three years.

by Holly on April 23, 2012

in blog stuff

Today, my blog turns three years old.

Ugh, is this what parenting is like? You birth this thing and then three years later – bam! – that thing is a toddler and growing and evolving and it’s all so amazing to watch but yet at the same time, you just want time to freeze its ceaseless passing for a moment. Just an opportune moment when you’re fully ready to breathe and take in what this thing is now.

Or am I just crazy?

Yeah…you’re calling me crazy…that’s what I thought too.

But seriously, thank you to every.single.person. who takes even 10 seconds out of their day to come read my little corner of the Internet. Your endless support never ceases to lift me higher and push me to do more than I thought myself capable of, even when I jabber on about absolute nonsense or use this blog as an almost personal diary of sorts to express the deep (somewhat crazy) thoughts I am feeling on any given day.

In honor of the blog’s third birthday, I plan on doing three things this month to celebrate:

(1) Bake a 3-layer cake.

(2) Make from-scratch everything bagels.

(3) Perfect these vegan lemon scones (and these PB pretzel brownies, for good measure).

Because if there’s anything you all deserve for putting up with me, it’s cake, carbs and scones.

Photography by the lovely Stephanie Ricketts


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Look at you, your child is practically grown up! Congrats on the three years – I love reading every day. Someday we wil meet. Someday!

caffeinejunkie01 April 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Congrats! What kind of cake?:)

Lauren April 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Yay, congrats on three wonderful years of blogging! Love you!

Emily @ Relishments April 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Congrats on 3 years! I couldn’t believe it when I crossed that milestone a few months ago either. It’s so hard to look at a website and realize you created so much. I love The Healthy Everythingtarian–keep up the good work!

Kristie April 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Um, can I volunteer to taste-test some of those everything bagels? I consider myself an expert when it comes to those :).

Mara@ What's For Dinner? April 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Mazel Tov on the 3 years!!!! I’m lucky to have met you through blogging! :)

Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats April 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Happy Anniversary, Holly! PS those lemon scones look delicious. I’d like one please. ^_^

Evan Thomas April 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Congratulations, Holly! Looking forward to another great year. PS. Good luck with your marathon this weekend!

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} April 23, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Congrats on 3 years strong!

Hillary April 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Thank YOU for writing a blog I genuinely look forward to reading. Happy “anniversary,” and many more, my friend.

Erica April 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Awwwwwwwww- happy blog birthday! All of your plans sound wonderful- especially the bagels!

Meister @ The Nervous Cook April 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Man! Happy birthday to one of my Top 10 Favorite Blogs!

I totally know how you feel about the newborn growing up: My cooking blog ( is about to turn 3 her own self this summer, and I just started another one ( that’s already keeping me up at night!

(I hope you appreciate the fact that I avoided saying I ‘gave birth’ to a new blog. I mean, that’s just freaky-deaky.)

emily (a nutritionist eats) April 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I LOVE reading your blog. :) (Love you too!)

Pure2raw twins April 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Happy Blog Anniversary!!! look forward to more years of reading your blog

mindy - clueless nut April 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I hope you never stop writing. I love visiting everyday.

Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon April 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Holly, I absolutely love reading your blog. Warms me heart!
Congrats on three years!
P.S. I’m looking forward to this lemon scone recipe..

Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest April 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Congrats! Love reading a fellow Wisconsinites blog. :)

Rachel April 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Happy Birthday HealthyE!

Kim April 23, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Happy birthday, little bloggie!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Happy Anniversary! 3 years… wow… if you were Brittany Spears you would have had 2 kids in that amount of time. I’m sure you wouldn’t have let your drink soda out of bottles though. ;)

Lauren @ The Climbing Chef April 24, 2012 at 12:05 am

Happy Anniversary, lady!! This little corner of the internet is one of the most festive, beautiful, happy, delicious corners I have ever stepped into ;) As I write this, I am making your quinoa chili!

Kathryn April 24, 2012 at 3:18 am

Congratulations! 3 years is a very impressive achievement!

Susan April 24, 2012 at 7:03 am

Happy blog birthday! It’s so crazy because this tells me how long I’ve been reading blogs – yours is one of the few I’ve read in its entirety.

sarah @ sarah learns April 24, 2012 at 7:27 am

so exciting, holly! congrats on 3 years of blogging! :)

Charlotte April 24, 2012 at 8:52 am

YAY! That’s blogtastic! You are a blogstar! I am so blogging proud of you! :-) (FYI – The more I say blog, the funnier and weirder the word gets.)

Yin April 24, 2012 at 8:52 am

Happy 3 years of blogging :) Love reading your posts!

Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats April 24, 2012 at 9:20 am

Wohoo – congrats Holly!! Can’t wait to see those bagels. YUM.

Lisa @ Jogging on Coffee April 24, 2012 at 11:05 am

Happy Blog Birthday :D!

Megan (Braise the Roof) April 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Happy blog birthday, dear! I’m so glad that we’ve gotten to know each other through blogging. Can’t wait til our next ballz 4 life reunion. :)

janetha @ meals & moves April 24, 2012 at 1:20 pm

happy birthday THE!

Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner April 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Reading your blog is always a highlight in my day. I look forward to seeing recipes (hopefully?) for everything bagels and PB pretzel brownies. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at bagels for awhile now. Happy three-year Blogiversary!

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate April 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Congrats to three years!

Lara April 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Happy Blog Birthday! :)

Addy April 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Congratulations on three years, Holly! I love your blog and read it (almost) every day – thank you for all the great work you put in with your posts here. Your ‘toddler’ is turning out to be a pretty awesome kid :)

Lauren April 25, 2012 at 8:02 am

Congratulations on your 3 year blog-iversary! Thank you for giving us a healthy serving of your wit, delicious yet easy to make recipes and for putting yourself out there even when it’s difficult or uncomfortable. Know it is always appreciated!

Sara April 25, 2012 at 8:31 am

Congrats! You deserve it–you have such a wonderful blog. Thanks for making your blog such a joy to read.

Sarah April 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Happy, happy blog birthday! I love layer cakes, so I’m excited to see yours on the blog. Yippee!

Kait April 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Happy (belated) blog day!!!! :)

Christina April 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

Cakes, carbs and scones sounds like the perfect birthday to me!

Abby @ Change of Pace April 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Congrats on the blogiversary!
I can’t wait for you to perfect the vegan snone recipe; those look great!

Abby @ Change of Pace April 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Oops..meant to say scone, unless you’re working on a hybrid scone!

Sarah April 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

Best of luck on the Country Music Marathon tomorrow! I’m a Wisconsinite living in Nashville and have run the course a few times before. It’s hilly but I personally love it and will be cheering you on! Just a warning, do NOT take the beer that they may be offering at around mile 7…it may be so delicious but it will not help you! haha. Congrats on the three years and I love checking out your posts and revisiting my love for WI! :-)

Mackenzie May 5, 2012 at 10:31 am

WHAT?! everything bagels?! once again, teach me your ways as my everything bagel buying problem is proving costly.

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