Welcome to Life’s Little Sweets! Thank you for visiting and welcome to my sweet adventure in food, DIY and Lifestyle on this blog!
Hi, I’m Sara, I’m good at loving life and feeding the people I love in it ❤
Architectural Designer by profession, baker by hobby, focusing on the important things in life: family, friends and food!
I live in Central New Jersey with my husband, Eric, and two funny dogs, Chloe (Minature Poodle) and Cayli (Mix Breed). I went to Pratt Institute School of Architecture and I am an architectural designer by profession and now a 30-something, work-at-home Mother to my toddler daughter. I love to bake and cook food for my family and friends. I am a home, self-taught baker and am chronicling my baking & cooking journey as I share old favorite recipes, give my take on some and invent new ones.
A Little History and Why I Blog
I have always appreciated good food and would share photos all the time of what I was eating or making. Ironically, when I was in my 20’s, I used to say, “I hate cooking,” – but I love to eat. Conversely, ever since I was a child, I have always enjoyed baking. Baking is something that I naturally gravitate to. After getting married in 2011, I started to cook and bake more often, partially because there’s a savings in making one’s own food but I also wanted to challenge and improve myself. At that time, I definitely needed improvement or at least effort to be made in the cooking department. I would always research every ingredient and the science behind certain recipes because I had to know how they worked and what made them good. Gradually, and with much patience, I became better and better and now I love cooking – it is second nature to me. The skills I taught myself gave me confidence in the kitchen. I am always learning and continue to grow my culinary skill set.
September 18th, 2014, when my daughter Margo was 4 1/2 months old, I started a WordPress.com account and did nothing with it for 6 months. In those tired, busy, “new-mom” months, I remember laying in bed before sleep (if I did get to sleep!), thinking about my WordPress account and what it could be. In March 2014, just before she turned 1 years old, I posted my first blog post on “Sweets Sara,” after a month and a half of blogging and loving it, I got a new domain name “Life’s Little Sweets” and a webhost.
I created and run the website entirely on my own. I have designed and maintained a few websites with blogs in the past (mid 2000’s) but a lot has changed since then! Things are more complex and diverse now, plus social media (I was in my 4th year of getting my 5-year Architecture degree when Facebook was created), whew! Working on the website took a little getting used to in the beginning, when all I wanted to do was create visual and written content but I taught myself a lot in a short amount of time and I am grateful to other bloggers out there for sharing their knowledge and experience.
I started this blog with the intention of having my own place of creativity to share finished recipes and projects. Blogging is my way of reaching out and sharing my ideas. Life’s Little Sweets has given me a creative voice while allowing me the freedom to work at home while raising my daughter. I am grateful to be able to blog and share with you sweet moments in my life, creative ideas and recipes. Thank you for being here with me and reading.
My approach towards food is everything in moderation. I strive towards eating whole, home-prepared, Non-GMO, unprocessed foods whenever possible. I appreciate food with flavor and excellent ingredients that are preferably local. Do I eat that way all the time? No, but that’s the way of eating that I would like to encourage and promote when I can because I think it is better for people and the environment.
There is no one type of recipe category on Life’s Little Sweets. I try a lot of different types of food and endlessly experiment with ingredients in the kitchen. You will see traditional, whole food, vegan, dairy-free, some gluten-free & soy-free recipes. I like the appeal of simple, no fuss, easy to put together recipes that get dinner on the table during a busy week. I like feel-good and comfort food recipes especially during cold, winter months. I am also the type of person that loves the challenge of a technically complicated recipe that takes hours or all day to complete and would usually send people running in the other direction.
Right now, this blog is primarily a baking blog with some DIY projects but eventually you will see my savory dishes coming in. I share photos of those and other in real life photos on my Instagram feed. I currently post one or more, posts per week.
Want to read more about Sara and Life’s Little Sweets? See also, the Liebster Award post.
If you are interested in having me do sponsored posts, product reviews, recipe development, writing and/or food photography, please contact me. Please keep in mind, that companies/brands must be a good fit with my blog and my opinions are 100% my own.
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