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Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary!

Celebrating Wanderzest's 2nd blog anniversary by taking a trip down memory lane. Thanks for supporting me on this blogging journey!

It’s hard to believe that two years ago today, I hit “publish” on my very first blog post. I was so proud of that blog post too! I mean check out that beauty below, haha. I was living in an apartment with terrible lighting (I sat on the floor in a cluttered back room to take this photo), I had zero food props, no tripod and I was using a kit lens with my outdated Canon T1i (which I’m actually still using!). I was just a girl with a dream of one day becoming an amazing food blogger.

…Ok, so technically I created my blog in June of 2014, I was a busy college student at the time so I didn’t have a lot of time to do anything with my blog until a year later. Let’s just say I got a bit anxious to get one started, but I didn’t have the time to commit to it. So that’s why I consider May 22 to be my blog’s anniversary!


Back in 2015, I was a brand spankin’ new blogger in the blogging world. I was totally clueless. I had no idea how to photograph and style food. I knew nothing about WordPress and very little about SEO. I didn’t have much experience managing social media sites. The world of food blogging was pretty unfamiliar to me. Since I started, I have watched thousands of tutorials and how-to videos, I’ve had numerous blog name changes, countless logo changes (thanks for putting up with me Jake!), and I’ve used three different WordPress themes. I even made the decision to start including posts about our adventures around the world.

It’s certainly been quite the journey to say the least, but I have learned so much along the way! And while I know I have SO much more to learn, I am proud of where I have been and where I am now. Food (AND travel) blogging is not an easy feat, but it is one that I am excited and thrilled to embrace.

Now…let’s take a trip down memory lane together. These were some of the very first recipes I added to my blog (I won’t be offended if you laugh). I thought it was so fun to see how my photography has changed, and how I literally had no idea about using vertical photos for blog posts, in the past two years!

Watermelon Sorbet

Brown Sugar Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Icing

Fresh Salsa and Homemade Tortilla Chips

Now that I have officially dug through the archives from way back when (and I am sure glad my photography has improved!), I just want to thank you for supporting me on this extremely fulfilling journey! My life truly has never been the same since I have started Wanderzest. And I am so excited to explore even more foods and cultures with you!

Now, I’m going to go celebrate my anniversary with some of this coconut ice cream.