People throw ridiculous birthday parties for their one-year old children all the time, so we thought why not throw ourselves a ridiculous one-year birthday party that we will actually remember?! Yes, Freckle & Fair has officially been here for one year — we launched on October 2, 2014 and our little corner of the internet has completed it's first cycle around the sun.
We've had such an amazing time creating ridiculous snacks, writing wine-fueled words and making pop-culture inspired crafts for you all. This blog was started as a collaboration between Theresa and I to make the shit we always said we wanted to make, but always made excuses for not making because of jobs, schedules, and that bullshit excuse of being "busy." It was super important to us to be able to create something together that meant something to us, that was fun and that was for no one else but ourselves.
We've had such a blast working together, brainstorming 90s-inspired treats, and making adorable stuff. We've got big ideas on the horizon, too, of where we want this blog to go and hopefully how it can influence our careers. Because who doesn't want to make cool crap with their best friend for a living?
I can't even say how awesome it has been to get such amazing feedback from our friends and family (our parents are our biggest fans, y'all — no competition), but also from complete strangers that have created little internet relationships with us. We love that the things we make can make people happy, and especially that they get created in your own homes! Maybe someday Freckle & Fair will take over the world and there will be mac & cheese in every kitchen. That may just be the literal recipe for world peace, y'all.
For now, we're keepin' on with our funfetti treats, Beyoncé-inspired writing, coffee-laden recipes, all of it most likely covered in cat hair. We did a round-up of our favorite blog posts here from the past year for y'all, and surprisingly it isn't all covered in sprinkles. We went back to grab posts from Dunkaroo Pop Tarts to mid-century modern chair tote bags to one of our very first posts, a very simple DIY cat tent, because your cat isn't spoiled enough already.
This blog isn't going away any time soon. Maybe we'll still be here as octogenarians, writing blogs as a throwback while everyone else hosts their own TV show on their own private network in the year 2050, or whatever crazy thing is going to be the trend in the future. We don't know what the future holds, but we do know we'll be here, making ridiculously adorable stuff.
Speaking of ridiculous, we could not resist making ourselves a birthday cake for the occasion! And because we're as basic as they come, yes, it includes pumpkin and it includes donuts. And then we took all those donuts, topped them with indulgent flavors like Nutella, caramel and maple bourbon, and then stacked them in a tower as a monument to fall and an ode to gluttony. Get your cardigans on, grab your sticks of butter, and dig in.