Candace Karu

Just Like Starting Over

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It’s been more than six months since the last blog post on my old website. My excuses for not posting are as valid or as lame as any you’ve heard before. Let’s just say life got in the way. The good news, at least for me, is that with this new iteration of my website comes renewed enthusiasm and dedication. It has taken these intervening months to clarify what I want to accomplish with this new format. Having asked myself this question endlessly, in every possible way, I realize there are as many reasons for the new site as there are sections.

Anyone who has met me or visited my home knows what a huge part cooking plays in my life. There will always be a story attached to each recipe I post, a narrative of the how and why of a dish. A change in the new site allows a quick and easy way to navigate to the recipe without the chitchat, for those who want to cut to the chase and get cooking.

My daily photographic meditations on Spring Cove and its ever-changing beauty needed a place to live. They have finally found a home here on this site.

Bette Davis was right, getting old isn’t for sissies. I’m facing sixty with not a little fear and trepidation, but also with a real sense of adventure. Right here, in front of the whole world – or at least those of you who stumble across my website – I will jettison vanity, and sometimes good sense, and go on a quest to kick sixty’s ass. I will share the journey in “Six Months to Sixty,” a chronicle of my attempt, by any means possible, to arrive at this landmark birthday in the best shape I can possibly be, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

My most recent Instagram adventures will live here, for those who want to see my photographic doodles, and my Twitter feed is at the bottom of the home page. If you’re not on Twitter, you may want to visit the feed after a particularly juicy episode of The Bachelor or the Oscars. Things on Twitter can get very funny.

You’ll also find musings on décor, an archive of magazine articles from Running Times and Maine Home+Design, as well as myriad ways to contact me.

I’d love to know what you think about the new site. Leave a comment or drop me an email, Facebook me, Tweet me, send me an Instagram or pin something you like here on Pinterest.

After all, I am a social (media) butterfly.