Exciting Times Ahead & My First Award

A meadow near Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park, Canada
Exciting times are coming soon along with the much needed change in the weather. I love pretty much love all of the weather the Northwest has, yes even the rain, but I feel particularly enthusiastic for all the excitiment that this Spring has to offer.
The next few months will see...
  • a move to a new home for Gluten Free Travelette,
  • the Edible Garden Project will be up and running,
  • my first blogging conference,
  • travels to Maryland, Alaska, and California,
  • more Gluten Free Ratio Rally recipes,
  • crafty adventures including curtains and dresses,
  • and intensive planning for our Iceland, France, and Spain adventure. 


Additionaly, Abby from Seaweed & Sassafras has nominated me for my first ever blogging award; The Versatile Blogger! I'm a big fan of Abby's blog, especially the tales of her travels and her blog has got just such a darn gorgeous look to it - total inspiration for my new site! I love the idea behind this award, especially being a realitivly small blog, it's a great way to get the word out about all the new high quality blogs I've found and I look forward to finding even more!


Here's how it works;

  • Thank the person that gave you the award. (Thanks Abby!!)
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Select 15 blogs that you've recently discovered and started following.
  • Link to those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award and let them know by posting a comment on their blog.
  • Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Here are my nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award;


And here are 7 things about me;

  • I'm originally from California, specifically the San Francisco Bay Area, so I'll always be a Californian at heart.
  • I've got two degrees, both with a focus on International Security (thus my geeking out over Democrats vs. Dictators).
  • My favorite shows to watch are The West Wing, Bones, Star Trek (TNG, Voyager, & Enterprise), and How I Met Your Mother.
  • I don't purchase a lot of "gluten free" cookbooks - I tend to prefer "regular" cookbooks focusing on regional foods from all around the world and then I adapt the recipes as needed.
  • My #1 dream travel location is Cuba - there's a bridge there that's named after my great grandfather.
  • My husband and I actually went to high school together - but we were not high school sweethearts.
  • I own a ridiculous number of collared shirts from J Crew - they pretty much make up my go to work wardrobe. But I secretly wish I could pull of shirt dresses instead!