fresh Thyme Herb Sea Salt

I simple meals…and flavored sea salt. Enjoy your holiday weekend!